Joel 1:20
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New International Version
Even the wild animals pant for you; the streams of water have dried up and fire has devoured the pastures in the wilderness.

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

English Standard Version
Even the beasts of the field pant for you because the water brooks are dried up, and fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness.

New American Standard Bible
Even the beasts of the field pant for You; For the water brooks are dried up And fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness.

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even the wild animals cry out to You, for the river beds are dried up, and fire has consumed the pastures of the wilderness.

International Standard Version
The livestock also cries out to you, because their water sources have evaporated and because fire has consumed the open pastures.

NET Bible
Even the wild animals cry out to you; for the river beds have dried up; fire has destroyed the grassy pastures.

New Heart 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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even wild animals long for you. Streams run dry. Fire has burned up the open pastures.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, the beasts of the field pant unto Thee; For the water brooks are dried up, And the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness.

New American Standard 1977
Even the beasts of the field pant for Thee;
            For the water brooks are dried up,
            And fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness.



Jubilee Bible 2000
The beasts of the field also cry unto thee for the rivers of waters are dried up, and the fire has devoured the meadows of the wilderness.

King James 2000 Bible
The beasts of the field cry also unto you: for the rivers of waters are dried up, and the fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness.

American King James Version
The beasts of the field cry also to you: for the rivers of waters are dried up, and the fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness.

American Standard Version
Yea, the beasts of the field pant unto thee; for the water brooks are dried up, and the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

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.

English Revised Version
Yea, the beasts of the field pant unto thee: for the water brooks are dried up, and the fire hath devoured the pastures 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.

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!'

Study Bible
A Call to Repentance
19To You, O LORD, I cry; For fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness And the flame has burned up all the trees of the field. 20Even the beasts of the field pant for You; For the water brooks are dried up And fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness.
Cross References
1 Kings 17:7
It happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land.

1 Kings 18:5
Then Ahab said to Obadiah, "Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the valleys; perhaps we will find grass and keep the horses and mules alive, and not have to kill some of the cattle."

Psalm 104:21
The young lions roar after their prey And seek their food from God.

Psalm 147:9
He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens which cry.

Jeremiah 14:4
"Because the ground is cracked, For there has been no rain on the land; The farmers have been put to shame, They have covered their heads.

Jeremiah 28:8
"The prophets who were before me and before you from ancient times prophesied against many lands and against great kingdoms, of war and of calamity and of pestilence.

Joel 1:18
How the beasts groan! The herds of cattle wander aimlessly Because there is no pasture for them; Even the flocks of sheep suffer.
Treasury of Scripture

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

cry.

Job 38:41 Who provides for the raven his food? when his young ones cry to God, …

Psalm 104:21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.

Psalm 145:15 The eyes of all wait on you; and you give them their meat in due season.

Psalm 147:9 He gives to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

the rivers.

1 Kings 17:7 And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because …

1 Kings 18:5 And Ahab said to Obadiah, Go into the land, to all fountains of water, …

(20) The beasts of the field cry also unto thee.--The prophet has cried to God; the very beasts echo that cry, "looking up" to Him. As yet, man seems dumb.

The beasts of the field cry also unto thee,.... 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. 20. beasts … cry … unto thee—that is, look up to heaven with heads lifted up, as if their only expectation was from God (Job 38:41; Ps 104:21; 145:15; 147:9; compare Ps 42:1). They tacitly reprove the deadness of the Jews for not even now invoking God. 1:14-20 The sorrow of the people is turned into repentance and humiliation before God. With all the marks of sorrow and shame, sin must be confessed and bewailed. A day is to be appointed for this purpose; a day in which people must be kept from their common employments, that they may more closely attend God's services; and there is to be abstaining from meat and drink. Every one had added to the national guilt, all shared in the national calamity, therefore every one must join in repentance. When joy and gladness are cut off from God's house, when serious godliness decays, and love waxes cold, then it is time to cry unto the Lord. The prophet describes how grievous the calamity. See even the inferior creatures suffering for our transgression. And what better are they than beasts, who never cry to God but for corn and wine, and complain of the want of the delights of sense? Yet their crying to God in those cases, shames the stupidity of those who cry not to God in any case. Whatever may become of the nations and churches that persist in ungodliness, believers will find the comfort of acceptance with God, when the wicked shall be burned up with his indignation.
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