New International Version
He called down famine on the land and destroyed all their supplies of food;
King James Bible
Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread.
Darby Bible Translation
And he called for a famine upon the land; he broke the whole staff of bread.
World English Bible
He called for a famine on the land. He destroyed the food supplies.
Young's Literal Translation
And He calleth a famine on the land, The whole staff of bread He hath broken.
Psalm 105:16 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Touch not mine anointed - It is supposed that the patriarchs are here intended; but the whole people of Israel may be meant. They were a kingdom of priests and kings unto God; and prophets, priests, and kings were always anointed.
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LibraryAugust 14. "Touch not Mine Anointed, and do My Prophets no Harm" (Ps. Cv. 15).
"Touch not Mine anointed, and do My prophets no harm" (Ps. cv. 15). I would rather play with the forked lightning, or take in my hands living wires, with their fiery current, than speak a reckless word against any servant of Christ, or idly repeat the slanderous darts which thousands of Christians are hurling on others, to the hurt of their own souls and bodies. You may often wonder, perhaps, why your sickness is not healed, your spirit filled with the joy of the Holy Ghost, or your life blessed …
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but seven years of famine will follow them. Then all the abundance in Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine will ravage the land.
and the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had said. There was famine in all the other lands, but in the whole land of Egypt there was food.
When I cut off your supply of bread, ten women will be able to bake your bread in one oven, and they will dole out the bread by weight. You will eat, but you will not be satisfied.
2 Kings 8:1
Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, "Go away with your family and stay for a while wherever you can, because the LORD has decreed a famine in the land that will last seven years."
See now, the Lord, the LORD Almighty, is about to take from Jerusalem and Judah both supply and support: all supplies of food and all supplies of water,
He then said to me: "Son of man, I am about to cut off the food supply in Jerusalem. The people will eat rationed food in anxiety and drink rationed water in despair,
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