11 It will be made a wasteland,(A)
    parched and desolate before me;(B)
the whole land will be laid waste
    because there is no one who cares.

Read full chapter
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

26 I looked, and the fruitful land was a desert;(A)
    all its towns lay in ruins(B)
    before the Lord, before his fierce anger.(C)

Read full chapter
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

10 The fields are ruined,
    the ground is dried up;(A)
the grain is destroyed,
    the new wine(B) is dried up,
    the olive oil fails.(C)

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

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Joel 1:12 Or possibly apricot
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

He said:

“The Lord roars(A) from Zion
    and thunders(B) from Jerusalem;(C)
the pastures of the shepherds dry up,
    and the top of Carmel(D) withers.”(E)

Read full chapter
New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Bible Gateway Recommends

NIV Devotional Bible for Men--hardcover, jacketed printed
NIV Devotional Bible for Men--hardcover, jacketed printed
Retail: $34.99
Our Price: $14.99
Save: $20.00 (57%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
NIV Super-Giant Print Reference Bible--soft leather-look, brown
NIV Super-Giant Print Reference Bible--soft leather-look, brown
Retail: $39.99
Our Price: $23.99
Save: $16.00 (40%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
NIV Large-Print Outreach Bible--softcover, orange cross
NIV Large-Print Outreach Bible--softcover, orange cross
Retail: $7.99
Our Price: $4.99
Save: $3.00 (38%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
The Action Bible
The Action Bible
Retail: $29.99
Our Price: $14.99
Save: $15.00 (50%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars

Bible Gateway Sponsors