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
CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryGrace 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
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.
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.
Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
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."
"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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