Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people.
(Gimel) Even the jackals nurse their young at their breast, but my people are cruel, like ostriches in the desert.
(Resh) Look, O Lord! Consider! Whom have you ever afflicted like this? Should women eat their offspring, their healthy infants? Should priest and prophet be killed in the Lord's sanctuary?
2 Kings 6:26
While the king of Israel was passing by on the city wall, a woman shouted to him, "Help us, my master, O king!"
Can a woman forget her baby who nurses at her breast? Can she withhold compassion from the child she has borne? Even if mothers were to forget, I could never forget you!
Streams of tears flow from my eyes because my people are destroyed.
Likewise, the most tender and delicate of your women, who would never think of putting even the sole of her foot on the ground because of her daintiness, will turn against her beloved husband, her sons and daughters,
2 Kings 6:29
So we boiled my son and ate him. Then I said to her the next day, 'Hand over your son and we'll eat him.' But she hid her son!"