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1 *The word of the Lord that came to Joel the son of Pethuel.
And give ear, ball ye inhabitants of the land.
bbHath this been in your days,
Or even in the days of your fathers?
3 cTell ye your children of it,
And let your children tell their children,
And their children another generation.
And hhowl, all ye drinkers of wine,
6 For la nation is come up upon my land,
lStrong, and without number,
mWhose teeth are the teeth of a lion,
He hath made it clean bare, and cast it away;
qThe branches thereof are made white.
9 tThe meat offering and the drink offering is cut off from the house of the Lord;
10 The field is wasted, vthe land mourneth;
11 zBe ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, O ye vinedressers,
For the wheat and for the barley;
Because the harvest of the field is perished.
Even all the trees of the field, are withered:
dHowl, ye ministers of the altar:
For fthe meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.
Into the house of the Lord your God,
And cry unto the Lord,
15 Alas for the day! ifor the day of the Lord is at hand,
16 fIs not the meat cut off before our eyes,
The garners are laid desolate, mthe barns are broken down;
For the corn is ywithered.
18 nHow do the beasts groan!
The herds of cattle nnare perplexed,
Because they have no pasture;
Yea, the flocks of sheep oare made desolate.
19 O Lord, pto thee will I cry:
And sthe flame hath burned all the trees of the field.
And qthe fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness.
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