Then He told me, "Son of man, I am going to cut off the supply of food in Jerusalem. They will anxiously eat bread rationed by weight, and in despair they will drink water by measure.
Cross ReferencesRevelation 6:5
And when the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come!" Then I looked and saw a black horse, and its rider held in his hand a pair of scales.
When I cut off your supply of bread, ten women will bake your bread in a single oven and dole out your bread by weight, so that you will eat but not be satisfied.
He called down famine on the land and cut off all their supplies of food.
For behold, the Lord GOD of Hosts is about to remove from Jerusalem and Judah both supply and support: the whole supply of bread and water,
By the ninth day of the fourth month, the famine in the city was so severe that the people of the land had no food.
We must buy the water we drink; our wood comes at a price.
You are to weigh out twenty shekels of food to eat each day, and you are to eat it at set times.
You are also to measure out a sixth of a hin of water to drink, and you are to drink it at set times.
"Look," He replied, "I will let you use cow dung instead of human excrement, and you may bake your bread over that."
When I shower you with the deadly arrows of famine and destruction that I will send to destroy you, I will intensify the famine against you and cut off your supply of bread.
"Son of man, eat your bread with trembling, and drink your water with quivering and anxiety.
Then tell the people of the land that this is what the Lord GOD says about those living in Jerusalem and in the land of Israel: 'They will eat their bread with anxiety and drink their water in dread, for their land will be stripped of everything in it because of the violence of all those who dwell in it.
"Son of man, if a land sins against Me by acting unfaithfully, and I stretch out My hand against it to cut off its supply of bread, to send famine through it, and to cut off from it both man and beast,
People staggered from city to city for water to drink, but they were not satisfied; yet you have not returned to Me," declares the LORD.
Chapter Outline1. Under type of a siege is shown the time from the defection of Jeroboam to captivity
9. By the provision of the siege, is shown the hardness of the famine
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