Page images

away, and the whirlwind shall his floor, and will gather the wheat them away as with flood; they Ecatter them; and thou shalt re-into his garnier, but the chaff he are as a sleep: in the morning joice in the LORD, and shalt glory will burn with fire unquenchable. they are like grass rohich groweth in the Holy One of Israel.

Luke xxii. 31. And the Lord said. up. In the morning it Nourisheth. Jer. xiii, 24. Therefore will I Simon Simon, behold. Satan hath and groweth up; in the evening it scatter them as the stubble that

desired to have you, that he may 18 cut down, and witnereld. passeth away by the wind of the sist you as wheat.

Psalm xcii, 7. When the wicked wilderness.

1 Cor. ix. 9. For it is written in spring as the grass, and when all Jer. xxiii, 28. What is the chaf

the law of Moses. Thou shalt not the workers of iniquity do flourto the wheat? saith the LORD. muzzle the mouth of the ox that ish; it is that they shall be de 1.2. Thus saith the LORD; treadeth out the corn. Doth God stroyed for ever. Behold,' I will raise up against take care for oxen?

Psalm ciii, 15. As for man, his Babylon, and against them that

days are as grass: as a flower of dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, & destroying

the field, so he flourisheth. GRASS.

· 18a. xxxvii, 37. Therefore their wind; And will send unto Babylon Deut. xi, 15. And I will send

inhabitants acere of small power, fanners, that shall fan her, and grass in thy fields for thy cattle,

they were dismayed and conshall empty her land: for in the that thou mayest eat and be full.

founded: they were as the grass of day of trouble they shall be Ps. civ. 14. He causeth the grass the field, and as the green herb, as against her round about. to grow for the cattle, and herb

the grass on the housetops, and as Jer. II, 33. For thus saith the for the service of man: that he may

corn blasted before it be grown LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; bring forth food out of the earth.

up. The daughter of Babylon is like P3. cxlvii, 8. Who covereth the Isa. xl, 6-8. The voice said, Cry. a threshingfloor, it is time to heaven with clouds, who prepar- And he said. What shall I cry? thresh her: vet a little while, and I eth rain for the earth, who maketh | All flesh is grass, and all the goodthe time of her harvest shall come. I grass to grow upon the mountains. liness thereof is 'as the flower of

Thosea x. 11. And Ephraim is as Prov. xxvii. 25. The hav appear the field: The an heifer that is taught, and lov- eth, and the tender grass sheweth flower fadeth: because the spirit of eth to tread out the corn; but I itself, and herbs of the mountains the Lord bloweth upon it: surely passed over upon her fair neck: are gathered.

the people is grass. The grass I will make Ephraim to ride.

Mark vi. 39. And he command-withereth, the flower fadeth: but Hosea xiii, 3. Therefore they led them to make all sit down by the word of our God shall stand for shall be as the morning cloud, and companies upon the green grass. |

ever. as the early dew that passeth

John vi, 10. And Jesus said,

Matth. vi, 80. Wherefore, if God away, as the chaff that is driven Make the men sit down. Now

so clothe the grass of the field, with the whirlwind out of the there was much grass in the place,

which to day is, and to morrow is floor, and as the smoke out of the So the men sat down, in number

cast into the oven, shall he not chimney. about five thousand.

much more clothe you, O ye of Amos i. 3. Thus saith the LORD;

little faith? 1 Rev. ix. 4. And it was commandFor three transgressions of Damed them that they should not hurt

1 Pet. i, 24. For all flesh is as ascus, and for four, I will not turn

the grass of the earth. neither any grass, and all the glory o! man as away the punishment thereof; begreen thing, neither any tree; but

the flower of grass. The grass canse they have threshed Gilead only those men which have not

withereth, and tho tiower thereof with threshing instruments of

the seal of God in their foreheads. / talleth away. iron,

Amos ix, 9. For lo, I will com Num, xxii, 4. And Moab said un OTHER PRODUCTS OF mand, and I will sist the house of to the elders of Midian, Now shall Israel among all nations, like as this company lick up all that are

THE FIELDS. corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not round about us, as the ox lickoth

BEANS, LENTILES, ETC. the least grain fall upon the earth. up the grass of the field. And

2 Sam. xvii, 28. Brought beds, Micahiv. 12. 13. But theyknow not Balak the son of Zippor was king

and basons, and earthen vessels, the thoughts of the LORD, neither of the Moabites at that time.

