Bible: Joel 1:15-20

1:15 How awful that day will be! 1 

For the day of the Lord is near;

it will come as destruction from the Divine Destroyer. 2 

1:16 Our food has been cut off right before our eyes! 3 

There is no longer any joy or gladness in the temple of our God! 4 

1:17 The grains of seed 5  have shriveled beneath their shovels. 6 

Storehouses have been decimated

and granaries have been torn down, for the grain has dried up.

1:18 Listen to the cattle groan! 7 

The herds of livestock wander around in confusion 8 

because they have no pasture.

Even the flocks of sheep are suffering.

1:19 To you, O Lord, I call out for help, 9 

for fire 10  has burned up 11  the grassy pastures, 12 

flames have razed 13  all the trees in the fields.

1:20 Even the wild animals 14  cry out to you; 15 

for the river beds 16  have dried up;

fire has destroyed 17  the grassy pastures. 18 

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