Ezekiel 4:16
Good News Translation
And he added, "Mortal man, I am going to cut off the supply of bread for Jerusalem. The people there will be distressed and anxious as they measure out the food they eat and the water they drink.

Contemporary English Version
Ezekiel, the people of Jerusalem will starve. They will have so little food and water that they will be afraid and hopeless.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to me: Son of man: Behold, I will break in pieces the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with care: and they shall drink water by measure, and in distress.

New American Bible
Then he said to me: Son of man, I am about to break the staff of bread in Jerusalem so they shall eat bread which they have weighed out anxiously and drink water which they have measured out fearfully.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he said to me: Son of man: Behold, I will break in pieces the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with care: and they shall drink water by measure, and in distress.

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Ezekiel 5:16 I the Lord have spoken it: When I shall send upon them the grievous arrows of famine, which shall bring death, and which I will send to destroy you: and I will gather together famine against you: and I will break among you the staff of bread.

Ezekiel 14:13 Son of man, when a land shall sin against me, so as to transgress grievously, I will stretch forth my hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof: and I will send famine upon it, and will destroy man and beast out of it.

Leviticus 26:26 After I shall have broken the staff of your bread: so that ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and give it out by weight: and you shall eat, and shall not be filled,

Psalm 105:16 And he called a famine upon the land: and he broke in pieces all the support of bread.

Isaiah 3:1 For behold the sovereign Lord of hosts shall take away from Jerusalem, and from Juda the valiant and the strong, the whole strength of bread, and the whole strength of water.

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Ezekiel 4:10,11 And thy meat that thou shalt eat, shall be in weight twenty staters a day: from time to time thou shalt eat it. . . .

Ezekiel 12:18,19 Son of man, eat thy bread in trouble and drink thy water in hurry and sorrow. . . .

Psalm 60:3 Thou hast shewn thy people hard things; thou hast made us drink the wine of sorrow.

Lamentations 1:11 Caph. All her people sigh, they seek bread: they have given all their precious things for food to relieve the soul: see, O Lord, and consider, for I am become vile.

Lamentations 4:9,10 Teth. It was better with them that were slain by the sword, than with them that died with hunger: for these pined away being consumed for want of the fruits of the earth. . . .

Lamentations 5:9 We fetched our bread at the peril of our lives, because of the sword in the desert.

Context
The Defiled Bread
15And he said to me: Behold I have given thee neat's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt make thy bread therewith. 16And he said to me: Son of man: Behold, I will break in pieces the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with care: and they shall drink water by measure, and in distress.17So that when bread and water fail, every man may fall against his brother, and they may pine away in their iniquities.…
Cross References
Revelation 6:5
And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying: Come and see. And behold a black horse. And he that sat on him had a pair of scales in his hand.

Leviticus 26:26
After I shall have broken the staff of your bread: so that ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and give it out by weight: and you shall eat, and shall not be filled,

Psalm 105:16
And he called a famine upon the land: and he broke in pieces all the support of bread.

Isaiah 3:1
For behold the sovereign Lord of hosts shall take away from Jerusalem, and from Juda the valiant and the strong, the whole strength of bread, and the whole strength of water.

Jeremiah 52:6
And in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, a famine overpowered the city: and there was no food for the people of the land.

Lamentations 5:4
We have drunk our water for money: we have bought our wood.

Ezekiel 4:10
And thy meat that thou shalt eat, shall be in weight twenty staters a day: from time to time thou shalt eat it.

Ezekiel 4:11
And thou shalt drink water by measure, the sixth part of a hin: from time to time thou shalt drink it,

Ezekiel 4:15
And he said to me: Behold I have given thee neat's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt make thy bread therewith.

Ezekiel 5:16
I the Lord have spoken it: When I shall send upon them the grievous arrows of famine, which shall bring death, and which I will send to destroy you: and I will gather together famine against you: and I will break among you the staff of bread.

Ezekiel 12:18
Son of man, eat thy bread in trouble and drink thy water in hurry and sorrow.

Ezekiel 12:19
And say to the people of the land: Thus saith the Lord God to them that dwell in Jerusalem in the land of Israel: They shall eat their bread in care, and drink their water in desolation: that the land may become desolate from the multitude that is therein, for the iniquity of all that dwell therein.

Ezekiel 14:13
Son of man, when a land shall sin against me, so as to transgress grievously, I will stretch forth my hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof: and I will send famine upon it, and will destroy man and beast out of it.

Amos 4:8
And two and three cities went to one city to drink water, and were not filled: yet you returned not to me, saith the Lord.

Additional Translations
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.Moreover he said to me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with care; and they shall drink water by measure, and with astonishment:

Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with fearfulness; and they shall drink water by measure, and in dismay:

And he said to me, Son of man, behold, I break the support of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight and in want; and shall drink water by measure, and in a state of ruin:

And he said unto me, Son of man, behold, I break the staff of bread in Jerusalem; and they shall eat bread by weight, and with anxiety; and they shall drink water by measure, and with astonishment:

Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with carefulness; and they shall drink water by measure, and with astonishment:

Moreover he said to me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with care; and they shall drink water by measure, and with astonishment.

Moreover he said to me, Son of man, behold, I will break the staff of bread in Jerusalem: and they shall eat bread by weight, and with fearfulness; and they shall drink water by measure, and in dismay:

And He saith unto me, 'Son of man, lo, I am breaking the staff of bread in Jerusalem, and they have eaten bread by weight and with fear; and water by measure and with astonishment, they do drink;
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