Those who are slain with the sword are more fortunate than those who are the victims of hunger [slain by the famine]; for they [the hungry] pine and ebb away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.
Those who were ·killed [L pierced] ·in the war [L by the sword] were better off than those ·killed [L pierced] by ·hunger [famine]. They ·starve in pain and die [drain/waste away], ·because there is no food from the field [L deprived of the produce of the field; Jer. 11:22; 14:12–18].
It was better to men slain with sword, than to men slain with hunger; for these men waxed rotten, they were wasted of the barrenness of [the] earth. (It was better for those who were killed with the sword, than for those killed by hunger; for these people slowly grew rotten, and they wasted away for the barrenness of the land.)
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