Has anything like this happened in your days
Or in the days of your forefathers?+
3 Tell about it to your sons,
And let your sons tell about it to their sons,
And their sons to the next generation.
And what was left by the swarming locust, the unwinged locust has eaten;
And what the unwinged locust has left, the voracious locust has eaten.+
Wail, all you wine drinkers,
Because the sweet wine has been taken from your mouths.+
Its teeth are the teeth of a lion,+ and its jaws are those of a lion.
7 It has devastated my vine and turned my fig tree into a stump,
Stripping them completely bare and tossing them aside,
Leaving their twigs white.
The priests, the ministers of Jehovah, are in mourning.
For the grain has been devastated, the new wine has dried up, the oil has failed.+
11 Farmers are dismayed, vinedressers wail,
Because of the wheat and the barley;
For the harvest of the field has perished.
12 The vine has dried up,
The fig tree has withered.
The pomegranate, the palm, and the apple,
All the trees of the field have dried up;+
For joy has turned to shame among the people.
Come in and spend the night in sackcloth, you ministers of my God;
Gather the elders together, with all the inhabitants of the land,
To the house of Jehovah your God,+ and cry to Jehovah for help.
15 Woe because of the day!
For the day of Jehovah is near,+
And it will come like a destruction from the Almighty!
16 Has not food been taken from before our very eyes,
And rejoicing and joy from the house of our God?
Storehouses are desolate.
Granaries have been torn down, for the grain has dried up.
18 Even the livestock groan!
The herds of cattle wander in confusion, for they have no pasture!
And the flocks of sheep bear the punishment.
For fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness,
And a flame has consumed all the trees of the field.
20 Even the wild beasts long for you,
Because the streams of water have dried up
And fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness.”