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. 40“But if ar they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers in their treachery that they as committed against me, and also in walking contrary to me, 41so that I walked contrary to them and brought them into the land of their enemies—if then their at uncircumcised heart is au humbled and they make amends for their iniquity, 42then I will av remember my covenant with Jacob, and I will remember my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will aw remember the land. 43But ax the land shall be abandoned by them and enjoy its Sabbaths while it lies desolate without them, and they shall make amends for their iniquity, because they spurned my rules and their soul abhorred my statutes. 44Yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies ay I will not spurn them, neither will I abhor them so as to destroy them utterly and az break my covenant with them, for I am the Lord their God. 45But I will for their sake remember the covenant with their forefathers, ba whom I brought out of the land of Egypt bb in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am the Lord.” 46 bc These are the statutes and rules and laws that the Lord made between himself and the people of Israel through Moses bd on Mount Sinai.
Curses for Disobedience15“But be if you will not obey the voice of the Lord your God or be careful to do all his commandments and his statutes that I command you today, then all these curses shall come upon you and bf overtake you. 16Cursed shall you be bg in the city, and cursed shall you be in the field. 17Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. 18Cursed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. 19Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out. 20“The Lord bh will send on you curses, confusion, and bi frustration in all that you undertake to do bj until you are destroyed and perish quickly on account of the evil of your deeds, because you have forsaken me. 21The Lord will make bk the pestilence stick to you until he has consumed you off the land that you are entering to take possession of it. 22 bl The Lord will strike you with wasting disease and with fever, inflammation and fiery heat, and with drought ▼
▼Or swordand with bn blight and with mildew. They shall pursue you until you perish. 23And bo the heavens over your head shall be bronze, and the earth under you shall be iron. 24The Lord will make the rain of your land powder. From heaven dust shall come down on you until you are destroyed. 25 bp “The Lord will cause you to be defeated before your enemies. You shall go out one way against them and flee seven ways before them. And you bq shall be a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth. 26And br your dead body shall be food for all birds of the air and for the beasts of the earth, and bs there shall be no one to frighten them away. 27The Lord will strike you bt with the boils of Egypt, and with tumors and bu scabs and itch, of which you cannot be healed. 28The Lord will strike you with bv madness and blindness and confusion of mind, 29and you shall bw grope at noonday, as the blind grope in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways. ▼
▼Or shall not succeed in finding your waysAnd you shall be only oppressed and robbed continually, and there shall be no one to help you. 30 by You shall betroth a wife, but another man shall ravish her. bz You shall build a house, but you shall not dwell in it. ca You shall plant a vineyard, but you shall not enjoy its fruit. 31Your ox shall be slaughtered before your eyes, but you shall not eat any of it. Your donkey shall be seized before your face, but shall not be restored to you. Your sheep shall be given to your enemies, but there shall be no one to help you. 32 cb Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people, while your eyes look on and fail with longing for them all day long, cc but you shall be helpless. 33A nation that you have not known shall eat up the fruit of your ground and of all your labors, and you shall be only oppressed and crushed continually, 34so that you are driven mad cd by the sights that your eyes see. 35The Lord will strike you on the knees and on the legs ce with grievous boils of which you cannot be healed, from the sole of your foot to the crown of your head. 36“The Lord will cf bring you and your king whom you set over you to a nation that neither you cg nor your fathers have known. And ch there you shall serve other gods of wood and stone. 37And you shall become ci a horror, a proverb, and a byword among all the peoples where the Lord will lead you away. 38 cj You shall carry much seed into the field and shall gather in little, for ck the locust shall consume it. 39 cl You shall plant vineyards and dress them, but you shall neither drink of the wine nor gather the grapes, for the worm shall eat them. 40You shall have olive trees throughout all your territory, but you cm shall not anoint yourself with the oil, for your olives shall drop off. 41You shall father sons and daughters, but they shall not be yours, for cn they shall go into captivity. 42 co The cricket ▼
▼Identity uncertainshall possess all your trees and the fruit of your ground. 43 cq The sojourner who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. 44 cr He shall lend to you, and you shall not lend to him. cs He shall be the head, and you shall be the tail. 45 ct “All these curses shall come upon you and pursue you and overtake you till you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes that he commanded you. 46They shall be cu a sign and a wonder against you and your offspring forever. 47 cv Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joyfulness and gladness of heart, because of the abundance of all things, 48therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness, and lacking everything. And he cw will put a yoke of iron on your neck until he has destroyed you. 49 cx The Lord will bring a nation against you from far away, from the end of the earth cy swooping down like the eagle, a nation cz whose language you do not understand, 50a hard-faced nation da who shall not respect the old or show mercy to the young. 51It shall db eat the offspring of your cattle and the fruit of your ground, until you are destroyed; it also shall not leave you grain, wine, or oil, the increase of your herds or the young of your flock, until they have caused you to perish. 52“They shall dc besiege you in all your towns, until your high and fortified walls, in which you trusted, come down throughout all your land. And they shall besiege you in all your towns throughout all your land, which the Lord your God has given you. 53And dd you shall eat the fruit of your womb, the flesh of your sons and daughters, whom the Lord your God has given you, de in the siege and in the distress with which your enemies shall distress you. 54The man who is the most tender and refined among you will df begrudge food to his brother, to dg the wife he embraces, ▼
▼Hebrew the wife of his bosomand to the last of the children whom he has left, 55so that he will not give to any of them any of the flesh of his children whom he is eating, because he has nothing else left, di in the siege and in the distress with which your enemy shall distress you in all your towns. 56 dj The most tender and refined woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because she is so delicate and tender, will begrudge to the husband she embraces ▼
▼Hebrew the husband of her bosomto her son and to her daughter, 57her afterbirth that comes out from between her feet and her children whom she bears, because lacking everything she will eat them secretly, dl in the siege and in the distress with which your enemy shall distress you in your towns. 58“If you are not careful to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name dm the Lord your God, 59then the Lord will bring on you and your offspring extraordinary afflictions, afflictions severe and lasting, and sicknesses grievous and lasting. 60And he will bring upon you again all dn the diseases of Egypt, of which you were afraid, and they shall cling to you. 61Every sickness also and every affliction that is not recorded in the book of this law, the Lord will bring upon you, until you are destroyed. 62Whereas do you were as numerous dp as the stars of heaven, you shall be left few in number, because you did not obey the voice of the Lord your God. 63And as the Lord dq took delight in doing you good and multiplying you, so the Lord will dr take delight in bringing ruin upon you and destroying you. And you shall be plucked off the land that you are entering to take possession of it. 64“And the Lord ds will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other, and dt there you shall serve other gods du of wood and stone dv which neither you nor your fathers have known. 65And dw among these nations you shall find no respite, and there shall be no resting place for the sole of your foot, but dx the Lord will give you there a trembling heart and failing eyes and dy a languishing soul. 66Your life shall hang in doubt before you. Night and day you shall be in dread and have no assurance of your life. 67 dz In the morning you shall say, ‘If only it were evening!’ and at evening you shall say, ‘If only it were morning!’ because of the dread that your heart shall feel, and ea the sights that your eyes shall see. 68And the Lord eb will bring you back in ships to Egypt, a journey that I promised that ec you should never make again; and there you shall offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but there will be no buyer.”
