Joel 1:16
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New International Version
Has not the food been cut off before our very eyes-- joy and gladness from the house of our God?

King James Bible
Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yea, joy and gladness from the house of our God?

Darby Bible Translation
Is not the food cut off before our eyes, joy and gladness from the house of our God?

World English Bible
Isn't the food cut off before our eyes; joy and gladness from the house of our God?

Young's Literal Translation
Is not before our eyes food cut off? From the house of our God joy and rejoicing?

Joel 1:16 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Alas for the day! - The Syriac repeats this, the Vulgate, Septuagint, and Arabic, thrice: "Alas, alas, alas, for the day!"

As a destruction from the Almighty - The destruction that is now coming is no ordinary calamity; it is as a signal judgment immediately inflicted by the Almighty.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the meat.

Joel 1:5-9,13 Awake, you drunkards, and weep; and howl, all you drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth...

Amos 4:6,7 And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have you not returned to me...

joy.

Deuteronomy 12:6,7,11,12 And thither you shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and heave offerings of your hand, and your vows...

Deuteronomy 16:10-15 And you shall keep the feast of weeks to the LORD your God with a tribute of a freewill offering of your hand...

Psalm 43:4 Then will I go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy: yes, on the harp will I praise you, O God my God.

Psalm 105:3 Glory you in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

Isaiah 62:8,9 The LORD has sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give your corn to be meat for your enemies...

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Grace Before Meat.
O most gracious God, and loving Father, who feedest all creatures living, which depend upon thy divine providence, we beseech thee, sanctify these creatures, which thou hast ordained for us; give them virtue to nourish our bodies in life and health; and give us grace to receive them soberly and thankfully, as from thy hands; that so, in the strength of these and thy other blessings, we may walk in the uprightness of our hearts, before thy face, this day, and all the days of our lives, through Jesus
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Visions of Future Glory
In the darkest days of her long conflict with evil, the church of God has been given revelations of the eternal purpose of Jehovah. His people have been permitted to look beyond the trials of the present to the triumphs of the future, when, the warfare having been accomplished, the redeemed will enter into possession of the promised land. These visions of future glory, scenes pictured by the hand of God, should be dear to His church today, when the controversy of the ages is rapidly closing and the
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Deuteronomy 12:7
There, in the presence of the LORD your God, you and your families shall eat and shall rejoice in everything you have put your hand to, because the LORD your God has blessed you.

Psalm 43:4
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.

Psalm 51:8
Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.

Isaiah 3:7
But in that day he will cry out, "I have no remedy. I have no food or clothing in my house; do not make me the leader of the people."

Amos 4:6
"I gave you empty stomachs in every city and lack of bread in every town, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.

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