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Joel 1
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1The Lord gave this message to Joel son of Pethuel.H1697H3068H3100H1121H6602

Mourning over the Locust Plague

2Hear this, you leaders of the people. Listen, all who live in the land. In all your history, has anything like this happened before?H8085H2205H238H3427H776H3117H518H3117H1 3Tell your children about it in the years to come, and let your children tell their children. Pass the story down from generation to generation.H5608H1121H1121H1121H1121H312H1755 4After the cutting locusts finished eating the crops, the swarming locusts took what was left! After them came the hopping locusts, and then the stripping locusts, too!H1501H3499H697H398H697H3499H3218H398H3218H3499H2625H398 5Wake up, you drunkards, and weep! Wail, all you wine-drinkers! All the grapes are ruined, and all your sweet wine is gone.H6974H7910H1058H3213H8354H3196H6071H3772H6310 6A vast army of locusts has invaded my land, a terrible army too numerous to count. Its teeth are like lions’ teeth, its fangs like those of a lioness.H1471H5927H776H6099H4557H8127H8127H738H4973H3833 7It has destroyed my grapevines and ruined my fig trees, stripping their bark and destroying it, leaving the branches white and bare.H7760H1612H8047H7111H8384H2834H2834H7993H8299H3835 8Weep like a bride dressed in black, mourning the death of her husband.H421H1330H2296H8242H1167H5271 9For there is no grain or wine to offer at the Temple of the Lord. So the priests are in mourning. The ministers of the Lord are weeping.H4503H5262H3772H1004H3068H3548H3068H8334H56 10The fields are ruined, the land is stripped bare. The grain is destroyed, the grapes have shriveled, and the olive oil is gone.H7704H7703H127H56H1715H7703H8492H3001H3323H535 11Despair, all you farmers! Wail, all you vine growers! Weep, because the wheat and barley—all the crops of the field—are ruined.H3001H406H3213H3755H2406H8184H7105H7704H6 12The grapevines have dried up, and the fig trees have withered. The pomegranate trees, palm trees, and apple trees—all the fruit trees—have dried up. And the people’s joy has dried up with them.H1612H3001H8384H535H7416H8558H8598H6086H7704H3001H8342H3001H1121H120 13Dress yourselves in burlap and weep, you priests! Wail, you who serve before the altar! Come, spend the night in burlap, you ministers of my God. For there is no grain or wine to offer at the Temple of your God.H2296H5594H3548H3213H8334H4196H935H3885H8242H8334H430H4503H5262H4513H1004H430 14Announce a time of fasting; call the people together for a solemn meeting. Bring the leaders and all the people of the land into the Temple of the Lord your God, and cry out to him there.H6942H6685H7121H6116H622H2205H3427H776H1004H3068H430H2199H3068 15The day of the Lord is near, the day when destruction comes from the Almighty. How terrible that day will be!H162H3117H3117H3068H7138H7701H7706H935 16Our food disappears before our very eyes. No joyful celebrations are held in the house of our God.H400H3772H5869H8057H1524H1004H430 17The seeds die in the parched ground, and the grain crops fail. The barns stand empty, and granaries are abandoned.H6507H5685H4053H214H8074H4460H2040H1715H3001 18How the animals moan with hunger! The herds of cattle wander about confused, because they have no pasture. The flocks of sheep and goats bleat in misery.H929H584H5739H1241H943H4829H5739H6629H816 19Lord, help us! The fire has consumed the wilderness pastures, and flames have burned up all the trees.H3068H7121H784H398H4999H4057H3852H3857H6086H7704 20Even the wild animals cry out to you because the streams have dried up, and fire has consumed the wilderness pastures.H929H7704H6165H650H4325H3001H784H398H4999H4057


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