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Amos 8:11

"Look! The days are coming," declares the Lord GOD, "when I will send a famine throughout the land not a famine of food or a thirst for water but rather a famine of hearing the words of the LORD.

Exodus 13:5

When the LORD brings you to the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, which he swore to your ancestors to give you a land flowing with milk and honey you are to observe this ritual in this month.

Joel 2:12-17

"Yet even now," declares the LORD, "Turn back to me with your whole heart, with fasting, tears, and mourning. Tear your hearts, not your garments; and turn back to the LORD your God. For he is gracious and compassionate, slow to become angry, overflowing in gracious love, and grieves about this evil. Who knows? He will turn back and relent, will he not, leaving behind a blessing, even a grain offering and drink offering for the LORD your God?"read more.
"Sound the ram's horn in Zion! Dedicate a fast and call for a solemn assembly! Gather the people! Dedicate the congregation! Bring in the elders. Gather the youngsters and even the nursing infants. Call the bridegroom from his wedding preparations, and the bride from her dressing room. As they serve between the porch and the altar, let the priests and ministers of the LORD weep and pray: "Spare your people, LORD, and do not make your heritage a disgrace so that nations ridicule them. Why should they say among the people, "Where is their God?"'"

Revelation 6:8

I looked, and there was a pale green horse! Its rider's name was Death, and Hades followed him. They were given authority over one-fourth of the earth to kill people using wars, famines, plagues, and the wild animals of the earth.

Revelation 18:8

For this reason, her diseases that result in death, misery, and famine will come in a single day. She will be burned up in a fire, because powerful is the Lord God who judges her."

Leviticus 26:18-20

"If, despite all of this, you still don't listen to me, then I'll punish you seven times more on account of your sins. I'll break your mighty pride. I'll make the heavens to be like iron and the ground like bronze. Your strength will be spent in vain, because your land won't yield its produce and the trees of the land won't yield their fruit.

Deuteronomy 28:23-24

The sky above your head will become bronze while the ground beneath you will become iron. The LORD will change the rain on your land to powder and dust. It will come down from the sky until you are exterminated."

Psalm 107:33-34

He turns rivers into a desert, springs of water into dry ground, and a fruitful land into a salty waste, due to the wickedness of its inhabitants.

Jeremiah 8:13

"I would have gathered them," declares the LORD, "but there were no grapes on the vine, and no figs on the fig tree, and their leaves were withered. What I've given them has been taken away."'"

Jeremiah 51:36

Therefore this is what the LORD says: "Look, I'm going to argue your case and take vengeance for you. I'll dry up her sea and make her fountain dry.

Ezekiel 22:24

"Son of Man, tell her, "You're a land that hasn't been purified, one that hasn't been rained on in the day of indignation.

Ezekiel 30:12

I'll dry up their waterways, and evil men will sell off the land. I'm going to make that land desolate, along with everything that's in it, and I'm going to use foreigners to do it. I, the LORD have spoken!'"

Hosea 13:15

Even though he is fruitful compared to his relatives, an east wind will come, the LORD's wind storm from the wilderness, and his spring will evaporate. His fountain will dry up, and the LORD's wind storm will plunder all the expensive vessels of the treasury.

Amos 4:6-8

"I also have scheduled food shortages for you in all of your cities, and lack of bread in all of your settlements, but you haven't returned to me," declares the LORD. "I therefore have withheld the rain from you three months before the harvest, causing rain to come upon one city, but not upon another, and upon one field but not upon another, so that it would wither. So the people of two or three cities staggered away to another city in order to obtain drinking water, but you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.

Nahum 1:4

He rebukes the sea, and it evaporates; he dries up all the rivers. Bashan and Carmel wither, while the flowers of Lebanon languish.

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Afflictions » Rejoicing in tribulation, examples of » Famine

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Even though the fig tree does not blossom, and there are no grapes on the vines; even if the olive harvest fails, and the fields produce nothing edible; even if the flock is snatched from the sheepfold, and there is no herd in the stalls as for me, I will rejoice in the LORD. I will find my joy in the God who delivers me.

