Joel 1:16
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New Living Translation
Our food disappears before our very eyes. No joyful celebrations are held in the house of our God.

King James Bible
Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yea, joy and gladness from the house of our God?

Darby Bible Translation
Is not the food cut off before our eyes, joy and gladness from the house of our God?

World English Bible
Isn't the food cut off before our eyes; joy and gladness from the house of our God?

Young's Literal Translation
Is not before our eyes food cut off? From the house of our God joy and rejoicing?

Joel 1:16 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

1:16 Cut off - Devoured by locusts, or withered with drought.

Joel 1:16 Parallel Commentaries

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The Unseen Watcher
[This chapter is based on Daniel 5.] Toward the close of Daniel's life great changes were taking place in the land to which, over threescore years before, he and his Hebrew companions had been carried captive. Nebuchadnezzar, "the terrible of the nations" (Ezekiel 28:7), had died, and Babylon, "the praise of the whole earth" (Jeremiah 51:41), had passed under the unwise rule of his successors, and gradual but sure dissolution was resulting. Through the folly and weakness of Belshazzar, the grandson
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Joel
The book of Joel admirably illustrates the intimate connection which subsisted for the prophetic mind between the sorrows and disasters of the present and the coming day of Jehovah: the one is the immediate harbinger of the other. In an unusually devastating plague of locusts, which, like an army of the Lord,[1] has stripped the land bare and brought misery alike upon city and country, man and beast--"for the beasts of the field look up sighing unto Thee," i. 20--the prophet sees the forerunner of
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Deuteronomy 12:7
There you and your families will feast in the presence of the LORD your God, and you will rejoice in all you have accomplished because the LORD your God has blessed you.

Psalm 43:4
There I will go to the altar of God, to God--the source of all my joy. I will praise you with my harp, O God, my God!

Psalm 51:8
Oh, give me back my joy again; you have broken me--now let me rejoice.

Isaiah 3:7
But he will reply, "No! I can't help. I don't have any extra food or clothes. Don't put me in charge!"

Amos 4:6
"I brought hunger to every city and famine to every town. But still you would not return to me," says the LORD.

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