Therefore the fathers shall eat the sons in the midst of you, and the sons shall eat their fathers; and I will execute judgments on you, and the whole remnant of you will I scatter into all the winds.
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George Leo Haydock
Fathers. This is not specified in history. Famine prevailed, 4 Kings xxv. 3.; and we find something similar, Lamentations iv. 10., (Calmet) and Baruch ii. (Worthington)
It is probable, therefore, that these threats were realized. (Theodoret) (Deuteronomy xxviii. 53.)
Scatter. Literally, "winnow. "(Haydock)
The Jewish nation was never again all together in the promised land.