Famine » Threatened as the result of sin

Leviticus 26:26

When I destroy the source of your bread, ten women will bake bread in one oven. Then they'll return back your bread by weight. You'll eat but won't be satisfied.

Ezekiel 4:16

He also told me, "Son of Man, look! I'm about to disrupt the source of bread in Jerusalem. As a result, they'll ration bread by weight while their terror continues to grow and they'll ration drinking water while their horror continues to mount!

Deuteronomy 28:53

"You'll eat your own children the flesh of your sons and daughters, whom the LORD your God gave you on account of the siege and the distress with which your enemy will oppress you.

Jeremiah 14:16

The people to whom they have prophesied will be thrown out into the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword. There will be no one to bury them, their wives, their sons, or their daughters. I'll pour out on them the judgment they deserve.'"

Ezekiel 5:12

A third of you will die by pestilence, starving because of the famine in your midst. Another third will die violently by the violence of war around you. The final third I'll scatter to the wind as I unsheathe my sword to pursue them.

Famine » Described

Jeremiah 5:17

"They'll devour your harvest and your food. They'll devour your sons and your daughters. They'll devour your vines and your fig trees. With their swords they'll batter down your fortified cities in which you trust.

Lamentations 1:11

All her people groaned as they searched for food. They traded their valuables in order to eat, to keep themselves alive. Look, LORD, and see how I have become dishonored.

Isaiah 5:13

Therefore my people go into exile because they lack understanding; my honored men go hungry, and the crowd is parched with thirst.

Lamentations 1:19

I called out to my lovers, but they deceived me. My priests and my elders have died within the city while looking for something to eat to keep themselves alive.

Isaiah 9:18-21

"For wickedness has burned like a blaze that consumes briers and thorns; it sets thickets of the forest on fire, and skyward they swirl in a column of smoke. From the wrath of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies the land has been scorched, and the people have become like fuel for the fire; no one will spare his neighbor. They cut meat on the right, but they're still hungry, and they devour also on the left, but they're not satisfied; each devours the flesh of his own children. read more.
Manasseh devours Ephraim, and Ephraim devours Manasseh; together they are against Judah. "Yet for all this, his anger has not turned away, and his hand is still stretched out, ready to strike."

Famine » Instances of » In canaan

Genesis 26:1

Later on, a famine swept through the land. This famine was different from the previous famine that had occurred earlier, during Abraham's lifetime. So Isaac went to Abimelech, king of the Philistines, at Gerar.

2 Samuel 21:1

One time there was a famine during David's reign that went on for three straight years. David sought the LORD, who said, "Saul and his household are guilty because he executed the Gibeonites."

Genesis 12:10

There was a famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt to live because the famine was so severe.

1 Kings 18:1

Quite some time later three years later! this message from the LORD came to Elijah: "Go visit Ahab, and I'll send some rain to the surface of the ground."

2 Kings 6:25-29

until there was a great famine throughout Samaria. The siege lasted until a donkey's head cost 80 silver coins and one quarter of a unit of dove's dung cost five silver coins. While the king of Israel was walking along the city wall, a woman cried out to him. "Help me, your majesty!" she said. He replied, "No! Since the LORD won't give you victory, how will I be able to deliver you? From the threshing floor? From the wine press?" read more.
Then the king asked her, "What's bothering you?" She said, "This woman told me, "Give up your son, and we'll eat him today, and we'll eat your son tomorrow.'" So we boiled my son and ate him. The next day, I told her, "Give me your son so we can eat him!' But she has hidden her son!"

More verses: 2 Kings 7:4

Famine » Prophesied

Acts 11:28

One of them named Agabus got up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine all over the world. This happened during the reign of Claudius.

Habakkuk 3:17

Even though the fig tree does not blossom, and there are no grapes on the vines; even if the olive harvest fails, and the fields produce nothing edible; even if the flock is snatched from the sheepfold, and there is no herd in the stalls

Genesis 41:27

The seven gaunt cows that arose after the healthy cows are seven years, as are the seven gaunt ears scorched by the east wind. There will be seven years of famine.

