26 Your carcasses will be food for all the birds(A) and the wild animals, and there will be no one to frighten them away.(B)

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Psalm 79

A psalm of Asaph.

O God, the nations have invaded your inheritance;(A)
    they have defiled(B) your holy temple,
    they have reduced Jerusalem to rubble.(C)
They have left the dead bodies of your servants
    as food for the birds of the sky,(D)
    the flesh of your own people for the animals of the wild.(E)
They have poured out blood like water
    all around Jerusalem,
    and there is no one to bury(F) the dead.(G)

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12 Although they fast, I will not listen to their cry;(A) though they offer burnt offerings(B) and grain offerings,(C) I will not accept(D) them. Instead, I will destroy them with the sword,(E) famine(F) and plague.”(G)

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“‘In this place I will ruin[a] the plans(A) of Judah and Jerusalem. I will make them fall by the sword before their enemies,(B) at the hands of those who want to kill them, and I will give their carcasses(C) as food(D) to the birds and the wild animals.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 19:7 The Hebrew for ruin sounds like the Hebrew for jar (see verses 1 and 10).

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