Joel 1:20
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New International Version
Even the wild animals pant for you; the streams of water have dried up and fire has devoured the pastures in the wilderness.

King James Bible
The beasts of the field cry also unto thee: for the rivers of waters are dried up, and the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness.

Darby Bible Translation
The beasts of the field also cry unto thee; for the water-courses are dried, and the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness.

World English Bible
Yes, the animals of the field pant to you, for the water brooks have dried up, And the fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness.

Young's Literal Translation
Also the cattle of the field long for Thee, For dried up have been streams of water, And fire hath consumed comely places of a wilderness!'

Joel 1:20 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The beasts of the field cry also unto thee - Even the cattle, wild and tame, are represented as supplicating God to have mercy upon them, and send them provender! There is a similar affecting description of the effects of a drought in Jeremiah, Jeremiah 14:6.

The rivers of waters are dried up - There must have been a drought as well as a host of locusts; as some of these expressions seem to apply to the effects of intense heat.

For המדבר hammidbar, "the wilderness," one of my oldest MSS. reads מדבר midbar, "wilderness" simply, as in Jeremiah 14:19. Eight or ten of Dr. Kennicott's have the same reading.

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cry.

Job 38:41 Who provides for the raven his food? when his young ones cry to God, they wander for lack of meat.

Psalm 104:21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.

Psalm 145:15 The eyes of all wait on you; and you give them their meat in due season.

Psalm 147:9 He gives to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

the rivers.

1 Kings 17:7 And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.

1 Kings 18:5 And Ahab said to Obadiah, Go into the land, to all fountains of water, and to all brooks...

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Grace Before Meat.
O most gracious God, and loving Father, who feedest all creatures living, which depend upon thy divine providence, we beseech thee, sanctify these creatures, which thou hast ordained for us; give them virtue to nourish our bodies in life and health; and give us grace to receive them soberly and thankfully, as from thy hands; that so, in the strength of these and thy other blessings, we may walk in the uprightness of our hearts, before thy face, this day, and all the days of our lives, through Jesus
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Visions of Future Glory
In the darkest days of her long conflict with evil, the church of God has been given revelations of the eternal purpose of Jehovah. His people have been permitted to look beyond the trials of the present to the triumphs of the future, when, the warfare having been accomplished, the redeemed will enter into possession of the promised land. These visions of future glory, scenes pictured by the hand of God, should be dear to His church today, when the controversy of the ages is rapidly closing and the
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
1 Kings 17:7
Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land.

1 Kings 18:5
Ahab had said to Obadiah, "Go through the land to all the springs and valleys. Maybe we can find some grass to keep the horses and mules alive so we will not have to kill any of our animals."

Psalm 104:21
The lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God.

Psalm 147:9
He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.

Jeremiah 14:4
The ground is cracked because there is no rain in the land; the farmers are dismayed and cover their heads.

Jeremiah 28:8
From early times the prophets who preceded you and me have prophesied war, disaster and plague against many countries and great kingdoms.

Joel 1:18
How the cattle moan! The herds mill about because they have no pasture; even the flocks of sheep are suffering.

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