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Famine


1. Sent by God. Ps 10:16.

2. Often on account of sin. Le 26:21,26; La 4:4-6.

3. One of God’s four sore judgments. Eze 14:21.

4. Caused by

a. God’s blessing withheld. Ho 2:8,9; Hag 1:6.

b. Want of seasonable rain. 1Ki 17:1; Jer 14:1-4; Am 4:7.

c. Rotting of the seed in the ground. Joe 1:17.

d. Swarms of insects. De 28:38,42; Joe 1:4.

e. Blasting and mildew. Am 4:9; Hag 2:17.

f. Devastation by enemies. De 28:33,51.

5. Often long continued. Ge 41:27; 2Ki 8:1,2.

6. Often severe. Ge 12:10; 1Ki 18:2; Jer 52:6.

7. Expressed by

a. Taking away the stay of bread, &c. Isa 3:1.

b. Cleanness of Teeth. Am 4:6.

c. The arrows of famine. Eze 5:16.

8. Often accompanied by war. Jer 14:15; 29:18.

9. Often followed by pestilence. Jer 42:17; Eze 7:15; Mt 24:7.

10. Things eaten during

a. Wild herbs. 2Ki 4:39,40.

b. Ass’s flesh. 2Ki 6:25.

c. Dung. 2Ki 6:25; La 4:5.

d. Human flesh. Le 26:29; 2Ki 6:28,29.

11. Provisions sold by weight during. Eze 4:16.

12. Suffering of brute creation from. Jer 14:5,6.

13. Caused

a. Burning and fever. De 32:24.

b. Blackness of the skin. La 4:8; 5:10.

c. Grief and mourning. Joe 1:11-13.

d. Faintness. Ge 47:13.

e. Wasting of the body. La 4:8; Eze 4:17.

f. Death. 2Ki 7:4; Jer 11:22.

14. God provided for his people during. 1Ki 17:4,9; Job 5:20; Ps 33:19; 37:19.

15. Instances of, in scripture

a. In the days of Abraham. Ge 12:10.

b. In the days of Isaac. Ge 26:1.

c. In the days of Joseph. Ge 41:53-56.

d. In the day of the Judges. Ru 1:1.

e. In the reign of David. 2Sa 21:1.

f. In the reign of Ahab. 1Ki 17:1; 18:5.

g. In the time of Elisha. 2Ki 4:38.

h. During the siege of Samaria. 2Ki 6:25.

i. Of seven years foretold by Elisha. 2Ki 8:1.

j. In the time of Jeremiah. Jer 14:1.

k. During the siege of Jerusalem. 2Ki 25:3.

l. After the captivity. Ne 5:3.

m. In the reign of Claudius Caesar. Ac 11:28.

n. Before destruction of Jerusalem. Mt 24:7.

16. The Jews in their restored state not to be afflicted by. Eze 36:29,30.

17. Illustrative of

a. A dearth of the means of grace. Am 8:11,12.

b. Destruction of idols. Zep 2:11.