New Living Translation
Lacking food and water, people will look at one another in terror, and they will waste away under their punishment.
King James Bible
That they may want bread and water, and be astonied one with another, and consume away for their iniquity.
Darby Bible Translation
because bread and water shall fail them, and they shall be astonied one with another, and waste away in their iniquity.
World English Bible
that they may want bread and water, and be dismayed one with another, and pine away in their iniquity.
Young's Literal Translation
so that they lack bread and water, and have been astonished one with another, and been consumed in their iniquity.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:17 May want - So because they served not God with chearfulness in the abundance of all things, He made them serve their enemies in the want of all things.
I will destroy your food supply, so that ten women will need only one oven to bake bread for their families. They will ration your food by weight, and though you have food to eat, you will not be satisfied.
Those of you who survive will waste away in your enemies' lands because of their sins and the sins of their ancestors.
Your heads will remain covered, and your sandals will not be taken off. You will not mourn or weep, but you will waste away because of your sins. You will mourn privately for all the evil you have done.
"Son of man, give the people of Israel this message: You are saying, 'Our sins are heavy upon us; we are wasting away! How can we survive?'
People staggered from town to town looking for water, but there was never enough. But still you would not return to me," says the LORD.
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