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.
King James Bible
That they may want bread and water, and be astonied one with another, and consume away for their iniquity.
Darby Bible Translation
because bread and water shall fail them, and they shall be astonied one with another, and waste away in 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.
Ezekiel 4:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will break the staff of bread - They shall be besieged till all the bread is consumed, till the famine becomes absolute; see 2 Kings 25:3 : "And on the ninth of the fourth month, the famine prevailed in the city; and There Was No Bread for the people of the land." All this was accurately foretold, and as accurately fulfilled.
Abp. Newcome on 2 Kings 25:6 observes: "This number of years will take us back, with sufficient exactness, from the year in which Jerusalem was sacked by Nebuchadnezzar to the first year of Jeroboam's reign, when national idolatry began in Israel. The period of days seems to predict the duration of the siege by the Babylonians, 2 Kings 25:9, deducting from the year five months and twenty-nine days, mentioned 2 Kings 25:1-4, the time during which the Chaldeans were on their expedition against the Egyptians; see Jeremiah 37:6." This amounts nearly to the same as that mentioned above.
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First Ministry in Judæa --John's Second Testimony.
When I cut off your supply of bread, ten women will be able to bake your bread in one oven, and they will dole out the bread by weight. You will eat, but you will not be satisfied.
Those of you who are left will waste away in the lands of their enemies because of their sins; also because of their ancestors' sins they will waste away.
You will keep your turbans on your heads and your sandals on your feet. You will not mourn or weep but will waste away because of your sins and groan among yourselves.
"Son of man, say to the Israelites, 'This is what you are saying: "Our offenses and sins weigh us down, and we are wasting away because of them. How then can we live?"'
People staggered from town to town for water but did not get enough to drink, yet you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.
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