The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless(A) you in the land he is giving you.

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Curses for Disobedience

15 However, if you do not obey(A) the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today,(B) all these curses will come on you and overtake you:(C)

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16 then I will do this to you: I will bring on you sudden terror, wasting diseases and fever(A) that will destroy your sight and sap your strength.(B) You will plant seed in vain, because your enemies will eat it.(C)

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18 This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘As my anger and wrath(A) have been poured out on those who lived in Jerusalem,(B) so will my wrath be poured out on you when you go to Egypt. You will be a curse[a](C) and an object of horror,(D) a curse[b] and an object of reproach;(E) you will never see this place again.’(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 42:18 That is, your name will be used in cursing (see 29:22); or, others will see that you are cursed.
  2. Jeremiah 42:18 That is, your name will be used in cursing (see 29:22); or, others will see that you are cursed.

If you do not listen,(A) and if you do not resolve to honor(B) my name,” says the Lord Almighty, “I will send a curse(C) on you, and I will curse your blessings.(D) Yes, I have already cursed them, because you have not resolved to honor me.

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You are under a curse(A)—your whole nation—because you are robbing me.

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He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children,(A) and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike(B) the land with total destruction.”(C)

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