Famine » Often followed by pestilence

Jeremiah 42:17

All the people who are determined to go into Egypt to settle there will die by the sword, by famine, and by the plague. No one will survive the disaster that I'll bring on them."

Ezekiel 7:15

The sword lurks outside, but pestilence and famine are on the prowl inside the house. Whoever is in the field will die by violence, while famine and pestilence will devour those in the city.

Famine » Often severe

Genesis 12:10

There was a famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt to live because the famine was so severe.

Jeremiah 52:6

By the ninth day of the fourth month the famine became so severe that there was no food for the people of the land.

1 Kings 18:2

So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab, right when the famine in Samaria was most severe.

Famine » Caused by » Want of seasonable rain

1 Kings 17:1

Elijah the foreigner, who was an alien resident from Gilead, told Ahab, "As the LORD God of Israel lives, in whose presence I'm standing, there will be neither dew nor rain these next several years, except when I say so."

Amos 4:7

"I therefore have withheld the rain from you three months before the harvest, causing rain to come upon one city, but not upon another, and upon one field but not upon another, so that it would wither.

Jeremiah 14:1-4

This is this message from the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought: "Judah mourns, and her gates languish. The people mourn for the land, and the cry of Jerusalem goes up. Their nobles send their young people for water. They go to the cisterns, but they find no water. They return with their vessels empty. They're disappointed and dismayed, and they cover their heads in shame. read more.
The ground is cracked, because there has been no rain in the land. The farmers are disappointed, and they cover their heads in shame.

Famine » Caused by » Devastation by enemies

Deuteronomy 28:33

"A people whom you don't know will devour what your land and labor produces. You'll be only oppressed and discouraged continuously

Deuteronomy 28:51

Its army will consume the offspring of your animals and the produce of your soil until you are exterminated. They will leave you without your grain, wine, oil, the increase of your cattle, and the lamb of your flock, until you are completely destroyed.

Famine » Caused by » Swarms of insects

Deuteronomy 28:38

"You'll plant many seeds in a field, but your harvest will be small because the locust will consume it.

Deuteronomy 28:42

Whirling locusts will consume every tree and the produce of your land.

Famine » Caused » Blackness of the skin

Lamentations 4:8

Now their faces are blacker than coal; they are unrecognized in the streets. Their skin clings to their bones; it has become dry like a stick.

Lamentations 5:10

Our skin blisters as from an oven, due to ravaging blasts of the famine.

Famine » Things eaten during » Human flesh

Leviticus 26:29

At that time, you'll eat the flesh of your sons and you'll eat the flesh of your daughters.

2 Kings 6:28-29

Then the king asked her, "What's bothering you?" She said, "This woman told me, "Give up your son, and we'll eat him today, and we'll eat your son tomorrow.'" So we boiled my son and ate him. The next day, I told her, "Give me your son so we can eat him!' But she has hidden her son!"

Famine » Often on account of sin

Leviticus 26:26

When I destroy the source of your bread, ten women will bake bread in one oven. Then they'll return back your bread by weight. You'll eat but won't be satisfied.

Leviticus 26:21

"If you live life contrary to me and remain unwilling to listen to me, then I'll add to your wounds seven times more on account of your sins.

Famine » Things eaten during » Ordure

2 Kings 6:25

until there was a great famine throughout Samaria. The siege lasted until a donkey's head cost 80 silver coins and one quarter of a unit of dove's dung cost five silver coins.

Lamentations 4:5

Those who enjoyed delicacies lie desolate in the streets. Those who were reared wearing purple scavenge in piles of trash.

Famine » Caused » Wasting of the body

Lamentations 4:8

Now their faces are blacker than coal; they are unrecognized in the streets. Their skin clings to their bones; it has become dry like a stick.

Ezekiel 4:17

Indeed, they'll need bread and water, but everyone will be panic-stricken as they waste away in their iniquity."

