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18 Oh, how the livestock groan!
    The herds of cattle[a] wander about
        because they have no pasture.
Even flocks of sheep suffer!

19 To you, Lord, I cry out,
    because fire has devoured the open pastures,
        and has set all the cultivated trees[b] ablaze.
20 The livestock also cries out to you,
    because their water sources have evaporated
        and because fire has consumed the open pastures.

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  1. Joel 1:18 Or oxen
  2. Joel 1:19 Lit. the trees of the field