I and wheat, and barley, and flonr. understand they his counsel: for 2 Sam, xxiii, 4. And he shall be

and parched corn, and beans, and he shall gather themns the sheaves as the light of the morning, when le

stne snedves as the list 01 LU INVL5, loc lentiles, and parched puse. into the floor. Arise and thresh, the sun riseth, even & morning O daughter of Zion: for I will without clouds, as the tender BULRUSHES, FLAGS AND make thine horn iron, and I will grass springing out of the earth

RUSIIES. make thy hoofs brass: and thou by clear shining after rain.

Erod. il, 3. And when she could shall beat in pieces many people: 2 Kings xix, 26. Therefore their not longer hide him, she took for and I will consecrate their gain inhabitants were of small power, 1 him an ark of bulrushes, and unto the LORD, and their substance

| they were dismayed and con- | daubed it with slime and with unto the LORD of the whole earth.

founded; they were as the grass pitch, and put the child therein; Hab. iii. 12. Thou didst march

of the field, and as the green herb, and she laid it in the flags by the through the land in indignation as the grass on the house tops. thou didst thresh the heathen in and as corn blasted before it be

Isa. lviii, 5. Is it such a fast that anger, grown up.

I have chosen? a day for a man to Matt, fli, 12. Whose fan is in his

Psalm lxxii, 6. He shall come a fllict his soul? is it to bow down hand, and he will throughly purged

down like rain upon the mown his head as a bulrush, and to his floor, and gather his wheat

grass: as showers that water the spread sackcloth and ashes under into the garner, but he will burn earth.

him wilt thou call this & fast, and up the chaff with unquenchable Psalm lxxii, 16. And they of the | an acceptable day to the LORD? fire.

city shall flourish like grass of the Job viii. 11. Can the rush grow Leuke 17. Whose fan is in his earth.

up without mire? can the flag grow hand, and he will throughly purge | Psalm xo, 5, 6. Thou carriest without water?

the abo srcentas



the stay and the stafi, the whole Drod. Ix. 31. And the flax and Job xxx, 4. Who cut up mallows stay of bread, and the whole stay the barley was smitten: for the by the bushes, and juniper roots of water. barley 1003 in the ear, and the flax for their meat.

Isa. vii, 23-23. And it shall come was bolled..

to pass in that day, that every Josh, ii, 6. But she had brought


place shall be, where there were them up to the roof of the house. Ezek. iv.9. Take thou also unto a thousand vines at a thousand and hid them with the stalks of thee wheat, and barley, and beans,

| silverlings, it shall even be for flax, which she had laid in order and lentiles, and millet, and fitches,

briers and thorns. With arrows upon the roof, and put them in one vessel, and

and with bows shall men come make thee bread thereof, accord

thither, because all the land shall Isa, xlii, 3. A bruised reed shail ing to the number of the days that

become briers and thorns. And he not break, and the smoking

thou shalt lie upon thy side, three on

ree on all hills that shall be digged flax shall be not quench: he shall

hundred and ninety days shalt with the mattock, there shall not bring forth judgment unto truth. thou eat thereof.

come thither the fear of briers and Ezek, xl, 3. And he brought me

thorns: but it shall be for the thither, and, behold, there was a


sending forth of oxen, and for the man, whose appearance was like Job xl. 21. He lieth under the

treading of lesser cattle. the appearance of brass, with @ shady trees in the covert of the

Isa. xv, 6. 7. For the waters of line of flax in his hand, and alreed and fens.

