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    Joel

    Joel 1

    1 The word of Jehovah that came to Joel the son of Pethuel.ASV — Joel 1:1

    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?ASV — Joel 1:2

    3 Tell ye your children of it, and [let] your children [tell] their children, and their children another generation.ASV — Joel 1:3

    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.ASV — Joel 1:4

    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.ASV — Joel 1:5

    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.ASV — Joel 1:6

    7 He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig-tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white.ASV — Joel 1:7

    8 Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.ASV — Joel 1:8

    9 The meal-offering and the drink-offering are cut off from the house of Jehovah; the priests, Jehovah`s ministers, mourn.ASV — Joel 1:9

    10 The field is laid waste, the land mourneth; for the grain is destroyed, the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth.ASV — Joel 1:10

    11 Be confounded, O ye husbandmen, wail, O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; for the harvest of the field is perished.ASV — Joel 1:11

    12 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.ASV — Joel 1:12

    13 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.ASV — Joel 1:13

    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.ASV — Joel 1:14

    15 Alas for the day! for the day of Jehovah is at hand, and as destruction from the Almighty shall it come.ASV — Joel 1:15

    16 Is not the food cut off before our eyes, [yea], joy and gladness from the house of our God?ASV — Joel 1:16

    17 The seeds rot under their clods; the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the grain is withered.ASV — Joel 1:17

    18 How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate.ASV — Joel 1:18

    19 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.ASV — Joel 1:19

    20 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.ASV — Joel 1:20

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