21:10 she did not allow the birds of the air to come upon them. It was considered a disgrace when the bodies of the slain were allowed to become carrion for birds and beasts (Deut. 28:26; 1 Sam. 17:44, 46; Ps. 79:2; Is. 18:6; Jer. 7:33; 16:4). Rizpah guarded the bodies until they could be buried (vv. 11–14).