"The days are coming,"1 declares the Sovereign LORD, "when I will send a famine through the land-- not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine2 of hearing the words of the LORD.3
Men will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the LORD, but they will not find it.4
"In that day "the lovely young women and strong young men5 will faint because of thirst.6
They who swear by the shame of Samaria,7 or say, 'As surely as your god lives, O Dan,'8 or, 'As surely as the god of Beersheba9 lives'-- they will fall,10 never to rise again.11"
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