11 It will be made a wasteland,(A)
    parched and desolate before me;(B)
the whole land will be laid waste
    because there is no one who cares.

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26 I looked, and the fruitful land was a desert;(A)
    all its towns lay in ruins(B)
    before the Lord, before his fierce anger.(C)

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10 The fields are ruined,
    the ground is dried up;(A)
the grain is destroyed,
    the new wine(B) is dried up,
    the olive oil fails.(C)

11 Despair, you farmers,(D)
    wail, you vine growers;
grieve for the wheat and the barley,(E)
    because the harvest of the field is destroyed.(F)
12 The vine is dried up
    and the fig tree is withered;(G)
the pomegranate,(H) the palm and the apple[a] tree—
    all the trees of the field—are dried up.(I)
Surely the people’s joy
    is withered away.

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Footnotes

  1. Joel 1:12 Or possibly apricot

He said:

“The Lord roars(A) from Zion
    and thunders(B) from Jerusalem;(C)
the pastures of the shepherds dry up,
    and the top of Carmel(D) withers.”(E)

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