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Go to Bible: Jeremiah 16
 
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“their dead bodies will be food.” The dead bodies of animals and unwanted humans were left unburied and were usually eventually eaten by animals and birds (see commentary on Jer. 22:19). In this particular case, the Babylonians were about to kill many Judeans in their attack on Judah and Jerusalem, and those people would not be buried because their families would have been killed or captured.

“the birds of the air.” The Hebrew is literally, “the birds of the heavens,” but the Hebrew word “heavens” is always plural, there is no singular word “heaven” in Hebrew.

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“nor cut themselves.” It was a pagan custom practiced by some people to cut yourself when you were in mourning for the dead. This is mentioned in a number of verses (see commentaries on Jeremiah 41:5 and 1 Kings 18:28).

“shave their heads.” Some people shaved their heads as a sign of mourning (see commentary on Jeremiah 47:5, “baldness”).

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