They shall die grievous deaths; they shall not be lamented; neither shall they be buried; but they shall be as refuse upon the face of the earth: and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine; and their dead bodies shall be food for the fowls of heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.
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George Leo Haydock
Illnesses, denoting God's wrath. (St. Jerome)
Earth. The privation of sepulture was accounted one of the greatest evils.