20 The Lord will send on you curses,(A) confusion and rebuke(B) in everything you put your hand to, until you are destroyed and come to sudden ruin(C) because of the evil(D) you have done in forsaking him.[a]

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  1. Deuteronomy 28:20 Hebrew me

then I will cut off Israel from the land(A) I have given them and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name.(B) Israel will then become a byword(C) and an object of ridicule(D) among all peoples.

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“People from many nations will pass by this city and will ask one another, ‘Why has the Lord done such a thing to this great city?’(A) And the answer will be: ‘Because they have forsaken the covenant of the Lord their God and have worshiped and served other gods.(B)’”

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I will make them abhorrent(A) and an offense to all the kingdoms of the earth, a reproach and a byword,(B) a curse[a](C) and an object of ridicule, wherever I banish(D) them.

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  1. Jeremiah 24:9 That is, their names will be used in cursing (see 29:22); or, others will see that they are cursed.

I will set my face against(A) them and make them an example(B) and a byword.(C) I will remove them from my people. Then you will know that I am the Lord.(D)

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