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Famine

Sent by God — Ps 10:16.

Often on account of sin — Le 26:21,26; La 4:4-6.

One of God’s four sore judgments — Eze 14:21.

Caused by

God’s blessing withheld. — Ho 2:8,9; Hag 1:6.

Want of seasonable rain. — 1Ki 17:1; Jer 14:1-4; Am 4:7.

Rotting of the seed in the ground. — Joe 1:17.

Swarms of insects. — De 28:38,42; Joe 1:4.

Blasting and mildew. — Am 4:9; Hag 2:17.

Devastation by enemies. — De 28:33,51.

Often long continued — Ge 41:27; 2Ki 8:1,2.

Often severe — Ge 12:10; 1Ki 18:2; Jer 52:6.

Expressed by

Taking away the stay of bread, & c. — Isa 3:1.

Cleanness of Teeth. — Am 4:6.

The arrows of famine. — Eze 5:16.

Often accompanied by war — Jer 14:15; 29:18.

Often followed by pestilence — Jer 42:17; Eze 7:15; Mt 24:7.

Things eaten during

Wild herbs. — 2Ki 4:39,40.

Ass’s flesh. — 2Ki 6:25.

Dung. — 2Ki 6:25; La 4:5.

Human flesh. — Le 26:29; 2Ki 6:28,29.

Provisions sold by weight during — Eze 4:16.

Suffering of brute creation from — Jer 14:5,6.

Caused

Burning and fever. — De 32:24.

Blackness of the skin. — La 4:8; 5:10.

Grief and mourning. — Joe 1:11-13.

Faintness. — Ge 47:13.

Wasting of the body. — La 4:8; Eze 4:17.

Death. — 2Ki 7:4; Jer 11:22.

God provided for his people during — 1Ki 17:4,9; Job 5:20; Ps 33:19; 37:19.

Instances of, in scripture

In the days of Abraham. — Ge 12:10.

In the days of Isaac. — Ge 26:1.

In the days of Joseph. — Ge 41:53-56.

In the day of the Judges. — Ru 1:1.

In the reign of David. — 2Sa 21:1.

In the reign of Ahab. — 1Ki 17:1; 18:5.

In the time of Elisha. — 2Ki 4:38.

During the siege of Samaria. — 2Ki 6:25.

Of seven years foretold by Elisha. — 2Ki 8:1.

In the time of Jeremiah. — Jer 14:1.

During the siege of Jerusalem. — 2Ki 25:3.

After the captivity. — Ne 5:3.

In the reign of Claudius Caesar. — Ac 11:28.

Before destruction of Jerusalem. — Mt 24:7.

The Jews in their restored state not to be afflicted by — Eze 36:29,30.

Illustrative of

A dearth of the means of grace. — Am 8:11,12.

Destruction of idols. — Zep 2:11.

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