Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The field is wasted, the land mourneth; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth.
The grains have become small and dry under the spade; the store-houses are made waste, the grain-stores are broken down; for the grain is dry and dead.
And your strength will be used up without profit; for your land will not give her increase and the trees of the field will not give their fruit.
The earth will be completely waste and without men; for this is the word of the Lord.
How long will the land have grief, and the plants of all the land be dry? because of the sins of the people living in it, destruction has overtaken the beasts and the birds; because they said, God does not see our ways.
Judah is weeping and its doors are dark with sorrow, and people are seated on the earth clothed in black; and the cry of Jerusalem has gone up.
Because of this the land will be dry, and everyone living in it will be wasted away, with the beasts of the field and the birds of heaven; even the fishes of the sea will be taken away.
Come out of your sleep, you who are overcome with wine, and give yourselves to weeping; give cries of sorrow, all you drinkers of wine, because of the sweet wine; for it has been cut off from your mouths.
There is a crying in the streets because of the wine; there is an end of all delight, the joy of the land is gone.
All joy is gone; no longer are they glad for the fertile field and for the land of Moab; I have made the wine come to an end from the crushing vessels: no longer will the grapes be crushed with the sound of glad voices.
The grain-floor and the place where the grapes are crushed will not give them food; there will be no new wine for them.
And by my order no rain came on the land or on the mountains or the grain or the wine or the oil or the produce of the earth or on men or cattle or on any work of man's hands.
The new wine is thin, the vine is feeble, and all the glad-hearted make sounds of grief.
You will put in seed, but you will not get in the grain; you will be crushing olives, but your bodies will not be rubbed with the oil; and you will get in the grapes, but you will have no wine.