53 Then you will have to eat your own children,* the flesh of your sons and your daughters+ whom Jehovah your God has given you, because of the severity of the siege and the distress your enemy inflicts on you.
21 So King Zed·e·kiʹah ordered that Jeremiah be put in custody in the Courtyard of the Guard,+ and he was given a round loaf of bread daily from the street of the bakers+ until all the bread in the city was gone.+ And Jeremiah remained in the Courtyard of the Guard.
2 “This is what Jehovah says, ‘The one who remains in this city will die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence.*+ But the one who surrenders* to the Chal·deʹans will keep living and will have his life* as a spoil* and live.’+
16 He then said to me: “Son of man, here I am cutting off the food supply* in Jerusalem,+ and with great anxiety they will eat their bread ration by weight,+ and in horror they will drink their water ration by measure.+
12 A third of you will die by the pestilence* or perish in your midst by famine. Another third will fall all around you by the sword.+ And I will scatter the last third in every direction,* and I will draw a sword to chase after them.+