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 of seed have shriveled beneath their shovels. Storehouses have been decimated and granaries have been torn down, for the grain has dried up.
Your strength will be used up in vain, your land will not give its yield, and the trees of the land will not produce their fruit.
The earth will be completely devastated and thoroughly ransacked. For the Lord has decreed this judgment.
How long must the land be parched and the grass in every field be withered? How long must the animals and the birds die because of the wickedness of the people who live in this land? For these people boast, "God will not see what happens to us."
"The people of Judah are in mourning. The people in her cities are pining away. They lie on the ground expressing their sorrow. Cries of distress come up to me from Jerusalem.
Therefore the land will mourn, and all its inhabitants will perish. The wild animals, the birds of the sky, and even the fish in the sea will perish.
Wake up, you drunkards, and weep! Wail, all you wine drinkers, because the sweet wine has been taken away from you.
They howl in the streets because of what happened to the wine; all joy turns to sorrow; celebrations disappear from the earth.
Joy and gladness will disappear from the fruitful land of Moab. I will stop the flow of wine from the winepresses. No one will stomp on the grapes there and shout for joy. The shouts there will be shouts of soldiers, not the shouts of those making wine.
Threshing floors and wine vats will not feed the people, and new wine only deceives them.
Moreover, I have called for a drought that will affect the fields, the hill country, the grain, new wine, fresh olive oil, and everything that grows from the ground; it also will harm people, animals, and everything they produce.'"
The new wine dries up, the vines shrivel up, all those who like to celebrate groan.
You will plant crops, but will not harvest them; you will squeeze oil from the olives, but you will have no oil to rub on your bodies; you will squeeze juice from the grapes, but you will have no wine to drink.