Famine » Often accompanied by war

Jeremiah 14:15

Therefore, this is what the LORD says about the false prophets who prophesy in my name, "There will be no sword and famine in this land' (though I haven't sent them): "By the sword and by famine these prophets will be finished off!

Jeremiah 29:18

I'll pursue them with the sword, with famine, and with plague, and I'll make them a horrifying sight to all the kingdoms of the earth. I'll make them a curse, an object of horror, and scorn, and a desolation in all the nations to which I've driven them,

Famine » Often long continued

Genesis 41:27

The seven gaunt cows that arose after the healthy cows are seven years, as are the seven gaunt ears scorched by the east wind. There will be seven years of famine.

2 Kings 8:1-2

Meanwhile, Elisha urged the woman whose son he had restored to life, "You must get up and leave with your household to go live wherever you can, because the LORD has called for a famine, and it's going to come over the land for seven years." So the woman followed the instructions given to her by the man of God, and she went to the territory of the Philistines to live for seven years with her household.

Famine » Caused » death

2 Kings 7:4

If we tell ourselves, "Let's remain in the city,' we'll die there since there's famine in the city. But if we sit here, we'll die, too. So let's go over to the Arameans! If they spare our lives, we'll live, and if they kill us"we're dying anyway!"

Jeremiah 11:22

Therefore, this is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "I'm about to punish them. The young men will die by the sword. Their sons and daughters will die by famine.

Famine » Instances of, in scripture » In the reign of ahab

1 Kings 17:1

Elijah the foreigner, who was an alien resident from Gilead, told Ahab, "As the LORD God of Israel lives, in whose presence I'm standing, there will be neither dew nor rain these next several years, except when I say so."

1 Kings 18:5

Ahab had instructed Obadiah, "Go throughout the land to all of the water springs and to all of the valleys. Maybe we'll find some grass to keep the horses and mules alive. Also, maybe we won't have to kill some of our cattle."

Famine » God provided for his people during

1 Kings 17:4

You will be able to drink from that brook, and I've commanded some crows to sustain you there."

1 Kings 17:9

"Get up, move to Zarephath in Sidon, and stay there. Look! I've commanded a widow to sustain you there."

Famine » Righteous delivered from

Job 5:20

He will deliver you from death by famine; in war from the power of the sword.

Psalm 33:19

to deliver them from death; to keep them alive in times of famine.

Famine » Caused by » Blasting and mildew

Haggai 2:17

I punished you and everything that you undertook with scorching wind, with mildew, and with hail, and you still did not return to me,' declares the LORD.

Amos 4:9

"I afflicted you with blight and fungus; and the locust swarm devoured the harvest of your gardens, your vineyards, your fig trees, and your olive trees, but you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.

Famine » Instances of » In jerusalem, from siege

Jeremiah 52:6

By the ninth day of the fourth month the famine became so severe that there was no food for the people of the land.

2 Kings 25:3

By the ninth day of the fourth month, the resulting famine had become so severe in the city that no food remained for the people who lived in the land.

Famine » Cannibalism in

Deuteronomy 28:53

"You'll eat your own children the flesh of your sons and daughters, whom the LORD your God gave you on account of the siege and the distress with which your enemy will oppress you.

2 Kings 6:28

Then the king asked her, "What's bothering you?"

Famine » Caused » Burning and fever

Deuteronomy 32:24

Emaciated from famine, feverish from plague, and destroyed by bitterness, I'll send fanged beasts against them, along with poisonous snakes that glide through the dust.

Famine » Instances of, in scripture » In the days of joseph

Genesis 41:53-56

As soon as the seven years of abundance throughout the land of Egypt ended, the seven years of famine started, just as Joseph had predicted. It was an international famine, but there was food everywhere throughout the land of Egypt. Eventually, the land of Egypt began to feel the effects of the famine, so the people cried out to Pharaoh for food. "Go see Joseph," Pharaoh announced to all the Egyptians, "and do whatever he tells you to do." read more.
Joseph opened all of the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians, because the famine was beginning to be severe throughout the land of Egypt.

