How tragic for any parents to see their sons slaughtered before their eyes. Yet, that happens so often with the ungodly in contemporary society. They don’t fear of the Lord, and so their children grow up like their parents, become involved in a violent lifestyle of drugs or alcohol, and die young. The thief does not come except to steal, to kill, and to destroy (see John 10:10).
2 Kings 25:7 Then they killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, put out the eyes of Zedekiah, bound him with bronze fetters, and took him to Babylon.