New International Version

Joel 1:1-20

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

An Invasion of Locusts

2Hear this, you elders;

listen, all who live in the land.

Has anything like this ever happened in your days

or in the days of your ancestors?

3Tell it to your children,

and let your children tell it to their children,

and their children to the next generation.

4What the locust swarm has left

the great locusts have eaten;

what the great locusts have left

the young locusts have eaten;

what the young locusts have left

other locusts1:4 The precise meaning of the four Hebrew words used here for locusts is uncertain. have eaten.

5Wake up, you drunkards, and weep!

Wail, all you drinkers of wine;

wail because of the new wine,

for it has been snatched from your lips.

6A nation has invaded my land,

a mighty army without number;

it has the teeth of a lion,

the fangs of a lioness.

7It has laid waste my vines

and ruined my fig trees.

It has stripped off their bark

and thrown it away,

leaving their branches white.

8Mourn like a virgin in sackcloth

grieving for the betrothed of her youth.

9Grain offerings and drink offerings

are cut off from the house of the Lord.

The priests are in mourning,

those who minister before the Lord.

10The fields are ruined,

the ground is dried up;

the grain is destroyed,

the new wine is dried up,

the olive oil fails.

11Despair, you farmers,

wail, you vine growers;

grieve for the wheat and the barley,

because the harvest of the field is destroyed.

12The vine is dried up

and the fig tree is withered;

the pomegranate, the palm and the apple1:12 Or possibly apricot tree—

all the trees of the field—are dried up.

Surely the people’s joy

is withered away.

A Call to Lamentation

13Put on sackcloth, you priests, and mourn;

wail, you who minister before the altar.

Come, spend the night in sackcloth,

you who minister before my God;

for the grain offerings and drink offerings

are withheld from the house of your God.

14Declare a holy fast;

call a sacred assembly.

Summon the elders

and all who live in the land

to the house of the Lord your God,

and cry out to the Lord.

15Alas for that day!

For the day of the Lord is near;

it will come like destruction from the Almighty.1:15 Hebrew Shaddai

16Has not the food been cut off

before our very eyes—

joy and gladness

from the house of our God?

17The seeds are shriveled

beneath the clods.1:17 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.

The storehouses are in ruins,

the granaries have been broken down,

for the grain has dried up.

18How the cattle moan!

The herds mill about

because they have no pasture;

even the flocks of sheep are suffering.

19To you, Lord, I call,

for fire has devoured the pastures in the wilderness

and flames have burned up all the trees of the field.

20Even the wild animals pant for you;

the streams of water have dried up

and fire has devoured the pastures in 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.