93 verses

Gen 12:10

(NIV)
Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe.
(ESV)
Now there was a famine in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land.

Gen 26:1

(NIV)
Now there was a famine in the land – besides the previous famine in Abraham’s time – and Isaac went to Abimelek king of the Philistines in Gerar.
(ESV)
Now there was a famine in the land, besides the former famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Gerar to Abimelech king of the Philistines.

Gen 41:27

(NIV)
The seven lean, ugly cows that came up afterwards are seven years, and so are the seven worthless ears of corn scorched by the east wind: they are seven years of famine.

(ESV)
The seven lean and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven empty ears blighted by the east wind are also seven years of famine.

Gen 41:30

(NIV)
but seven years of famine will follow them. Then all the abundance in Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine will ravage the land.
(ESV)
but after them there will arise seven years of famine, and all the plenty will be forgotten in the land of Egypt. The famine will consume the land,

Gen 41:31

(NIV)
The abundance in the land will not be remembered, because the famine that follows it will be so severe.
(ESV)
and the plenty will be unknown in the land by reason of the famine that will follow, for it will be very severe.

Gen 41:36

(NIV)
This food should be held in reserve for the country, to be used during the seven years of famine that will come upon Egypt, so that the country may not be ruined by the famine.’

(ESV)
That food shall be a reserve for the land against the seven years of famine that are to occur in the land of Egypt, so that the land may not perish through the famine.”

Gen 41:50

(NIV)
Before the years of famine came, two sons were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On.
(ESV)
Before the year of famine came two sons were born to Joseph. Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On, bore them to him.

Gen 41:54

(NIV)
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.
(ESV)
and the seven years of famine began to come, as Joseph had said. There was famine in all lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

Gen 41:56

(NIV)
When the famine had spread over the whole country, Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe throughout Egypt.
(ESV)
So when the famine had spread over all the land, Joseph opened all the storehouses and sold to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe in the land of Egypt.

Gen 41:57

(NIV)
And all the world came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph, because the famine was severe everywhere.

(ESV)
Moreover, all the earth came to Egypt to Joseph to buy grain, because the famine was severe over all the earth.

Gen 42:5

(NIV)
So Israel’s sons were among those who went to buy grain, for there was famine in the land of Canaan also.

(ESV)
Thus the sons of Israel came to buy among the others who came, for the famine was in the land of Canaan.

Gen 42:19

(NIV)
if you are honest men, let one of your brothers stay here in prison, while the rest of you go and take grain back for your starving households.
(ESV)
if you are honest men, let one of your brothers remain confined where you are in custody, and let the rest go and carry grain for the famine of your households,

Gen 42:33

(NIV)
‘Then the man who is lord over the land said to us, “This is how I will know whether you are honest men: leave one of your brothers here with me, and take food for your starving households and go.
(ESV)
Then the man, the lord of the land, said to us, ‘By this I shall know that you are honest men: leave one of your brothers with me, and take grain for the famine of your households, and go your way.

Gen 43:1

(NIV)
Now the famine was still severe in the land.
(ESV)
Now the famine was severe in the land.

Gen 45:6

(NIV)
For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will be no ploughing and reaping.
(ESV)
For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are yet five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest.

Gen 45:11

(NIV)
I will provide for you there, because five years of famine are still to come. Otherwise you and your household and all who belong to you will become destitute.”

(ESV)
There I will provide for you, for there are yet five years of famine to come, so that you and your household, and all that you have, do not come to poverty.’

Gen 47:4

(NIV)
They also said to him, ‘We have come to live here for a while, because the famine is severe in Canaan and your servants’ flocks have no pasture. So now, please let your servants settle in Goshen.’

(ESV)
They said to Pharaoh, “We have come to sojourn in the land, for there is no pasture for your servantsflocks, for the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. And now, please let your servants dwell in the land of Goshen.”

Gen 47:13

(NIV)
There was no food, however, in the whole region because the famine was severe; both Egypt and Canaan wasted away because of the famine.
(ESV)
Now there was no food in all the land, for the famine was very severe, so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan languished by reason of the famine.

Gen 47:20

(NIV)
So Joseph bought all the land in Egypt for Pharaoh. The Egyptians, one and all, sold their fields, because the famine was too severe for them. The land became Pharaoh’s,
(ESV)
So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for all the Egyptians sold their fields, because the famine was severe on them. The land became Pharaoh’s.

