For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.
solitary. or, dark as the night
Job 24:13-16 They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof...
Job 24:5 Behold, as wild donkeys in the desert, go they forth to their work; rising betimes for a prey...
Hebrews 11:38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
in former time. Heb. yesternight