Lamentations 4:10
Good News Translation
The disaster that came to my people brought horror; loving mothers boiled their own children for food.

Contemporary English Version
Life in the city is so bad that loving mothers have boiled and eaten their own children.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jod. The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people.

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Jod. The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people.

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Lamentations 4:3 Ghimel. Even the sea monsters have drawn out the breast, they have given suck to their young: the daughter of my people is cruel, like the ostrich in the desert.

Lamentations 2:20 Res. Behold, O Lord, and consider whom thou hast thus dealt with: shall women then eat their own fruit, their children of a span long? shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?

2 Kings 6:26-29 And as the king of Israel was passing by the wall, a certain woman cried out to him, saying: Save me, my lord, O king. . . .

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Isaiah 49:15 Can a woman forget her infant, so as not to have pity on the son of her womb? and if she should forget, yet will not I forget thee.

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Lamentations 3:48 Phe. My eye hath run down with streams of water, for the destruction of the daughter of my people.

Deuteronomy 28:56,57 The tender and delicate woman, that could not go upon the ground, nor set down her foot for over much niceness and tenderness, will envy her husband who lieth in her bosom, the flesh of her son, and of her daughter, . . .

2 Kings 6:29 So we boiled my son, and ate him. And I said to her on the next day: Give thy son, that we may eat him. And she hath hid her son.

Context
The Distress of Zion
9Teth. It was better with them that were slain by the sword, than with them that died with hunger: for these pined away being consumed for want of the fruits of the earth. 10Jod. The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people.11Caph. The Lord hath accomplished his wrath, he hath poured out his fierce anger: and he hath kindled a fire in Sion, and it hath devoured the foundations thereof.…
Cross References
Leviticus 26:29
So that you shall eat the flesh of your sons and of your daughters.

Deuteronomy 28:53
And thou shalt eat the fruit of thy womb, and the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the Lord thy God shall give thee, in the distress and extremity wherewith thy enemy shall oppress thee.

Deuteronomy 28:56
The tender and delicate woman, that could not go upon the ground, nor set down her foot for over much niceness and tenderness, will envy her husband who lieth in her bosom, the flesh of her son, and of her daughter,

Deuteronomy 28:57
And the filth of the afterbirths, that come forth from between her thighs, and the children that are born the same hour. For they shall eat them secretly for the want of all things, in the siege and distress, wherewith thy enemy shall oppress thee within thy gates.

2 Kings 6:29
So we boiled my son, and ate him. And I said to her on the next day: Give thy son, that we may eat him. And she hath hid her son.

2 Kings 25:3
The ninth day of the month: and a famine prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land.

Jeremiah 19:9
And I will feed them with the flesh of their sons, and with the flesh of their daughters: and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend in the siege, and in the distress wherewith their enemies, and they that seek their lives, shall straiten them.

Lamentations 2:11
Caph. My eyes have failed with weeping, my bowels are troubled: my liver is poured out upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people, when the children, and the sucklings, fainted away in the streets of the city.

Lamentations 2:20
Res. Behold, O Lord, and consider whom thou hast thus dealt with: shall women then eat their own fruit, their children of a span long? shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?

Ezekiel 5:10
Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers: and I will execute judgments in thee, and I will scatter thy whole remnant into every wind.

Additional Translations
The hands of compassionate women have cooked their own children, who became their food in the destruction of the daughter of my people.The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people.

The hands of the pitiful women have boiled their own children; They were their food in the destruction of the daughter of my people.

JOD. The hands of tender-hearted women have sodden their own children: they became meat for them in the destruction of the daughter of my people.

The hands of pitiful women have boiled their own children: they were their meat in the ruin of the daughter of my people.

The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children; they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people.

The hands of the pitiful women have boiled their own children: they were their food in the destruction of the daughter of my people.

The hands of the pitiful women have boiled their own children; They were their food in the destruction of the daughter of my people.

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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