Famine » The jews in their restored state not to be afflicted by

Ezekiel 36:29-30

In addition, I'll deliver you from everything that makes you unclean. I'll call out to the grain you plant, ordering it to produce abundant yields, and I will never bring famine in your direction. I'll increase the yields of your fruit trees and crops so that you'll never again experience the disgrace of famine that occurs in other nations.

Famine » Things eaten during » Wild herbs

2 Kings 4:39-40

Somebody went out into the fields to grab some herbs, found a wild vine, and gathered a lap full of wild gourds, which he came and sliced up into the stew pot, but nobody else knew. When they served the men, they began to eat the stew. But they cried out, "That pot of stew is deadly, you man of God!" So they couldn't eat the stew.

Famine » Suffering of brute creation from

Jeremiah 14:5-6

Even the doe in the field gives birth and then abandons her young because there is no grass. Wild donkeys stand on the barren hills. They pant for air like jackals. Their eyesight fails because there is no vegetation."

Famine » Illustrative of » Destruction of idols

Zephaniah 2:11

The LORD will incite them to terror, because he will cause all the gods of the earth to waste away. They will worship him, every person in his own home, including even the coastlands of the nations."

Famine » Instances of, in scripture » In the time of jeremiah

Jeremiah 14:1

This is this message from the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought:

Famine » Instances of, in scripture » In the days of abraham

Genesis 12:10

There was a famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt to live because the famine was so severe.

Famine » Instances of, in scripture » In the reign of david

2 Samuel 21:1

One time there was a famine during David's reign that went on for three straight years. David sought the LORD, who said, "Saul and his household are guilty because he executed the Gibeonites."

Famine » Caused » Faintness

Genesis 47:13

Meanwhile, there continued to be no food throughout the land, because the famine remained very severe. As a result, both Egypt and Canaan languished under the effects of the famine.

Famine » One of God's four sore judgments

Ezekiel 14:21

This is what the Lord GOD says, "I'm sending four of my most destructive judgments military invasion, famine, wild animals, and pestilence into Jerusalem to destroy both human beings and livestock in it.

Famine » Instances of, in scripture » During the siege of jerusalem

2 Kings 25:3

By the ninth day of the fourth month, the resulting famine had become so severe in the city that no food remained for the people who lived in the land.

Famine » Instances of, in scripture » During the siege of samaria

2 Kings 6:25

until there was a great famine throughout Samaria. The siege lasted until a donkey's head cost 80 silver coins and one quarter of a unit of dove's dung cost five silver coins.

Famine » Instances of, in scripture » In the time of elisha

2 Kings 4:38

Elisha returned to Gilgal during a time of famine in the land. While the Guild of Prophets were having a meal with him, he instructed his attendant, "Put a large pot on the fire and boil some stew for the Guild of Prophets."

Famine » Instances of, in scripture » In the days of isaac

Genesis 26:1

Later on, a famine swept through the land. This famine was different from the previous famine that had occurred earlier, during Abraham's lifetime. So Isaac went to Abimelech, king of the Philistines, at Gerar.

Famine » Instances of, in scripture » Before destruction of jerusalem

Famine » Instances of, in scripture » After the captivity

Nehemiah 5:3

Others were saying, "We're having to mortgage our fields, our vineyards, and our homes so we can buy grain during this famine."

Famine » Things eaten during » Ass's flesh

2 Kings 6:25

until there was a great famine throughout Samaria. The siege lasted until a donkey's head cost 80 silver coins and one quarter of a unit of dove's dung cost five silver coins.

Famine » Illustrative of » A dearth of the means of grace

Amos 8:11-12

"Look! The days are coming," declares the Lord GOD, "when I will send a famine throughout the land not a famine of food or a thirst for water but rather a famine of hearing the words of the LORD. People will stagger from sea to sea, from north to east. They will run back and forth, searching for a message from the LORD, but they won't find it.

