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13:7–9 This startling comparison of God to ferocious wild beasts that devour the flock echoes the covenant curses for disobedience (Lev. 26:21, 22; Deut. 32:24; Ezek. 14:21). These images depict the severity of divine judgment (5:14; Prov. 17:12; Jer. 5:6).