37 “When famine(A) or plague(B) comes to the land, or blight(C) or mildew, locusts or grasshoppers,(D) or when an enemy besieges them in any of their cities, whatever disaster or disease may come,

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So Elijah went to present himself to Ahab.

Now the famine was severe(A) in Samaria,

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Death in the Pot

38 Elisha returned to Gilgal(A) and there was a famine(B) in that region. While the company of the prophets was meeting with him, he said to his servant, “Put on the large pot and cook some stew for these prophets.”

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25 There was a great famine(A) in the city; the siege lasted so long that a donkey’s head sold for eighty shekels[a] of silver, and a quarter of a cab[b] of seed pods[c](B) for five shekels.[d]

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  1. 2 Kings 6:25 That is, about 2 pounds or about 920 grams
  2. 2 Kings 6:25 That is, probably about 1/4 pound or about 100 grams
  3. 2 Kings 6:25 Or of doves’ dung
  4. 2 Kings 6:25 That is, about 2 ounces or about 58 grams
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The Shunammite’s Land Restored

Now Elisha had said to the woman(A) whose son he had restored to life, “Go away with your family and stay for a while wherever you can, because the Lord has decreed a famine(B) in the land that will last seven years.”(C)

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By the ninth day of the fourth[a] month the famine(A) in the city had become so severe that there was no food for the people to eat.

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  1. 2 Kings 25:3 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text (see Jer. 52:6); Masoretic Text does not have fourth.
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16 He called down famine(A) on the land
    and destroyed all their supplies of food;

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Judgment on Jerusalem and Judah

See now, the Lord,
    the Lord Almighty,
is about to take from Jerusalem and Judah
    both supply and support:(A)
all supplies of food(B) and all supplies of water,(C)

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20 On the right they will devour,
    but still be hungry;(A)
on the left they will eat,(B)
    but not be satisfied.
Each will feed on the flesh of their own offspring[a]:

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  1. Isaiah 9:20 Or arm
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21 King Zedekiah then gave orders for Jeremiah to be placed in the courtyard of the guard and given a loaf of bread from the street of the bakers each day until all the bread(A) in the city was gone.(B) So Jeremiah remained in the courtyard of the guard.(C)

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By the ninth day of the fourth month the famine in the city had become so severe that there was no food for the people to eat.(A)

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16 He then said to me: “Son of man, I am about to cut off(A) the food supply in Jerusalem. The people will eat rationed food in anxiety and drink rationed water in despair,(B)

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17 for food and water will be scarce.(A) They will be appalled at the sight of each other and will waste away because of[a] their sin.(B)

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  1. Ezekiel 4:17 Or away in
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16 When I shoot at you with my deadly and destructive arrows of famine, I will shoot to destroy you. I will bring more and more famine upon you and cut off your supply of food.(A)

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13 “Son of man, if a country sins(A) against me by being unfaithful and I stretch out my hand against it to cut off its food supply(B) and send famine upon it and kill its people and their animals,(C)

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10 “They will eat but not have enough;(A)
    they will engage in prostitution(B) but not flourish,
because they have deserted(C) the Lord
    to give themselves

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14 You will eat but not be satisfied;(A)
    your stomach will still be empty.[a]
You will store up but save nothing,(B)
    because what you save[b] I will give to the sword.

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  1. Micah 6:14 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
  2. Micah 6:14 Or You will press toward birth but not give birth, / and what you bring to birth
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