Joel 1:20
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New Living Translation
Even the wild animals cry out to you because the streams have dried up, and fire has consumed the wilderness pastures.

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
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

1:20 Cry - They utter their complaints, their sad tones, they have a voice to cry, as well as an eye to look to God.

Joel 1:20 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
1 Kings 17:7
But after a while the brook dried up, for there was no rainfall anywhere in the land.

1 Kings 18:5
Ahab said to Obadiah, "We must check every spring and valley in the land to see if we can find enough grass to save at least some of my horses and mules."

Psalm 104:21
Then the young lions roar for their prey, stalking the food provided by God.

Psalm 147:9
He gives food to the wild animals and feeds the young ravens when they cry.

Jeremiah 14:4
The ground is parched and cracked for lack of rain. The farmers are deeply troubled; they, too, cover their heads.

Jeremiah 28:8
The ancient prophets who preceded you and me spoke against many nations, always warning of war, disaster, and disease.

Joel 1:18
How the animals moan with hunger! The herds of cattle wander about confused, because they have no pasture. The flocks of sheep and goats bleat in misery.

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