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.

Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Yoeli 1:1-20

11:1 2Pet 1:21; Ebr 1:1; Yer 1:2; Mdo 2:16Neno la Bwana ambalo lilimjia Yoeli mwana wa Pethueli.

Uvamizi Wa Nzige

21:2 Yoe 2:2, 16; Hos 4:1; 5:1; Isa 7:17; Kum 4:32; Dan 12:1; Mt 24:21Sikilizeni hili, enyi wazee;

sikilizeni, ninyi nyote mnaoishi katika nchi.

Je, jambo kama hili lilishawahi kutokea

katika siku zenu au katika siku za babu zenu?

31:3 Kut 10:2; Za 78:4Waelezeni watoto wenu,

na watoto wenu wawaambie watoto wao,

na watoto wao kwa kizazi kitakachofuata.

41:4 Kut 10:4, 14-15; Amo 7:1; Neh 3:15; Kum 28:39Kilichosazwa na kundi la tunutu

nzige wakubwa wamekula,

kilichosazwa na nzige wakubwa

parare wamekula,

kilichosazwa na parare

madumadu wamekula.

51:5 Isa 24:7; 32:10; Yoe 3:3Amkeni, enyi walevi, mlie!

Pigeni yowe enyi wanywaji wote wa mvinyo,

pigeni yowe kwa sababu ya mvinyo mpya,

kwa kuwa mmenyangʼanywa

kutoka midomoni mwenu.

61:6 Yoe 2:2, 11, 25; Ufu 9:8; Mit 30:25; Za 105:35Taifa limevamia nchi yangu,

lenye nguvu tena lisilo na idadi;

lina meno ya simba,

magego ya simba jike.

71:7 Isa 5:8; Amo 4:9Limeharibu mizabibu yangu

na kuangamiza mitini yangu.

Limebambua magome yake

na kuyatupilia mbali,

likayaacha matawi yake yakiwa meupe.

81:8 Isa 22:2; Amo 8:10; Mit 2:17Omboleza kama bikira aliyevaa nguo ya gunia

anayehuzunika kwa ajili ya mume wa ujana wake.

91:9 Yoe 2:14; Hos 9:4; Isa 22:12Sadaka za nafaka na sadaka za kinywaji

zimekatiliwa mbali kutoka nyumba ya Bwana.

Makuhani wanaomboleza,

wale wanaohudumu mbele za Bwana.

101:10 Isa 5:6; 24:4; Yer 3:3; Hos 9:2; Hes 18:12; Yer 12:11Mashamba yameharibiwa,

ardhi imekauka;

nafaka imeharibiwa,

mvinyo mpya umekauka,

mafuta yamekoma.

111:11 Yer 14:3; Ay 6:20; Amo 5:16; Kut 9:31; Isa 17:11Kateni tamaa, enyi wakulima,

lieni, enyi mlimao mizabibu;

huzunikeni kwa ajili ya ngano na shayiri,

kwa sababu mavuno ya shambani yameharibiwa.

121:12 Isa 15:6; Kut 28:33; Isa 16:8; Hos 9:1-2; Hag 2:19; Yer 48:33Mzabibu umekauka

na mtini umenyauka;

mkomamanga, mtende na mtofaa,

miti yote shambani, imekauka.

Hakika furaha yote ya mwanadamu

imeondoka.

Wito Wa Toba

131:13 Mwa 37:34; Yer 4:8; 2:17; Hos 9:4; Yoe 2:14Vaeni nguo ya gunia, enyi makuhani, muomboleze;

pigeni yowe, enyi mnaohudumu madhabahuni.

Njooni, vaeni nguo ya gunia usiku kucha,

enyi mnaohudumu mbele za Mungu wangu;

kwa kuwa sadaka za nafaka na sadaka za kinywaji

zimezuiliwa kufika katika nyumba ya Mungu wenu.

141:14 2Nya 20:3-4; Yon 3:8; Hos 4:1Tangazeni saumu takatifu;

liiteni kusanyiko takatifu.

Iteni wazee

na wote waishio katika nchi

waende katika nyumba ya Bwana Mungu wenu,

wakamlilie Bwana.

151:15 Yer 30:7; 46:10; Isa 2:12; Eze 30:3; Amo 5:8Ole kwa siku hiyo!

Kwa kuwa siku ya Bwana iko karibu;

itakuja kama uharibifu

kutoka kwa Mwenyezi.1:15 Mwenyezi hapa ina maana ya Shaddai kwa Kiebrania.

16Je, chakula hakikukatiliwa mbali

mbele ya macho yetu:

furaha na shangwe

kutoka nyumba ya Mungu wetu?

17Mbegu zinakauka

chini ya mabonge ya udongo.

Ghala zimeachwa katika uharibifu,

ghala za nafaka zimebomolewa,

kwa maana hakuna nafaka.

18Jinsi gani ngʼombe wanavyolia!

Makundi ya mifugo yanahangaika

kwa sababu hawana malisho;

hata makundi ya kondoo yanateseka.

19Kwako, Ee Bwana, naita,

kwa kuwa moto umeteketeza

malisho ya mbugani

na miali ya moto imeunguza

miti yote shambani.

20Hata wanyama wa porini wanakuonea shauku;

vijito vya maji vimekauka,

na moto umeteketeza

malisho yote ya mbugani.