New American Standard Bible

Joel 1

The Devastation of Locusts

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

Hear this, O elders,
And listen, all inhabitants of the land.
Has anything like this happened in your days
Or in your fathers’ days?
Tell your sons about it,
And let your sons tell their sons,
And their sons the next generation.

What the gnawing locust has left, the swarming locust has eaten;
And what the swarming locust has left, the creeping locust has eaten;
And what the creeping locust has left, the stripping locust has eaten.
Awake, drunkards, and weep;
And wail, all you wine drinkers,
On account of the sweet wine
That is cut off from your mouth.
For a nation has [a]invaded my land,
Mighty and without number;
Its teeth are the teeth of a lion,
And it has the fangs of a lioness.
It has made my vine a waste
And my fig tree [b]splinters.
It has stripped them bare and cast them away;
Their branches have become white.

Wail like a virgin girded with sackcloth
For the bridegroom of her youth.
The grain offering and the drink offering are cut off
From the house of the Lord.
The priests mourn,
The ministers of the Lord.
10 The field is ruined,
The land mourns;
For the grain is ruined,
The new wine dries up,
Fresh oil [c]fails.
11 [d]Be ashamed, O farmers,
Wail, O vinedressers,
For the wheat and the barley;
Because the harvest of the field is destroyed.
12 The vine dries up
And the fig tree [e]fails;
The pomegranate, the palm also, and the [f]apple tree,
All the trees of the field dry up.
Indeed, rejoicing dries up
From the sons of men.

13 Gird yourselves with sackcloth
And lament, O priests;
Wail, O ministers of the altar!
Come, spend the night in sackcloth
O ministers of my God,
For the grain offering and the drink offering
Are withheld from the house of your God.

Starvation and Drought

14 Consecrate a fast,
Proclaim a solemn assembly;
Gather the elders
And all the inhabitants of the land
To the house of the Lord your God,
And cry out to the Lord.
15 Alas for the day!
For the day of the Lord is near,
And it will come as destruction from the [g]Almighty.
16 Has not food been cut off before our eyes,
Gladness and joy from the house of our God?
17 The [h]seeds shrivel under their [i]clods;
The storehouses are desolate,
The barns are torn down,
For the grain is dried up.
18 How the beasts groan!
The herds of cattle wander aimlessly
Because there is no pasture for them;
Even the flocks of sheep [j]suffer.
19 To You, O Lord, I cry;
For fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness
And the flame has burned up all the trees of the field.
20 Even the beasts of the field [k]pant for You;
For the water brooks are dried up
And fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness.

Notas al pie

  1. Joel 1:6 Lit come up against
  2. Joel 1:7 Or a stump
  3. Joel 1:10 Lit wastes away
  4. Joel 1:11 Or The farmers are ashamed, The vinedressers wail
  5. Joel 1:12 Lit wastes away
  6. Joel 1:12 Or apricot
  7. Joel 1:15 Heb Shaddai
  8. Joel 1:17 Or dried figs
  9. Joel 1:17 Or shovels
  10. Joel 1:18 Lit bear punishment
  11. Joel 1:20 Lit long for

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Yoweeri 1

1Buno bwe bubaka bwa Mukama obwajjira Yoweeri mutabani wa Pesweri.

Muwulirize mmwe abakadde ba Isirayiri,
    buli ali mu nsi naye awulirize.
Kino kyali kibaddewo mu biseera byammwe,
    oba mu biseera bya bakitammwe?
Mukibuulire abaana bammwe,
    nabo balikibuulira abaana baabwe,
    nabo balikibuulira ab’emirembe egiriddawo.
Ebibinja 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!

Muzuukuke, mmwe abatamiivu, mwekaabire amaziga;
    mukube ebiwoobe mmwe mwenna abanywi b’omwenge,
mukube ebiwoobe kubanga akamwa kammwe
    katuuse okwerabira omwenge omusu.
Eggwanga lirumbye ensi yange,
    ery’amaanyi ennyo era ery’abantu abatabalika.
Amannyo gaalyo gali ng’ag’empologoma,
    n’amasongezo gaalyo ng’ag’empologoma enkazi.
Eggwanga eryo lizikirizza emizabbibu gyange,
    ne limalawo emitiini gyange.
Lisusumbudde ebikuta byagyo,
    byonna biri ku ttaka,
    amatabi gaagyo gasigadde gatukuuliridde.

Mukungubage nga nnamwandu omuto afiiriddwa bba,
    ng’ayambadde ebibukutu olw’ennaku.
Ebiweebwayo eby’emmere ey’empeke n’ebiweebwayo eby’okunywa
    tewakyali kirabikako mu nnyumba ya Mukama.
Bakabona abaweerereza mu maaso ga Katonda
    bakungubaga.
10 Ennimiro ziweddemu ebirime;
    ettaka likaze,
Emmere ey’empeke eweddewo,
    omwenge omusu n’amafuta g’emizeeyituuni ne bibulira ddala.

11 Mmwe abalimi mukwatibwe entiisa,
    mmwe abalima emizabbibu mukaabe.
Mukaabire eŋŋaano ne sayiri,
    kubanga ebyandikunguddwa byonna biweddewo.
12 Omuzabbibu gukaze
    n’omutiini guyongobedde.
Omukomamawanga, n’olukindu ne apo
    n’emiti gyonna egy’omu nnimiro giwotose.
Abantu tebakyalina ssanyu.

Abantu bayitibwa Okwenenya

13 Mmwe 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.
14 Mulangirire 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.

15 Zitusanze olw’olunaku luli!
    Kubanga olunaku lwa Mukama olw’entiisa lusembedde.
Lulijja, ng’okuzikiriza
    okuva eri Ayinzabyonna.

16 Emmere tetuweddeeko
    nga tulaba?
Essanyu n’okujaguza
    mu nnyumba ya Katonda waffe tebikomye?
17 Ensigo ziwotokedde
    mu ttaka,
amawanika makalu
    n’ebyagi by’emmere bikaze,
    kubanga emmere ey’empeke eweddewo.
18 Ensolo nga zisinda!
    Amagana gabuliddwa amagezi;
kubanga tewali muddo,
    n’endiga nazo zidooba.

19 Ayi Mukama, Ggwe gwe nkaabirira,
    kubanga omuddo gwonna gumaliddwawo empiira,
n’emiti gyonna egy’omu nnimiro
    nagyo giyidde.
20 Ensolo ez’omu nsiko nazo zikukaabira okuziyamba,
    emigga gikalidde,
    ne gye ziriira, omuddo gwonna guyidde.