28 “Do not blaspheme God[a](A) or curse(B) the ruler of your people.(C)

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  1. Exodus 22:28 Or Do not revile the judges

15 You will leave your name
    for my chosen ones to use in their curses;(A)
the Sovereign Lord will put you to death,
    but to his servants he will give another name.(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.

18 Jerusalem(A) and the towns of Judah, its kings and officials, to make them a ruin(B) and an object of horror and scorn,(C) a curse[a](D)—as they are today;(E)

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  1. Jeremiah 25:18 That is, their names to be used in cursing (see 29:22); or, to be seen by others as cursed

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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  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.

12 I will take away the remnant(A) of Judah who were determined to go to Egypt to settle there. They will all perish in Egypt; they will fall by the sword or die from famine. From the least to the greatest,(B) they will die by sword or famine.(C) They will become a curse and an object of horror, a curse and an object of reproach.(D)

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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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13 Just as you, Judah and Israel, have been a curse[a](A) among the nations, so I will save(B) you, and you will be a blessing.[b](C) Do not be afraid,(D) but let your hands be strong.(E)

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  1. Zechariah 8:13 That is, your name has been used in cursing (see Jer. 29:22); or, you have been regarded as under a curse.
  2. Zechariah 8:13 Or and your name will be used in blessings (see Gen. 48:20); or and you will be seen as blessed