"The time is surely coming," says the Sovereign LORD, "when I will send a famine on the land -- not a famine of bread or water but of hearing the words of the LORD.
People will stagger everywhere from sea to sea, searching for the word of the LORD, running here and going there, but they will not find it.
Beautiful girls and fine young men will grow faint and weary, thirsting for the LORD's word.
And those who worship and swear by the idols of Samaria, Dan, and Beersheba will fall down, never to rise again."
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)