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Deuteronomy 28
New Living Translation

Blessings for Obedience

28"If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the world.H8085H8085H6963H3068H430H8104H6213H4687H6680H3117H3068H430H5414H5945H1471H776 2You will experience all these blessings if you obey the LORD your God.H1293H935H5381H8085H6963H3068H430 3Your towns and your fields will be blessed.H1288H5892H1288H7704 4Your children and your crops will be blessed. The offspring of your herds and flocks will be blessed.H1288H6529H990H6529H127H6529H929H7698H504H6251H6629 5Your fruit baskets and breadboards will be blessed.H1288H2935H4863 6Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed.H1288H935H1288H3318 7"The LORD will conquer your enemies when they attack you. They will attack you from one direction, but they will scatter from you in seven!H3068H5414H341H6965H5062H6440H3318H259H1870H5127H6440H7651H1870 8"The LORD will guarantee a blessing on everything you do and will fill your storehouses with grain. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.H3068H6680H1293H618H4916H3027H1288H776H3068H430H5414 9"If you obey the commands of the LORD your God and walk in his ways, the LORD will establish you as his holy people as he swore he would do.H3068H6965H6918H5971H7650H8104H4687H3068H430H1980H1870 10Then all the nations of the world will see that you are a people claimed by the LORD, and they will stand in awe of you.H5971H776H7200H7121H8034H3068H3372 11"The LORD will give you prosperity in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you, blessing you with many children, numerous livestock, and abundant crops.H3068H3498H2896H6529H990H6529H929H6529H127H127H3068H7650H1H5414 12The LORD will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury in the heavens and will bless all the work you do. You will lend to many nations, but you will never need to borrow from them.H3068H6605H2896H214H8064H5414H4306H776H6256H1288H4639H3027H3867H7227H1471H3867 13If you listen to these commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you today, and if you carefully obey them, the LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always be on top and never at the bottom.H3068H5414H7218H2180H4605H4295H8085H4687H3068H430H6680H3117H8104H6213 14You must not turn away from any of the commands I am giving you today, nor follow after other gods and worship them.H5493H1697H6680H3117H3225H8040H3212H310H312H430H5647

