Deuteronomy 28:57
New International Version
the afterbirth from her womb and the children she bears. For in her dire need she intends to eat them secretly because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege of your cities.

New Living Translation
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.

English Standard Version
her afterbirth that comes out from between her feet and her children whom she bears, because lacking everything she will eat them secretly, in the siege and in the distress with which your enemy shall distress you in your towns.

Berean Study Bible
the afterbirth that comes from between her legs and the children she bears, because she will secretly eat them for lack of anything else in the siege and distress that your enemy will inflict on you within your gates.

King James Bible
And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.

New King James Version
her placenta which comes out from between her feet and her children whom she bears; for she will eat them secretly for lack of everything in the siege and desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you at all your gates.

New American Standard Bible
and toward her afterbirth that comes from between her legs, and toward her children to whom she gives birth, because she will eat them secretly for lack of anything else, during the siege and the hardship with which your enemy will oppress you in your towns.

NASB 1995
and toward her afterbirth which issues from between her legs and toward her children whom she bears; for she will eat them secretly for lack of anything else, during the siege and the distress by which your enemy will oppress you in your towns.

NASB 1977
and toward her afterbirth which issues from between her legs and toward her children whom she bears; for she shall eat them secretly for lack of anything else, during the siege and the distress by which your enemy shall oppress you in your towns.

Amplified Bible
and toward her afterbirth that comes from between her legs and toward the children whom she bears; for she will eat them secretly for lack of anything else, during the siege and the misery by which your enemy will oppress you in your cities.

Christian Standard Bible
the afterbirth that comes out from between her legs and the children she bears, because she will secretly eat them for lack of anything else during the siege and hardship your enemy imposes on you within your city gates.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the afterbirth that comes out from between her legs and the children she bears, because she will secretly eat them for lack of anything else during the siege and hardship your enemy imposes on you within your gates.”

American Standard Version
and toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children whom she shall bear; for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly, in the siege and in the distress wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
At her afterbirth that goes out from between her legs and at her son whom she will bear when she will eat them, when she had nothing in the siege and in the affliction which your enemy will inflict on you in all your towns.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and her offspring that comes out between her feet, and the child which she shall bear; for she shall eat them because of the want of all things, secretly in thy straitness, and in thy affliction, with which thine enemy shall afflict thee in thy cities.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

English Revised Version
and toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear; for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly: in the siege and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall straiten thee in thy gates.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
She won't share with them the afterbirth from her body and the children she gives birth to. She will secretly eat them out of dire necessity, because of the hardships your enemies will make you suffer during the blockade of your cities.

International Standard Version
She will eat her afterbirth and her newborn children secretly—since there will be nothing left—on account of the siege and distress with which your enemy will oppress you in your cities."

JPS Tanakh 1917
and against her afterbirth that cometh out from between her feet, and against her children whom she shall bear; for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly; in the siege and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall straiten thee in thy gates.

Literal Standard Version
and against her seed which comes out from between her feet, even against her sons whom she bears, for she eats them in secret, in the lacking of everything, in the siege and in the constriction with which your enemy constricts you within your gates.

NET Bible
and will secretly eat her afterbirth and her newborn children (since she has nothing else), because of the severity of the siege by which your enemy will constrict you in your villages.

New Heart English Bible
and toward her young one who comes out from between her feet, and toward her children whom she shall bear; for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly, in the siege and in the distress with which your enemy shall distress you in your gates.

World English Bible
and toward her young one who comes out from between her feet, and toward her children whom she shall bear; for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly, in the siege and in the distress with which your enemy shall distress you in your gates.

Young's Literal Translation
and against her seed which cometh out from between her feet, even against her sons whom she doth bear, for she doth eat them for the lacking of all things in secret, in the siege and in the straitness with which thine enemy doth straiten thee within thy gates.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Curses of Disobedience
56The most gentle and refined woman among you, so gentle and refined she would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground, will begrudge the husband she embraces and her son and daughter 57the afterbirth that comes from between her legs and the children she bears, because she will secretly eat them for lack of anything else in the siege and distress that your enemy will inflict on you within your gates. 58If you are not careful to observe all the words of this law which are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name—the LORD your God—…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:53
Then you will eat the fruit of your womb, the flesh of the sons and daughters whom the LORD your God has given you, in the siege and distress that your enemy will inflict on you.

2 Kings 6:28
Then the king asked her, "What is the matter?" And she answered, "This woman said to me, 'Give up your son, that we may eat him, and tomorrow we will eat my son.'

2 Kings 6:29
So we boiled my son and ate him, and the next day I said to her, 'Give up your son, that we may eat him.' But she had hidden her son."

Lamentations 4:10
The hands of compassionate women have cooked their own children, who became their food in the destruction of the daughter of my people.


Treasury of Scripture

And toward her young one that comes out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and narrow place, with which your enemy shall distress you in your gates.

young one [heb] after-birth

Genesis 49:10
The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.

Isaiah 49:15
Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.

for she shall

Deuteronomy 28:53
And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:









Verse 57. - Her young one; literally, her after-birth. The Hebrew suggests an extreme of horror beyond what the Authorized Version indicates.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
the afterbirth
וּֽבְשִׁלְיָתָ֞הּ (ū·ḇə·šil·yā·ṯāh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7988: A fetus, babe

that comes
הַיּוֹצֵ֣ת ׀ (hay·yō·w·ṣêṯ)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

from between
מִבֵּ֣ין (mib·bên)
Preposition-m
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

her legs
רַגְלֶ֗יהָ (raḡ·le·hā)
Noun - fdc | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7272: A foot, a step, the pudenda

and the children
וּבְבָנֶ֙יהָ֙ (ū·ḇə·ḇā·ne·hā)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

she bears,
תֵּלֵ֔ד (tê·lêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

because
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

she will secretly
בַּסָּ֑תֶר (bas·sā·ṯer)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5643: A covering, hiding place, secrecy

eat
תֹאכְלֵ֥ם (ṯō·ḵə·lêm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 398: To eat

them for lack
בְּחֹֽסֶר־ (bə·ḥō·ser-)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2640: Want, lack

of anything else
כֹּ֖ל (kōl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

in the siege
בְּמָצוֹר֙ (bə·mā·ṣō·wr)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4692: Something hemming in, a mound, a siege, distress, a fastness

and dire straits
וּבְמָצ֔וֹק (ū·ḇə·mā·ṣō·wq)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4689: A narrow place, confinement, disability

your enemy
אֹיִבְךָ֖ (’ō·yiḇ·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 341: Hating, an adversary

will impose
יָצִ֥יק (yā·ṣîq)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6693: To constrain, bring into straits, press upon

on you
לְךָ֛ (lə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

in all your cities.
בִּשְׁעָרֶֽיךָ׃ (biš·‘ā·re·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 8179: An opening, door, gate


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