New International Version
They have poured out blood like water all around Jerusalem, and there is no one to bury the dead.
King James Bible
Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.
Darby Bible Translation
Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem, and there was none to bury [them].
World English Bible
Their blood they have shed like water around Jerusalem. There was no one to bury them.
Young's Literal Translation
They have shed their blood As water round about Jerusalem, And there is none burying.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There was none to bury them - The Chaldeans would not; and the Jews who were not slain were carried into captivity.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
and there, etc. Either there was no friend or relation left to bury them, or none was allowed to perform this last sad office. The despotism of eastern princes often proceeds to such a degree of extravagance as to fill the mind with astonishment and horror. In Morocco, no person dares to bury the body of a malefactor without an order from the emperor; and Windus, speaking of a man who was to have been sawn in two, informs us, that his body must have remained to be eaten by the dogs; if the emperor had not pardoned him.
LibraryThe Attack on the Scriptures
[Illustration: (drop cap B) A Greek Warrior] But troubled times came again to Jerusalem. The great empires of Babylon and Assyria had passed away for ever, exactly as the prophets of Israel had foretold; but new powers had arisen in the world, and the great nations fought together so constantly that all the smaller countries, and with them the Kingdom of Judah, changed hands very often. At last Alexander the Great managed to make himself master of all the countries of the then-known world. Alexander …
Mildred Duff—The Bible in its Making
The Formation of the Old Testament Canon
And the people they are prophesying to will be thrown out into the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and sword. There will be no one to bury them, their wives, their sons and their daughters. I will pour out on them the calamity they deserve.
"They will die of deadly diseases. They will not be mourned or buried but will be like dung lying on the ground. They will perish by sword and famine, and their dead bodies will become food for the birds and the wild animals."
At that time those slain by the LORD will be everywhere--from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be mourned or gathered up or buried, but will be like dung lying on the ground.
I will sentence you to the punishment of women who commit adultery and who shed blood; I will bring on you the blood vengeance of my wrath and jealous anger.
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