Famine » Expressed by » The arrows of famine

Ezekiel 5:16

I'll send arrows of severe famine in their direction, meant for destruction, which I'll shoot, intending to destroy them. I'll make you have more and more famines that will attack you, and I'll disrupt your source of food.

Famine » Caused » Grief and mourning

Joel 1:11-13

Be dismayed, you farmers! Cry aloud, you vintners, for the wheat and barley, because the harvest in your fields has been lost. The grapevine is shriveled and the fig tree is withered, along with the pomegranate tree, the palm tree, the apple tree and all of the cultivated trees. Truly, joy has evaporated from Adam's children." "Put on your mourning clothes, you priests; and cry aloud, you ministering servants at the altar! Come! Stay the night in mourner's clothes, you ministers of my God, because the grain offering and the wine offering is held back from the Temple of your God.

Famine » Provisions sold by weight during

Ezekiel 4:16

He also told me, "Son of Man, look! I'm about to disrupt the source of bread in Jerusalem. As a result, they'll ration bread by weight while their terror continues to grow and they'll ration drinking water while their horror continues to mount!

Famine » Sent by God

Psalm 105:16

He declared a famine on the land; destroying the entire food supply.

Famine » Instances of, in scripture » Of seven years foretold by elisha

2 Kings 8:1

Meanwhile, Elisha urged the woman whose son he had restored to life, "You must get up and leave with your household to go live wherever you can, because the LORD has called for a famine, and it's going to come over the land for seven years."

Famine » Instances of » In egypt

Genesis 41:53-57

As soon as the seven years of abundance throughout the land of Egypt ended, the seven years of famine started, just as Joseph had predicted. It was an international famine, but there was food everywhere throughout the land of Egypt. Eventually, the land of Egypt began to feel the effects of the famine, so the people cried out to Pharaoh for food. "Go see Joseph," Pharaoh announced to all the Egyptians, "and do whatever he tells you to do." read more.
Joseph opened all of the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians, because the famine was beginning to be severe throughout the land of Egypt. In addition, all of the surrounding nations came to Joseph to buy grain from Egypt, because the famine had become severe throughout the world.

Famine » Caused by » God's blessing withheld

Hosea 2:8-9

She didn't recognize that it was I who provided her grain, wine, and oil, and it was I who gave her silver, while they crafted gold for Baal. "Therefore I'll return and take back my grain at harvest time and my new wine in its season. I'll take back my wool and my flax that was to have covered her nakedness.

Famine » Instances of, in scripture » In the reign of claudius cæsar

Acts 11:28

One of them named Agabus got up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine all over the world. This happened during the reign of Claudius.

Famine » Expressed by » Taking away the stay of bread, &c

Isaiah 3:1

"Note this! The Lord GOD of the Heavenly Armies is taking away from Jerusalem and Judah everything that your society needs all food supplies and all water supplies,

Famine » Caused by » Rotting of the seed in the ground

Joel 1:17

Seeds shrivel within their furrows, the storehouses lie empty, and granaries stand in ruins because the grain has withered.

Famine » Instances of, in scripture » In the day of the judges

Ruth 1:1

Now there came a time of famine while judges were ruling in the land of Israel. A man from Bethlehem of Judah, his wife, and his two sons left to live in the country of Moab.

Famine » Expressed by » Cleanness of teeth

Amos 4:6

"I also have scheduled food shortages for you in all of your cities, and lack of bread in all of your settlements, but you haven't returned to me," declares the LORD.

Famine » Instances of » Universal

Acts 11:28

One of them named Agabus got up and predicted by the Spirit that there would be a severe famine all over the world. This happened during the reign of Claudius.

Famine » Figurative

Amos 8:11

"Look! The days are coming," declares the Lord GOD, "when I will send a famine throughout the land not a famine of food or a thirst for water but rather a famine of hearing the words of the LORD.

Famine » Pharaoh forewarned of, in dreams

Joy » In sorrow in tribulation, examples of » Famine

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Even though the fig tree does not blossom, and there are no grapes on the vines; even if the olive harvest fails, and the fields produce nothing edible; even if the flock is snatched from the sheepfold, and there is no herd in the stalls as for me, I will rejoice in the LORD. I will find my joy in the God who delivers me.

