Famine, Examples Of
Most Relevant Verses
When the seven years of plenty which had been in the land of Egypt came to an end,
Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year; and David sought the presence of the LORD. And the LORD said, "It is for Saul and his bloody house, because he put the Gibeonites to death."
Now it happened after many days that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, "Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the face of the earth."
"But I say to you in truth, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the sky was shut up for three years and six months, when a great famine came over all the land;
There was a great famine in Samaria; and behold, they besieged it, until a donkey's head was sold for eighty shekels of silver, and a fourth of a kab of dove's dung for five shekels of silver.
"For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.
"Now a famine came over all Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction with it, and our fathers could find no food.
Now it came about after this, that Ben-hadad king of Aram gathered all his army and went up and besieged Samaria.
That which came as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah in regard to the drought:
Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the LORD, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word."