Deuteronomy 29:18-2818Beware lest there be among you a man or woman or clan or tribe whose heart is turning away today from the Lord our God to go and serve the gods of those nations. Beware lest there be among you ed a root bearing poisonous and bitter fruit, 19one who, when he hears the words of this sworn covenant, blesses himself in his heart, saying, ‘I shall be safe, though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart.’ This will lead to the sweeping away of moist and dry alike. 20The Lord will not be willing to forgive him, but rather ee the anger of the Lord and ef his jealousy will smoke against that man, and the curses written in this book will settle upon him, and the Lord eg will blot out his name from under heaven. 21And the Lord will single him out from all the tribes of Israel for calamity, in accordance with all the curses of the covenant written in this Book of the Law. 22And the next generation, your children who rise up after you, and the foreigner who comes from a far land, eh will say, when they see the afflictions of that land and the sicknesses with which the Lord has made it sick— 23the whole land burned out with brimstone and ei salt, nothing sown and nothing growing, where no plant can sprout, ej an overthrow like that of Sodom and Gomorrah, ek Admah, and Zeboiim, which the Lord overthrew in his anger and wrath— 24all the nations el will say em ‘Why has the Lord done thus to this land? What caused the heat of this great anger?’ 25Then people will say, ‘It is because they abandoned the covenant of the Lord, the God of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them out of the land of Egypt, 26and went and served other gods and worshiped them, gods whom they had not known and whom he had not allotted to them. 27Therefore the anger of the Lord was kindled against this land, en bringing upon it all the curses written in this book, 28and the Lord eo uprooted them from their land in anger and fury and great wrath, and ep cast them into another land, as they are this day.’
Deuteronomy 30:1818 eq I declare to you today, that you shall surely perish. You shall not live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to enter and possess.
Deuteronomy 31:16-1816And the Lord said to Moses, er “Behold, you are about to lie down with your fathers. Then this people will rise and es whore after the foreign gods among them in the land that they are entering, and they will et forsake me and eu break my covenant that I have made with them. 17Then my anger will be kindled against them in that day, and ev I will forsake them and ew hide my face from them, and they will be devoured. And many evils and troubles will come upon them, so that they will say in that day, ex ‘Have not these evils come upon us because ey our God is not among us?’ 18And I will surely hide my face in that day because of all the evil that they have done, because ez they have turned to other gods.
Deuteronomy 32:15-2815 “But fa Jeshurun grew fat, and fb kicked;
fc you grew fat, stout, and sleek;
fd then he forsook God fe who made him
and scoffed at ff the Rock of his salvation.
16 fg They stirred him to jealousy with strange gods;
with abominations they provoked him to anger.
17 fh They sacrificed to demons that were no gods,
to gods they had never known,
to fi new gods that had come recently,
whom your fathers had never dreaded.
18You were unmindful of fj the Rock that bore ▼
and you fl forgot the God who gave you birth.
19 fm “The Lord saw it and spurned them,
because of the provocation of fn his sons and his daughters.
20And he said fo ‘I will hide my face from them;
I will see what their end will be,
for they are a perverse generation,
children in whom is no faithfulness.
21 fp They have made me jealous with what is no god;
they have provoked me to anger fq with their idols.
So fr I will make them jealous with those who are no people;
I will provoke them to anger with fs a foolish nation.
22For ft a fire is kindled by my anger,
and it burns to fu the depths of Sheol,
devours the earth and its increase,
and sets on fire the foundations of the mountains.
23 “‘And I will heap disasters upon them;
fv I will spend my arrows on them;
24they shall be wasted with hunger,
and devoured by plague
and poisonous pestilence;
I will send fw the teeth of beasts against them,
with the venom of fx things that crawl in the dust.
25 fy Outdoors the sword shall bereave,
and indoors terror,
for young man and woman alike,
the nursing child with the man of gray hairs.
26 fz I would have said, “I will cut them to pieces;
ga I will wipe them from human memory,”
27had I not feared provocation by the enemy,
lest their adversaries should misunderstand,
lest they should say gb “Our hand is triumphant,
it was not the Lord who did all this.”’
28 “For they are a nation void of counsel,
and there is gc no understanding in them.
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