Joel 1:17

“The seed is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the corn is withered.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The seede is rotten vnder their clods: the garners are laide desolate: the barnes are broken downe, for the corne is withered.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The seeds shrivel under their clods; The storehouses are desolate, The barns are torn down, For the grain is dried up.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The seeds rot under their clods; the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the grain is withered.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The grains have become small and dry under the spade; the store-houses are made waste, the grain-stores are broken down; for the grain is dry and dead.
- Basic English Bible

The seeds are rotten under their clods, the granaries are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the corn is withered.
- Darby Bible

The seed hath perished under their clods, the granaries are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the corn is withered.
- Webster's Bible

The seeds rot under their clods. The granaries are laid desolate. The barns are broken down, for the grain has withered.
- World English Bible

Rotted have scattered things under their clods, Desolated have been storehouses, Broken down have been granaries, For withered hath the corn.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The grains shrivel under their hoes; the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the corn is withered.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joel 1:17


1:17 Laid desolate - Run to ruin because the owners discouraged with the barrenness of the seasons, would not repair them.


Discussion for Joel 1

  • Kehinde oni
    The vision that prophet Joel saw then, the same is what is going on around the world today, no peace, no joy everywhere, the few minister of the gospel that suppose to cry out to God has been given to worldness and cares of this world has blindfolded their eyes. As individual as church and nation we should go back to our maker accordinding to Isaiah 1 so that we can renew our relationship with Him.
  • Justin J Moore
    Haven read Joel 1,Our God is so merciful n gracious to his ppl that gives warning to keep us aware of what is about to come upon the earth so that we can repent our sin and turned to him... I sometimes feel so sad when u try talking to some of my friends and people and the said they don't need God (Jesus) only because of the pleasure of this word....Read Roman 6 :23, lord,pls forgive me n make me
  • Norm
    Kenn, you are correct that time is very short for America. Kenn, please study Psalms chapter 51 with all your heart, mind and soul daily. Confess your sins to the LORD and ask Him to forgive you and cleanse you of all unrighteousness. Ask the LORD to increase your faith and to stablish your heart and mind by His infinite power. Pray without ceasing and stay in His Word. I will pray for you and always remember the LORD JESUS is absolutely faithful! God bless you! 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
  • Kenn
    I have fallen away from my LORD my life is in shambles.I need forgiveness, please tell me how to truly repent.I am grateful that I read Joel 1 today. Thank you may this ungodly nation repent and worship the only true GOD.Time is short!
  • Benora
    Yah'l pronounced Yah-yeel uses agricultural metaphors to describe spiritual desolation felt in the land of Yizroyl in line with other prophets also bewraying the nation's sins. Yah'l calls upon the nation and "ministries" to repent. Today if only modern day preachers had such backbone. The day of Yahweh is described as a day of DESTRUCTION from the Almighty. The solution then and now, ministers should call people to fasting and prayer meetings, solemn assemblies, not prayer meetings where a bunch of "sanctified saints" sit around gossiping. as I have witnessed. The solutions proposed by inspired men of Yah of old are not "done away in Christ", as the deceived church world proposes simply because they are found in the Old Testament so-called . Messiah came to reform the heart of man by his substitutionary death, and not to implement a SUBSTITUTE religion adverse to Tanach and Tanach teachings. See Hebrews, Chapters one to the end of the book. As always, it is truth verses teachings of man made traditions. Little has changed in man since these ancient words were penned with the exception that now that Messiah has come, we have no excuse for our sins, only his blood covering. Rom 2:1-29, John 9:41
  • Jennifer
    It is God's Word coming to pass. The world the lost being cut off from their needs. Soon to be their last chance to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and come into the fold. I fear it is God's last attempt at saving the world the unsaved from satan's reign.

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