27 The seven lean, ugly cows that came up afterward are seven years, and so are the seven worthless heads of grain scorched by the east wind: They are seven years of famine.(A)

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

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

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The Second Journey to Egypt

43 Now the famine was still severe in the land.(A)

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

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Joseph and the Famine

13 There was no food, however, in the whole region because the famine was severe; both Egypt and Canaan wasted away because of the famine.(A)

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Naomi Loses Her Husband and Sons

In the days when the judges ruled,[a](A) there was a famine in the land.(B) So a man from Bethlehem in Judah,(C) together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while(D) in the country of Moab.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Ruth 1:1 Traditionally judged

The Gibeonites Avenged

21 During the reign of David, there was a famine(A) for three successive years; so David sought(B) 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.”

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The Shunammite’s Land Restored

Now Elisha had said to the woman(A) 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(B) in the land that will last seven years.”(C)

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19 till what he foretold(A) came to pass,
    till the word(B) of the Lord proved him true.

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