New Living Translation
He called for a famine on the land of Canaan, cutting off its food supply.
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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
105:16 Staff of bread - Bread, which is the staff or support of our lives.
LibraryThe King Hath Brought Me into his Store-Chambers; we Will Exult and be Glad in Thee, Remembering Thy Breasts Better than Wine; the Upright Love Thee.
The soul has no sooner manifested her desire to pass by all creatures that it may run to Him, than, to recompense her for a love already somewhat purified, He causes her to enter into his divine store-chambers. This is a greater grace than any she has hitherto received, for it is a transient union in the powers. When the heart of a man displays sufficient fidelity to be willing to dispense with all the gifts of God that it may reach God himself, He takes pleasure in showering upon it a profusion …
Madame Guyon—Song of Songs of Solomon
Joseph, the Prime Minister
How God Works in the Hearts of Men.
But afterward there will be seven years of famine so great that all the prosperity will be forgotten in Egypt. Famine will destroy the land.
Then the seven years of famine began, just as Joseph had predicted. The famine also struck all the surrounding countries, but throughout Egypt there was plenty of food.
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.
2 Kings 8:1
Elisha had told the woman whose son he had brought back to life, "Take your family and move to some other place, for the LORD has called for a famine on Israel that will last for seven years."
The Lord, the LORD of Heaven's Armies, will take away from Jerusalem and Judah everything they depend on: every bit of bread and every drop of water,
Then he told me, "Son of man, I will make food very scarce in Jerusalem. It will be weighed out with great care and eaten fearfully. The water will be rationed out drop by drop, and the people will drink it with dismay.
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