Lamentations 4:8-10 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
8 Now they appear darker than soot;
they are not recognized in the streets.
Their skin has shriveled on their bones;
it has become dry like wood.
9 Those slain by the sword are better off
than those slain by hunger,
who waste away, pierced with pain
because the fields lack produce.
10 The hands of compassionate women
have cooked their own children;
they became their food
during the destruction of my dear people.