Nimrim shall be desolate: for the measuring reed; and he stood in

hay is withered away, the grass

Isa. xix, 6. And they shall turn the gate.

faileth, there is no green thing. the rivers far away; and the

Therefore the abundance they Hos. il, 5. For their mother hath brooks of defence shall be emptied

have gotten, and that which they played the harlot; she that con- and dried up: the reeds and flags

have laid up, shall they carry ceived them hath done shame- shall wither. fully: for she said, I will go after

away to the brook of the willows. my lovers, that give me my bread


Isa. xvii, 10, 11. Because thou and my water, my wool and my

Ex. ix. 32. But the wheat and hast forgotten the God of thy salflax, mine oil and my drink.

the rye were not smitten: for they vation, and hast not been mindful were not grown up.

of the rock of thy strength, thereHos. ii, 9. Therefore will I re

fore shalt thou plant pleasant turn, and take away my corn in


plants, and shalt set it with strange the time thereof, and my wine in

Matt. xiii, 24-31. (See under slips: In the day shalt thou make the season thereof, and will re

thy plant to grow, and in the morncover my wool and my flax given Reaping and Harvest.)

ing shalt thou make thy seed to to cover her nakedness.

flourish; but the harvest shall be GOURDS.

FAILURE OF CROPS. a heap in the day of grief and of 2 Kings iv, 39. And one went out


desperate sorrow into the field to gather herbs, and 1 Kings xviii, 5. And Ahab said

18a. II, 19. These two things are

come unto thee; who hall be sorry found a wild vino, and gathered unto Obadiah, Go into the land,

for thee? desolation, and destructhereof wild gourds his lap fuil, unto all fountains of water, and

tion, and the famine, and the and came and shred them into the unto all brooks: peradventure we

sword: by whom shall I comfort pot of pottage: for they know them may find grass to save the horses not. and mules alive, that we lose not

thee? all the beasts.

Jer. xil, 13. They have sown HEATH.

wheat, but shall reap thorns they

Jer. xiv, 5, 6. Yea, the hind also Jer. xvii, 6. For he shall be like calved in the field, and forsook it,

have put themselves to pain, but

shall not profit: and they shall be the heath in the desert, and shall because there was no grass. And not see when good cometh; but the wild asses did stand in the

ashamed of your revenues because

of the fierce anger of the LORD. shall inhabit the parched places high places, they snuffed up the in the wilderness, in a salt land wind like dragons; their eyes did | Ezek, xiv, 13. Son of man, when and not inhabited.

fail, because there was no grass. the land sinneth against me by

Joel i. 18. How do the beasts tresspassing grievously, then will LENTILES.

groan! the herds of cattle are per- I stretch out mine hand upon it, Gen. xxv. 34. Then Jacob gave i plexed, because they have no pas- and will break the stau 01 Esau bread and pottage of len- ture; yea, the flocks of sheep aro bicad thereof, and will send famino tiles; and he did eat and drink. made desolate.

upon it, and will cut off man and and rose up, and went his way:

beast from it: thus Esau despised his birthright.


Ezek, xxvi, 6. And her daughDeut. xxviii23 34. The fruit otters which are in tho field shall be MANDRAKES.

thy land, and all thy labours, shall slain by the sword; and they shall Gen. xxx. 14. And Reuben went la nation which thou knowest not know that I am the Lord. in the days of wheat barvest, and eat up; and thou shalt be only Hosea vill, 7. For they have sown found mandrakes in the field, and oppressed and crushed alway: the wind, and they shall reap brought them unto his mother So that thou shalt be mad for the the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, sight of thine eyes which thou the bud shall yield no meal: if so Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's shalt see.

be it yield, the strangers shall mandrakes.

