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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 as the virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.
Joel 2:17
Between the porch and to the altar the priests serving Jehovah shall weep, and they shall say, Spare, O Jehovah, thy people, and thou wilt not give thine inheritance to reproach for the nations to rule over them: wherefore shall they say among the peoples, Where is their God?
Jeremiah 4:8
For this, be ye girded with sackcloth, lament and wail: for the heat of the anger of Jehovah turned not back from us.
Jeremiah 9:10
For the mountains I will lift up weeping and lamentation, and for the seats of the desert, a song of mourning, for they were burnt, from not a man passing through; and they heard not the voice of cattle: from the bird of the heavens and even to the cattle, they fled away, they departed.
Ezekiel 7:18
And they girded on sackcloth and trembling covered them; and shame to all faces, and upon all heads, baldness.

Ye ministers

1 Corinthians 9:13
Do ye not know that they working consecrated things, eat of the temple? they working diligently at the altar, share together with the altar?
Hebrews 7:13
For he of whom these things are said partook of another tribe, of which none held to the altar.
Isaiah 61:6
And ye shall be called the priests of Jehovah, serving our God; he shall say to you, Ye shall eat the strength of the nations, and ye shall take place in their honor.
1 Corinthians 4:1
So let a man reckon us, as servants of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
2 Corinthians 3:6
Who rendered as fitting servants of the new covenant; not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter kills, and the Spirit makes alive.
2 Corinthians 6:4
But in every thing recommending ourselves as servants of God, in much patience, in pressures, in necessities, in extremities,
2 Corinthians 11:23
Are they Christ's servants? (I speak being light-headed) I above; in toils more abundant, in blows more excessively, in watchings more abundantly, in deaths often.


2 Samuel 12:16
And David will seek God for the boy, and fast a fast; and he came and passed the night and lay upon the earth.
1 Kings 21:27
And it will be when Ahab heard these words, and he will rend his garments, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and he will fast and lie down in sackcloth, and go softly.
Jonah 3:5
And the men of Nineveh will believe in God, and they will call a fast, and put on sackcloth, from great and even to small.


Joel 1:9
The gift was cut off and the libation from the house of Jehovah; mourn, ye priests serving Jehovah.
Leviticus 2:8
And bring the gift which shall be made from these to Jehovah: and bring it near to the priest, and he brought it near to the altar.
Numbers 29:6
Besides the burnt-offering of the month and its gift, and the burnt-offering of continuance and its gift, and their libation, according to their judgment, for an odor of sweetness, a sacrifice to Jehovah.

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Isaiah 37:2
And he will send Eliakim who was over the house, and Shebna the scribe, and the old men of the priests covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah, son of Amos, the prophet