Joel 1:8
Good News Translation
Cry, you people, like a young woman who mourns the death of the man she was going to marry.

Contemporary English Version
Grieve like a young woman mourning for the man she was to marry.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.

New American Bible
Wail like a young woman dressed in sackcloth for the husband of her youth.

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Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.

Lament.

Joel 1:13-15 Gird yourselves, and lament, O ye priests, howl, ye ministers of the altars: go in, lie in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: because sacrifice and libation is cut off from the house of your God. . . .

Joel 2:12-14 Now, therefore, saith the Lord. Be converted to me with all your heart, in fasting, and in weeping, and mourning. . . .

Isaiah 22:12 And the Lord, the God of hosts, in that day shall call to weeping, and to mourning, to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:

Isaiah 24:7-12 The vintage hath mourned, the vine hath languished away, all the merry have sighed. . . .

Isaiah 32:11 Be astonished, ye rich women, be troubled, ye confident ones: strip you, and be confounded, gird your loins.

Jeremiah 9:17-19 Thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: Consider ye, and call for the mourning women, and let them come: and send to them that are wise women, and let them make haste: . . .

James 4:8,9 Draw nigh to God: and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double minded. . . .

James 5:1 Go to now, ye rich men: weep and howl in your miseries, which shall come upon you.

the husband.

Proverbs 2:17 And hath forgotten the covenant of her God: for her house inclineth unto death, and her paths to hell.

Jeremiah 3:4 Therefore at the least from this time call to me: Thou art my father, the guide of my virginity:

Malachi 2:15 Did not one make her, and she is the residue of his spirit? And what doth one seek, but the seed of God? Keep then your spirit, and despise not the wife of thy youth.

Context
A Call to Mourning
8Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.9Sacrifice and libation is cut off from the house of the Lord: the priests, the Lord's ministers, have mourned:…
Cross References
Isaiah 22:12
And the Lord, the God of hosts, in that day shall call to weeping, and to mourning, to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:

Lamentations 1:4
Daleth. The ways of Sion mourn, because there are none that come to the solemn feast: all her gates are broken down; her priests sigh; her virgins are in affliction; and she is oppressed with bitterness.

Joel 1:13
Gird yourselves, and lament, O ye priests, howl, ye ministers of the altars: go in, lie in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: because sacrifice and libation is cut off from the house of your God.

Amos 8:10
And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord God, that the sun shall go down at midday, and I will make the earth dark in the day of light:

Additional Translations
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Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.

Lament to me more than a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.

Wail like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.

Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.

Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.

Mourn like a virgin dressed in sackcloth for the husband of her youth!

Wail, as a virgin girdeth with sackcloth, For the husband of her youth.
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