Ezekiel 4:17
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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.

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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

and consume

Ezekiel 24:23 And your tires shall be on your heads, and your shoes on your feet: you shall not mourn nor weep...

Leviticus 26:39 And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands...

The Great Controversy
Page 52. Image worship.--"The worship of images . . . was one of those corruptions of Christianity which crept into the church stealthily and almost without notice or observation. This corruption did not, like other heresies, develop itself at once, for in that case it would have met with decided censure and rebuke: but, making its commencement under a fair disguise, so gradually was one practice after another introduced in connection with it, that the church had become deeply steeped in practical
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

First Ministry in Judæa --John's Second Testimony.
(Judæa and Ænon.) ^D John III. 22-36. ^d 22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judæa [That is, he left Jerusalem, the capital of Judæa, and went into the rural districts thereof. We find him there again in John xi. and Luke xiii.-xviii. He gained disciples there, but of them we know but few, such as Mary, Martha, Lazarus, Simeon, and Judas Iscariot]; and there he tarried with them [It is not stated how long he tarried, but it may have been from
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Leviticus 26:26
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.

Leviticus 26:39
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.

Ezekiel 24:23
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.

Ezekiel 33:10
"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?"'

Amos 4:8
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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