Lamentations 4:10

“The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children: they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my people.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The hands of the pitifull women haue sodden their owne children, they were their meate in the destruction of the daughter of my people.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The hands of compassionate women Boiled their own children; They became food for them Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The hands of the pitiful women have boiled their own children; They were their food in the destruction of the daughter of my people.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The hands of kind-hearted women have been boiling their children; they were their food in the destruction of the daughter of my people.
- Basic English Bible

The hands of pitiful women have boiled their own children: they were their meat in the ruin of the daughter of my people.
- Darby Bible

The hands of the pitiful women have boiled their own children: they were their food in the destruction of the daughter of my people.
- Webster's Bible

The hands of the pitiful women have boiled their own children; They were their food in the destruction of the daughter of my people.
- World English Bible

The hands of merciful women have boiled their own children, They have been for food to them, In the destruction of the daughter of my people.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The hands of women full of compassion have sodden their own children; they were their food in the destruction of the daughter of my people.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Lamentations 4

  • Irene123
    V. 17 - sounds like today, doesn't it ..... ?
  • David
    Jamille, verse 8 "Their visage is blacker than a coal;" does not necessarily refer to the color of their skin, but of their facial expression, that of sadness and torment, as the book of Lamentations describes the plight of the Jews because of their disobedience.
  • Jamille
    Wait did he describe the jews as blacker than coal. Well why are not blacker than coal now?
  • Rodion Ponomariev
    Chapter 4:1 How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed! the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every street.
  • Daniel Ibrahim
    When we contravene God 's ordinances through disobedience,we get punished.
  • L.A
    It is God 's punishment to the Israelites because of they blasphemy, and disobedience. Time and time again God warned them and still they his chosen people did what they wanted instead of what God would have them do.

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