Lamentations 4:8-10 NIV

8 But now they are blacker1 than soot; they are not recognized in the streets. Their skin has shriveled on their bones;2 it has become as dry as a stick.

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9 Those killed by the sword are better off than those who die of famine;3 racked with hunger, they waste away for lack of food from the field.4

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10 With their own hands compassionate women have cooked their own children,5 who became their food when my people were destroyed.

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