Joel 1:15–18

15 xAlas for the day!

For ythe day of the Lord is at hand;

It shall come as destruction from the Almighty.

16 Is not the food zcut off before our eyes,

aJoy and gladness from the house of our God?

17 The seed shrivels under the clods,

Storehouses are in shambles;

Barns are broken down,

For the grain has withered.

18 How bthe animals groan!

The herds of cattle are restless,

Because they have no pasture;

Even the flocks of sheep 4suffer punishment.

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