Exod 16:3

(NIV)
The Israelites said to them, ‘If only we had died by the  Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we sat round pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.’

(ESV)
and the people of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the hand of the  Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots and ate bread to the full, for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”

Deut 28:48

(NIV)
therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the  Lord sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you.

(ESV)
therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the  Lord will send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness, and lacking everything. And he will put a yoke of iron on your neck until he has destroyed you.

Deut 32:24

(NIV)
I will send wasting famine against them,
consuming pestilence and deadly plague;
I will send against them the fangs of wild beasts,
the venom of vipers that glide in the dust.
(ESV)
they shall be wasted with hunger,
and devoured by plague
and poisonous pestilence;
I will send the teeth of beasts against them,
with the venom of things that crawl in the dust.

Ruth 1:1

(NIV)
In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab.
(ESV)
In the days when the judges ruled there was a famine in the land, and a man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons.

2Sam 21:1

(NIV)
During the reign of David, there was a famine for three successive years; so David sought the face of the  Lord. The Lord said, ‘It is on account of Saul and his blood-stained house; it is because he put the Gibeonites to death.’

(ESV)
Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year. And David sought the face of the  Lord. And the  Lord said, “There is bloodguilt on Saul and on his house, because he put the Gibeonites to death.”

2Sam 24:13

(NIV)
So Gad went to David and said to him, ‘Shall there come on you three years of famine in your land? Or three months of fleeing from your enemies while they pursue you? Or three days of plague in your land? Now then, think it over and decide how I should answer the one who sent me.’

(ESV)
So Gad came to David and told him, and said to him, “Shall three years of famine come to you in your land? Or will you flee three months before your foes while they pursue you? Or shall there be three dayspestilence in your land? Now consider, and decide what answer I shall return to him who sent me.”

1Kgs 8:37

(NIV)
‘When famine or plague comes to the land, or blight or mildew, locusts or grasshoppers, or when an enemy besieges them in any of their cities, whatever disaster or disease may come,
(ESV)
“If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence or blight or mildew or locust or caterpillar, if their enemy besieges them in the land at their gates whatever plague, whatever sickness there is,

1Kgs 18:2

(NIV)
So Elijah went to present himself to Ahab.

Now the famine was severe in Samaria,
(ESV)
So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria.

2Kgs 4:38

(NIV)
Elisha returned to Gilgal and there was a famine in that region. While the company of the prophets was meeting with him, he said to his servant, ‘Put on the large pot and cook some stew for these prophets.’

(ESV)
And Elisha came again to Gilgal when there was a famine in the land. And as the sons of the prophets were sitting before him, he said to his servant, “Set on the large pot, and boil stew for the sons of the prophets.”

2Kgs 6:25

(NIV)
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.

(ESV)
And there was a great famine in Samaria, as they besieged it, until a donkey’s head was sold for eighty shekels of silver, and the fourth part of a kab of dove’s dung for five shekels of silver.

2Kgs 7:4

(NIV)
If we say, “We’ll go into the city” – the famine is there, and we will die. And if we stay here, we will die. So let’s go over to the camp of the Arameans and surrender. If they spare us, we live; if they kill us, then we die.’

(ESV)
If we say, ‘Let us enter the city,’ the famine is in the city, and we shall die there. And if we sit here, we die also. So now come, let us go over to the camp of the Syrians. If they spare our lives we shall live, and if they kill us we shall but die.”

2Kgs 8:1

(NIV)
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.’
(ESV)
Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, “Arise, and depart with your household, and sojourn wherever you can, for the  Lord has called for a famine, and it will come upon the land for seven years.”

2Kgs 25:3

(NIV)
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.
(ESV)
On the ninth day of the fourth month the famine was so severe in the city that there was no food for the people of the land.

1Chr 21:12

(NIV)
three years of famine, three months of being swept away before your enemies, with their swords overtaking you, or three days of the sword of the  Lord – days of plague in the land, with the angel of the  Lord ravaging every part of Israel.” Now then, decide how I should answer the one who sent me.’

(ESV)
either three years of famine, or three months of devastation by your foes while the sword of your enemies overtakes you, or else three days of the sword of the  Lord, pestilence on the land, with the angel of the  Lord destroying throughout all the territory of Israel.’ Now decide what answer I shall return to him who sent me.”

