Joel 1:8

“Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Lament like a virgine girded with sackecloth for the husband of her youth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Wail like a virgin girded with sackcloth For the bridegroom of her youth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Make sounds of grief like a virgin dressed in haircloth for the husband of her early years.
- Basic English Bible

Wail like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.
- Darby Bible

Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.
- Webster's Bible

Mourn like a virgin dressed in sackcloth for the husband of her youth!
- World English Bible

Wail, as a virgin girdeth with sackcloth, For the husband of her youth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joel 1:8

1:8 The husband of her youth - Espoused to her, but snatched away by an untimely death.

Discussion for Joel 1

  • A disciple
    "..for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God." As it was in the days of Noah before the cataclysm, the world just went on as if it would continue indefinitely. So the faithful eventually fell away: first into sloth and ignorance and lastly all the way back to the world and ungodliness: all for being ashamed before men and fear of persecution. Luke 21:12
  • BSP
    Verse 2: The Israelites were going to experience a calamity like they had never experienced before. This was a consequence of their unfaithful course.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dee Fero
    Is Joel giving us Harbingers or warnings of things to come? Disaster after Disaster is hitting America, could these be warnings from our God? Are we seeing emotional, financial, Spiritual and natural warnings? I think so.

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