Deuteronomy 28:26

26 Your corpses shall be food for every bird of the air and animal of the earth, and there shall be no one to frighten them away.

Deuteronomy 28:26 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 28:26

And thy carcass shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and
unto the beasts of the earth
Which was always reckoned a very grievous calamity, have no other burial than in the bowels of beasts and birds; and was the case of many of the Jews in the Antiochian persecution, ( Psalms 79:2 ) ; and in a treatise of theirs F8, which relates their many afflictions and sufferings in their present captivity, speaking of a persecution of them in Spain, in the Jewish year 5172, it is reported, how that those that fled to avoid punishment were killed in the fields, where their carcasses lying unburied became a prey to beasts:

and no man shall fray [them] away;
the fowls and the beasts; none of their friends being left to do it, and their enemies would not show so much respect to them, and care of them.


FOOTNOTES:

F8 Shebat Judahm sive Hist. Jud. a Gentio, sect. 46. p. 312.

Deuteronomy 28:26 In-Context

24 The Lord will change the rain of your land into powder, and only dust shall come down upon you from the sky until you are destroyed.
25 The Lord will cause you to be defeated before your enemies; you shall go out against them one way and flee before them seven ways. You shall become an object of horror to all the kingdoms of the earth.
26 Your corpses shall be food for every bird of the air and animal of the earth, and there shall be no one to frighten them away.
27 The Lord will afflict you with the boils of Egypt, with ulcers, scurvy, and itch, of which you cannot be healed.
28 The Lord will afflict you with madness, blindness, and confusion of mind;