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Joel 1:1-3

Get in Touch with Reality—and Weep!

1-3God's Message to Joel son of Pethuel:

Attention, elder statesmen! Listen closely,

everyone, whoever and wherever you are!

Have you ever heard of anything like this?

Has anything like this ever happened before—ever?

Make sure you tell your children,

and your children tell their children,

And their children their children.

Don't let this message die out.

4What the chewing locust left,

the gobbling locust ate;

What the gobbling locust left,

the munching locust ate;

What the munching locust left,

the chomping locust ate.