New International Version

Joel 1

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

An Invasion of Locusts

Hear 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?
Tell it to your children,
    and let your children tell it to their children,
    and their children to the next generation.
What 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 locusts[a] have eaten.

Wake 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.
A nation has invaded my land,
    a mighty army without number;
it has the teeth of a lion,
    the fangs of a lioness.
It has laid waste my vines
    and ruined my fig trees.
It has stripped off their bark
    and thrown it away,
    leaving their branches white.

Mourn like a virgin in sackcloth
    grieving for the betrothed of her youth.
Grain offerings and drink offerings
    are cut off from the house of the Lord.
The priests are in mourning,
    those who minister before the Lord.
10 The fields are ruined,
    the ground is dried up;
the grain is destroyed,
    the new wine is dried up,
    the olive oil fails.

11 Despair, you farmers,
    wail, you vine growers;
grieve for the wheat and the barley,
    because the harvest of the field is destroyed.
12 The vine is dried up
    and the fig tree is withered;
the pomegranate, the palm and the apple[b] tree—
    all the trees of the field—are dried up.
Surely the people’s joy
    is withered away.

A Call to Lamentation

13 Put 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.
14 Declare 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.

15 Alas for that day!
    For the day of the Lord is near;
    it will come like destruction from the Almighty.[c]

16 Has not the food been cut off
    before our very eyes—
joy and gladness
    from the house of our God?
17 The seeds are shriveled
    beneath the clods.[d]
The storehouses are in ruins,
    the granaries have been broken down,
    for the grain has dried up.
18 How the cattle moan!
    The herds mill about
because they have no pasture;
    even the flocks of sheep are suffering.

19 To you, Lord, I call,
    for fire has devoured the pastures in the wilderness
    and flames have burned up all the trees of the field.
20 Even the wild animals pant for you;
    the streams of water have dried up
    and fire has devoured the pastures in the wilderness.

Notas al pie

  1. Joel 1:4 The precise meaning of the four Hebrew words used here for locusts is uncertain.
  2. Joel 1:12 Or possibly apricot
  3. Joel 1:15 Hebrew Shaddai
  4. Joel 1:17 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.

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.