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 boiled their children: they were for food to them in the breaking of the daughter of my people.
Leviticus 26:29
And ye ate the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.
Deuteronomy 28:53
And thou atest the fruit of thy belly, the flesh of thy sons and thy daughters, which Jehovah thy God gave to thee, in the distress and in the straitness which thine enemy shall press upon thee:
2 Kings 6:28
And the king will say to her, What to thee? and she will say, This woman said to me, Thou shalt give thy son, and we will eat him this day, and my son we will eat to-morrow.
Jeremiah 19:9
And I caused them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and each the flesh of his neighbor shall they eat in the straitness and in the distress which their enemies, and they seeking their souls, shall press upon them.
Ezekiel 5:10
For this the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of thee, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I did judgments in thee, and I scattered all thy remnant to every wind.

Of a span long

Lamentations 1:19
I called to those loving me, they deceived me: my priests and my old men expired in the city, for they sought food for them, and they will turn back their souls.
Lamentations 4:13
From the sins of her prophets the iniquities of her priests shedding the blood of the just in her midst,
Psalm 78:64
His priests fell by the sword, and his widows wept not
Isaiah 9:14
And Jehovah will cut off from Israel head and tail, palm branch and reed in one day.
Jeremiah 5:31
The prophets prophesied in falsehood, and the priests will spread out with their hands; and my people loved it thus: and what will ye do to its last part
Jeremiah 14:15
For this, thus said Jehovah concerning the prophets prophesying in my name, and I sent them not, and they saying, The sword and famine shall not be in this land; by the sword and by famine shall these prophets die.
Jeremiah 23:11
For also the prophets, also the priests were polluted; also in my house I found their evil, says Jehovah.
Ezekiel 9:5
And to these he said in mine ears, Pass through into the city after him, and strike: your eye shall not spare, and ye shall not pity.

General references

Lamentations 3:50
Till Jehovah shall look forth and see from the heavens.
Lamentations 5:12
Chiefs were hung by their hand: the faces of old men were not honored.
Mark 13:17
And woe to them having in the womb, and to them giving suck in those days!