Joel 1:18

“How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Joel 1:18

How doe the beastes grone? the heards of cattell are perplexed, because they haue no pasture, yea the flockes of sheepe are made desolate.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

How the beasts groan! The herds of cattle wander aimlessly Because there is no pasture for them; Even the flocks of sheep suffer.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate.
- American Standard Version (1901)

What sounds of pain come from the beasts! the herds of cattle are at a loss because there is no grass for them; even the flocks of sheep are no longer to be seen.
- Basic English Bible

How do the beasts groan! The herds of cattle are bewildered, for they have no pasture; the flocks of sheep also are in suffering.
- Darby Bible

How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yes, the flocks of sheep are made desolate.
- Webster's Bible

How the animals groan! The herds of livestock are perplexed, because they have no pasture. Yes, the flocks of sheep are made desolate.
- World English Bible

How have cattle sighed! Perplexed have been droves of oxen, For there is no pasture for them, Also droves of sheep have been desolated.
- Youngs Literal Bible

How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Joel 1:18

Wesley's Notes for Joel 1:18


1:16 Cut off - Devoured by locusts, or withered with drought.

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

1:19 The fire - The immoderate heats. The wilderness - The world, only means places not ploughed, and less inhabited than others.

1:20 Cry - They utter their complaints, their sad tones, they have a voice to cry, as well as an eye to look to God.


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