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Joel 1:17

    Joel 1:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The seeds rot under their clods; the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the grain is withered.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

    The seeds rot under their clods; the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the grain is withered.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The seeds rot under their clods; the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for the corn is withered.

    Clarke's Commentary on Joel 1:17

    The seed is rotten under their clods - When the sprout was cut off as low as possible by the locusts, there was no farther germination. The seed rotted away.

    Barnes' Notes on Joel 1:17

    The seed is rotten under the clods - Not only was all to be cut off for the present, but, with it, all hope for the future. The scattered seed, as it lay, each under its clod known to God, was dried up, and so decayed. The garners lay desolate, nay, were allowed to go to ruin, in hopelessness of any future harvest.

    Wesley's Notes on Joel 1:17

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