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Then spake Elisha unto the woman, whose son he had restored to life, saying, Arise, and go thou and thine household, and sojourn wheresoever thou canst sojourn: for the LORD hath called for a famine; and it shall also come upon the land seven years.

Whose son

Called for a famine

Bible References

Whose son

2 Kings 4:18
Now one day, when the child was older, he went out to his father to where the grain was being cut.


Genesis 12:10
And because there was little food to be had in that land, he went down into Egypt.
Genesis 26:1
Then came a time of great need in the land, like that which had been before in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech, king of the Philistines, at Gerar.
Genesis 47:4
And they said to Pharaoh, We have come to make a living in this land, because we have no grass for our flocks in the land of Canaan; so now let your servants make a place for themselves in the land of Goshen.
Ruth 1:1
Now there came a time, in the days of the judges, when there was no food in the land. And a certain man went from Beth-lehem-judah, he and his wife and his two sons, to make a living-place in the country of Moab.

The lord

Genesis 41:25
Then Joseph said, These two dreams have the same sense: God has made clear to Pharaoh what he is about to do.
Leviticus 26:19
And the pride of your strength will be broken, and I will make your heaven as iron and your earth as brass;
Deuteronomy 28:22
The Lord will send wasting disease, and burning pain, and flaming heat against you, keeping back the rain till your land is waste and dead; so will it be till your destruction is complete.
1 Kings 17:1
And Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, By the living Lord, the God of Israel, whose servant I am, there will be no dew or rain in these years, but only at my word.
1 Kings 18:2
So Elijah went to let Ahab see him. Now there was no food to be had in Samaria.
Psalm 105:16
And he took away all food from the land, so that the people were without bread.
Psalm 107:34
He makes a fertile country into a salt waste, because of the sins of those who are living there.
Haggai 1:11
And by my order no rain came on the land or on the mountains or the grain or the wine or the oil or the produce of the earth or on men or cattle or on any work of man's hands.
Luke 21:11
There will be great earth-shocks and outbursts of disease in a number of places, and men will be without food; and there will be wonders and great signs from heaven.
Acts 11:28
And one of them, named Agabus, said publicly through the Spirit that there would be serious need of food all over the earth: which came about in the time of Claudius.

Called for a famine

Jeremiah 25:29
For see, I am starting to send evil on the town which is named by my name, and are you to be without any punishment? You will not be without punishment: for I will send a sword on all people living on the earth, says the Lord of armies.

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