Deuteronomy 28:45–57

45 “And all of these curses shall come over you, and they shall pursue you, and they shall overtake you until you are destroyed,o because you did not listenp to the voice of Yahweh your God, by observingq his commandments and his statutes that he commanded you. 46 And they shall be among you as a sign and as a wonder and among your offspring forever.r

47 Becauses of the fact that you did not serve Yahweh your God with joy and with gladness of heart for the abundance of everything, 48 then you shall serve your enemies, whom Yahweh will send against you under conditions of famine, in thirst, in nakedness, and in a lack of everything; and he shall placet a yoke of iron on your neck until he has destroyed you.u 49 Yahweh will raise up against you a nation from far off, from the end of the earth, attacking as the eagle swoops down, a nation whose language you will not understand,v 50 a grim-faced nationw who does not show respectx to the old and the young and does not show pity. 51 And ity shall consume the fruit of your livestock and the fruit of your ground until you are destroyed,z and who will not leave for you any grain, wine, and olive oil, calves of your herds,a and lambs ofb your flock until it has destroyed you.c 52 And it shall besiege you in all your towns until your high and fortified walls fall,d which you are trusting ine throughout your land;f and it shall besiege you in all of your towns in all of your land that Yahweh your God has given to you. 53 And you shall eat the fruit of your womb, the flesh of your sons and your daughters, whom Yahweh your God gave to you, during the siege and during the distressg your enemy inflicts upon you. 54 The most refined and the very sensitiveh man among you shall be mean with his brotheri and against his beloved wifej and against the restk of his children that he has left over, 55 by refraining from givingl to even one of them any of the meat of his children that he eats, because there is not anything that is left over for him during the siege and distressm that your enemy inflicts upon you. 56 The most refined and the most delicate woman among you, who shalln not venture to put the sole of her foot on the ground from being so delicate and from such gentleness, shall be mean to her beloved husbando and against her son and against her daughter, 57 and even concerning her afterbirth that goes outp from between her feet and also concerning her children that she bears, because she eats them for lack of anything in secret during the siege and during the distressq that your enemy inflicts upon her in your towns.r

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