Joel 11 The word of Jehovah that came to Joel the son of Pethuel. 2 Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land. Hath this been in your days, or in the days of your fathers? 3 Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation. 4 That which ▼ the palmer-worm hath left hath ▼ the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath ▼ the canker-worm eaten; and that which the canker-worm hath left hath ▼ the caterpillar eaten. ▼
▼ 1) Probably, different kinds of locusts, or locusts in different stages of growth.5 Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and wail, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the sweet wine; for it is cut off from your mouth. 6 For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number; his teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the jaw-teeth of a lioness. 7 He hath laid my vine waste, and ▼ barked my fig-tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it ▼
▼ 2away; the branches thereof are made white. ▼
▼ 1) Or broken 2) Or down8 Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth. 9 The meal-offering and the drink-offering are cut off from the house of Jehovah; the priests, Jehovah’s ministers, mourn. 10 The field is laid waste, the land mourneth; for the grain is destroyed, the new wine is ▼ dried up, the oil languisheth. ▼
▼ 1) Or ashamed11 ▼ Be confounded, O ye husbandmen, wail, O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; for the harvest of the field is perished. ▼
▼ 1) Or The husbandmen are confounded, the vinedressers wail12 The vine is ▼ withered, and the fig-tree languisheth; the pomegranate-tree, the palm-tree also, and the apple-tree, even all the trees of the field are withered: for joy is ▼ withered away from the sons of men. ▼
▼ 1) Or ashamed13 Gird yourselves with sackcloth , and lament, ye priests; wail, ye ministers of the altar; come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meal-offering and the drink-offering are withholden from the house of your God. 14 Sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the ▼ old men and all the inhabitants of the land unto the house of Jehovah your God, and cry unto Jehovah. ▼
▼ 1) Or elders15 Alas for the day! for the day of Jehovah is at hand, and as destruction from ▼ the Almighty shall it come. ▼
▼ 1) Heb Shaddai16 Is not the food cut off before our eyes, yea , joy and gladness from the house of our God? 17 The seeds ▼ rot under their clods; the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the grain is ▼
▼ 2withered. ▼
▼ 1) Or shrivel 2) Or ashamed18 How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep ▼ are made desolate. ▼
▼ 1) Or suffer punishment19 O Jehovah, to thee do I cry; for the fire hath devoured the ▼ pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field. ▼
▼ 1) Or folds20 Yea, the beasts of the field pant unto thee; for the water brooks are dried up, and the fire hath devoured the ▼ pastures of the wilderness. ▼
▼ 1) Or folds
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