33 And the carcases of this people shall be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth; and none shall fray them away.
33 Then the carcasses of this people will become food for the birds and the wild animals, and there will be no one to frighten them away.
33 And the dead bodies of this people will be food for the birds of the air, and for the beasts of the earth, and none will frighten them away.
33 Corpses abandoned in the open air, fed on by crows and coyotes, who have the run of the place.
33 The corpses of this people will be food for the birds of the heaven and for the beasts of the earth. And no one will frighten them away.
33 The bodies of my people will be food for the vultures and wild animals, and no one will be left to scare them away.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 7:33
Commentary on Jeremiah 7:29-34
(Read Jeremiah 7:29-34)
In token both of sorrow and of slavery, Jerusalem must be degraded, and separated from God, as she had been separated to him. The heart is the place in which God has chosen to put his name; but if sin has the innermost and uppermost place there, we pollute the temple of the Lord. The destruction of Jerusalem appears here very terrible. The slain shall be many; they having made it the place of their sin. Evil pursues sinners, even after death. Those who will not, by the grace of God, be cured of vain mirth, shall, by the justice of God, be deprived of all mirth. How many ruin their health and property without complaining, when engaged in Satan's service! May we learn to relish holy joys, and to sit loose to all others though lawful.