Deut. xxviii, 38. Thou shalt carry swallow it up. Song of Solomon vil. 13. The much seed out into the field, and I Hosen ir 2. The floor and tha mandrakeg give a smell and at shalt gather but little in; for the winepress shall not feed them, and our gates are all manner of pleas- / locust shall consume it.

the new wine shall fall in her. ant fruits, new and old, which I 18a, iii, 1. For, behold, the Lord, Amos v. 16. Therefore the LORD have laid up for thee, O my be- the LORD of hosts, doth take away the God of hosts, the Lord, saith loved.

from Jerusalem and from Judahthus; Wailing shall be in all streets:

ons: if they say hey kill us, went thy bread with

and they shall say in all the high-, burnt with hunger and devoured, man breaketh it unto them. They ways. Alas! alas! and they shall with burning heat, and with bitter that did feed delicately are deso call the husbandman to mourning, destruction: I will also send the late in the streets: they that were and such as are skilful of lament- teeth of beasts upon them, with brought up in scarlet embrace ation to wailing.

the poison of serpents of the dust. | dunghills. Amos viii. 11-14. Behold, the 2 Kings vi, 24, 26-29. And it / Lam. iv. 7-10. Her Nazarites dave come saith the Lord God, I came to pass after this, that Ben- / were purer than snow. they were that I will send a famine in the l hadad king of Syria gathered whiter than milk, they were more land, not a famine of bread, nor all his host, and went up, and ruddy in body than rubies, their

thirst for water, but of hearing | besieged Samaria. And as the polishing w08 of sapphire: Their the words of the LORD: And they king of Israel was passing by up- visare is blacker than a coal. they shall wander from sea to sea, and on the wall, there cried a woman are not known in the streets: their from the north even to the east, unto him, saying, Help, my lord,

skin cleaveth to their bones; it is they shall run to and fro to seeko king. And he said, If the LORD

withered, it is become like a stick. the word of the Lord, and shall do not help thee, whence shall I They that be slain with the sword not find it. In that day shall the help thee? out of the barnloor, I are better than then that be slain fair virgins and young men faint or out of the winepress? And the l with hunger for for thirst. They that swear by tho king said unto her, What aileth

stricken through for want of the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy God, thee? And she answered, This fruits of the field. The hands of O Dan, liveth; and. The manner woman said unto me, Give thy the pitiful women have sodden of Beersheba liveth; even they son, that we may eat him to day, I their own children: they were shall fall, and never rise up again, and we will eat my son tomorrow. their meat in the destruction of Joeli, 10. 11. The field is wasted. So we boiled my son, and did eat the daughter of

the daughter of my people. the land mourneth; for the corn is him: and I said unto her on the wasted: the new wine is dried up, next day, Give thy son, that we

Lam. v, 10. Our skin was black the oil languisheth. Be ye asham may eat him: and she 'hath hia Ikan oven because of the tered, 0 ye husbandmen; howl, o yo her son.

rible famine vinedressers, for the wheat and 2 Kin. vii. 3. 4. And there were

Ezek. iv, 16. 17. Moreover he for the barley; because the harvest four leprous men at the entering said unto me, Son of man, behold, of the field is perished. in of the gate; and they said one

I will break the staff of bread in Joel i. 17. The seed is rotten to another. Why sit we here until Jerusalem: and they shall eat under their clods, the garners are we die? If we say, we will enter

bread by weight, and with care; laid desolate, the barns are broken into the city, then the famine is in

and they shall drink water by down; for the corn is withered. the city, and we shall die there:

measure, and with astonishment: Micah vi, 15. Thou shalt sow. 5. Thou shalt sow, ano. "Now therefore come, and another, and consume away for

| That they may want bread and and if we sit still here, we die

water, and be astonied .one with but thou shalt not reap: thou shalt tread the olives, but thou shalt let us fall unto the host of the Sy

their iniquity. not anoint thee with oil; and sweet wine, but shalt not drink wine.

