King James Version

Joel 1

1The word of the Lord that came to Joel the son of Pethuel.

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?

Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.

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.

Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Yoweli 1

1Yehova anayankhula ndi Yoweli mwana wa Petueli.

Kubwera kwa Dzombe

Inu akuluakulu, imvani izi;
    mvetserani, nonse amene mumakhala mʼdziko.
Kodi zinthu zokhala ngati izi zinayamba zaonekapo mʼnthawi yanu,
    kapena mʼnthawi ya makolo anu?
Muwafotokozere ana anu,
    ndipo ana anuwo afotokozere ana awo,
    ndipo ana awo adzafotokozere mʼbado winawo.
Chimene dzombe losamera mapiko lasiya
    dzombe lowuluka ladya;
chimene dzombe lowuluka lasiya
    dzombe lalingʼono ladya;
chimene dzombe lalingʼono lasiya
    chilimamine wadya.

Dzukani, inu zidakwa ndipo mulire!
    Lirani mofuwula, inu nonse amene mumamwa vinyo;
lirani mofuwula chifukwa cha vinyo watsopano,
    pakuti wachotsedwa pakamwa panu.
Mtundu wa anthu wathira nkhondo dziko langa,
    wamphamvu ndi wosawerengeka;
uli ndi mano a mkango,
    zibwano za mkango waukazi.
Wawononga mphesa zanga
    ndipo wathyola mitengo yanga ya mkuyu.
Wakungunula makungwa ake
    ndi kuwataya,
    kusiya nthambi zake zili mbee.

Lirani ngati namwali wovala chiguduli,
    chifukwa cha mwamuna wa utsikana wake.
Chopereka cha chakudya ndi cha chakumwa
    sizikuperekedwa ku nyumba ya Yehova.
Ansembe akulira,
    amene amatumikira pamaso pa Yehova.
10 Minda yaguga,
    nthaka yauma;
tirigu wawonongeka,
    vinyo watsopano watha,
    mitengo ya mafuta yauma.
11 Khalani ndi nkhawa, inu alimi,
    lirani mofuwula inu alimi a mphesa;
imvani chisoni chifukwa cha tirigu ndi barele,
    pakuti zokolola za mʼmunda zawonongeka.
12 Mpesa wauma
    ndipo mtengo wamkuyu wafota;
makangadza, kanjedza ndi mitengo ya apulosi,
    mitengo yonse ya mʼmunda yauma.
Ndithudi chimwemwe cha anthu
    chatheratu.

Mulungu Ayitana Anthu kuti Atembenuke

13 Inu ansembe, valani ziguduli ndipo lirani;
    lirani mofuwula, inu amene mumatumikira pa guwa lansembe.
Bwerani, fundani ziguduli usiku wonse,
    inu amene mumatumikira pamaso pa Mulungu wanga;
pakuti chopereka cha chakudya ndi cha chakumwa
    sizikupezekanso mʼnyumba ya Mulungu wanu.
14 Lengezani tsiku lopatulika losala zakudya,
    itanani msonkhano wopatulika.
Sonkhanitsani akuluakulu
    ndi anthu onse okhala mʼdziko
ku nyumba ya Yehova Mulungu wanu
    ndipo alirire Yehova.

15 Kalanga ine tsikulo!
    Pakuti tsiku la Yehova layandikira;
    lidzabwera ngati chiwonongeko chochokera kwa Wamphamvuzonse.

16 Kodi chakudya chathu sichachotsedwa
    ife tikuona?
Kodi mʼnyumba ya Mulungu wathu
    simulibe chimwemwe ndi chisangalalo?
17 Mbewu zikunyala
    poti pansi ndi powuma.
Nyumba zosungiramo zinthu zawonongeka;
    nkhokwe zapasuka
    popeza tirigu wauma.
18 Taonani mmene zikulirira ziweto;
    ngʼombe zikungoyenda uku ndi uku
chifukwa zilibe msipu;
    ngakhalenso nkhosa zikusauka.

19 Kwa Inu Yehova ndilirira,
    pakuti moto wapsereza msipu wakuthengo,
    malawi amoto apsereza mitengo yonse ya mʼtchire.
20 Ngakhale nyama zakuthengo zikulirira Inu;
    timitsinje tonse taphwa
    ndipo moto wapsereza msipu wa kuthengo.