Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.

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Bible References

The judges

Judges 2:16
And, though Yahweh raised up judges, - who saved them out of the hand of them that plundered them,
Judges 12:8
And there judged Israel, after him, Ibzan of Bethlehem.

A famine

Genesis 12:10
And it came to pass that there was a famine, in the land, - so Abram went down towards Egypt, to sojourn there, because grievous, was the famine in the land.
Genesis 26:1
And there came to be a famine in the land, besides the first famine which happened in the days of Abraham, - so Isaac went his way unto Abimelech, king of the Philistines towards Gerar;
Genesis 43:1
But the famine, was severe in the land.
Leviticus 26:19
So will I break your pomp of power, And will set your heavens as iron, and your land as bronze;
Deuteronomy 28:23
And thy heavens which are over thy head shall become bronze, - and the earth which is under thee iron.
2 Samuel 21:1
And there came to be a famine, in the days of David, for three years, year after year, so then David sought the face of Yahweh, - and Yahweh said - It respecteth Saul and his house, as to bloodshed, in that he put to death the Gibeonites.
1 Kings 17:1
Then said Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, unto Ahab, By the life of Yahweh, God of Israel, before whom I stand, there shall not, these two years, be either dew or rain, - save at the bidding of my word.
1 Kings 18:2
And Elijah went, to show himself unto Ahab. Now, the famine, was severe in Samaria.
2 Kings 8:1
Now, Elisha, had spoken unto the woman whose son he had restored to life, saying - Arise, and take thy journey, thou and thy household, and sojourn wheresoever thou canst sojourn, for Yahweh hath called for a famine, moreover also, it is coming upon the land seven years.
Psalm 105:16
Then called he a famine over the and, All the staff of bread, he brake;
Psalm 107:34
A Land of Fruit, into a waste of salt, For the wickedness of them who dwell therein.
Jeremiah 14:1
So much of the word of Yahweh as came unto Jeremiah, concerning the matter of the drought: -
Ezekiel 14:13
Son of man, When a land, shall sin against me by committing treachery, and I shall stretch out my hand against it, And break for it the staff of bread, And send thereon famine, And cut off therefrom man and beast,
Joel 1:10
Laid waste is the field, in grief is the soil, - for laid waste is the corn, abashed is the new wine, languisheth the oil.
Amos 4:6
Moreover also, I, have given you cleanness of teeth throughout all your cities, and want of bread throughout all your dwelling-places, - Yet have ye not returned unto me, Declareth Yahweh.

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Matthew 2:5
And, they, said to him, In Bethlehem of Judaea, - for, so, is it written through the prophet: