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And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

28:53 of thine own body. This desperate descent into cannibalism actually occurred, one such instance being recorded in the siege of Samaria by the Syrians (II Kings 6:26-29).

28:66 none assurance of thy life. During their long exile, the people of Israel would be subject to severe persecution in many nations. This prophecy also has been literally fulfilled, again and again, even into modern times (e.g., the Nazi holocaust), with apparently more yet to come in the last days, during the great tribulation.

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