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Joel 1 - ESV

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

An Invasion of Locusts 2 Hear this, you elders;
give ear, all inhabitants of the land!
Has such a thing happened in your days,
or in the days of your fathers?
3 Tell your children of it,
and let your children tell their children,
and their children to another generation.
4 What the cutting locust left,
the swarming locust has eaten.
What the swarming locust left,
the hopping locust has eaten,
and what the hopping locust left,
the destroying locust has eaten.
5 Awake, you drunkards, and weep,
and wail, all you drinkers of wine,
because of the sweet wine,
for it is cut off from your mouth.
6 For a nation has come up against my land,
powerful and beyond number;
its teeth are lions' teeth,
and it has the fangs of a lioness.
7 It has laid waste my vine
and splintered my fig tree;
it has stripped off their bark and thrown it down;
their branches are made white.
8 Lament like a virgin[a]wearing sackcloth
for the bridegroom of her youth.
9 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 fields are destroyed,
the ground mourns,
because the grain is destroyed,
the wine dries up,
the oil languishes.
11 Be ashamed,[b] O tillers of the soil;
wail, O vinedressers,
for the wheat and the barley,
because the harvest of the field has perished.
12 The vine dries up;
the fig tree languishes.
Pomegranate, palm, and apple,
all the trees of the field are dried up,
and gladness dries up
from the children of man.
A Call to Repentance 13 Put on sackcloth and lament, O priests;
wail, O ministers of the altar.
Go in, pass the night in sackcloth,
O ministers of my God!
Because grain offering and drink offering
are withheld from the house of your God.
14 Consecrate a fast;
call 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 as destruction from the Almighty[c] it comes.
16 Is not the food cut off
before our eyes,
joy and gladness
from the house of our God?
17 The seed shrivels under the clods;[d]
the storehouses are desolate;
the granaries are torn down
because the grain has dried up.
18 How the beasts groan!
The herds of cattle are perplexed
because there is no pasture for them;
even the flocks of sheep suffer.[e]
19 To you, O Lord, I call.
For fire has devoured
the pastures of the wilderness,
and flame has burned
all the trees of the field.
20 Even the beasts of the field pant for you
because the water brooks are dried up,
and fire has devoured
the pastures of the wilderness.


Footnotes

a. Joel 1:8 Or young woman
b. Joel 1:11 The Hebrew words for dry up and be ashamed in verses 10-12, 17 sound alike
c. Joel 1:15 Destruction sounds like the Hebrew for Almighty
d. Joel 1:17 The meaning of the Hebrew line is uncertain
e. Joel 1:18 Or are made desolate


