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Psalms 105:16

    Psalms 105:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Moreover he called for a famine on the land: he broke the whole staff of bread.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he called for a famine upon the land; He brake the whole staff of bread.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he took away all food from the land, so that the people were without bread.

    Webster's Revision

    And he called for a famine upon the land; He brake the whole staff of bread.

    World English Bible

    He called for a famine on the land. He destroyed the food supplies.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he called for a famine upon the land; he brake the whole staff of bread.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 105:16

    Moreover, he called for a famine upon the land - It was not by chance; not by the mere operation of physical laws, but it was because God "ordered" it. The famine here referred to, as the connection shows, was that which occurred in the time of Jacob, and which was the occasion of the migration into Egypt. There was also a famine in the time of Abraham Genesis 12:10; but the design of the psalmist here is to refer to that period of the Jewish history which pertained to their residence in Egypt, and to the dealings of God with the nation when there, as furnishing an occasion for gratitude. Genesis 41; 42.

    He brake the whole staff of bread - That which supports life, as a staff does a feeble man. See the notes at Isaiah 3:1.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 105:16

    105:16 Staff of bread - Bread, which is the staff or support of our lives.