Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up your head from off you, and shall hang you on a tree; and the birds shall eat your flesh from off you.
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George Leo Haydock
From thee, by decapitation. This was customary, when a person's body was to be hung on the cross or gibbet. (Deuteronomy xxi. 22; Josue x. 26; Lamentations v. 12; 1 Kings xxxi. 10.)
Birds. So Horace says, pasces in cruce corvos.