2 Kings 25:3
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By the ninth day of the fourth month the famine in the city had become so severe that there was no food for the people to eat.

King James Bible
And on the ninth day of the fourth month the famine prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land.

Darby Bible Translation
On the ninth of the [fourth] month the famine prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land.

World English Bible
On the ninth day of the [fourth] month the famine was severe in the city, so that there was no bread for the people of the land.

Young's Literal Translation
on the ninth of the month -- when the famine is severe in the city, and there hath not been bread for the people of the land,

2 Kings 25:3 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And the city was besieged, etc. - Nebuchadnezzar, having routed the Egyptian army, returned to Jerusalem, and besieged it so closely that, being reduced by famine, and a breach made in the wall, the Chaldeans entered it on the ninth day of the fourth month, (Wednesday, July 27), Zedekiah and many others endeavoring to make their escape by night.

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3416. B.C.

588. the ninth day.

Jeremiah 39:2 And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up.

Jeremiah 52:6 And in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the famine was sore in the city...

Zechariah 8:19 Thus said the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh...

the famine.

Leviticus 26:26 And when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven...

Deuteronomy 28:52,53 And he shall besiege you in all your gates, until your high and fenced walls come down, wherein you trusted, throughout all your land...

Lamentations 4:4-10 The tongue of the sucking child sticks to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaks it to them...

Ezekiel 4:9-17 Take you also to you wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel...

Ezekiel 5:10,12 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the middle of you, and the sons shall eat their fathers...

Ezekiel 7:15 The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword...

Ezekiel 14:21 For thus said the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments on Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine...

there was no.

Jeremiah 37:21 Then Zedekiah the king commanded that they should commit Jeremiah into the court of the prison...

Jeremiah 38:2 Thus said the LORD, He that remains in this city shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence...

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'1. And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it; and they built forts against it round about. 2. And the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah. 3. And on the ninth day of the fourth month the famine prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land. 4. And the city was broken up, and all the
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Country of Jericho, and the Situation of the City.
Here we will borrow Josephus' pencil, "Jericho is seated in a plain, yet a certain barren mountain hangs over it, narrow, indeed, but long; for it runs out northward to the country of Scythopolis,--and southward, to the country of Sodom, and the utmost coast of the Asphaltites." Of this mountain mention is made, Joshua 2:22, where the two spies, sent by Joshua, and received by Rahab, are said to "conceal themselves." "Opposite against this, lies a mountain on the other side Jordan, beginning from
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
2 Kings 6:24
Some time later, Ben-Hadad king of Aram mobilized his entire army and marched up and laid siege to Samaria.

2 Kings 6:25
There was a great famine in the city; the siege lasted so long that a donkey's head sold for eighty shekels of silver, and a quarter of a cab of seed pods for five shekels.

2 Kings 25:2
The city was kept under siege until the eleventh year of King Zedekiah.

Jeremiah 37:21
King Zedekiah then gave orders for Jeremiah to be placed in the courtyard of the guard and given a loaf of bread from the street of the bakers each day until all the bread in the city was gone. So Jeremiah remained in the courtyard of the guard.

Jeremiah 52:6
By the ninth day of the fourth month the famine in the city had become so severe that there was no food for the people to eat.

Lamentations 4:9
Those killed by the sword are better off than those who die of famine; racked with hunger, they waste away for lack of food from the field.

Lamentations 4:10
With their own hands compassionate women have cooked their own children, who became their food when my people were destroyed.

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