2Chr 6:28

(NIV)
‘When famine or plague comes to the land, or blight or mildew, locusts or grasshoppers, or when enemies besiege them in any of their cities, whatever disaster or disease may come,
(ESV)
If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence or blight or mildew or locust or caterpillar, if their enemies besiege them in the land at their gates, whatever plague, whatever sickness there is,

2Chr 20:9

(NIV)
“If calamity comes upon us, whether the sword of judgment, or plague or famine, we will stand in your presence before this temple that bears your Name and will cry out to you in our distress, and you will hear us and save us.”

(ESV)
If disaster comes upon us, the sword, judgment or pestilence, or famine we will stand before this house and before you— for your name is in this house—and cry out to you in our affliction, and you will hear and save.’

2Chr 32:11

(NIV)
When Hezekiah says, “The  Lord our God will save us from the hand of the king of Assyria,” he is misleading you, to let you die of hunger and thirst.
(ESV)
Is not Hezekiah misleading you, that he may give you over to die by famine and by thirst, when he tells you, “The  Lord our God will deliver us from the hand of the king of Assyria”?

Neh 5:3

(NIV)
Others were saying, ‘We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our homes to get grain during the famine.’

(ESV)
There were also those who said, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards, and our houses to get grain because of the famine.”

Neh 9:15

(NIV)
In their hunger you gave them bread from heaven and in their thirst you brought them water from the rock; you told them to go in and take possession of the land you had sworn with uplifted hand to give them.

(ESV)
You gave them bread from heaven for their hunger and brought water for them out of the rock for their thirst, and you told them to go in to possess the land that you had sworn to give them.

Job 5:20

(NIV)
In famine he will deliver you from death,
and in battle from the stroke of the sword.
(ESV)
In famine he will redeem you from death,
and in war from the power of the sword.

Job 5:22

(NIV)
You will laugh at destruction and famine,
and need not fear the wild animals.
(ESV)
At destruction and famine you shall laugh,
and shall not fear the beasts of the earth.

Job 30:3

(NIV)
Haggard from want and hunger,
they roamed the parched land
in desolate wastelands at night.
(ESV)
Through want and hard hunger
they gnaw the dry ground by night in waste and desolation;

Ps 33:19

(NIV)
to deliver them from death
and keep them alive in famine.
(ESV)
that he may deliver their soul from death
and keep them alive in famine.

Ps 37:19

(NIV)
In times of disaster they will not wither;
in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
(ESV)
they are not put to shame in evil times;
in the days of famine they have abundance.

Ps 105:16

(NIV)
He called down famine on the land
and destroyed all their supplies of food;
(ESV)
When he summoned a famine on the land
and broke all supply of bread,

Isa 5:13

(NIV)
Therefore my people will go into exile
for lack of understanding;
those of high rank will die of hunger
and the common people will be parched with thirst.
(ESV)
Therefore my people go into exile
for lack of knowledge;
their honored men go hungry,
and their multitude is parched with thirst.

Isa 14:30

(NIV)
The poorest of the poor will find pasture,
and the needy will lie down in safety.
But your root I will destroy by famine;
it will slay your survivors.
(ESV)
And the firstborn of the poor will graze,
and the needy lie down in safety;
but I will kill your root with famine,
and your remnant it will slay.

Isa 51:19

(NIV)
These double calamities have come upon you –
who can comfort you? –
ruin and destruction, famine and sword –
who can console you?
(ESV)
These two things have happened to you—
who will console you?—
devastation and destruction, famine and sword;
who will comfort you?

Jer 5:12

(NIV)
They have lied about the  Lord;
they said, ‘He will do nothing!
No harm will come to us;
we will never see sword or famine.
(ESV)
They have spoken falsely of the  Lord
and have said, ‘He will do nothing;
no disaster will come upon us,
nor shall we see sword or famine.

Jer 11:22

(NIV)
therefore this is what the  Lord Almighty says: “I will punish them. Their young men will die by the sword, their sons and daughters by famine.
(ESV)
therefore thus says the  Lord of hosts: “Behold, I will punish them. The young men shall die by the sword, their sons and their daughters shall die by famine,

Jer 14:12

(NIV)
Although they fast, I will not listen to their cry; though they offer burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them. Instead, I will destroy them with the sword, famine and plague.’

