28:18 Your children 1 will be cursed, as well as the produce of your soil, the calves of your herds, and the lambs of your flocks.
28:32 Your sons and daughters will be given to another people while you look on in vain all day, and you will be powerless to do anything about it. 2
28:41 You will bear sons and daughters but not keep them, because they will be taken into captivity.
28:53 You will then eat your own offspring, 3 the flesh of the sons and daughters the Lord your God has given you, because of the severity of the siege 4 by which your enemies will constrict you.
28:55 He will withhold from all of them his children’s flesh that he is eating (since there is nothing else left), because of the severity of the siege by which your enemy will constrict 5 you in your villages.
28:57 and will secretly eat her afterbirth 6 and her newborn children 7 (since she has nothing else), 8 because of the severity of the siege by which your enemy will constrict you in your villages.
1 tn Heb “the fruit of your womb” (so NAB, NIV, NRSV).
2 tn Heb “and there will be no power in your hand”; NCV “there will be nothing you can do.”
3 tn Heb “the fruit of your womb” (so NAB, NRSV); NASB “the offspring of your own body.”
4 tn Heb “siege and stress.”
5 tn Heb “besiege,” redundant with the noun “siege.”
6 tn Heb includes “that which comes out from between her feet.”
7 tn Heb “her sons that she will bear.”
8 tn Heb includes “in her need for everything.”