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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.[a]

17 “I’ll send famine and wild beasts against you that will rob you of your children.[b] Pestilence and bloodshed will devastate you when[c] I’ll declare war on[d] you. I, the Lord, have spoken.”

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  1. Ezekiel 5:16 Lit. your staff of bread
  2. Ezekiel 5:17 Lit. will make you childless
  3. Ezekiel 5:17 Lit. because
  4. Ezekiel 5:17 Lit. I’ll bring the sword against

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