1 Verbum Domini, quod factum est ad loel filium Phatuel.
2 Audite hoc, senes, et auribus percipite, omnes habitatores terrae, si factum est istud in diebus vestris aut in diebus patrum vestrorum.
3 Super hoc filiis vestris narrate, et filii vestri filiis suis, et filii eorum generationi alterae.
4 Residuum erucae comedit locusta, et residuum locustae comedit bruchus, et residuum bruchi comedit gryllus.
5 Expergiscimini, ebrii, et flete, et ululate, omnes, qui bibitis vinum, propter mustum, quoniam periit ab ore vestro.
6 Gens enim ascendit super terram meam fortis et innumerabilis; dentes eius ut dentes leonis, et molares leaenae sunt ei.
7 Posuit vineam meam in desertum et ficum meam in lignum confractum; nudans spoliavit eam et proiecit, albi facti sunt rami eius.
8 Plange, quasi virgo accincta sacco super virum pubertatis suae.
9 Periit oblatio et libatio de domo Domini; luxerunt sacerdotes ministri Domini.
10 Depopulata est regio; luxit humus, quoniam devastatum est triticum, defecit mustum, elanguit oleum.
11 Confundemini, agricolae, ululate, vinitores, super frumento et hordeo, quia periit messis agri.
12 Vinea exaruit, et ficus elanguit, malogranatum et palma et malum et omnia ligna agri aruerunt, quia evanuit gaudium a filiis hominum.
13 Accingite vos et plangite, sacerdotes; ululate, ministri altaris. Ingredimini, cubate in sacco, ministri Dei mei, quoniam interiit de domo Dei vestri oblatio et libatio.
14 Sanctificate ieiunium, vocate coetum, congregate senes, omnes habitatores terrae in domum Dei vestri, et clamate ad Dominum:
15 "Heu diei! Quia prope est dies Domini, et quasi vastitas a potente veniet.
16 Numquid non coram oculis vestris alimenta perierunt, de domo Dei nostri laetitia et exsultatio?".
17 Computruerunt semina subtus glebas suas, demolita sunt horrea, dissipatae sunt apothecae, eo quod exaruit triticum.
18 Quid ingemuit animal, perterrita sunt armenta boum, quia non est pascua eis? Sed et greges pecorum disperierunt.
19 Ad te, Domine, clamo, quia ignis comedit pascua deserti, et flamma succendit omnia ligna agri.
20 Sed et bestiae agri suspirant ad te, quoniam exsiccati sunt fontes aquarum, et ignis devoravit pascua deserti.
King James Version
1 The word of the LORD that came to Joel the son of Pethuel.
2 Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land. Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers?
3 Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.
4 That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller eaten.
5 Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth.
6 For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.
7 He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white.
8 ¶ Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.
9 The meat offering and the drink offering is 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 wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth.
11 Be ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished.
12 The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men.
13 Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.
14 ¶ Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD,
15 Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come.
16 Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yea, joy and gladness from the house of our God?
17 The seed is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the corn is withered.
18 How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate.
19 O LORD, to thee will I cry: for the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field.
20 The beasts of the field cry also unto thee: for the rivers of waters are dried up, and the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness.