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1:1 icapshe word of the Lord that came to Ioel the sonne of Pethuel.  
1:2 Heare this, yee olde men, and giue eare, all yee inhabitants of the lande: Hath this been in your dayes, or euen in the dayes of your fathers?  
1:3 Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.  
1:4 That which the palmer worme hath left, hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left, hath the canker-worme eaten; and that which the canker-worme hath left, hath the caterpillar eaten. Margin Note
1:5 Awake ye drunkards, and weepe, and howle all yee drinkers of wine, because of the new wine, for it is cut off from your mouth.  
1:6 For a nation is come vp vpon my lande, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lyon, and he hath the cheeke-teeth of a great lyon.  
1:7 He hath laide my vine waste: and barked my figge-tree: hee hath made it cleane bare, and cast it away, the branches thereof are made white. Margin Note
1:8 Lament like a virgine girded with sackecloth for the husband of her youth.  
1:9 The meate offring and the drinke offering is cut off from the house of the Lord, the Priestes the Lords ministers mourne.  
1:10 The field is wasted, the lande mourneth; for the corne is wasted: the new wine is dried vp, the oyle languisheth. Margin Note
1:11 Be yee ashamed, O yee husbandmen: howle, O yee vine-dressers, for the wheate and for the barley; because the haruest of the field is perished.  
1:12 The vine is dried vp, and the figgetree languisheth, the pomegranate tree, the palme tree also and the apple tree, euen all the trees of the field are withered: because ioy is withered away from the sonnes of men.  
1:13 Gird your selues, and lament, yee Priests: howle, ye ministers of the Altar: come, lie all night in sackecloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drinke offering is withholden from the house of your God.  
1:14 Sanctifie yee a fast: call a solemne assembly: gather the Elders, and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the Lord your God, and cry vnto the Lord: Margin Note
1:15 Alas for the day: for the day of the Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almightie shall it come.  
1:16 Is not the meate cut off before your eyes, yea ioy and gladnesse from the house of our God?  
1:17 The seede is rotten vnder their clods: the garners are laide desolate: the barnes are broken downe, for the corne is withered. Margin Note
1:18 How doe the beastes grone? the heards of cattell are perplexed, because they haue no pasture, yea the flockes of sheepe are made desolate.  
1:19 O Lord, to thee will I crie: for the fire hath deuoured the pastures of the wildernesse, and the flame hath burnt all the trees of the field. Margin Note
1:20 The beasts of the field crie also vnto thee: for the riuers of waters are dried vp, and the fire hath deuoured the pastures of the wildernesse.