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53 (A)You shall eat the [a]fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and your daughters whom the Lord your God has given you, in the siege and desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you. 54 The [b]sensitive and very refined man among you (B)will[c] be hostile toward his brother, toward (C)the wife of his bosom, and toward the rest of his children whom he leaves behind, 55 so that he will not give any of them the flesh of his children whom he will eat, because he has nothing left in the siege and desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you at all your gates. 56 The [d]tender and [e]delicate woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because of her delicateness and sensitivity, [f]will refuse to the husband of her bosom, and to her son and her daughter, 57 her [g]placenta which comes out (D)from between her feet and her children whom she bears; for she will eat them secretly for lack of everything in the siege and desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you at all your gates.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 28:53 offspring
  2. Deuteronomy 28:54 Lit. tender
  3. Deuteronomy 28:54 Lit. his eye shall be evil toward
  4. Deuteronomy 28:56 sensitive
  5. Deuteronomy 28:56 refined
  6. Deuteronomy 28:56 Lit. her eye shall be evil toward
  7. Deuteronomy 28:57 afterbirth

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