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2 Kings 6:28-29

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Does anyone understand the significance of the subject verses found in 2nd Kings?

28 And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow. 29 So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son. 2 Kings 6:28-29

Your consideration would be greatly appreciated.

With the Love of Christ Jesus.
YBIC
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Does anyone understand the significance of the subject verses found in 2nd Kings?

28 And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow. 29 So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son. 2 Kings 6:28-29

Your consideration would be greatly appreciated.

With the Love of Christ Jesus.
YBIC
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Starting in verse 24 of your included scripture, we see that because of the famine folks were eating human flesh.
These two women decided to eat their children, first one and then the other.
The second woman reneged on her promise.
Hope that helps.
 
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Matthew Henry's commentay on these verses.

MHCC -
Learn to value plenty, and to be thankful for it; see how contemptible money is, when in time of famine it is so freely parted with for any thing that is eatable! The language of Jehoram to the woman may be the language of despair. See the word of God fulfilled; among the threatenings of God's judgments upon Israel for their sins, this was one, that they should eat the flesh of their own children, Deu_28:53-57. The truth and the awful justice of God were displayed in this horrible transaction. Alas! what miseries sin has brought upon the world! But the foolishness of man perverts his way, and then his heart frets against the Lord. The king swears the death of Elisha. Wicked men will blame any one as the cause of their troubles, rather than themselves, and will not leave their sins. If rending the clothes, without a broken and contrite heart, would avail, if wearing sackcloth, without being renewed in the spirit of their mind, would serve, they would not stand out against the Lord. May the whole word of God increase in us reverent fear and holy hope, that we may be stedfast and immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that our labour is not in vain in the Lord.
 
Loyal
Terrible story. Its significance is in showing just how desperate were the conditions in the besieged city. I'm not sure that it has any special meaning beyond that.
 
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Thank-you brothers for you contributions to this question of mine.
With the Love of Christ Jesus.
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