Joel 1:9
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New Living Translation
For there is no grain or wine to offer at the Temple of the LORD. So the priests are in mourning. The ministers of the LORD are weeping.

King James Bible
The meat offering and the drink offering is cut off from the house of the LORD; the priests, the LORD'S ministers, mourn.

Darby Bible Translation
The oblation and the drink-offering are cut off from the house of Jehovah; the priests, Jehovah's ministers, mourn.

World English Bible
The meal offering and the drink offering are cut off from Yahweh's house. The priests, Yahweh's ministers, mourn.

Young's Literal Translation
Cut off hath been present and libation from the house of Jehovah, Mourned have the priests, ministrants of Jehovah.

Joel 1:9 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

1:9 The drink - offering - By the destruction of the vines, all wine (out of which they ought to offer the drink - offering) failed.

Joel 1:9 Parallel Commentaries

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The Unseen Watcher
[This chapter is based on Daniel 5.] Toward the close of Daniel's life great changes were taking place in the land to which, over threescore years before, he and his Hebrew companions had been carried captive. Nebuchadnezzar, "the terrible of the nations" (Ezekiel 28:7), had died, and Babylon, "the praise of the whole earth" (Jeremiah 51:41), had passed under the unwise rule of his successors, and gradual but sure dissolution was resulting. Through the folly and weakness of Belshazzar, the grandson
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Joel
The book of Joel admirably illustrates the intimate connection which subsisted for the prophetic mind between the sorrows and disasters of the present and the coming day of Jehovah: the one is the immediate harbinger of the other. In an unusually devastating plague of locusts, which, like an army of the Lord,[1] has stripped the land bare and brought misery alike upon city and country, man and beast--"for the beasts of the field look up sighing unto Thee," i. 20--the prophet sees the forerunner of
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Hosea 9:4
There you will make no offerings of wine to the LORD. None of your sacrifices there will please him. They will be unclean, like food touched by a person in mourning. All who present such sacrifices will be defiled. They may eat this food themselves, but they may not offer it to the LORD.

Joel 1:13
Dress yourselves in burlap and weep, you priests! Wail, you who serve before the altar! Come, spend the night in burlap, you ministers of my God. For there is no grain or wine to offer at the Temple of your God.

Joel 2:14
Who knows? Perhaps he will give you a reprieve, sending you a blessing instead of this curse. Perhaps you will be able to offer grain and wine to the LORD your God as before.

Joel 2:17
Let the priests, who minister in the LORD's presence, stand and weep between the entry room to the Temple and the altar. Let them pray, "Spare your people, LORD! Don't let your special possession become an object of mockery. Don't let them become a joke for unbelieving foreigners who say, 'Has the God of Israel left them?'"

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