ajDeut. 4:27; 28:64; Neh. 1:8; Ps. 44:11; Jer. 9:16; Ezek. 12:15; 20:23; 22:15; Zech. 7:14; [Luke 21:24]
Punishment for Disobedience14 a “But if you will not listen to me and will not do all these commandments, 15if you spurn my statutes, and if your soul abhors my rules, so that you will not do all my commandments, but b break my covenant, 16then I will do this to you: I will visit you with panic, with c wasting disease and fever that consume the eyes and make the heart ache. And d you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. 17I will e set my face against you, and f you shall be struck down before your enemies. g Those who hate you shall rule over you, and h you shall flee when none pursues you. 18And if in spite of this you will not listen to me, then I will discipline you again i sevenfold for your sins, 19and I will break j the pride of your power, and I k will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze. 20And l your strength shall be spent in vain, for m your land shall not yield its increase, and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit. 21 n “Then if you walk contrary to me and will not listen to me, I will continue striking you, sevenfold for your sins. 22And o I will let loose the wild beasts against you, which shall bereave you of your children and destroy your livestock and make you few in number, so that p your roads shall be deserted. 23“And q if by this discipline you are not turned to me r but walk contrary to me, 24 s then I also will walk contrary to you, and I myself will strike you sevenfold for your sins. 25And t I will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute vengeance for the covenant. And if you gather within your cities, u I will send pestilence among you, and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. 26 v When I break your supply ▼
▼Hebrew staffof bread, ten women shall bake your bread in a single oven and shall dole out your bread again by weight, and x you shall eat and not be satisfied. 27“But y if in spite of this you will not listen to me, but walk contrary to me, 28then I will walk contrary to you z in fury, and I myself will discipline you aa sevenfold for your sins. 29 ab You shall eat the flesh of your sons, and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters. 30And ac I will destroy your high places and cut down your incense altars and ad cast your dead bodies upon the dead bodies of your idols, and my soul will abhor you. 31And I will ae lay your cities waste and will af make your sanctuaries desolate, and ag I will not smell your pleasing aromas. 32And ah I myself will devastate the land, so that your enemies who settle in it shall be ai appalled at it. 33And aj I will scatter you among the nations, and I will unsheathe the sword after you, and your land shall be a desolation, and your cities shall be a waste. 34 ak “Then the land shall enjoy ▼
▼Or pay for; twice in this verse; also verse 43its Sabbaths as long as it lies desolate, while you are in your enemies’ land; then the land shall rest, and enjoy its Sabbaths. 35As long as it lies desolate it shall have rest, the rest that it did not have on your Sabbaths when you were dwelling in it. 36And as for those of you who are left, am I will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. The an sound of a ao driven leaf shall put them to flight, and they shall flee as one flees from the sword, and they shall fall when none pursues. 37They shall stumble over one another, as if to escape a sword, though none pursues. And ap you shall have no power to stand before your enemies. 38And you shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up. 39And those of you who are left shall aq rot away in your enemies’ lands because of their iniquity, and also because of the iniquities of their fathers they shall rot away like them.
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