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Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.

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Bible References


Joel 1:8
Wail thou, like a virgin girded with sackcloth, for the owner of her youth.
Joel 2:17
Between the porch and the altar, let the priests, weep, the attendants of Yahweh, - and let them say - Look with pity, O Yahweh, upon thy people, and do not deliver thine inheritance to reproach, that the nations, should mock them, Why should they say among the peoples, Where is their God?
Jeremiah 4:8
On this account, gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl, - Because the glow of the anger of Yahweh hath not turned from us.
Jeremiah 9:10
Over the mountains, will I take up a weeping and wailing, And over the oases of the desert, a dirge, For they have been burned, so that no man passeth through, Neither have men heard the lowing of cattle, - Both the bird of the heavens and the beast have fled, have gone their way:
Ezekiel 7:18
Therefore shall they gird themselves with sackcloth, And shuddering shall cover them,-And in all faces, shall be paleness, And in all their heads, baldness.

Ye ministers

1 Corinthians 9:13
Know ye not that, they who labour in the holy rites, do eat the provisions out of the holy place? They who at the altar wait, do, with the altar, share?
Hebrews 7:13
For, he as to whom these things are said, with a different tribe, hath taken partnership, from which, no one, hath given attendance at the altar;
Isaiah 61:6
But, ye, the priests of Yahweh, shall be called, The attendants of our God, shall ye be named, - The riches of the nations, shall ye eat, And in their glory, shall ye boast yourselves.
1 Corinthians 4:1
Let a man, so, be reckoning of us, as officers of Christ, and stewards of sacred secrets of God.
2 Corinthians 3:6
Who also hath made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant - not of letter, but of spirit, for, the letter, killeth, whereas, the Spirit, maketh alive.
2 Corinthians 6:4
But, in everything, commending ourselves as God's ministers, - in much endurance, in tribulations, in necessities, in straits,
2 Corinthians 11:23
Ministers of Christ, are they? As one deranged I am talking, I, above measure! - in toils, superabundantly, in prisons, superabundantly, in stripes, to excess, in deaths, oft, -


2 Samuel 12:16
David therefore earnestly sought God in behalf of the boy, - and David kept a fast, and used to go in and pass the night, and lie upon the ground.
1 Kings 21:27
And it came to pass, when Ahab heard these words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, - and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.
Jonah 3:5
And the people of Nineveh believed in God, - and proclaimed a fast, and clothed themselves in sackcloth, from the greatest of them, even unto the least of them.


Joel 1:9
Cut off are the meal-offering and the drink-offering, from the house of Yahweh, - In grief are the priests, the attendants on Yahweh: -
Leviticus 2:8
Then shalt thou bring in the meal-offering that is made of these, unto Yahweh, - and one shall bring it near unto the priest, and he shall take it near unto the altar.
Numbers 29:6
in addition to the monthly ascending-sacrifice with the meal-offering thereof and the continual ascending sacrifice, with the meal-offering thereof and the drink-offering thereof according to their regulation, - for a satisfying odour, an altar-flame, unto Yahweh.

General references

Isaiah 37:2
and sent Eliakim who was over the household and Shebna the scribe and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, - unto Isaiah the prophet, Son of Amoz;