(ESV)
Though they fast, I will not hear their cry and though they offer burnt offering and grain offering, I will not accept them. But I will consume them by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence.”

Jer 14:13

(NIV)
But I said, ‘Alas, Sovereign  Lord! The prophets keep telling them, “You will not see the sword or suffer famine. Indeed, I will give you lasting peace in this place.”’

(ESV)
Then I said: “Ah, Lord  God, behold, the prophets say to them, ‘You shall not see the sword, nor shall you have famine, but I will give you assured peace in this place.’”

Jer 14:15

(NIV)
Therefore this is what the  Lord says about the prophets who are prophesying in my name: I did not send them, yet they are saying, “No sword or famine will touch this land.” Those same prophets will perish by sword and famine.
(ESV)
Therefore thus says the  Lord concerning the prophets who prophesy in my name although I did not send them, and who saySword and famine shall not come upon this land’: By sword and famine those prophets shall be consumed.

Jer 14:16

(NIV)
And the people they are prophesying to will be thrown out into the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and sword. There will be no one to bury them, their wives, their sons and their daughters. I will pour out on them the calamity they deserve.

(ESV)
And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem, victims of famine and sword, with none to bury themthem, their wives, their sons, and their daughters. For I will pour out their evil upon them.

Jer 14:18

(NIV)
If I go into the country,
I see those slain by the sword;
if I go into the city,
I see the ravages of famine.
Both prophet and priest
have gone to a land they know not.”’
(ESV)
If I go out into the field,
behold, those pierced by the sword!
And if I enter the city,
behold, the diseases of famine!
For both prophet and priest ply their trade through the land
and have no knowledge.’”

Jer 15:2

(NIV)
And if they ask you, “Where shall we go?” tell them, “This is what the  Lord says:

‘“Those destined for death, to death;
those for the sword, to the sword;
those for starvation, to starvation;
those for captivity, to captivity.”
(ESV)
And when they ask you, ‘Where shall we go?’ you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the  Lord:

“‘Those who are for pestilence, to pestilence,
and those who are for the sword, to the sword;
those who are for famine, to famine,
and those who are for captivity, to captivity.’

Jer 16:4

(NIV)
‘They will die of deadly diseases. They will not be mourned or buried but will be like dung lying on the ground. They will perish by sword and famine, and their dead bodies will become food for the birds and the wild animals.’

(ESV)
They shall die of deadly diseases. They shall not be lamented, nor shall they be buried. They shall be as dung on the surface of the ground. They shall perish by the sword and by famine and their dead bodies shall be food for the birds of the air and for the beasts of the earth.

Jer 18:21

(NIV)
So give their children over to famine;
hand them over to the power of the sword.
Let their wives be made childless and widows;
let their men be put to death,
their young men slain by the sword in battle.
(ESV)
Therefore deliver up their children to famine;
give them over to the power of the sword;
let their wives become childless and widowed.
May their men meet death by pestilence,
their youths be struck down by the sword in battle.

Jer 21:7

(NIV)
After that, declares the  Lord, I will give Zedekiah king of Judah, his officials and the people in this city who survive the plague, sword and famine, into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and to their enemies who want to kill them. He will put them to the sword; he will show them no mercy or pity or compassion.”

(ESV)
Afterward, declares the  Lord I will give Zedekiah king of Judah and his servants and the people in this city who survive the pestilence, sword, and famine into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and into the hand of their enemies, into the hand of those who seek their lives. He shall strike them down with the edge of the sword. He shall not pity them or spare them or have compassion.’

Jer 21:9

(NIV)
Whoever stays in this city will die by the sword, famine or plague. But whoever goes out and surrenders to the Babylonians who are besieging you will live; they will escape with their lives.
(ESV)
He who stays in this city shall die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence, but he who goes out and surrenders to the Chaldeans who are besieging you shall live and shall have his life as a prize of war.

Jer 24:10

(NIV)
I will send the sword, famine and plague against them until they are destroyed from the land I gave to them and their ancestors.”’

(ESV)
And I will send sword, famine, and pestilence upon them, until they shall be utterly destroyed from the land that I gave to them and their fathers.”

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