Locusts eat all the plants in Israel
Nothing like this has happened while you have been alive.
Nothing like this happened while your fathers were alive.
And they must tell it to their children.
And their children must tell it to their own children.
Cry, all people who drink
Cry because you will have no new
Someone has taken it away from you.
It is powerful, and great in numbers.
It has the teeth of a strong animal.
And the teeth are long and dangerous.
and destroyed my
It has eaten the hard skins and it threw them away.
It has left their branches white.
She is crying because her promised husband is dead.
They will not reach the house of the Lord.
are very, very sad.
They are all dry.
The oil has all gone.
You who grow
Be sad for the seeds that are food.
Be sad because the fields are dry. And the plants have died.
The apple trees and other fruit trees,
all the trees have no more fruit.
Men have no more
It has all gone.
Joel tells people that they must
That will show that you are sad.
You cry, you who
Come, you who
Sleep in the clothes that are not comfortable.
Cry for the gifts of food and drink.
Cry because they do not come to the house of your God any longer.
Tell the people that they must all come to hear the Lord.
Speak to the older leaders,
and all the people who live in this country.
Tell them that they must all come.
They must come to the house of the Lord your God
and they must shout out to the Lord.
Be afraid because the day of the Lord is near.
It will be as if the great God would destroy everything.
We saw this with our own eyes.
The house of our God cannot make us happy.
The places where they were stored have fallen down.
Someone has broken them up
because the seed does not grow.
They all move about
because they cannot find any grass.
Even groups of sheep are hungry.
Fire has destroyed the grass,
and it has burned up all the trees.
The rivers have no water in them.
Fire has destroyed the grass in the fields.