Psalm 105:16
New International Version
He called down famine on the land and destroyed all their supplies of food;

New Living Translation
He called for a famine on the land of Canaan, cutting off its food supply.

English Standard Version
When he summoned a famine on the land and broke all supply of bread,

Berean Study Bible
He called down famine on the land and cut off all their supplies of food.

New American Standard Bible
And He called for a famine upon the land; He broke the whole staff of bread.

King James Bible
Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread.

Christian Standard Bible
He called down famine against the land and destroyed the entire food supply.

Contemporary English Version
God kept crops from growing until food was scarce everywhere in the land.

Good News Translation
The LORD sent famine to their country and took away all their food.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He called down famine against the land and destroyed the entire food supply.

International Standard Version
He declared a famine on the land; destroying the entire food supply.

NET Bible
He called down a famine upon the earth; he cut off all the food supply.

New Heart English Bible
He called for a famine on the land. He destroyed the food supplies.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he called a famine upon the land and he broke all the stalks of their grain.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He brought famine to the land. He took away their food supply.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And He called a famine upon the land; He broke the whole staff of bread.

New American Standard 1977
And He called for a famine upon the land; He broke the whole staff of bread.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Moreover he called for a famine upon the land; he broke the whole staff of bread.

King James 2000 Bible
Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he broke every staff of bread.

American King James Version
Moreover he called for a famine on the land: he broke the whole staff of bread.

American Standard Version
And he called for a famine upon the land; He brake the whole staff of bread.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Moreover he called for a famine upon the land; he broke the whole support of bread.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he called a famine upon the land: and he broke in pieces all the support of bread.

Darby Bible Translation
And he called for a famine upon the land; he broke the whole staff of bread.

English Revised Version
And he called for a famine upon the land; he brake the whole staff of bread.

Webster's Bible Translation
Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he broke the whole staff of bread.

World English Bible
He called for a famine on the land. He destroyed the food supplies.

Young's Literal Translation
And He calleth a famine on the land, The whole staff of bread He hath broken.
Study Bible
Tell of His Wonders
15“Do not touch My anointed ones; do no harm to My prophets.” 16He called down famine on the land and cut off all their supplies of food. 17He sent a man before them—Joseph, sold as a slave.…
Cross References
Genesis 41:30
but seven years of famine will follow them. Then all the abundance in the land of Egypt will be forgotten and the famine will devastate the land.

Genesis 41:54
the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. And although there was famine in every country, there was food throughout the land of Egypt.

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.

2 Kings 8:1
Now Elisha said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, "Arise, you and your household, and go and live as a foreigner wherever you can. For the LORD has decreed a seven-year famine, and it has already come to the land."

Isaiah 3:1
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,

Ezekiel 4:16
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.

Treasury of Scripture

Moreover he called for a famine on the land: he broke the whole staff of bread.

moreover

Genesis 41:25-32,34
And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath shewed Pharaoh what he is about to do…

Genesis 42:5,6
And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the famine was in the land of Canaan…

2 Kings 8:1
Then spake Elisha unto the woman, whose son he had restored to life, saying, Arise, and go thou and thine household, and sojourn wheresoever thou canst sojourn: for the LORD hath called for a famine; and it shall also come upon the land seven years.

brake

Psalm 104:15
And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.

Genesis 47:13,19
And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine was very sore, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine…

Leviticus 26:26
And when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight: and ye shall eat, and not be satisfied.







Lexicon
He called down
וַיִּקְרָ֣א (way·yiq·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

famine
רָ֭עָב (rā·‘āḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7458: Famine, hunger

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the land
הָאָ֑רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

and cut off
שָׁבָֽר׃ (šā·ḇār)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7665: To break, break in pieces

all
כָּֽל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

their supplies
מַטֵּה־ (maṭ·ṭêh-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4294: A staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribe

of food.
לֶ֥חֶם (le·ḥem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3899: Food, bread, grain
(16) Called for a famine.--Comp. 2Kings 8:1; and in Ezekiel 14 we see how famine, with war and pestilence and noisome beasts, were regarded as Divine emissaries to be summoned and sent on His missions.

Staff of bread.--Leviticus 26:26. (See, too, Note on Psalm 104:15.)

Verse 16. - Moreover he called for a famine upon the land. To "call for a famine" is the same thing as to create a famine. What God "calls for" immediately exists (see Genesis 1:3). "The land" intended is the land of Canaan. He brake the whole staff of bread (comp. Leviticus 26:26; Isaiah lit. 1). Bread is called a "staff," as the great support of life. (For the severity of the famine in Canaan, see Genesis 41:1; Genesis 42:5; Genesis 43:1.) 105:8-23 Let us remember the Redeemer's marvellous works, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth. Though true Christians are few number, strangers and pilgrims upon earth, yet a far better inheritance than Canaan is made sure to them by the covenant of God; and if we have the anointing of the Holy Spirit, none can do us any harm. Afflictions are among our mercies. They prove our faith and love, they humble our pride, they wean us from the world, and quicken our prayers. Bread is the staff which supports life; when that staff is broken, the body fails and sinks to the earth. The word of God is the staff of spiritual life, the food and support of the soul: the sorest judgment is a famine of hearing the word of the Lord. Such a famine was sore in all lands when Christ appeared in the flesh; whose coming, and the blessed effect of it, are shadowed forth in the history of Joseph. At the appointed time Christ was exalted as Mediator; all the treasures of grace and salvation are at his disposal, perishing sinners come to him, and are relieved by him.
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