shall live; and if they kill us, wel Ezek, xii, 18. 19. Son of man, shall but die.

eat thy bread with quaking, and Zcph. ii, 11. The LORD will be

drink thy water with trembling

Ps. cv, 16. Moreover he called terrible unto them: for he will

and with carefulness; And say for a famine upon the land: he famish all the gods of the earth;

unto the people of the land. Thus brake the whole staff of bread. and men shall worship him, every

saith the Lord God of the inhabione from his place, even all the

tants of Jerusalem, and of the isles of the heathen.

ter of Zion all her beauty is de- land of Israel: They shall eat their Rev. vi, 5, 6. And when he had parted: her princes are become bread with carefulness, and drink opened the third seal, I heard the cagl I heard the like harts that find no pasture, their water with astonishment,

and they are gone without that her land may be desolate And I beheld, and lo a black horse; strength before the pursuer.

from all that is therein, because and he that sat on him had a pair Lam. i. 11. All her people sigh. of the violence of all them that of balances in his hand. And I they seek bread; they have given dwell therein. heard a voice in the midst of the their pleasant things for meat to four beasts say, A measure of relieve the soul: see, O LORD, and

Joel i, 8, 9. Lament like a virwheat for a penny, and three consider; for I am become vile.

gin girded with sackcloth for the measures of barley for a penny;

husband of her youth. The meat and see thou hurt not the oil and

Lam. ii, 11, 12. Mine eyes do fail. offering and the drink offering is the wine.

with tears,my bowels are troubled, I cut off from the house of the my liver is poured upon the earth, | LORD; the priests, the LORD's min

for the destruction of the daughter isters, mourn. PRESSURE OF FAMINE.

of my people; because the children Joel i. 13-16. 19. 20. Come, lie all Lev. xxvi, 26-29. And when I and the sucklingy swoon in the

| night in sackcloth, ye ministers have broken the staff of your streets of the city. They say to

of my God; for the meat offering bread, ten women shall bake your their mothers, Where is corn and

and the drink offering is withbread in one oven, and they shall wine? when they swooned as the

holden from the house of your deliver you your bread again by wounded in the streets of the city,

God. Sanctify ye a fast, call a weight: and ye shall eat, and not when their soul was poured out

solemn assembly, gather the el. be satisfied. And if ye will not into their mothers' bosom.

ders and all the inhabitants of for all this hearken unto me, but

Lam. iv, 3-5. Even the sea the land into the house of the walk contrary unto me; Then I

| monsters draw out the breast, LORD your God, and cry unto the will walk contrary unto you, also

they give suck to their young LORD, Alas for the day! for the in fury; and I, even I, will chastise

ones: the daughter of my people day of the LORD is at hand, and you seven times for your sins.

is become cruel, like the ostriches | as a destruction from the AlAnd ye shall eat the flesh of your

in the wilderness. The tongue of mighty shall it come. Is not the sons, and the flesh of your daugh-l the sucking child cleaveth to the meat cut off before our eyes, yea, ters shall ye eat.

roof of his mouth for thirst: the joy and gladness from the house Deut. xxxii, 24. They shall be young children ask bread, and no l of our God? O LORD, to thee

in fury; anaon, pary unto you.anso monsters"drån

will I cry: for the fire hath de- Canaan fainted by reason of the

OF ELISHA. voured the pastures of the wil- famine. And Joseph gathered 2 Kings iv. 38. And Elisha came derness, and the flame hath up all the money that was found again to Gilgal, and there burned all the trees of the field. | in the land of Egypt, and in the dearth in the land; and the sons The beasts of the field cry also land of Canaan, for the corn which of the prophets were sitting before unto thee: for the rivers of waters | they bought: and Joseph brought him: and he said unto his servant cre dried up, and the fire hath the money into Pharaoh's house. Set on the great pot, and seethe devoured the pastures of the wil. And when money failed in the

pottage for the sons of the proderness.

