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Sunday, 14th August 2022 --- 8 Misra 1738



Joel 1 : 5 - 15

Chapter 1

5Awake, you drunkards, and weep; And wail, all you drinkers of wine, Because of the new wine, For it has been cut off from your mouth.
6For a nation has come up against My land, Strong, and without number; His teeth are the teeth of a lion, And he has the fangs of a fierce lion.
7He has laid waste My vine, And ruined My fig tree; He has stripped it bare and thrown it away; Its branches are made white.
8Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth For the husband of her youth.
9The grain offering and the drink offering Have been cut off from the house of the LORD; The priests mourn, who minister to the LORD.
10The field is wasted, The land mourns; For the grain is ruined, The new wine is dried up, The oil fails.
11Be ashamed, you farmers, Wail, you vinedressers, For the wheat and the barley; Because the harvest of the field has perished.
12The vine has dried up, And the fig tree has withered; The pomegranate tree, The palm tree also, And the apple tree--All the trees of the field are withered; Surely joy has withered away from the sons of men.
13Gird yourselves and lament, you priests; Wail, you who minister before the altar; Come, lie all night in sackcloth, You who minister to my God; For the grain offering and the drink offering Are withheld from the house of your God.
14Consecrate a fast, Call a sacred assembly; Gather the elders And all the inhabitants of the land Into the house of the LORD your God, And cry out to the LORD.
15Alas for the day! For the day of the LORD is at hand; It shall come as destruction from the Almighty.





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