The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleJoel 1:18
How do the beasts groan?
&c.] For want of fodder, all green
grass and herbs being eaten up by the locusts; or devoured, or trampled
upon, and destroyed, by the Chaldeans; and also for want of water to
quench their thirst:
the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture;
larger cattle, as oxen; these were in the utmost perplexity, not
knowing where to go for food or drink:
yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate;
which have shepherds to
lead and direct them to pastures, and can feed on commons, where the
grass is short, which other cattle cannot; yet even these were in great
distress, and wasted away, and were consumed for want of nourishment.