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Deuteronomy 28:45–68

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45 “Moreover all these curses shall come upon you and pursue and overtake you, until you are destroyed, because you 4did not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you. 46 And they shall be upon vyou for a sign and a wonder, and on your descendants forever.

47 w“Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and gladness of heart, xfor the abundance of everything, 48 therefore you shall serve your enemies, whom the Lord will send against you, in yhunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in need of everything; and He zwill put a yoke of iron on your neck until He has destroyed you. 49 aThe Lord will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, bas swift as the eagle flies, a nation whose language you will not understand, 50 a nation of fierce countenance, cwhich does not respect the elderly nor show favor to the young. 51 And they shall eat the increase of your livestock and the produce of your land, until you are destroyed; they shall not leave you grain or new wine or oil, or the increase of your cattle or the offspring of your flocks, until they have destroyed you.

52 “They shall dbesiege you at all your gates until your high and fortified walls, in which you trust, come down throughout all your land; and they shall besiege you at all your gates throughout all your land which the Lord your God has given you. 53 eYou shall eat the 5fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and your daughters whom the Lord your God has given you, in the siege and desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you. 54 The 6sensitive and very refined man among you fwill 7be hostile toward his brother, toward gthe wife of his bosom, and toward the rest of his children whom he leaves behind, 55 so that he will not give any of them the flesh of his children whom he will eat, because he has nothing left in the siege and desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you at all your gates. 56 The 8tender and 9delicate woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because of her delicateness and sensitivity, 1will refuse to the husband of her bosom, and to her son and her daughter, 57 her 2placenta which comes out hfrom between her feet and her children whom she bears; for she will eat them secretly for lack of everything in the siege and desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you at all your gates.

58 “If you do not carefully observe all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear ithis glorious and awesome name, THE LORD YOUR GOD, 59 then the Lord will bring upon you and your descendants jextraordinary plagues—great and prolonged plagues—and serious and prolonged sicknesses. 60 Moreover He will bring back on you all kthe diseases of Egypt, of which you were afraid, and they shall cling to you. 61 Also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in this Book of the Law, will the Lord bring upon you until you are destroyed. 62 You lshall be left few in number, whereas you were mas the stars of heaven in multitude, because you would not obey the voice of the Lord your God. 63 And it shall be, that just as the Lord nrejoiced over you to do you good and multiply you, so the Lord owill rejoice over you to destroy you and bring you to nothing; and you shall be pplucked 3from off the land which you go to possess.

64 “Then the Lord qwill scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other, and rthere you shall serve other gods, which neither you nor your fathers have known—wood and stone. 65 And samong those nations you shall find no rest, nor shall the sole of your foot have a resting place; tbut there the Lord will give you a 4trembling heart, failing eyes, and uanguish of soul. 66 Your life shall hang in doubt before you; you shall fear day and night, and have no assurance of life. 67 vIn the morning you shall say, ‘Oh, that it were evening!’ And at evening you shall say, ‘Oh, that it were morning!’ because of the fear which terrifies your heart, and wbecause of the sight which your eyes see.

68 “And the Lord xwill take you back to Egypt in ships, by the way of which I said to you, y‘You shall never see it again.’ And there you shall be offered for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you.”

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