Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The hands of compassionate women Boiled their own children; They became food for them Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

The hands of compassionate women have cooked their own children; they became their food during the destruction of my dear people.

International Standard Version

With their own hands, compassionate women boil their own children they become their food when my beloved people were destroyed.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

The hands of [heretofore] compassionate women have boiled their own children; they were their food during the destruction of the daughter of my people [Judah].

Bible in Basic English

The hands of kind-hearted women have been boiling their children; they were their food in the destruction of the daughter of my people.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Jod The hands of the compassionate women have cooked their own children; they were their food in the destruction of the daughter of my people.

Julia Smith Translation

The hands of compassionate women boiled their children: they were for food to them in the breaking of the daughter of my people.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

[The] hands of compassionate women, have cooked their children; they became as something to eat in the destruction of the daughter of my people.

Modern King James verseion

The hands of the pitying women have boiled their own children; they became their food in the ruin of the daughter of my people.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

{Yod} The women, which of nature are pitiful, have sodden their own children with their hands that they might be their meat, in the miserable destruction of the daughter of my people.

NET Bible

(Yod) The hands of tenderhearted women cooked their own children, who became their food, when my people were destroyed.

New Heart English Bible

The hands of the compassionate women have cooked their own children; they were their food in the destruction of the daughter of my people.

The Emphasized Bible

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.

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

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.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
יד 
Yad 
Usage: 1612

of the pitiful
רחמני 
Rachmaniy 
Usage: 1

נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

בּשׁל 
Bashal 
Usage: 28

ילד 
Yeled 
Usage: 89

בּרה 
Barah 
Usage: 7

in the destruction
שׁבר שׁבר 
Sheber 
Usage: 44

of the daughter
בּת 
Bath 
Usage: 587

Context Readings

Zion Is Punished

9 Better are those slain with the sword Than those slain with hunger; For they pine away, being stricken For lack of the fruits of the field. 10 The hands of compassionate women Boiled their own children; They became food for them Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people. 11 The LORD has accomplished His wrath, He has poured out His fierce anger; And He has kindled a fire in Zion Which has consumed its foundations.


Cross References

Lamentations 2:20

See, O LORD, and look! With whom have You dealt thus? Should women eat their offspring, The little ones who were born healthy? Should priest and prophet be slain In the sanctuary of the Lord?

Isaiah 49:15

"Can a woman forget her nursing child And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you.

Jeremiah 19:9

"I will make them eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they will eat one another's flesh in the siege and in the distress with which their enemies and those who seek their life will distress them."'

Leviticus 26:29

'Further, you will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters you will eat.

Deuteronomy 28:53-57

"Then you shall eat the offspring of your own body, the flesh of your sons and of your daughters whom the LORD your God has given you, during the siege and the distress by which your enemy will oppress you.

2 Kings 6:26-29

As the king of Israel was passing by on the wall a woman cried out to him, saying, "Help, my lord, O king!"

Lamentations 3:48

My eyes run down with streams of water Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.

Lamentations 4:3

Even jackals offer the breast, They nurse their young; But the daughter of my people has become cruel Like ostriches in the wilderness.

Ezekiel 5:10

'Therefore, fathers will eat their sons among you, and sons will eat their fathers; for I will execute judgments on you and scatter all your remnant to every wind.



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