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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Joel 1:20

    CHAPTERS: Joel 1, 2, 3     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20




    King James Bible - Joel 1:20

    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.

    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.

    Douay-Rheims - Joel 1:20

    Yea and the beasts of the
    field have looked up to thee, as a garden bed that thirsteth after rain, for the springs of waters are dried up, and fire hath devoured the beautiful places of the wilderness.

    Webster's Bible Translation

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

    Original Hebrew

    1571 בהמות 929 שׂדה 7704 תערוג 6165 אליך 413 כי 3588 יבשׁו 3001 אפיקי 650 מים 4325 ואשׁ 784 אכלה 398 נאות 4999 המדבר׃ 4057

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    VERSE (20) -
    Job 38:41 Ps 104:21; 145:15; 147:9

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:20

    Las bestias del campo bramarán también a ti; porque se secaron los arroyos de las aguas, y fuego consumió las praderías del desierto.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Joel 1:20

    Verse 20. 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, xiv. 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 rbdmh hammidbar, "the wilderness," one of my oldest MSS. reads rbdm midbar, "wilderness" simply, as in ver. 19. Eight or ten of Dr. Kennicott's have the same reading.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 20. The beasts of the field cry also unto thee , etc.] As well as the prophet, in their way; which may be mentioned, both as a rebuke to such who had no sense of the judgments upon them, and called not on the Lord; and to express the greatness of the calamity, of which the brute creatures were sensible, and made piteous moans, as for food, so for drink; panting thorough excessive heat and vehement thirst, as the hart, after the water brooks, of which this word is only used, ( Psalm 42:1); but in vain: for the rivers of waters are dried up ; not only springs, and rivulets and brooks of water, but rivers, places where were large deep waters, as Aben Ezra explains it; either by the Assyrian army, the like Sennacherib boasts ( Isaiah 37:25); and is said to be done by the army of Xerxes, wherever it came; or rather by the excessive heat and scorching beams of the sun, by which such effects are produced: and the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness ; (see Gill on “ Joel 1:19”); and whereas the word rendered pastures signifies both “them” and “habitations” also; and, being repeated, it may be taken in one of the senses in ( Joel 1:19); and in the other here: and so Kimchi who interprets it before of “tents”, here explains it of grassy places in the wilderness, dried up, as if the sun had consumed them.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    An exhortation to repentance. (Hos. 14:1-3) Blessings
    promised, showin the rich comforts of the gospel. (Hos. 14:4-8) The just and the wicked (Hos. 14:9)

    Hos. 14:1-3 Israel is exhorted to return unto Jehovah, from their sin and idols, by faith in his mercy, and grace through the promise Redeemer, and by diligently attending on his worship and service. Tak away iniquity; lift it off as a burden we are ready to sink under, or as the stumbling-block we have often fallen over. Take it all away by free and full forgiveness, for we cannot strike any of it off. Receiv our prayer graciously. They do not say what good they seek, but refe it to God. It is not good of the world's showing, but good of God' giving. They were to consider their sins, their wants, and the remedy and they were to take, not sacrifices, but words stating the desires of their hearts, and with them to address the Lord. The whole forms clear description of the nature and tendency of a sinner's conversio to God through Jesus Christ. As we draw near to God by the prayer of faith, we should first beseech him to teach us what to ask. We must be earnest with him to take away all iniquity.

    Hos. 14:4-8 Israel seeks God's face, and they shall not seek it is vain. His anger is turned from them. Whom God loves, he loves freely not because they deserve it, but of his own good pleasure. God will be to them all they need. The graces of the Spirit are the hidden manna hidden in the dew; the grace thus freely bestowed on them shall not be in vain. They shall grow upward, and be more flourishing; shall grow a the lily. The lily, when come to its height, is a lovely flower, Matt 6:28,29. They shall grow downward, and be more firm. With the flower of the lily shall be the strong root of the cedar of Lebanon. Spiritual growth consists most in the growth of the root, which is out of sight They shall also spread as the vine, whose branches extend very widely When believers abound in good works, then their branches spread. The shall be acceptable both to God and man. Holiness is the beauty of soul. The church is compared to the vine and the olive, which brin forth useful fruits. God's promises pertain to those only that atten on his ordinances; not such as flee to this shadow only for shelter in a hot gleam, but all who dwell under it. When a man is brought to God all who dwell under his shadow fare the better. The sanctifying fruit shall appear in his life. Thus believers grow up into the experienc and fruitfulness of the gospel. Ephraim shall say, God will put it int his heart to say it, What have I to do any more with idols! God' promises to us are more our security and our strength for mortifyin sin, than our promises to God. See the power of Divine grace. God wil work such a change in him, that he shall loathe the idols as much a ever he loved them. See the benefit of sanctified afflictions. Ephrai smarted for his idolatry, and this is the fruit, even the taking awa his sin, Is. 27:9. See the nature of repentance; it is a firm and fixe resolution to have no more to do with sin. The Lord meets penitent with mercy, as the father of the prodigal met his returning son. God will be to all true converts both a delight and a defence; they shal sit under his shadow with delight. And as the root of a tree; From m is thy fruit found: from Him we receive grace and strength to enable u to do our duty.

    Hos. 14:9 Who profit by the truths the prophet delivered? Such as se themselves to understand and know these things. The ways of God' providence towards us are right; all is well done. Christ is Foundation Stone to some, to others a Stone of stumbling, and a Rock of offence. That which was ordained to life, becomes, through their abus of it, death to them. The same sun softens wax and hardens clay. But those transgressors certainly have the most dangerous, fatal falls, wh fall in the ways of God, who split on the Rock of Ages, and suck poiso out of the Balm of Gilead. Let sinners in Zion fear this. May we lear to walk in the right ways of God, as his righteous servants, and ma none of us be disobedient and unbelieving, and stumble at the word __________________________________________________________________

    Original Hebrew

    גם 1571 בהמות 929 שׂדה 7704 תערוג 6165 אליך 413 כי 3588 יבשׁו 3001 אפיקי 650 מים 4325 ואשׁ 784 אכלה 398 נאות 4999 המדבר׃ 4057

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    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20


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