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Joel 1 (WEBP)

[1] Yahweh’s° word that came to Joel, the son of Pethuel.
[2] Hear this, you elders, and listen, all you inhabitants of the land! Has this ever happened in your days, or in the days of your fathers?
[3] Tell your children about it, and have your children tell their children, and their children, another generation.
[4] What the swarming locust has left, the great locust has eaten. What the great locust has left, the grasshopper has eaten. What the grasshopper has left, the caterpillar has eaten.
[5] Wake up, you drunkards, and weep! Wail, all you drinkers of wine, because of the sweet wine, for it is cut off from your mouth.
[6] For a nation has come up on my land, strong, and without number. His teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he has the fangs of a lioness.
[7] He has laid my vine waste, and stripped my fig tree. He has stripped its bark, and thrown it away. Its branches are made white.
[8] Mourn like a virgin dressed in sackcloth for the husband of her youth!
[9] The meal offering and the drink offering are cut off from Yahweh’s house. The priests, Yahweh’s ministers, mourn.
[10] The field is laid waste. The land mourns, for the grain is destroyed, The new wine has dried up, and the oil languishes.
[11] Be confounded, you farmers! Wail, you vineyard keepers, for the wheat and for the barley; for the harvest of the field has perished.
[12] The vine has dried up, and the fig tree withered— the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all of the trees of the field are withered; for joy has withered away from the sons of men.
[13] Put on sackcloth and mourn, you priests! Wail, you ministers of the altar. Come, lie all night in sackcloth, you ministers of my God,§ for the meal offering and the drink offering are withheld from your God’s house.
[14] Sanctify a fast. Call a solemn assembly. Gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land to the house of Yahweh, your God, and cry to Yahweh.
[15] Alas for the day! For the day of Yahweh is at hand, and it will come as destruction from the Almighty.
[16] Isn’t the food cut off before our eyes, joy and gladness from the house of our God?
[17] The seeds rot under their clods. The granaries are laid desolate. The barns are broken down, for the grain has withered.
[18] How the animals groan! The herds of livestock are perplexed, because they have no pasture. Yes, the flocks of sheep are made desolate.
[19] Yahweh, I cry to you, for the fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame has burned all the trees of the field.
[20] Yes, the animals of the field pant to you, for the water brooks have dried up, and the fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness.

Joel 1:1 “Yahweh” is God’s proper Name, sometimes rendered “LORD” (all caps) in other translations.
Joel 1:13 The Hebrew word rendered “God” is “אֱלֹהִ֑ים” (Elohim).

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Joel 1 (KJVS)

[1] The word H1697 of the LORD H3068 that came to Joel H3100 the son H1121 of Pethuel H6602.
[2] Hear H8085 (8798) this, ye old men H2205, and give ear H238 (8685), all ye inhabitants H3427 (8802) of the land H776. Hath this been in your days H3117, or even H518 in the days H3117 of your fathers H1?
[3] Tell H5608 (8761) ye your children H1121 of it, and [let] your children H1121 [tell] their children H1121, and their children H1121 another H312 generation H1755.
[4] That which the palmerworm H1501 hath left H3499 hath the locust H697 eaten H398 (8804); and that which the locust H697 hath left H3499 hath the cankerworm H3218 eaten H398 (8804); and that which the cankerworm H3218 hath left H3499 hath the caterpiller H2625 eaten H398 (8804).
[5] Awake H6974 (8685), ye drunkards H7910, and weep H1058 (8798); and howl H3213 (8685), all ye drinkers H8354 (8802) of wine H3196, because of the new wine H6071; for it is cut off H3772 (8738) from your mouth H6310.
[6] For a nation H1471 is come up H5927 (8804) upon my land H776, strong H6099, and without number H4557, whose teeth H8127 [are] the teeth H8127 of a lion H738, and he hath the cheek teeth H4973 of a great lion H3833.
[7] He hath laid H7760 (8804) my vine H1612 waste H8047, and barked H7111 my fig tree H8384: he hath made it clean H2834 (8800) bare H2834 (8804), and cast [it] away H7993 (8689); the branches H8299 thereof are made white H3835 (8689).
[8] Lament H421 (8798) like a virgin H1330 girded H2296 (8803) with sackcloth H8242 for the husband H1167 of her youth H5271.
[9] The meat offering H4503 and the drink offering H5262 is cut off H3772 (8717) from the house H1004 of the LORD H3068; the priests H3548, the LORD’S H3068 ministers H8334 (8764), mourn H56 (8804).
[10] The field H7704 is wasted H7703 (8795), the land H127 mourneth H56 (8804); for the corn H1715 is wasted H7703 (8795): the new wine H8492 is dried up H3001 (8689), the oil H3323 languisheth H535 (8797).
[11] Be ye ashamed H3001 (8685), O ye husbandmen H406; howl H3213 (8685), O ye vinedressers H3755, for the wheat H2406 and for the barley H8184; because the harvest H7105 of the field H7704 is perished H6 (8804).
[12] The vine H1612 is dried up H3001 (8689), and the fig tree H8384 languisheth H535 (8797); the pomegranate H7416 tree, the palm tree H8558 also, and the apple tree H8598, [even] all the trees H6086 of the field H7704, are withered H3001 (8804): because joy H8342 is withered away H3001 (8689) from the sons H1121 of men H120.
[13] Gird H2296 (8798) yourselves, and lament H5594 (8798), ye priests H3548: howl H3213 (8685), ye ministers H8334 (8764) of the altar H4196: come H935 (8798), lie all night H3885 (8798) in sackcloth H8242, ye ministers H8334 (8764) of my God H430: for the meat offering H4503 and the drink offering H5262 is withholden H4513 (8738) from the house H1004 of your God H430.
[14] Sanctify H6942 (8761) ye a fast H6685, call H7121 (8798) a solemn assembly H6116, gather H622 (8798) the elders H2205 [and] all the inhabitants H3427 (8802) of the land H776 [into] the house H1004 of the LORD H3068 your God H430, and cry H2199 (8798) unto the LORD H3068,
[15] Alas H162 for the day H3117! for the day H3117 of the LORD H3068 [is] at hand H7138, and as a destruction H7701 from the Almighty H7706 shall it come H935 (8799).
[16] Is not the meat H400 cut off H3772 (8738) before our eyes H5869, [yea], joy H8057 and gladness H1524 from the house H1004 of our God H430?
[17] The seed H6507 is rotten H5685 (8804) under their clods H4053, the garners H214 are laid desolate H8074 (8738), the barns H4460 are broken down H2040 (8738); for the corn H1715 is withered H3001 (8689).
[18] How do the beasts H929 groan H584 (8737)! the herds H5739 of cattle H1241 are perplexed H943 (8738), because they have no pasture H4829; yea, the flocks H5739 of sheep H6629 are made desolate H816 (8738).
[19] O LORD H3068, to thee will I cry H7121 (8799): for the fire H784 hath devoured H398 (8804) the pastures H4999 of the wilderness H4057, and the flame H3852 hath burned H3857 (8765) all the trees H6086 of the field H7704.
[20] The beasts H929 of the field H7704 cry H6165 (8799) also unto thee: for the rivers H650 of waters H4325 are dried up H3001 (8804), and the fire H784 hath devoured H398 (8804) the pastures H4999 of the wilderness H4057.

