King James Version

Joel 1:1-20

1The word of the LORD that came to Joel the son of Pethuel. 2Hear 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? 3Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation. 4That 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.1.4 That which the palmerworm…: Heb. The residue of the palmerworm 5Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth. 6For 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. 7He 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.1.7 barked…: Heb. laid my fig tree for a barking

8¶ Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth. 9The meat offering and the drink offering is cut off from the house of the LORD; the priests, the LORD’s ministers, mourn. 10The field is wasted, the land mourneth; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth. 11Be ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished. 12The 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. 13Gird 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,1.14 solemn…: or, day of restraint 15Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come. 16Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yea, joy and gladness from the house of our God? 17The seed is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the corn is withered.1.17 seed: Heb. grains 18How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate. 19O 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.1.19 pastures: or, habitations 20The 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.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Yoweeri 1:1-20

11:1 a Yer 1:2 b Bik 2:16Buno bwe bubaka bwa Mukama obwajjira Yoweeri mutabani wa Pesweri.

21:2 a Kos 5:1 b Kos 4:1 c Yo 2:2Muwulirize mmwe abakadde ba Isirayiri,

buli ali mu nsi naye awulirize.

Kino kyali kibaddewo mu biseera byammwe,

oba mu biseera bya bakitammwe?

31:3 Kuv 10:2; Zab 78:4Mukibuulire abaana bammwe,

nabo balikibuulira abaana baabwe,

nabo balikibuulira ab’emirembe egiriddawo.

41:4 Ma 28:39; Nak 3:15Ebibinja by’enzige ebisooka bye zitalidde,

enzige eziddirira zibirumbye,

ate ezo bye zireseewo,

enzige ento bye ziridde,

ate zino bye zireseewo,

enzige endala ne zibizikiririza ddala byonna!

51:5 Yo 3:3Muzuukuke, mmwe abatamiivu, mwekaabire amaziga;

mukube ebiwoobe mmwe mwenna abanywi b’omwenge,

mukube ebiwoobe kubanga akamwa kammwe

katuuse okwerabira omwenge omusu.

61:6 a Yo 2:2, 11, 25 b Kub 9:8Eggwanga lirumbye ensi yange,

ery’amaanyi ennyo era ery’abantu abatabalika.

Amannyo gaalyo gali ng’ag’empologoma,

n’amasongezo gaalyo ng’ag’empologoma enkazi.

71:7 a Is 5:6 b Am 4:9Eggwanga eryo lizikirizza emizabbibu gyange,

ne limalawo emitiini gyange.

Lisusumbudde ebikuta byagyo,

byonna biri ku ttaka,

amatabi gaagyo gasigadde gatukuuliridde.

81:8 nny 13; Is 22:12; Am 8:10Mukungubage nga nnamwandu omuto afiiriddwa bba,

ng’ayambadde ebibukutu olw’ennaku.

91:9 Kos 9:4; Yo 2:14, 17Ebiweebwayo eby’emmere ey’empeke n’ebiweebwayo eby’okunywa

tewakyali kirabikako mu nnyumba ya Mukama.

Bakabona abaweerereza mu maaso ga Katonda

bakungubaga.

101:10 a Is 24:4 b Kos 9:2Ennimiro ziweddemu ebirime;

ettaka likaze,

Emmere ey’empeke eweddewo,

omwenge omusu n’amafuta g’emizeeyituuni ne bibulira ddala.

111:11 a Yer 14:3-4; Am 5:16 b Is 17:11Mmwe abalimi mukwatibwe entiisa,

mmwe abalima emizabbibu mukaabe.

Mukaabire eŋŋaano ne sayiri,

kubanga ebyandikunguddwa byonna biweddewo.

121:12 Kag 2:19Omuzabbibu gukaze

n’omutiini guyongobedde.

Omukomamawanga, n’olukindu ne apo

n’emiti gyonna egy’omu nnimiro giwotose.

Abantu tebakyalina ssanyu.

Abantu bayitibwa Okwenenya

131:13 a Yer 4:8 b Yo 2:17 c nny 9Mmwe bakabona, mwesibe mwambale ebibukutu mukungubage.

Mmwe abaweereza ba Katonda wange ab’oku kyoto,

mweyale wansi awali ekyoto,

musule awo ekiro kyonna nga mukuba ebiwoobe,

kubanga mu nnyumba ya Katonda wammwe temukyali kiweebwayo kyonna,

eky’emmere ey’empeke oba eky’envinnyo.

141:14 a 2By 20:3 b Yon 3:8Mulangirire okusiiba okutukuvu

n’okukuŋŋaana mu maaso ga Katonda.

Muyite abakulu abakulembeze

n’abantu bonna ababeera mu nsi,

bajje mu nnyumba ya Mukama Katonda waabwe

bamukaabirire.

151:15 a Yer 30:7 b Is 13:6, 9; Yo 2:1, 11, 31Zitusanze olw’olunaku luli!

Kubanga olunaku lwa Mukama olw’entiisa lusembedde.

Lulijja, ng’okuzikiriza

okuva eri Ayinzabyonna.

161:16 a Is 3:7 b Ma 12:7Emmere tetuweddeeko

nga tulaba?

Essanyu n’okujaguza

mu nnyumba ya Katonda waffe tebikomye?

171:17 Is 17:10-11Ensigo ziwotokedde

mu ttaka,

amawanika makalu

n’ebyagi by’emmere bikaze,

kubanga emmere ey’empeke eweddewo.

18Ensolo nga zisinda!

Amagana gabuliddwa amagezi;

kubanga tewali muddo,

n’endiga nazo zidooba.

191:19 a Zab 50:15 b Am 7:4 c Yer 9:10Ayi Mukama, Ggwe gwe nkaabirira,

kubanga omuddo gwonna gumaliddwawo empiira,

n’emiti gyonna egy’omu nnimiro

nagyo giyidde.

201:20 a Zab 104:21 b 1Bk 17:7Ensolo ez’omu nsiko nazo zikukaabira okuziyamba,

emigga gikalidde,

ne gye ziriira, omuddo gwonna guyidde.