Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Behold, O LORD, and consider to whom thou hast done this. Shall the women eat their fruit, and children of a span long? shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?

Bible References

Shall the women

Lamentations 4:10
The hands of compassionate women, have cooked their own children, - they have served as nourishment to them, in the grievous injury of the daughter of my people.
Leviticus 26:29
And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, - Yea, even the flesh of your daughters, shall ye eat.
Deuteronomy 28:53
And thou wilt eat the fruit of thy body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, whom Yahweh thy God hath given unto thee - in the siege and in the straitness wherewith thine enemy will straiten thee.
2 Kings 6:28
And the king said to her - What aileth thee? And she said - This woman, said unto me - Give thy son, that we may eat him, to-day, and, my son, will we eat to-morrow.
Jeremiah 19:9
And I will suffer them to eat the flesh of their sons, and the flesh of their daughters, yea every one - the flesh of his friend, will they eat, - in the siege and in the straitness, wherewith, their enemies, and they who seek their lives, will straiten them.
Ezekiel 5:10
Therefore, fathers will eat sons in thy midst, And sons will eat fathers, - And I will execute upon thee judgments, And will scatter the whole remnant of thee, to every wind.

Of a span long

Lamentations 1:19
I called to my lovers, they, deceived me, My priests and mine elders, in the city, have breathed their last, - for they sought them food, that they might bring back their life.
Lamentations 4:13
It is for the sins of her prophets, the iniquities of her priests, - who have been pouring out, in her midst, the blood of the righteous!
Psalm 78:64
His priests, by the sword, did fall, And, his widows, were not able to bewail.
Isaiah 9:14
Therefore hath Yahweh cut off from Israel - Head and tail Palm-top and rush, In one day.
Jeremiah 5:31
The prophets, have prophesied, falsely, And the priests tread down by their means, And, my people, love it, so, - What then can ye do as to her latter end?
Jeremiah 14:15
Therefore, Thus, saith Yahweh concerning the prophets who are prophesying in my Name though, I, sent them not, and yet, they have beer, saying, Neither sword nor famine, shall there be in this land, - By sword or by famine, shall these prophets be consumed;
Jeremiah 23:11
For both prophet and priest, are profane, - Even in my house, have I found their wickedness, Declareth Yahweh.
Ezekiel 9:5
But unto these, said he in mine ears, Pass along through the city after him and smite, - let not your eyes shield, neither have ye pity:

General references

Lamentations 3:50
Until Yahweh out of the heavens shall look forth, and see,
Lamentations 5:12
Princes, by their hand, have been hanged, The faces of elders, not honoured.
Mark 13:17
But alas for the women with child, and for them who are giving suck, - in those days.