sodden their own children
4:10 sodden their own children. That is, “boiled” their own children. See also Lamentations 2:20. This almost unthinkable result of the long siege and terrible hunger, driving even mothers to cannibalism, was actually another fulfillment of prophecy (Leviticus 26:29; Deuteronomy 28:53; Jeremiah 19:9), as well as a commentary on the utter degradation to which long-continued rebellion against God can lead.