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.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Yoɛl 1:1-20

1Awurade asɛm a ɛbaa Petuel babarima Yoɛl so nie.

Ɛda A Ntutummɛ No Bɛba

2Montie saa asɛm yi, mo mpanimfoɔ;

montie, mo a mote asase no so nyinaa.

Asɛm bi a ɛte sɛi asi mo mmerɛ so

anaa mo mpanimfoɔ mmerɛ so pɛn?

3Monka nkyerɛ mo mma,

na mo mma nso nka nkyerɛ wɔn mma

na wɔn mma nso nka nkyerɛ awoɔ ntoatoasoɔ a ɛdi soɔ no.

4Deɛ ntutummɛ kuo no gyaeɛ no

ntutummɛ akɛseɛ no awe

deɛ ntutummɛ akɛseɛ no gyaeɛ no

ntutummɛ nkumaa no awe

deɛ ntutummɛ nkumaa no gyaeɛ no

ntutummɛ afoforɔ awe.

5Mo asabofoɔ, monyane, na monsu!

Mo a monom bobesa nyinaa, montwa adwo;

montwa adwo ɛfiri sɛ nsã foforɔ no

wɔayi afiri mo ano.

6Ɔman bi atu mʼasase so sa

ɛdɔm a wɔyɛ den na wɔntumi nkane wɔn;

wɔn se te sɛ gyata se

na wɔwɔ gyatabereɛ sebɔmmɔfoɔ.

7Wɔasɛe me bobe

ne me borɔdɔma nnua.

Wawaawae nnua no ho bona,

ato agu

agya ne mman a ayɛ fitaa hɔ.

8Di awerɛhoɔ sɛ ababaawa a ɔfira ayitoma

na ɔresu ne kunu a ɔwaree no ne mmabaawaberɛ mu.

9Aduane ne ahwiesa afɔrebɔdeɛ,

wɔayi afiri Awurade efie.

Asɔfoɔ no retwa adwoɔ,

wɔn a wɔsom wɔ Awurade anim no.

10Mfuo asɛe,

asase no so awo wesee

aduane no asɛe

nsã foforɔ no awe

ngo nyinaa asa.

11Mo ani nwu, mo akuafoɔ,

mo ntwa adwo, mo a modua bobe;

Monsi apinie mma ayuo ne atokoɔ,

ɛfiri sɛ otwaberɛ no asɛe.

12Bobe no akusa

na borɔdɔma nnua no awuwu.

Ateaa nnua, mmɛdua, aperɛ ne

nnua a ɛwɔ mfuo no so nyinaa ahye.

Nokorɛm, anigyeɛ a nnipa wɔ no

atu ayera.

13Momfira ayitoma na monni awerɛhoɔ, Ao asɔfoɔ;

mo a mosom afɔrebukyia anim, montwa adwo.

Momfira ayitoma mmɛsiri pɛ

mo a mosom Onyankopɔn anim;

ɛfiri sɛ aduane ne ahwiesa afɔrebɔdeɛ no

ɛto atwa wɔ Onyankopɔn efie.

14Mommɔ mmuadadie kronkron ho dawuro;

momfrɛ nhyiamu kronkron.

Monfrɛ mpanimfoɔ

ne wɔn a wɔte asase no so nyinaa

mmra Awurade mo Onyankopɔn efie

na wɔmmesu mfrɛ Awurade.

15Ɛda no aba!

Awurade ɛda no abɛn;

Ɛbɛba sɛ ɔsɛeɛ a ɛfiri Otumfoɔ hɔ.

16Yɛnnhunuu sɛ aduane ho ayɛ na,

sɛ anigyeɛ ne ahosɛpɛ nso to atwa

wɔ yɛn Onyankopɔn efie anaa?

17Aba no wu wɔ asase wesee mu,

adekoradan abubu,

aburopata nso ho nni mfasoɔ,

ɛfiri sɛ nnuane no ahye.

18Sɛdeɛ anantwie su!

Na anantwikuo kyinkyini kwa.

Nnwankuo mpo rebrɛ

ɛfiri sɛ wɔnni adidibea.

19Awurade, wo na mesu frɛ wo,

ɛfiri sɛ ogya ahye ɛserɛ so adidibea

na ogyaframa ahye mfuo no so nnua nyinaa.

20Wiram mmoa mpo pere hwehwɛ wo.

Nsuwansuwa awewe,

na ogya ahye ɛserɛ so adidibea.