Judgments » Different kinds of » Famine

Deuteronomy 28:38-40

"You'll plant many seeds in a field, but your harvest will be small because the locust will consume it. You'll plant a vineyard, but you won't drink wine or harvest any grapes because worms will consume it. You'll have olive trees throughout your territory, but you won't be able to anoint yourself with oil because the olives will drop off the trees.

Amos 4:7-9

"I therefore have withheld the rain from you three months before the harvest, causing rain to come upon one city, but not upon another, and upon one field but not upon another, so that it would wither. So the people of two or three cities staggered away to another city in order to obtain drinking water, but you have not returned to me," declares the LORD. "I afflicted you with blight and fungus; and the locust swarm devoured the harvest of your gardens, your vineyards, your fig trees, and your olive trees, but you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.

Punishment of the The Wicked » In this life by » Famine

Leviticus 26:26

When I destroy the source of your bread, ten women will bake bread in one oven. Then they'll return back your bread by weight. You'll eat but won't be satisfied.

Leviticus 26:29

At that time, you'll eat the flesh of your sons and you'll eat the flesh of your daughters.

Leviticus 26:19-20

I'll break your mighty pride. I'll make the heavens to be like iron and the ground like bronze. Your strength will be spent in vain, because your land won't yield its produce and the trees of the land won't yield their fruit.

Rejoicing » In tribulation, examples of » Famine

Habakkuk 3:17-18

Even though the fig tree does not blossom, and there are no grapes on the vines; even if the olive harvest fails, and the fields produce nothing edible; even if the flock is snatched from the sheepfold, and there is no herd in the stalls as for me, I will rejoice in the LORD. I will find my joy in the God who delivers me.

War » Often attended by » Famine

Lamentations 5:10

Our skin blisters as from an oven, due to ravaging blasts of the famine.

Jeremiah 14:15

Therefore, this is what the LORD says about the false prophets who prophesy in my name, "There will be no sword and famine in this land' (though I haven't sent them): "By the sword and by famine these prophets will be finished off!

Isaiah 51:19

"These twin things have come upon you (who can feel sorry for you?): ruin and destruction, famine and the sword who can console you?

Topics on Famine

Famine Coming

2 Samuel 24:13

So Gad went to David and asked him, "Shall seven years of famine come to your land, or three months of reversals while you flee from your enemies as they pursue you, or three days of pestilence in your land? Decide right now what I am to answer to the one who sent me."

Famine Coming From God

Deuteronomy 28:48

you'll serve your enemies whom the LORD your God will send against you. You will serve in famine and in drought, in nakedness, and in lack of everything. They'll set a yoke of iron upon your neck until they have exterminated you.

Famine Killing

Jeremiah 38:2

"This is what the LORD says: "Whoever stays in this city will die by the sword, by famine, and by the plague, but the one who goes over to the Chaldeans will live. His life will be spared, and he will live.'

Famine Will Come

2 Samuel 24:13

So Gad went to David and asked him, "Shall seven years of famine come to your land, or three months of reversals while you flee from your enemies as they pursue you, or three days of pestilence in your land? Decide right now what I am to answer to the one who sent me."

Famine, Causes Of

Exodus 9:23

When Moses stretched out his staff toward heaven, the LORD sent thunder and hail, and lightning struck the earth. The LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt.

Famine, Characteristics Of

Genesis 41:27

The seven gaunt cows that arose after the healthy cows are seven years, as are the seven gaunt ears scorched by the east wind. There will be seven years of famine.

No More Famine

Ezekiel 34:29

I'm going to prepare for them the best of gardening spots. They will no longer live as victims in a land of starvation, nor will they have to bear the insults of the international community.

Spiritual Famine,

Amos 8:11-12

"Look! The days are coming," declares the Lord GOD, "when I will send a famine throughout the land not a famine of food or a thirst for water but rather a famine of hearing the words of the LORD.

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