Leviticus 26:29
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New International Version
You will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters.

King James Bible
And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.

World English Bible
You will eat the flesh of your sons, and you will eat the flesh of your daughters.

Young's Literal Translation
'And ye have eaten the flesh of your sons; even flesh of your daughters ye do eat.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, etc. - This was literally fulfilled at the siege of Jerusalem. Josephus, Wars of the Jews, book vii., chap. ii., gives us a particular instance in dreadful detail of a woman named Mary, who, in the extremity of the famine during the siege, killed her sucking child, roasted, and had eaten part of it when discovered by the soldiers! See this threatened, Jeremiah 19:9 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

This was literally fulfilled at the siege of Jerusalem. Josephus gives a dreadful detail respecting a woman named Mary, who, in the extremity of the famine, during the seige, killed her sucking child, roasted, and had eaten part of it, when discovered by the soldiers.

Deuteronomy 28:53-57 And you shall eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and of your daughters, which the LORD your God has given you...

2 Kings 6:28,29 And the king said to her, What ails you? And she answered, This woman said to me, Give your son, that we may eat him to day...

Jeremiah 19:9 And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters...

Lamentations 2:20 Behold, O LORD, and consider to whom you have done this. Shall the women eat their fruit, and children of a span long?...

Lamentations 4:10 The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people.

Ezekiel 5:10 Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the middle of you, and the sons shall eat their fathers...

Matthew 24:19 And woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

Luke 23:29 For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore...

Library
Emancipated Slaves
I am the Lord your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.'--LEV. xxvi. 13. The history of Israel is a parable and a prophecy as well as a history. The great central word of the New Testament has been drawn from it, viz. 'redemption,' i.e. a buying out of bondage. The Hebrew slaves in Egypt were 'delivered.' The deliverance made them a nation. God acquired them for Himself, and
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Approaching Doom
The first years of Jehoiakim's reign were filled with warnings of approaching doom. The word of the Lord spoken by the prophets was about to be fulfilled. The Assyrian power to the northward, long supreme, was no longer to rule the nations. Egypt on the south, in whose power the king of Judah was vainly placing his trust, was soon to receive a decided check. All unexpectedly a new world power, the Babylonian Empire, was rising to the eastward and swiftly overshadowing all other nations. Within a
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Leviticus
The emphasis which modern criticism has very properly laid on the prophetic books and the prophetic element generally in the Old Testament, has had the effect of somewhat diverting popular attention from the priestly contributions to the literature and religion of Israel. From this neglect Leviticus has suffered most. Yet for many reasons it is worthy of close attention; it is the deliberate expression of the priestly mind of Israel at its best, and it thus forms a welcome foil to the unattractive
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:53
Because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege, you will eat the fruit of the womb, the flesh of the sons and daughters the LORD your God has given you.

2 Kings 6:29
So we cooked my son and ate him. The next day I said to her, 'Give up your son so we may eat him,' but she had hidden him."

Jeremiah 19:9
I will make them eat the flesh of their sons and daughters, and they will eat one another's flesh because their enemies will press the siege so hard against them to destroy them.'

Lamentations 4:10
With their own hands compassionate women have cooked their own children, who became their food when my people were destroyed.

Ezekiel 5:10
Therefore in your midst parents will eat their children, and children will eat their parents. I will inflict punishment on you and will scatter all your survivors to the winds.

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