New Living Translation
Tenderhearted women have cooked their own children. They have eaten them to survive the siege.
King James Bible
The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people.
Darby Bible Translation
The hands of pitiful women have boiled their own children: they were their meat in the ruin of the daughter of my people.
World English Bible
The hands of the pitiful women have boiled their own children; They were their food in the destruction of the daughter of my people.
Young's Literal Translation
The hands of merciful women have boiled their own children, They have been for food to them, In the destruction of the daughter of my people.
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Then you will eat the flesh of your own sons and daughters.
"The siege and terrible distress of the enemy's attack will be so severe that you will eat the flesh of your own sons and daughters, whom the LORD your God has given you.
The most tender and delicate woman among you--so delicate she would not so much as touch the ground with her foot--will be selfish toward the husband she loves and toward her own son or daughter.
She will hide from them the afterbirth and the new baby she has borne, so that she herself can secretly eat them. She will have nothing else to eat during the siege and terrible distress that your enemy will inflict on all your towns.
2 Kings 6:29
So we cooked my son and ate him. Then the next day I said to her, 'Kill your son so we can eat him,' but she has hidden her son."
2 Kings 25:3
By July 18 in the eleventh year of Zedekiah's reign, the famine in the city had become very severe, and the last of the food was entirely gone.
I will see to it that your enemies lay siege to the city until all the food is gone. Then those trapped inside will eat their own sons and daughters and friends. They will be driven to utter despair.'
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