Lamentations 4:8-10 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
8 [Prolonged famine has made] them look blacker than soot and darkness; they are not recognized in the streets. Their skin clings to their bones; it is withered and it has become [dry] like a stick.
9 Those who are slain with the sword are more fortunate than those who are the victims of hunger [slain by the famine]; for they [the hungry] pine and ebb away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.
10 The hands of [heretofore] compassionate women have boiled their own children; they were their food during the destruction of the daughter of my people [Judah].
Lamentations 4:8-10 New International Version (NIV)
8 But now they are blacker than soot;
9 Those killed by the sword are better off
10 With their own hands compassionate women