Because of the suffering that your enemy will inflict on you during the siege, you will eat the fruit of the womb, the flesh of the sons and daughters the LORD your God has given you.154
Even the most gentle and sensitive man among you will have no compassion on his own brother or the wife he loves or his surviving children,
and he will not give to one of them any of the flesh of his children that he is eating. It will be all he has left because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege of all your cities.256
The most gentle and sensitive3 woman among you--so sensitive and gentle that she would not venture to touch the ground with the sole of her foot--will begrudge the husband she loves and her own son or daughter457
the afterbirth from her womb and the children she bears. For she intends to eat them5 secretly during the siege and in the distress that your enemy will inflict on you in your cities.
If you do not carefully follow all the words of this law,6 which are written in this book, and do not revere7 this glorious and awesome name8--the LORD your God--
the LORD will send fearful plagues on you and your descendants, harsh and prolonged disasters, and severe and lingering illnesses.
He will bring upon you all the diseases of Egypt9 that you dreaded, and they will cling to you.
The LORD will also bring on you every kind of sickness and disaster not recorded in this Book of the Law,10 until you are destroyed.1162
You who were as numerous as the stars in the sky12 will be left but few13 in number, because you did not obey the LORD your God.
Just as it pleased14 the LORD to make you prosper and increase in number, so it will please15 him to ruin and destroy you.16 You will be uprooted17 from the land you are entering to possess.