Joel 1 ©
1 Joel declareth the destruction of the fruits of the earth by noxious insects, 8 and by a long drought. 14 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.
gFor a nation is come up upon hmy land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are ithe teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.
¶kLament like a virgin *girded with sackcloth for the lhusband of her youth.
Be ye pashamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished.
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.
¶wSanctify ye a fast, call a 4solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD,
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.