and they will spread them before the sun and the moon and all the army of heaven that they have loved, and that they have served, and that they have followed, and that they have sought, and that they have worshiped. And they will not be collected and buried; they will be like dung on the surface of the ground. Bible

“and that they have worshiped.” The people worshipped and loved the sun, moon, and stars, and looked to them for guidance and protection. Now their bones will degrade into dust without being buried, unprotected by those same astronomical wonders. It was a terrible cultural disgrace to be exposed and decompose like this and to not be properly buried.

Commentary for: Jeremiah 8:2