Ezekiel 4:17
New International Version
for food and water will be scarce. They will be appalled at the sight of each other and will waste away because of their sin.

New Living Translation
Lacking food and water, people will look at one another in terror, and they will waste away under their punishment.

English Standard Version
I will do this that they may lack bread and water, and look at one another in dismay, and rot away because of their punishment.

Berean Study Bible
So they will lack food and water; they will be appalled over the sight of one another wasting away in their iniquity.

New American Standard Bible
because bread and water will be scarce; and they will be appalled with one another and waste away in their iniquity.

King James Bible
That they may want bread and water, and be astonied one with another, and consume away for their iniquity.

Christian Standard Bible
for lack of bread and water. Everyone will be devastated and waste away because of their iniquity.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone will be shocked at what is happening, and, because of their sins, they will die a slow death."

Good News Translation
They will run out of bread and water; they will be in despair, and they will waste away because of their sins."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they will lack bread and water; everyone will be devastated and waste away because of their iniquity."

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

NET Bible
because they will lack bread and water. Each one will be terrified, and they will rot for their iniquity.

New Heart English Bible
that they may want bread and water, and be dismayed one with another, and pine away in their iniquity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will be shocked at the sight of each other because of the lack of food and water. They will waste away because of their sin."

JPS Tanakh 1917
that they may want bread and water, and be appalled one with another, and pine away in their iniquity.

New American Standard 1977
because bread and water will be scarce; and they will be appalled with one another and waste away in their iniquity.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For they shall lack bread and water, and terrorize one another, and faint because of their iniquity.

King James 2000 Bible
That they may lack bread and water, and be dismayed one with another, and waste away for their iniquity.

American King James Version
That they may want bread and water, and be astonished one with another, and consume away for their iniquity.

American Standard Version
that they may want bread and water, and be dismayed one with another, and pine away in their iniquity.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
that they may want bread and water; and a man and his brother shall be brought to ruin, and they shall pine away in their iniquities.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So that when bread and water fail, every man may fall against his brother, and they may pine away in their iniquities.

Darby Bible Translation
because bread and water shall fail them, and they shall be astonied one with another, and waste away in their iniquity.

English Revised Version
that they may want bread and water, and be astonied one with another, and pine away in their iniquity.

Webster's Bible Translation
That they may want bread and water, and be astonished one with another, and consume away for their iniquity.

World English Bible
that they may want bread and water, and be dismayed one with another, and pine away in their iniquity.

Young's Literal Translation
so that they lack bread and water, and have been astonished one with another, and been consumed in their iniquity.
Study Bible
The Defiled Bread
16Then 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. 17So they will lack food and water; they will be appalled over the sight of one another wasting away in their iniquity.
Cross References
Leviticus 26:26
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.

Leviticus 26:39
Those of you who survive in the lands of your enemies will waste away in their iniquity and will decay in the sins of their fathers.

Ezekiel 24:23
Your turbans will remain on your heads and your sandals on your feet. You will not mourn or weep, but you will waste away because of your sins and groan among yourselves.

Ezekiel 33:10
Now as for you, son of man, tell the house of Israel that this is what they have said: 'Our transgressions and our sins are heavy upon us, and we are wasting away because of them! How can we live?'

Amos 4:8
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.

Treasury of Scripture

That they may want bread and water, and be astonished one with another, and consume away for their iniquity.

and consume

Ezekiel 24:23
And your tires shall be upon your heads, and your shoes upon your feet: ye shall not mourn nor weep; but ye shall pine away for your iniquities, and mourn one toward another.

Leviticus 26:39
And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them.







Lexicon
So
לְמַ֥עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 4616: Purpose -- intent

they will lack
יַחְסְר֖וּ (yaḥ·sə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2637: To lack, need, be lacking, decrease

food
לֶ֣חֶם (le·ḥem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3899: Food, bread, grain

and water;
וָמָ֑יִם (wā·mā·yim)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

they will be appalled
וְנָשַׁ֙מּוּ֙ (wə·nā·šam·mū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8074: To stun, devastate, stupefy

[over the sight of] one
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

another
וְאָחִ֔יו (wə·’ā·ḥîw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

wasting away
וְנָמַ֖קּוּ (wə·nā·maq·qū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 4743: To melt, to flow, dwindle, vanish

in their iniquity.
בַּעֲוֺנָֽם׃ (ba·‘ă·wō·nām)
Preposition-b | Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5771: Iniquity, guilt, punishment for iniquity
Verse 17. - Consume away for their iniquity, etc. Another echo from the book which had entered so largely into the prophet's education (see Leviticus 26:39, where the Hebrew for "pine" is the same as that here rendered "consume"). To the wretchedness of physical privation there was to be added the consciousness of the sufferers that it was caused by their own evil deeds.



4:9-17 The bread which was Ezekiel's support, was to be made of coarse grain and pulse mixed together, seldom used except in times of urgent scarcity, and of this he was only to take a small quantity. Thus was figured the extremity to which the Jews were to be reduced during the siege and captivity. Ezekiel does not plead, Lord, from my youth I have been brought up delicately, and never used to any thing like this; but that he had been brought up conscientiously, and never had eaten any thing forbidden by the law. It will be comfortable when we are brought to suffer hardships, if our hearts can witness that we have always been careful to keep even from the appearance of evil. See what woful work sin makes, and acknowledge the righteousness of God herein. Their plenty having been abused to luxury and excess, they were justly punished by famine. When men serve not God with cheerfulness in the abundance of all things, God will make them serve their enemies in the want of all things.
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