I will hand over to their enemies who seek their lives. Their corpses will become food for the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth.
Cross ReferencesDeuteronomy 28:26
Your corpses will be food for all the birds of the air and beasts of the earth, with no one to scare them away.
1 Samuel 17:44
"Come here," he called to David, "and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field!"
1 Samuel 17:46
This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand. This day I will strike you down, cut off your head, and give the carcasses of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the creatures of the earth. Then the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.
1 Kings 14:11
Anyone belonging to Jeroboam who dies in the city will be eaten by dogs, and anyone who dies in the field will be eaten by the birds of the air. For the LORD has spoken.'
1 Kings 16:4
Anyone belonging to Baasha who dies in the city will be eaten by dogs, and anyone who dies in the field will be eaten by the birds of the air."
They have given the corpses of Your servants as food to the birds of the air, the flesh of Your saints to the beasts of the earth.
The corpses of this people will become food for the birds of the sky and the beasts of the earth, and there will be no one to scare them away.
Therefore, this is what the LORD says concerning the people of Anathoth who are seeking your life and saying, "You must not prophesy in the name of the LORD, or you will die by our hand."
Is not My inheritance to Me like a speckled bird of prey, with other birds of prey circling against her? Go, gather all the beasts of the field; bring them to devour her.
"They will die from deadly diseases. They will not be mourned or buried, but will lie like dung on the ground. They will be finished off by sword and famine, and their corpses will become food for the birds of the sky and the beasts of the earth."
And in this place I will ruin the plans of Judah and Jerusalem. I will make them fall by the sword before their enemies, by the hands of those who seek their lives, and I will give their carcasses as food to the birds of the sky and the beasts of the earth.
After that, declares the LORD, I will hand over King Zedekiah of Judah, his officers, and the people in this city who survive the plague and sword and famine, to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and to their enemies who seek their lives. He will put them to the sword; he will not spare them or show pity or compassion.'
And I will hand you over to those you dread, who want to take your life--to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and the Chaldeans.
But King Zedekiah swore to Jeremiah secretly, "As surely as the LORD lives, who has given us this life, I will not kill you or hand you over to these men who are seeking your life."
For this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Surely I will deliver you into the hands of those you hate, from whom you turned away in disgust.
I will leave you in the desert, you and all the fish of your streams. You will fall on the open field and will not be taken away or gathered for burial. I have given you as food to the beasts of the earth and the birds of the air.
Chapter Outline1. Jeremiah prophesies the captivity of Zedekiah and the city.
8. The princes and the people having dismissed their bond-servants,
11. contrary to the covenant of God, re-assume them.
12. Jeremiah gives them and Zedekiah into the hands of their enemies.
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1 Samuel 17:44, 46
1 Kings 14:11
1 Kings 16:4
1 Kings 21:23, 24
2 Kings 9:34-37
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