the Lord will certainly bring against them the mighty rushing waters of the Euphrates River-- the king of Assyria and all his glory. It will overflow its channels and spill over all its banks.
It will pour into Judah, flood over it, and sweep through, reaching up to the neck; and its spreading streams will fill your entire land, Immanuel!
They carve [meat] on the right, but they are [still] hungry; they have eaten on the left, but they are [still] not satisfied. Each one eats the flesh of his own arm.
A people you don't know will eat your soil's produce and everything you have labored for. You will only be oppressed and crushed continually.
You will be driven mad by what you see.
"You will eat your children, the flesh of your sons and daughters the LORD your God has given you during the siege and hardship your enemy imposes on you.
The most sensitive and refined man among you will look grudgingly at his brother, the wife he embraces, and the rest of his children,
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.
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,
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 gates.
By the ninth day of the [fourth] month the famine was so severe in the city that the people of the land had no food.
If I go out to the field, look-- those slain by the sword! If I enter the city, look-- those ill from famine! For both prophet and priest travel to a land they do not know.
By the ninth day of the fourth month the famine was so severe in the city that the people of the land had no food.
The nursing infant's tongue clings to the roof of his mouth from thirst. Little children beg for bread, but no one gives them [any].
Those who used to eat delicacies are destitute in the streets; those who were reared in purple [garments] huddle in garbage heaps.
Those slain by the sword are better off than those slain by hunger, who waste away, pierced [with pain] because the fields lack produce.
The hands of compassionate women have cooked their own children; they became their food during the destruction of my dear people.
they shall fret
A man's own foolishness leads him astray, yet his heart rages against the LORD.
"You must not blaspheme God or curse a leader among your people.
While Elisha was still speaking with them, the messenger came down to him. Then he said, "This disaster is from the LORD. Why should I trust the LORD any longer?"
But stretch out Your hand and strike everything he owns, and he will surely curse You to Your face."
But stretch out Your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse You to Your face."
His wife said to him, "Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God and die!"
The rest of the people, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands to stop worshiping demons and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood, which are not able to see, hear, or walk.
And they did not repent of their murders, their sorceries, their sexual immorality, or their thefts.
and people were burned by the intense heat. So they blasphemed the name of God who had the power over these plagues, and they did not repent and give Him glory.
The fifth poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues from pain
and blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, yet they did not repent of their actions.