Lamentations 4:8-10 New Life Version (NLV)
8 Now they look more black than dark ashes. No one knows who they are in the streets. Their skin has dried up on their bones. It has become as dry as wood. 9 Those who are killed with the sword are better off than those killed with hunger. For they waste away, suffering because they have no fruits of the field. 10 Women who had shown loving-kindness have boiled their own children for food, because my people are destroyed.