49:26 I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh;
they will get drunk on their own blood, as if it were wine. 1
Then all humankind 2 will recognize that
I am the Lord, your deliverer,
who said to you, ‘Lie down, so we can walk over you.’
You made your back like the ground,
and like the street for those who walked over you.”
1 sn Verse 26a depicts siege warfare and bloody defeat. The besieged enemy will be so starved they will their own flesh. The bloodstained bodies lying on the blood-soaked battle site will look as if they collapsed in drunkenness.
2 tn Heb “flesh” (so KJV, NASB).
5 tn That is, to make them drink it.