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Approximately 830 – 820 BC

Joel declares God’s judgements


1:1 The word of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
that came to Joel the son of Pethuel.

Exhortation to observance


1:2 Y’all hear this, old men, and give ear, all y’all inhabitants of the land. Has this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers?
1:3 Tell y’all your sons about it, and let your sons tell their sons, and their sons another generation.
1:4 What was left by the cutter the swarming locust ate; and that left by the swarming locust, the locust larvae ate; and was left by the locust larvae the stripping locust ate.
1:5 Awake, y’all drunkards, and weep; and howl, all y’all wine drinkers, because over the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth.
1:6 For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth [are] the teeth of a lion, and it has the jaw teeth of a lioness.
1:7 He has laid my vine waste, and splintered my fig tree: he has made it clean bare, and threw [it] away; its the branches grow white.
1:8 Wail like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.
1:9 The food offering and the drink offering is cut off from the house of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
; the priests, YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
‘s ministers, mourn.
1:10 The field is wasted, the land mourns; for the grain is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languishes.
1:11 Y’all be ashamed, O y’all farmers; howl, O y’all vine dressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field has perished.
1:12 The vine is dried up, and the fig tree droops; [the] pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are dried up: because joy is dried up from the sons of men.
1:13 Gird yourselves, and mourn, y’all priests: howl, y’all ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, y’all ministers of my El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withheld from the house of your El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
.

Fast for complaint


1:14 Y’all sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land [into] the house of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
, and cry unto YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
,
1:15 Alas for the day! for the day of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
[is] at hand, and like a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.
1:16 Isn’t the food cut off before our eyes, yea, joy and gladness from the house of our El Haiאלהי
“Living El” (EL=God) For more info click here
?
1:17 The seed is rotten under their clods, the storehouses are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the grain is withered.
1:18 How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are confused, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate.
1:19 O YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, to You will I cry: because the fire has burned up the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame has burned all the trees of the field.
1:20 The beasts of the field cry also to You: for the rivers of waters are dried up, and the fire has burned up the pastures of the wilderness.

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