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Joel 1


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Joel 1:1

The prophet Joel receives a revelation from God for the people of Judah.

Joel 1:2–4

The prophet Joel calls the nation of Judah to give undivided attention to his message because a locust plague will certainly devastate the land.

Joel 1:5-7

Joel addresses the drunkards of Judah, urging them to lament the disaster caused by the locust plague.

Joel 1:8-10

Joel addresses the worshipers, urging them to lament the disaster caused by the locust plague.

Joel 1:11–12

Joel addresses the farmers and the vinedressers, urging them to lament the disaster caused by the locust plague of invaders.

Joel 1:13–14

Joel addresses the priests, urging them to lament the disaster caused by the locust plague/invading army.

Joel 1:15–20

The prophet uses the recent locust/army invasion to predict the day of the LORD, a time in which God will intervene in the world to judge His adversaries.