Young’s Literal Translation

Joel 1 (YLT)

[1] A word of Jehovah that hath been unto Joel, son of Pethuel:
[2] Hear this, ye aged ones, And give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land, Hath this been in your days? Or in the days of your fathers?
[3] Concerning it to your sons talk ye, And your sons to their sons, And their sons to another generation.
[4] What is left of the palmer-worm, eaten hath the locust, And what is left of the locust, Eaten hath the cankerworm, And what is left of the cankerworm, Eaten hath the caterpillar.
[5] Awake, ye drunkards, and weep, And howl all drinking wine, because of the juice, For it hath been cut off from your mouth.
[6] For a nation hath come up on my land, Strong, and there is no number, Its teeth are the teeth of a lion, And it hath the jaw-teeth of a lioness.
[7] It hath made my vine become a desolation, And my fig-tree become a chip, It hath made it thoroughly bare, and hath cast down, Made white have been its branches.
[8] Wail, as a virgin girdeth with sackcloth, For the husband of her youth.
[9] Cut off hath been present and libation from the house of Jehovah, Mourned have the priests, ministrants of Jehovah.
[10] Spoiled is the field, mourned hath the ground, For spoiled is the corn, Dried up hath been new wine, languish doth oil.
[11] Be ashamed, ye husbandmen, Howl, vine-dressers, for wheat and for barley, For perished hath the harvest of the field.
[12] The vine hath been dried up, And the fig-tree doth languish, Pomegranate, also palm, and apple-tree, All trees of the field have withered, For dried up hath been joy from the sons of men.
[13] Gird, and lament, ye priests, Howl, ye ministrants of the altar, Come in, lodge in sackcloth, ministrants of my God, For withheld from the house of your God hath been present and libation.
[14] Sanctify a fast, proclaim a restraint, Gather the elders-all the inhabitants of the land, Into the house of Jehovah your God,
[15] And cry unto Jehovah, ‘Alas for the day! For near is a day of Jehovah, And as destruction from the mighty it cometh.
[16] Is not before our eyes food cut off? From the house of our God joy and rejoicing?
[17] Rotted have scattered things under their clods, Desolated have been storehouses, Broken down have been granaries, For withered hath the corn.
[18] How have cattle sighed! Perplexed have been droves of oxen, For there is no pasture for them, Also droves of sheep have been desolated.
[19] Unto Thee, O Jehovah, I do call, For fire hath consumed comely places of a wilderness, And a flame hath set on fire all trees of the field.
[20] Also the cattle of the field long for Thee, For dried up have been streams of water, And fire hath consumed comely places of a wilderness!’