Ruth 1:1
In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. And a certain man from Bethlehem in Judah, with his wife and two sons, went to reside in the land of Moab.
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the judges

Judges 2:16
Then the LORD raised up judges, who delivered them from the hands of these raiders.

Judges 12:8
After Jephthah, Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel.

ruled [heb] judged

Genesis 12:10
Now there was a famine in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe.

Genesis 26:1
Now there was another famine in the land, subsequent to the one that had occurred in Abraham's time. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines at Gerar.

Genesis 43:1
Now the famine was still severe in the land.

Leviticus 26:19
I will break down your stubborn pride and make your sky like iron and your land like bronze,

Deuteronomy 28:23, 24, 38
The sky over your head will be bronze, and the earth beneath you iron. . . .

2 Samuel 21:1
Now during the reign of David there was a famine for three successive years, and David sought the face of the LORD. And the LORD said, "It is because of the blood shed by Saul and his family, because he killed the Gibeonites."

1 Kings 17:1-12
Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was among the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As surely as the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, I stand before Him, and in these years there will be neither dew nor rain except at my word!" . . .

1 Kings 18:2
So Elijah went to present himself to Ahab. The famine was severe in Samaria,

2 Kings 8:1, 2
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." . . .

Psalm 105:16
He called down famine on the land and cut off all their supplies of food.

Psalm 107:34
fruitful land into fields of salt, because of the wickedness of its dwellers.

Jeremiah 14:1
This is the word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought:

Ezekiel 14:13, 21
"Son of man, if a land sins against Me by acting unfaithfully, and I stretch out My hand against it to cut off its supply of bread, to send famine through it, and to cut off from it both man and beast, . . .

Joel 1:10, 11, 16-20
The field is ruined; the land mourns; indeed, the grain is destroyed; the new wine is dried up, the oil fails. . . .

Amos 4:6
"I beset all your cities with cleanness of teeth and all your towns with lack of bread, yet you did not return to Me." declares the LORD.


Judges 17:8
This man left the city of Bethlehem in Judah to settle where he could find a place. And as he traveled, he came to Micah's house in the hill country of Ephraim.

Judges 19:1, 2
In those days, when there was no king in Israel, a Levite who lived in the remote hill country of Ephraim took for himself a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah. . . .

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New American Standard Bible
Now it came about in the days when the judges governed, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the land of Moab with his wife and his two sons.

King James Bible
Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
During the time of the judges, there was a famine in the land. A man left Bethlehem in Judah with his wife and two sons to live in the land of Moab for a while.

International Standard Version
Now there came a time of famine while judges were ruling in the land of Israel. A man from Bethlehem of Judah, his wife, and his two sons left to live in the country of Moab.

NET Bible
During the time of the judges there was a famine in the land of Judah. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah went to live as a resident foreigner in the region of Moab, along with his wife and two sons.
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