Jeremiah 14:1

Overview - Jeremiah 14
The grievous famine,
causes Jeremiah to pray.
10 The Lord will not be intreated for the people.
13 Lying prophets are no excuse for them.
17 Jeremiah is moved to complain for them.
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Jeremiah 14:1  (King James Version)
The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the dearth.

M. 3399. B.C. 605. The word.
This discourse is supposed to have been delivered after the fourth year of Jehoiakim. The Hebrew {batzaroth,} rendered dearth, signifies restraint, that is, "when the heaven is shut up that there is no rain;" which Houbigant thinks happened early in the reign of Zedekiah.

the dearth
Hebrew the words of the dearths, or restraints.