Jeremiah 16:4
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New International Version
"They will die of deadly diseases. They will not be mourned or buried but will be like dung lying on the ground. They will perish by sword and famine, and their dead bodies will become food for the birds and the wild animals."

King James Bible
They shall die of grievous deaths; they shall not be lamented; neither shall they be buried; but they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth: and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine; and their carcases shall be meat for the fowls of heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
They shall die of painful deaths; they shall not be lamented, neither shall they be buried; they shall be as dung upon the face of the ground, and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine, and their carcases shall be food for the fowl of the heavens and for the beasts of the earth.

World English Bible
They shall die grievous deaths: they shall not be lamented, neither shall they be buried; they shall be as dung on the surface of the ground; and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine; and their dead bodies shall be food for the birds of the sky, and for the animals of the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
Of painful deaths they die, They are not lamented, nor are they buried, For dung on the face of the ground they are, And by sword and by famine are consumed, And their carcase hath been for food To the fowl of the heavens, And to the beast of the earth.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They shall die of grievous deaths - All prematurely; see Jeremiah 14:16.

As dung upon the face of the earth - See Jeremiah 8:2.

Be meat for the fowls - See Jeremiah 7:33.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

die.

Jeremiah 14:16 And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword...

Jeremiah 15:2,3 And it shall come to pass, if they say to you, Where shall we go forth? then you shall tell them, Thus said the LORD...

Psalm 78:64 Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows made no lamentation.

not.

Jeremiah 16:5-7 For thus said the LORD, Enter not into the house of mourning, neither go to lament nor bemoan them...

Jeremiah 22:18 Therefore thus said the LORD concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah; They shall not lament for him, saying...

Jeremiah 25:33 And the slain of the LORD shall be at that day from one end of the earth even to the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented...

Amos 6:9,10 And it shall come to pass, if there remain ten men in one house, that they shall die...

neither.

Jeremiah 7:33 And the carcasses of this people shall be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth...

Jeremiah 22:19 He shall be buried with the burial of an donkey, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 36:30 Therefore thus said the LORD of Jehoiakim king of Judah; He shall have none to sit on the throne of David...

Psalm 79:2,3 The dead bodies of your servants have they given to be meat to the fowls of the heaven...

as dung.

Jeremiah 8:1-3 At that time, said the LORD, they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of his princes...

Jeremiah 9:22 Speak, Thus said the LORD, Even the carcasses of men shall fall as dung on the open field, and as the handful after the harvestman...

Jeremiah 25:33 And the slain of the LORD shall be at that day from one end of the earth even to the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented...

1 Kings 14:10,11 Therefore, behold, I will bring evil on the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that urinates against the wall...

1 Kings 21:23,24 And of Jezebel also spoke the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel...

2 Kings 9:10,36,37 And the dogs shall eat Jezebel in the portion of Jezreel, and there shall be none to bury her. And he opened the door, and fled...

Psalm 83:10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.

Isaiah 5:25 Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and he has stretched forth his hand against them, and has smitten them...

Zephaniah 1:17 And I will bring distress on men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD...

consumed.

Jeremiah 14:15 Therefore thus said the LORD concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them not, yet they say...

Jeremiah 34:17 Therefore thus said the LORD; You have not listened to me, in proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother...

Jeremiah 44:12,27 And I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there...

Ezekiel 5:12 A third part of you shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the middle of you...

meat.

Jeremiah 34:20 I will even give them into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of them that seek their life...

Psalm 79:2 The dead bodies of your servants have they given to be meat to the fowls of the heaven...

Isaiah 18:6 They shall be left together to the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer on them...

Ezekiel 39:17-20 And, you son of man, thus said the Lord GOD; Speak to every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves...

Revelation 19:17,18 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the middle of heaven...

Library
Some General Uses from this Useful Truth, that Christ is the Truth.
Having thus cleared up this truth, we should come to speak of the way of believers making use of him as the truth, in several cases wherein they will stand in need of him as the truth. But ere we come to the particulars, we shall first propose some general uses of this useful point. First. This point of truth serveth to discover unto us, the woful condition of such as are strangers to Christ the truth; and oh, if it were believed! For, 1. They are not yet delivered from that dreadful plague of
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life

Healing the Centurion's Servant.
(at Capernaum.) ^A Matt. VIII. 1, 5-13; ^C Luke VII. 1-10. ^c 1 After he had ended all his sayings in the ears of the people, ^a 1 And when he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. ^c he entered into Capernaum. [Jesus proceeded from the mountain to Capernaum, which was now his home, or headquarters. The multitudes which are now mentioned for the third time were not wearied by his sermon, and so continued to follow him. Their presence showed the popularity of Jesus, and also
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:26
Your carcasses will be food for all the birds and the wild animals, and there will be no one to frighten them away.

Psalm 79:2
They have left the dead bodies of your servants as food for the birds of the sky, the flesh of your own people for the animals of the wild.

Psalm 79:3
They have poured out blood like water all around Jerusalem, and there is no one to bury the dead.

Psalm 83:10
who perished at Endor and became like dung on the ground.

Isaiah 5:25
Therefore the LORD's anger burns against his people; his hand is raised and he strikes them down. The mountains shake, and the dead bodies are like refuse in the streets. Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.

Isaiah 18:6
They will all be left to the mountain birds of prey and to the wild animals; the birds will feed on them all summer, the wild animals all winter.

Jeremiah 9:22
Say, "This is what the LORD declares: "'Dead bodies will lie like dung on the open field, like cut grain behind the reaper, with no one to gather them.'"

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