|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
(n.) Rareness; deficiency; lack of plenty; short supply; penury; as, a scarcity of grain; a great scarcity of beauties.
Scarcity (3 Occurrences)
Deuteronomy 8:9 a land in which without scarcity thou dost eat bread, thou dost not lack anything in it; a land whose stones 'are' iron, and out of its mountains thou dost dig brass; (YLT NAS RSV)
Proverbs 6:11 so your poverty will come as a robber, and your scarcity as an armed man. (WEB NIV)
Proverbs 24:34 So loss will come on you like an outlaw, and your need like an armed man. (See NIV)