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24 Emaciated from famine,
    feverish from plague,
    and destroyed by bitterness,
I’ll send fanged beasts against them,
    along with poisonous snakes that glide through the dust.
25 Outside, the sword will cause bereavement;
    within,[a] there will be terror
        for the young man and virgin alike,
        also for the nursing infant and the aged man.”[b]

26 “I said,

‘I will scatter them,[c]
    erasing their memory from the human race,[d]

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  1. Deuteronomy 32:25 Lit. within the room
  2. Deuteronomy 32:25 Lit. and a man of gray hair
  3. Deuteronomy 32:26 Or will break them to pieces
  4. Deuteronomy 32:26 Lit. from among men

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