land of Egypt, and in the land of phets. Amos iv, 6. And I also have Canaan, all the Egyptians came Given you cleanness of teeth in all unto Joseph, and said, Give us | DURING SIEGE OF SAMARIA your cities, and want of bread in bread; for why should wo die in

2 Kings vi, 25. And there was a all your places: yet have yo not thy presence? for the money fail

great famine in Samaria; and, bereturned unto me, saith the eth. And Joseph said, Give your

hold, they besieged it, until an 1.OBD.

cattle; and I will give you for ass's head was sold for fourscore your cattle, if money fail. And

pieces of silver, and the fourth INSTANCES OF FAMINE. they brought their cattle unto

part of a cab of dove's dung for IN THE DAYS OF ABRAHAM Joseph: and Joseph gave them

five pieces of silver.

five bread in exchange for horses, and Gen. xii, 10. And there was al for the flocks, and for the cattle of LOF SEVEN YEARS. FOREfemine in the land: and Abram the herds, and for the asses: and went down into Egypt to sojourn he fed them with bread for all

TOLD BY ELISHA. there; for the famine was grievous their cattle for that year. When 2 Kings viii, 1. Then spake in the land.

that year was ended, they came | Elisha unto the woman, whose

unto him the second year, and son he had restored to life, saying, OF ISAAC.

said unto him. We will not hide it | Arise, and go thou and thine houseGen. xxvi. 1. And there was a from my lord, how that our money hold, and sojourn wheresoever famine in the land, beside the is spent; my lord also hath our thou canst sojourn: for the LORD first famine that was in the days herds of cattle; there is not ought hath called for a famine; of Abraham. And Isaac went left in the sight of my lord, but

shall also come upon the land unto Abimelech king of the Philis- our bodies, and our lands: Where- seven years. tines unto Gerar. fore shall we die before thine

Jer. xiv, 1. The word of the eves, both we and our land? buy Lord that came to Jeremiah conOF JOSEPH.

us and our land for bread, and we cerning the dearth. Gen. xli, 28-32. This is the thing

and our land will be servants unto

Pharaoh; and give us seed, that which I have spoken unto Pha


SALEM. raoh: What God is about to do he we may live, and not die, that the showeth unto Pharaoh Behold land be not desolate. And Joseph 2 Kings xxv, 3. And on the ninth there come seven years of great

bought all the land of Egypt for day of the fourth month the famplenty throughout all the land of

Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold ine prevailed in the city, and there Egypt: And there shall arise after

every man his field, because the was no bread for the people of the them seven years of famine; and

famine prevailed over them: so the land. all the plenty shall be forgotten in land became Pharaoh's. the land of Egypt; and the famine Acts vii, 11. Now there came a

AFTER THE CAPTIVITY. shall consume the land; And the dearth over all the land of Egypt

Neh. v, 3. Some also there were plenty shall not be known in the Land Changan and creat afmction that said, We have mortgaged our jand by reason of that famine and our fathers found no susten

lands, vineyards, and houses, that following for it shall be very lance.

we might buy corn, because of the grievous. And for that the dream

dearth. was doubled unto Pharoah twice;

OF THE JUDGES. it is because the thing is estab


Ruth i, 1. Now it came to pass lished by God, and God will in the days when the judges ruled,

DIUS CÆSAR. shortly bring it to pass. that there was a famine in the

Acts xi, 28. And there stood up Gen. xli, 63-56. And the seven land. And a certain man of Beth

one of them named Agabus, and years of plenteousness, that was in lehem-judah went to sojourn in

signified by the spirit that there the land of Egypt, were ended,

the country of Moab, be, and his should be great dearth throughont And the seven years of death be- wife, and his two sons.

all the world: which ame to pass gan to coine, according as Joseph

in the days of Claudius Cæsar. had said: and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of

