Mourn like a virgin girded with sackcloth, for the [a]husband of her youth.

The meat offering and the drink offering is [b]cut off from the house of the Lord: the Priests the Lord’s ministers mourn.

10 The field is wasted: the land mourneth: for the corn is destroyed: [c]the new wine is dried up, and the oil is decayed.

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Footnotes

  1. Joel 1:8 Mourn grievously, as a woman which hath lost her husband to whom she hath been married in her youth.
  2. Joel 1:9 The tokens of God’s wrath did appear in his Temple, insomuch as God’s service was left off.
  3. Joel 1:10 All comfort and substance for nourishment is taken away.

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