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Deuteronomy 28:53-57Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

53 “You will eat your offspring,[a] the flesh of your sons and daughters the Lord your God has given you during the siege and hardship your enemy imposes on you. 54 The most sensitive and refined man among you will look grudgingly[b] at his brother, the wife he embraces,[c] and the rest of his children, 55 refusing to share with any of them his children’s flesh that he will eat because he has nothing left during the siege and hardship your enemy imposes on you in all your towns. 56 The most sensitive and refined woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because of her refinement and sensitivity, will begrudge the husband she embraces, her son, and her daughter, 57 the afterbirth that comes out from between her legs and the children she bears, because she will secretly eat them for lack of anything else during the siege and hardship your enemy imposes on you within your city gates.

Footnotes:

  1. 28:53 Lit eat the fruit of your womb
  2. 28:54 Lit you his eye will be evil
  3. 28:54 Lit wife of his bosom
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2 Kings 6:28-29Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

28 Then the king asked her, “What’s the matter?”

She said, “This woman said to me, ‘Give up your son, and we will eat him today. Then we will eat my son tomorrow.’ 29 So we boiled my son and ate him, and I said to her the next day, ‘Give up your son, and we will eat him,’ but she has hidden her son.”

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Jeremiah 19:9Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

I will make them eat the flesh of their sons and their daughters, and they will eat each other’s flesh in the distressing siege inflicted on them by their enemies who intend to take their life.’

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Lamentations 4:10Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

י Yod

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

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Micah 3:2-3Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

You hate good and love evil.
You tear off people’s skin
and strip their flesh from their bones.
You eat the flesh of my people
after you strip their skin from them
and break their bones.
You chop them up
like flesh for the cooking pot,
like meat in a cauldron.”

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