Egypt there was bread. And 2 Sam. XXI, 1. Then there was a UOVS CARE OF

2 Sam. xxi, 1. Then there was a GOD'S CARE OF HIS PEOwhen all the land of Egypt was

famine in the days of David three PLE DURING FAMINE. farnished, the people cried to years, year after year; and David

1 Kings xvii, 2-7. And the word Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh enquired of the LORD. And the

of the LORD came unto him, say. LORD answered, it is for Saul, and said unto all the Egyptians, Go

ing, Get thee hence, and turn thee unto Joseph; what he saith to for his bloody house, because he

eastward, and hide thyself by the you, do. And the famine was over slew the Gibeonites.

wrook Cherith, that is before Jor. all the face of the earth: And

dan. And it shall be, that thou Joseph opened all the storehonses,


shalt drink of the brook; and I and sold unto the Egyptians; and 1 Kings xvii, 1. And Elijah the have commanded the ravens to the famine waxed sore in the land | Tishbita

| Tishbite, who was of the inhabi- feed thee there. So he went and

ho uns of the inhabi. I feed theat of Egypt.

tants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, did according into the word of Gen. xlvii, 13-20. And there was As the LORD God of Israel liveth, the LORD: for he went and dwelt no bread in all the land; for the before whom I stand, there shall by the brook Cherith, that is befamine was very sore, so that the not be dew nor rain these years, fore Jordan. And the ravens land of Egypt and all the land of but according to my word, I brought him bread and Desh in

the morning, and bread and flesh, he said, Behold, I have heard that in a desert land, and in the waste in the evening; and he drank of there is corn in Egypt: get you howling wilderness; he led him the brook. And it came to pass down thither, and buy for us from about, he instructed him, he kept after a while, that the brook dried thence; that we may live, and not him as the apple of his eye. up, becanse there had been no die. And Joseph's ten brethren

Josh. xvil, 17, 18. And Joshua rain in the land.

went down to buy corn in Egypt.
But Benjamin, Joseph's brother,

spake unto the house of Joseph, Job v, 20. In famine he shall re- |

even to Ephraim and to Manasseh, deem thee from death: and in war Jacob sent not with his brethren: for he said. Lest peradventure

saying, Thou art & great people, from the power of the sword. mischief befall him. And the

and hast great power: thou shalt Psalm xxxiii, 18, 19. Behold, the sons of Israel came to buy corn

not have one lot only: But the eye of the LORD is upon them that

mountain shall be thine; for it is a among those that came: for the fear him, upon them that hope in

wood, and thou shalt cut it down: famine was in the land of Canaan. his mercy: To deliver their soul

and the outgvings of it shall be from death, and to keep them

Gen. xliii, 1-5. And the famine

thine: for thou shalt drive out the alive in famine. was sore in the land. And it came

| Canaanites, though they have iron to pass, when they had eaten up chariots, and though they be Psalm xxxvii, 19. They shall

the corn which they had brought I strong not be ashamed in the evil time:

out of Egypt, their father said unand in the days of famine they

2 Sam. xviii, 8. For the battle to them, Go again, buy us a little shall be satisfied. food. And Judah spake unto him,

was there scattered over the face Ezek. xxxvi, 29, 30. I will also saying. The man did solemnly

of all the country: and the wood save you from all your unclean protest unto us, saying, Ye shall

devoured more people that day nesses: and I will call for the corn, I not see my face, except your

than the sword devoured. and will increase it, and lay no

brother be with you. If thou wilt Job xxx. 7. Among the bushes famine upon you. And I will

send our brother with us, we will they brayed; under the nettles multiply the fruit of the tree, and go down and buy thee food: But if they were gathered together. the increase of the field, that ye thou wilt not send him, we will Job xxxviii, 27. To satisfy the shall receive no more reproach of not go down; for the man said un- desolate and waste ground. famine among the heathen. to us, Ye shall not see my face,

| Psalm cxxxii, 6. Lo, we heard Joel ii, 19. Yea, the LORD will except your brother be with you.

