Joel 1:9
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New International Version
Grain offerings and drink offerings are cut off from the house of the LORD. The priests are in mourning, those who minister before the LORD.

King James Bible
The meat offering and the drink offering is cut off from the house of the LORD; the priests, the LORD'S ministers, mourn.

Darby Bible Translation
The oblation and the drink-offering are cut off from the house of Jehovah; the priests, Jehovah's ministers, mourn.

World English Bible
The meal offering and the drink offering are cut off from Yahweh's house. The priests, Yahweh's ministers, mourn.

Young's Literal Translation
Cut off hath been present and libation from the house of Jehovah, Mourned have the priests, ministrants of Jehovah.

Joel 1:9 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The meat-offering and the drink-offering is cut off - The crops and the vines being destroyed by the locusts, thee total devastation in plants, trees, corn, etc., is referred to and described with a striking variety of expression in this and the following verses.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

meat.

Joel 1:13,16 Gird yourselves, and lament, you priests: howl, you ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth...

Joel 2:14 Who knows if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him...

Hosea 9:4 They shall not offer wine offerings to the LORD, neither shall they be pleasing to him...

the priests.

Joel 2:17 Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare your people, O LORD...

Lamentations 1:4,16 The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh...

the Lord's.

Exodus 28:1 And take you to you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel...

2 Chronicles 13:10 But as for us, the LORD is our God, and we have not forsaken him; and the priests, which minister to the LORD, are the sons of Aaron...

Isaiah 61:6 But you shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: you shall eat the riches of the Gentiles...

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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
Hosea 9:4
They will not pour out wine offerings to the LORD, nor will their sacrifices please him. Such sacrifices will be to them like the bread of mourners; all who eat them will be unclean. This food will be for themselves; it will not come into the temple of the LORD.

Joel 1:13
Put on sackcloth, you priests, and mourn; wail, you who minister before the altar. Come, spend the night in sackcloth, you who minister before my God; for the grain offerings and drink offerings are withheld from the house of your God.

Joel 2:14
Who knows? He may turn and relent and leave behind a blessing-- grain offerings and drink offerings for the LORD your God.

Joel 2:17
Let the priests, who minister before the LORD, weep between the portico and the altar. Let them say, "Spare your people, LORD. Do not make your inheritance an object of scorn, a byword among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, 'Where is their God?'"

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