Deuteronomy 29:24-28New International Version (NIV)
24 All the nations will ask: “Why has the Lord done this to this land? Why this fierce, burning anger?”
25 And the answer will be: “It is because this people abandoned the covenant of the Lord, the God of their ancestors, the covenant he made with them when he brought them out of Egypt.26 They went off and worshiped other gods and bowed down to them, gods they did not know, gods he had not given them.27 Therefore the Lord’s anger burned against this land, so that he brought on it all the curses written in this book.28 In furious anger and in great wrath the Lord uprooted them from their land and thrust them into another land, as it is now.”
17 And in that day I will become angry with them and forsake them; I will hide my face from them, and they will be destroyed. Many disasters and calamities will come on them, and in that day they will ask, ‘Have not these disasters come on us because our God is not with us?’
“For three sins of Judah, even for four, I will not relent. Because they have rejected the law of the Lord and have not kept his decrees, because they have been led astray by false gods,[a] the gods[b] their ancestors followed,
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