But now they are blacker(A) than soot;
    they are not recognized in the streets.
Their skin has shriveled on their bones;(B)
    it has become as dry as a stick.

Those killed by the sword are better off
    than those who die of famine;(C)
racked with hunger, they waste away
    for lack of food from the field.(D)

10 With their own hands compassionate women
    have cooked their own children,(E)
who became their food
    when my people were destroyed.

Read full chapter

Bible Gateway Recommends

NIV Adventure Bible, Hardcover, Jacketed
NIV Adventure Bible, Hardcover, Jacketed
Retail: $32.99
Our Price: $15.99
Save: $17.00 (52%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
The Pursuit of God Bible, NIV
The Pursuit of God Bible, NIV
Retail: $39.95
Our Price: $13.99
Save: $25.96 (65%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible, Hardcover, Comfort  Print
NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible, Hardcover, Comfort Print
Retail: $54.99
Our Price: $30.49
Save: $24.50 (45%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars

Bible Gateway Sponsors