Joel 1:7
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New International Version
It has laid waste my vines and ruined my fig trees. It has stripped off their bark and thrown it away, leaving their branches white.

New Living Translation
It has destroyed my grapevines and ruined my fig trees, stripping their bark and destroying it, leaving the branches white and bare.

English Standard Version
It has laid waste my vine and splintered my fig tree; it has stripped off their bark and thrown it down; their branches are made white.

New American Standard Bible
It has made my vine a waste And my fig tree splinters. It has stripped them bare and cast them away; Their branches have become white.

King James Bible
He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It has devastated My grapevine and splintered My fig tree. It has stripped off its bark and thrown it away; its branches have turned white.

International Standard Version
That nation laid waste my vines, and stripped bare my fig tree, discarding it. It stripped off its bark.

NET Bible
They have destroyed our vines; they have turned our fig trees into mere splinters. They have completely stripped off the bark and thrown them aside; the twigs are stripped bare.

New Heart English Bible
He has laid my vine waste, and stripped my fig tree. He has stripped its bark, and thrown it away. Its branches are made white.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They destroyed my grapevines. They ruined my fig trees. They stripped off what they could eat, threw the rest away, and left the branches bare.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He hath laid my vine waste, And blasted my fig-tree; He hath made it clean bare, and cast it down, The branches thereof are made white.

New American Standard 1977
It has made my vine a waste,
            And my fig tree splinters.
            It has stripped them bare and cast them away;
            Their branches have become white.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He has laid my vine waste and barked my fig tree: he has made it clean bare and cast it away; its branches are made white.

King James 2000 Bible
He has laid my vine waste, and splintered my fig tree: he has stripped it bare, and cast it away; its branches are made white.

American King James Version
He has laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he has made it clean bore, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white.

American Standard Version
He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig-tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath laid my vineyard waste, and hath pilled off the bark of my fig tree: he hath stripped it bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white.

Darby Bible Translation
He hath made my vine a desolation, and barked my fig-tree; he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away: its branches are made white.

English Revised Version
He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white.

Webster's Bible Translation
He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig-tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; its branches are made white.

World English Bible
He has laid my vine waste, and stripped my fig tree. He has stripped its bark, and thrown it away. Its branches are made white.

Young's Literal Translation
It hath made my vine become a desolation, And my fig-tree become a chip, It hath made it thoroughly bare, and hath cast down, Made white have been its branches.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:1-7 The most aged could not remember such calamities as were about to take place. Armies of insects were coming upon the land to eat the fruits of it. It is expressed so as to apply also to the destruction of the country by a foreign enemy, and seems to refer to the devastations of the Chaldeans. God is Lord of hosts, has every creature at his command, and, when he pleases, can humble and mortify a proud, rebellious people, by the weakest and most contemptible creatures. It is just with God to take away the comforts which are abused to luxury and excess; and the more men place their happiness in the gratifications of sense, the more severe temporal afflictions are upon them. The more earthly delights we make needful to satisfy us, the more we expose ourselves to trouble.
Study Bible
The Invasion of Locusts
6For a nation has invaded my land, Mighty and without number; Its teeth are the teeth of a lion, And it has the fangs of a lioness. 7It has made my vine a waste And my fig tree splinters. It has stripped them bare and cast them away; Their branches have become white. 8Wail like a virgin girded with sackcloth For the bridegroom of her youth.…
Cross References
Exodus 10:14
The locusts came up over all the land of Egypt and settled in all the territory of Egypt; they were very numerous. There had never been so many locusts, nor would there be so many again.

Isaiah 5:6
"I will lay it waste; It will not be pruned or hoed, But briars and thorns will come up. I will also charge the clouds to rain no rain on it."

Jeremiah 8:13
"I will surely snatch them away," declares the LORD; "There will be no grapes on the vine And no figs on the fig tree, And the leaf will wither; And what I have given them will pass away."'"

Amos 4:9
"I smote you with scorching wind and mildew; And the caterpillar was devouring Your many gardens and vineyards, fig trees and olive trees; Yet you have not returned to Me," declares the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

He has laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he has made it clean bore, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white.

laid.

Joel 1:12 The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languishes; the pomegranate …

Exodus 10:15 For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was …

Psalm 105:33 He smote their vines also and their fig trees; and broke the trees …

Isaiah 5:6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor dig; but there …

Isaiah 24:7 The new wine mourns, the vine languishes, all the merry hearted do sigh.

Jeremiah 8:13 I will surely consume them, said the LORD: there shall be no grapes …

Hosea 2:12 And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she has said, …

Habakkuk 3:17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in …

barked my fig-tree. Heb. laid my fig-tree for a barking.

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