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Mark Schaeufele avatar
It's A Bug's Life
Shared by: Mark Schaeufele on Jan, 2017
Summary: Undealt with sin can destroy us, but God offers us a way out.
Scripture: Joel 1:1-20
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 29
Fred Sigle avatar
JOEL: RETURN TO GOD
Shared by: Fred Sigle on Aug, 2016
Summary: Joel's plea is for the people to return to God. He reminds them of God's discipline in the past using swarms of locusts, and urges them to repent because this time God was going to use an army.
Scripture: Joel 1:1-3:21
Views: 266
Bob Faulkner avatar
9th century Israel or the end of all things?
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Sep, 2015
Summary: Joel's prophecy causes some confusion for interpreters because it seems, and is, a description of two very different events. Very different, yes, but very related, also. See for yourself.
Series: Locusts
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
An Overview of the Book of Joel
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Feb, 2015
Summary: We cannot change the past: but in Christ, God restores to us what would have been had we not allowed sin an entrance (Joel 2:25).
Jeremy Poling avatar
FASTING
Shared by: Jeremy Poling on Jun, 2014
Summary: Fasting breaks yokes and bondages.
Scripture: Joel 1:14-15
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 428
Thomas Cash avatar
Joel: The day of the Lord comes!
Shared by: Thomas Cash on Jan, 2013
Summary: Why did any of the prophets even bother warning people? They did so for the same reason God gives us the gift of time: so that everyone has the opportunity to repent and come back to God.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:1-3:21
Views: 1,288
Damian Phillips avatar
Do Not Say, "I Am A Youth!"
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Feb, 2012
Summary: This message contains two brief devotionals presented during two "Youth Sunday" services. It is important for young people to receive Christ, and begin to serve Jesus, while still in the days of their youth.
based on 26 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 28,416
Gary Stebbins avatar
Call to Lament and Wail
Shared by: Gary Stebbins on Aug, 2011
Summary: This brief study of Joel is intended to awaken the church to an understanding of prophetic literature and to prepare our hearts for the day in which we live (adapted from Joel Rosenberg’s Epicenter conference and Mike Bickle’s series on Joel).
Series: Joel Part 4
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Joel 1:4-20
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 1,163
Gary Stebbins avatar
What is Happening?
Shared by: Gary Stebbins on Aug, 2011
Summary: This brief study of Joel is intended to awaken the church to an understanding of prophetic literature and to prepare our hearts for the day in which we live (adapted from Joel Rosenberg’s Epicenter conference and Mike Bickle’s series on Joel).
Series: Joel Part 3
Scripture: Joel 1:1-3
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 740
Gary Stebbins avatar
Source of Trouble
Shared by: Gary Stebbins on Aug, 2011
Summary: This brief study of Joel is intended to awaken the church to an understanding of prophetic literature and to prepare our hearts for the day in which we live (adapted from Joel Rosenberg’s Epicenter conference and Mike Bickle’s series on Joel.)
Series: Joel Part 2
Scripture: Joel 1:1-3:21
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 440
Paul Barreca avatar
How To Be Ready for Christ’s Return
Shared by: Paul Barreca on May, 2011
Summary: Harold Camping has many people wondering if Jesus will come back today. Only the Father knows the time of Christ’s return. We can however, live in a constant stauts of preparation, and in this area, the Bible DOES say so!
based on 3 ratings
Views: 1,805
Scott Kircher avatar
Hurricanes, Terrorists and Tsunamis - Who is in Control?
Shared by: Scott Kircher on Mar, 2011
Summary: Where is God in the midst of tragedies?
based on 30 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:1-12
Views: 3,721
Johnny Palmer avatar
Dealing with a National Disaster
Shared by: Johnny Palmer on Mar, 2010
Summary: How do we deal with Disasters - whether National or Personal?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Joel 1:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 687
Jerry Watts avatar
The Day of the Lord - #2
Shared by: Jerry Watts on Mar, 2010
Summary: The Day of the Lord will be terrible and dreadful - Who can endure it?
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:15-2:11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,999
Jerry Watts avatar
Judgment Is Coming - #1
Shared by: Jerry Watts on Mar, 2010
Summary: Let us not abandon the theology that God and this culture is on a collision course. Hear the words of the prophet and make ready!
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:1-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,851
Hugh Laing avatar
Weeping between the porch and the altar...Part 1...
Shared by: Hugh Laing on Feb, 2010
Summary: Today, what I want to offer you is a launching pad...one that lights the FIRE of the HOLY GHOST in each of you with PRICKED HEARTS...the same PRICKED HEARTS they had at Pentecost.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,964
Rodney Fry avatar
Joel - The Day Of The Lord (1:1-2:27) Part 1 of 2
Shared by: Rodney Fry on Oct, 2009
Summary: The name "Joel" means "Jehovah is God", and we know very little about the author... a. The name appears frequently, with at least a dozen men sharing the name in the O.T. b. Described as "the son of Pethuel" (1:1), there is no reason to
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:1-2:27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,227
Pat Damiani avatar
Joel's Day of the Lord
Shared by: Pat Damiani on Jul, 2009
Summary: An introduction to Joel’s description of the "Day of the Lord".
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:1-3:21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,067
Brian Atwood avatar
Leaving a Legacy
Shared by: Brian Atwood on May, 2009
Summary: A legacy to leave with the next generation that will produce joy in them and us.
based on 42 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 41,816
 Aarron Ellerman avatar
The Wake-Up Call
Shared by: Aarron Ellerman on Dec, 2007
Summary: The extent God will go to in order to wake His people from thier apathy.
Series: Book of Joel
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:1-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,771
 Aarron Ellerman avatar
A Dry and Thirsty Land
Shared by: Aarron Ellerman on Dec, 2007
Summary: God’s judgment should leave us longing for the thirst quenching eternal spring of life.
Series: Book of Joel
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:8-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,473
Vance Elzinga avatar
The Truth About Judgment
Shared by: Vance Elzinga on Jun, 2007
Summary: How is seeing God as judge good and life-giving, and what does it mean for us to "rend our hearts"?
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:1-3:21
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 446
Ken Mowery avatar
The Day Of The Lord
Shared by: Ken Mowery on Dec, 2006
Summary: Judgment and mercy of God.
based on 32 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:1-3:17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,533
Toby Powers avatar
Empty Silos And Starving Sheep
Shared by: Toby Powers on Dec, 2005
Summary: This is an outline about God’s provisions for those who hunger and thirst for righteousness in this generation where there is a famine of the Word of God.
based on 30 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:15-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,539
Kevin Higgins avatar
Famine in the Land
Shared by: Kevin Higgins on Jul, 2005
Summary: Revival is needed because we are lacking in three areas.
based on 39 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:8-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,125
Anthony Smith avatar
Guns and Roses
Shared by: Anthony Smith on Jul, 2004
Summary: The prophecys of the Bible are being ignored, now its almost time for guns and roses.
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:15-17
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 734
Ewen Huffman avatar
Joel, part I
Shared by: Ewen Huffman on May, 2004
Summary: The message of Joel is one of hope and restoration in the darkest times.
based on 64 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:1-2:27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,690
Dennis Selfridge avatar
Prayer with Fasting brings God's power on the Scene
Shared by: Dennis Selfridge on Feb, 2004
Summary: We need to have prayer with fasting to affect this world we live in.
based on 42 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:14 Mark 9:14-29
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 3,993
Kevin Higgins avatar
Introduction to Joel
Shared by: Kevin Higgins on Jan, 2004
Summary: The book of Joel reveals the wonderful sovereignty of God.
based on 34 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,792
Ken Harris avatar
"The Wake-Up Call"
Shared by: Ken Harris on Dec, 2003
Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to end their complacency and turn to God before He gives a wake up call.
based on 28 ratings
Scripture: Joel 1:1-7
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 972