14Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders [and] all the inhabitants of the land [into] the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD, 15Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD [is] at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come. 16Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, [yea], joy and gladness from the house of our God?17The seed is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the corn is withered. 18How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate.