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Lamentations 4:8-10 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Now their appearance is blacker than soot,
    they go unrecognized in the streets;
Their skin has shrunk on their bones,
    and become dry as wood.

Better for those pierced by the sword
    than for those pierced by hunger,
Better for those who bleed from wounds
    than for those who lack food.

10 The hands of compassionate women
    have boiled their own children!
They became their food
    when the daughter of my people was shattered.

New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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