of it at Ephratah: we found it in answer and say unto his people,

the fields of the wood. Behold, I will send you corn, and said. Go again and buy us a little wine, and oil, and ye shall be food. And we said, We cannot go

Isaiah v, 17. Then shall the satisfied therewith; and I will no down; if our youngest brother be

lambs feed after their manner, and more make you a reproach among with us, then will we go down:

the waste places of the fat ones the heathen. for we may not see the man's face,

shall strangers eat. except our youngest brother be

Isaiah 11, 3. For the LORD shall with us.

comfort Zion: he will comfort all MEANS AGAINST

Prov. xi, 26. He that withhold.

her waste places, and he will make FAMINE. eth corn, the people shall curse

her wilderness like Eden, and her

desert like the garden of the him: but blessing shall be upon the Gen. xli, 34-37. Let Pharaoh do head of him that selleth it."

LORD; joy and gladness shall be this, and let him appoint officers

found therein, thanksgiving, and over the land, and take up the

Acts xii, 20. And Herod was

the voice of melody fifth part of the land of Egypt in

highly displeased with them of the seven plenteous years. And Tyre and Sidon: but they came

Tyre and Sidon: but they camel Jer. ii, 2. Go and cry in the ears let them gather all the food of with one accord to him, and, hay-of Jerusalem, saying. Thus saith

ing made Blastus the king's the LORD; I remember thee, the those good years that come, and mng mnade Biastus the kings lay up corn under the hand of chamberlain their friend. desired kindness of thy youth. the love of Pharaoh, and let them keep foodpeace; because their country was

thine espousals, when thou wentin the cities. And that food shall nourished by the king's country.

est after me in the wilderness, in a

land that was not sown. be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which! UNRECLAIMED LAND Jer. ix, 2. Oh that I had in the shall be in the land of Egypt: that Gen. iv. 12. When thou tillest wilderness a lodging place of waythe land perish not through the the ground, it shall not hence

faring men; that I might leave my famine. And the thing was good forth yield unto thee herstrength;

people, and go from them! forthey in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the a fugitive and a vagabond shalt

be all adulterers, an assembly of eyes of all his servants. thou be in the earth.

treacherous men. Gen.xli 48,49,57. And he gather Num. xiv, 2. And all the chil

Jer. xxv, 24. And all the kings ed up all the food of the seven dren of Israel murmured against ed up all the food of the seven Wiece and against Aaron: and the mingled people that aweli u

of Arabia, and all the kings of the years, which were in the land of Moscs and against Aaron: and the

desert, Egypt, and laid up the food in the whole congregation said unto cities: the food of the field, which them, Would God that we had Jer. 1, 12. Your mother shall be was round about every city. laid died in the land of Egypt! or sore confounded; she that bare he up in the same. And Josepb would God we had died in this you shall be ashamed: behold, the gathered corn as the sand of the wilderness!

hindermost of the nations shall be Hea.. very much, until he left num] Deut. xxix. 23. And that the wilderness, & dry land, and a bering, for it was without number whole land thereof is brimstono, And all countries came into and salt, and burning, that it is Ezek.xlvii, 11. But the miry places Egypt to Joseph for tu buy corn; not sown, nor beareth, nor any | thereof and the marishes thereof because that the famine was so grass groweth therein, like the shall not be healed; they shall be sore in all lands.

overthrow of Sodom and Gomor- given to salt. Gen. xlil, 1-5. Now when Jacob rah, Admah, and Zeboim, which Micah vii. 14. Feed thy people saw that there was corn in Egypt,

the LORD Overthrew in bis angor, with thy rod. the flock of thino Jacob said unto his sons. Why do and in his wrath.

heritage, which dwell solitarily in ye look one upon another? And Deut. xxxii, 10. He found him the wood, in the midst of Carinel;

« PreviousContinue »