Lamentations 4:9

Overview - Lamentations 4
Zion bewails her pitiful estate.
13 She confesses her sins.
21 Edom is threatened and Zion comforted.
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Lamentations 4:9  (King James Version)
They that be slain with the sword are better than they that be slain with hunger: for these pine away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.

Leviticus 26:39 ; Ezekiel 24:23 ; 33:10

pine away
Hebrew flow out.