Joel 1:12
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English Standard Version
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.

King James Bible
The 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.

American Standard Version
The vine is withered, 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: for joy is withered away from the sons of men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The vineyard is confounded, and the fig tree hath languished: the pomegranate tree, and the palm tree, and the apple tree, and all the trees of the field are withered: because joy is withdrawn from the children of men.

English Revised Version
The vine is withered, 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: for joy is withered away from the sons of men.

Webster's Bible Translation
The 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.

Joel 1:12 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This accusation is still further vindicated in Hosea 5:2., by a fuller exposure of the moral corruption of the nation. Hosea 5:2. "And excesses they have spread out deeply; but I am a chastisement to them all." The meaning of the first half of the verse, which is very difficult, and has been very differently interpreted by both ancient and modern expositors, has been brought out best by Delitzsch (Com. on Psalm 101:3), who renders it, "they understand from the very foundation how to spread out transgressions." For the word שׂטים the meaning transgressions is well established by the use of סטים in Psalm 101:3, where Hengstenberg, Hupfeld, and Delitzsch all agree that this is the proper rendering (see Ewald's philological defence of it at 146, e). In the psalm referred to, however, the expression עשׂה סטים also shows that shachătâh is the inf. piel, and sētı̄m the accusative of the object. And it follows from this that shachătâh neither means to slaughter or slaughter sacrifices, nor can be used for שׁחתה in the sense of acting injuriously, but that it is to be interpreted according to the shâchūth in 1 Kings 10:16-17, in the sense of stretching, stretching out; so that there is no necessity to take שׁחט in the sense of שׁטח, as Delitzsch does, though the use of עלוה for עולה in Hosea 10:9 may no doubt be adduced in its support. שׂטים, from שׂטה (to turn aside, Numbers 5:12, Numbers 5:19), are literally digressions or excesses, answering to the hiznâh in Hosea 5:3, the leading sin of Israel. "They have deepened to stretch out excesses," i.e., they have gone to great lengths, or are deeply sunken in excesses, - a thought quite in harmony with the context, to which the threat is appended. "I (Jehovah) am a chastisement to them all, to the rulers as well as to the people;" i.e., I will punish them all (cf. Hosea 5:12), because their idolatrous conduct is well known to me. The way is thus prepared for the two following verses.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The vine. Dr. Shaw observes, that in Barbary, in the month of June the locusts are no sooner hatched than they collect themselves into compact bodies, each a furlong or more square; and marching directly after they are come to life, make their way towards the sea and let nothing escape them, eating up everything that is green or juicy; not only the lesser vegetables, but the vine likewise, the fig-tree, the pomegranate, the palm, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field.

Joel 1:10 The field is wasted, the land mourns; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languishes.

Habakkuk 3:17,18 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail...

the pomegranate.

Numbers 13:23 And they came to the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from there a branch with one cluster of grapes...

Psalm 92:12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

Songs 2:3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight...

Songs 4:13 Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard,

Songs 7:7-9 This your stature is like to a palm tree, and your breasts to clusters of grapes...

joy.

Joel 1:16 Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yes, joy and gladness from the house of our God?

Psalm 4:7 You have put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

Isaiah 9:3 You have multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before you according to the joy in harvest...

Isaiah 16:10 And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing...

Isaiah 24:11 There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.

Jeremiah 48:3 A voice of crying shall be from Horonaim, spoiling and great destruction.

Hosea 9:1,2 Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for you have gone a whoring from your God...

Cross References
Song of Solomon 2:3
As an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. With great delight I sat in his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

Song of Solomon 7:8
I say I will climb the palm tree and lay hold of its fruit. Oh may your breasts be like clusters of the vine, and the scent of your breath like apples,

Isaiah 16:10
And joy and gladness are taken away from the fruitful field, and in the vineyards no songs are sung, no cheers are raised; no treader treads out wine in the presses; I have put an end to the shouting.

Isaiah 24:7
The wine mourns, the vine languishes, all the merry-hearted sigh.

Isaiah 24:11
There is an outcry in the streets for lack of wine; all joy has grown dark; the gladness of the earth is banished.

Jeremiah 48:33
Gladness and joy have been taken away from the fruitful land of Moab; I have made the wine cease from the winepresses; no one treads them with shouts of joy; the shouting is not the shout of joy.

Joel 1:10
The fields are destroyed, the ground mourns, because the grain is destroyed, the wine dries up, the oil languishes.

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