By the brush 1 they would gather 2 herbs from the salt marshes, 3 and the root of the broom tree was their food.
ants are creatures with little strength, but they prepare 1 their food in the summer;
Look, they are like straw, which the fire burns up; they cannot rescue themselves from the heat 1 of the flames. There are no coals to warm them, no firelight to enjoy. 2
And the Lord said, “This is how the people of Israel will eat their unclean food among the nations 1 where I will banish them.”
Then say to the people of the land, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says about the inhabitants of Jerusalem and of the land of Israel: They will eat their bread with anxiety and drink their water in fright, for their land will be stripped bare of all it contains because of the violence of all who live in it.
They will not pour out drink offerings of wine to the Lord; they will not please him with their sacrifices. Their sacrifices will be like bread eaten while in mourning; all those who eat them will make themselves ritually unclean. For their bread will be only to satisfy their appetite; it will not come into the temple of the Lord.