He wanders abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knows that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.
There are certain things which if men want they will have. I have heard say that in the old bread riots, when men were actually starving for bread, no word had such a terrible threatening and alarming power about it as the word "Bread," when shouted by a starving crowd. I have read a description by one who once heard this cry. He said he had been startled at night by a cry of "Fire!" but when he heard the cry of "Bread! Bread!" from those who were hungry, it seemed to cut him like a sword. Whatever bread had been in his possession he must at once have handed it out.
( C. H. Spurgeon.).
Parallel VersesKJV: He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.