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Joel 1:5-7 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Sober up, you drunkards!
Cry long and loud;
    your wine supply is gone.
A powerful nation[a]
with countless troops
    has invaded our land.
They have the teeth and jaws
    of powerful lions.
Our grapevines and fig trees
are stripped bare;
    only naked branches remain.


  1. 1.6 A powerful nation: The swarms of locusts.

Joel 1:5-7 New International Version (NIV)

Wake up, you drunkards, and weep!
    Wail, all you drinkers of wine;
wail because of the new wine,
    for it has been snatched from your lips.
A nation has invaded my land,
    a mighty army without number;
it has the teeth of a lion,
    the fangs of a lioness.
It has laid waste my vines
    and ruined my fig trees.
It has stripped off their bark
    and thrown it away,
    leaving their branches white.

New International Version (NIV)

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