Joel 1 ©
Joel declareth the destruction of the fruits of the earth by noxious insects, and by a long drought. He recommendeth a solemn fasting with prayer to deprecate these judgments.
1That which the *palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the *cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller eaten.
s*Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye tministers of the altar: come, lie uall night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: vfor the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.
O LORD, to thee dwill I cry: for ethe fire hath devoured the 6pastures of the fwilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field.