Thematic Bible

Joel 1:1 (show verse)

This is the Lord's message that was given to Joel the son of Pethuel:

Joel 1:2 (show verse)

Listen to this, you elders; pay attention, all inhabitants of the land. Has anything like this ever happened in your whole life or in the lifetime of your ancestors?
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Joel 1:3 (show verse)

Tell your children about it, have your children tell their children, and their children the following generation.

Joel 1:4 (show verse)

What the gazam-locust left the 'arbeh-locust consumed, what the 'arbeh-locust left the yeleq-locust consumed, and what the yeleq-locust left the hasil-locust consumed!

Joel 1:5 (show verse)

Wake up, you drunkards, and weep! Wail, all you wine drinkers, because the sweet wine has been taken away from you.

Joel 1:6 (show verse)

For a nation has invaded our land. There are so many of them they are too numerous to count. Their teeth are like those of a lion; they tear apart their prey like a lioness.

Joel 1:7 (show verse)

They have destroyed our vines; they have turned our fig trees into mere splinters. They have completely stripped off the bark and thrown them aside; the twigs are stripped bare.

Joel 1:8 (show verse)

Wail like a young virgin clothed in sackcloth, lamenting the death of her husband-to-be.

Joel 1:9 (show verse)

No one brings grain offerings or drink offerings to the temple of the Lord anymore. So the priests, those who serve the Lord, are in mourning.

Joel 1:10 (show verse)

The crops of the fields have been destroyed. The ground is in mourning because the grain has perished. The fresh wine has dried up; the olive oil languishes.

Joel 1:11 (show verse)

Be distressed, farmers; wail, vinedressers, over the wheat and the barley. For the harvest of the field has perished.

Joel 1:12 (show verse)

The vine has dried up; the fig tree languishes -- the pomegranate, date, and apple as well. In fact, all the trees of the field have dried up. Indeed, the joy of the people has dried up!

Joel 1:13 (show verse)

Get dressed and lament, you priests! Wail, you who minister at the altar! Come, spend the night in sackcloth, you servants of my God, because no one brings grain offerings or drink offerings to the temple of your God anymore.

Joel 1:14 (show verse)

Announce a holy fast; proclaim a sacred assembly. Gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land to the temple of the Lord your God, and cry out to the Lord.

Joel 1:15 (show verse)

How awful that day will be! For the day of the Lord is near; it will come as destruction from the Divine Destroyer.
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Joel 1:16 (show verse)

Our food has been cut off right before our eyes! There is no longer any joy or gladness in the temple of our God!
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Joel 1:17 (show verse)

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.

Joel 1:18 (show verse)

Listen to the cattle groan! The herds of livestock wander around in confusion because they have no pasture. Even the flocks of sheep are suffering.

Joel 1:19 (show verse)

To you, O Lord, I call out for help, for fire has burned up the grassy pastures, flames have razed all the trees in the fields.

Joel 1:20 (show verse)

Even the wild animals cry out to you; for the river beds have dried up; fire has destroyed the grassy pastures.