Curses for Disobedience

15"But if you refuse to listen to the LORD your God and do not obey all the commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come and overwhelm you.H8085H6963H3068H430H8104H6213H4687H2708H6680H3117H7045H935H5381 16Your towns and your fields will be cursed.H779H5892H779H7704 17Your fruit baskets and breadboards will be cursed.H779H2935H4863 18Your children and your crops will be cursed. The offspring of your herds and flocks will be cursed.H779H6529H990H6529H127H7698H504H6251H6629 19Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be cursed.H779H935H779H3318 20"The LORD himself will send on you curses, confusion, and frustration in everything you do, until at last you are completely destroyed for doing evil and abandoning me.H3068H7971H3994H4103H4045H4916H3027H6213H8045H6H4118H6440H7455H4611H5800 21The LORD will afflict you with diseases until none of you are left in the land you are about to enter and occupy.H3068H1698H1692H3615H127H935H3423 22The LORD will strike you with wasting diseases, fever, and inflammation, with scorching heat and drought, and with blight and mildew. These disasters will pursue you until you die.H3068H5221H7829H6920H1816H2746H2719H7711H3420H7291H6 23The skies above will be as unyielding as bronze, and the earth beneath will be as hard as iron.H8064H7218H5178H776H1270 24The LORD will change the rain that falls on your land into powder, and dust will pour down from the sky until you are destroyed.H3068H5414H4306H776H80H6083H8064H3381H8045 25"The LORD will cause you to be defeated by your enemies. You will attack your enemies from one direction, but you will scatter from them in seven! You will be an object of horror to all the kingdoms of the earth.H3068H5414H5062H6440H341H3318H259H1870H5127H7651H1870H6440H2189H4467H776 26Your corpses will be food for all the scavenging birds and wild animals, and no one will be there to chase them away.H5038H3978H5775H8064H929H776H2729 27"The LORD will afflict you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors, scurvy, and the itch, from which you cannot be cured.H3068H5221H7822H4714H2914H6076H1618H2775H3201H7495 28The LORD will strike you with madness, blindness, and panic.H3068H5221H7697H5788H8541H3824 29You will grope around in broad daylight like a blind person groping in the darkness, but you will not find your way. You will be oppressed and robbed continually, and no one will come to save you.H4959H6672H5787H4959H653H6743H1870H6231H1497H3117H3467 30"You will be engaged to a woman, but another man will sleep with her. You will build a house, but someone else will live in it. You will plant a vineyard, but you will never enjoy its fruit.H781H802H312H376H7901H7693H1129H1004H3427H5193H3754H2490 31Your ox will be butchered before your eyes, but you will not eat a single bite of the meat. Your donkey will be taken from you, never to be returned. Your sheep and goats will be given to your enemies, and no one will be there to help you.H7794H2873H5869H398H2543H1497H6440H7725H6629H5414H341H3467 32You will watch as your sons and daughters are taken away as slaves. Your heart will break for them, but you won't be able to help them.H1121H1323H5414H312H5971H5869H7200H3616H3117H410H3027 33A foreign nation you have never heard about will eat the crops you worked so hard to grow. You will suffer under constant oppression and harsh treatment.H6529H127H3018H5971H3045H398H6231H7533H3117 34You will go mad because of all the tragedy you see around you.H7696H4758H5869H7200 35The LORD will cover your knees and legs with incurable boils. In fact, you will be covered from head to foot.H3068H5221H1290H7785H7451H7822H3201H7495H3709H7272H6936 36"The LORD will exile you and your king to a nation unknown to you and your ancestors. There in exile you will worship gods of wood and stone!H3068H3212H4428H6965H1471H1H3045H5647H312H430H6086H68 37You will become an object of horror, ridicule, and mockery among all the nations to which the LORD sends you.H8047H4912H8148H5971H3068H5090 38"You will plant much but harvest little, for locusts will eat your crops.H3318H7227H2233H3318H7704H622H4592H622H697H2628 39You will plant vineyards and care for them, but you will not drink the wine or eat the grapes, for worms will destroy the vines.H5193H3754H5647H8354H3196H103H8438H398 40You will grow olive trees throughout your land, but you will never use the olive oil, for the fruit will drop before it ripens.H2132H1366H5480H8081H2132H5394 41You will have sons and daughters, but you will lose them, for they will be led away into captivity.H3205H1121H1323H3212H7628 42Swarms of insects will destroy your trees and crops.H6086H6529H127H6767H3423 43"The foreigners living among you will become stronger and stronger, while you become weaker and weaker.H1616H7130H5927H4605H4605H3381H4295H4295 44They will lend money to you, but you will not lend to them. They will be the head, and you will be the tail!H3867H3867H7218H2180 45"If you refuse to listen to the LORD your God and to obey the commands and decrees he has given you, all these curses will pursue and overtake you until you are destroyed.H7045H935H7291H5381H8045H8085H6963H3068H430H8104H4687H2708H6680 46These horrors will serve as a sign and warning among you and your descendants forever.H226H4159H2233H5704H5769 47If you do not serve the LORD your God with joy and enthusiasm for the abundant benefits you have received,H5647H3068H430H8057H2898H3824H7230 48you will serve your enemies whom the LORD will send against you. You will be left hungry, thirsty, naked, and lacking in everything. The LORD will put an iron yoke on your neck, oppressing you harshly until he has destroyed you.H5647H341H3068H7971H7458H6772H5903H2640H5414H5923H1270H6677H8045 49"The LORD will bring a distant nation against you from the end of the earth, and it will swoop down on you like a vulture. It is a nation whose language you do not understand,H3068H5375H1471H7350H7097H776H5404H1675H1471H3956H8085 50a fierce and heartless nation that shows no respect for the old and no pity for the young.H1471H5794H6440H5375H6440H2205H2603H5288 51Its armies will devour your livestock and crops, and you will be destroyed. They will leave you no grain, new wine, olive oil, calves, or lambs, and you will starve to death.H398H6529H929H6529H127H8045H7604H1715H8492H3323H7698H504H6251H6629H6 52They will attack your cities until all the fortified walls in your land—the walls you trusted to protect you—are knocked down. They will attack all the towns in the land the LORD your God has given you.H6887H8179H1364H1219H2346H3381H2004H982H776H6887H8179H776H3068H430H5414 53"The siege and terrible distress of the enemy's attack will be so severe that you will eat the flesh of your own sons and daughters, whom the LORD your God has given you.H398H6529H990H1320H1121H1323H3068H430H5414H4692H4689H341H6693 54The most tenderhearted man among you will have no compassion for his own brother, his beloved wife, and his surviving children.H376H7390H3966H6028H5869H3415H251H802H2436H3499H1121H3498 55He will refuse to share with them the flesh he is devouring—the flesh of one of his own children—because he has nothing else to eat during the siege and terrible distress that your enemy will inflict on all your towns.H5414H259H1320H1121H398H7604H4692H4689H341H6693H8179 56The most tender and delicate woman among you—so delicate she would not so much as touch the ground with her foot—will be selfish toward the husband she loves and toward her own son or daughter.H7390H6028H5254H3322H3709H7272H776H6026H7391H5869H3415H376H2436H1121H1323 57She will hide from them the afterbirth and the new baby she has borne, so that she herself can secretly eat them. She will have nothing else to eat during the siege and terrible distress that your enemy will inflict on all your towns.H7988H3318H7272H1121H3205H398H2640H5643H4692H4689H341H6693H8179 58"If you refuse to obey all the words of instruction that are written in this book, and if you do not fear the glorious and awesome name of the LORD your God,H8104H6213H1697H8451H3789H5612H3372H3513H3372H8034H3068H430 59then the LORD will overwhelm you and your children with indescribable plagues. These plagues will be intense and without relief, making you miserable and unbearably sick.H3068H6381H4347H6381H4347H2233H1419H4347H539H7451H2483H539 60He will afflict you with all the diseases of Egypt that you feared so much, and you will have no relief.H7725H4064H4714H3025H6440H1692 61The LORD will afflict you with every sickness and plague there is, even those not mentioned in this Book of Instruction, until you are destroyed.H2483H4347H3789H5612H8451H3068H5927H8045 62Though you become as numerous as the stars in the sky, few of you will be left because you would not listen to the LORD your God.H7604H4592H4962H834H3556H8064H7230H8085H6963H3068H430 63"Just as the LORD has found great pleasure in causing you to prosper and multiply, the LORD will find pleasure in destroying you. You will be torn from the land you are about to enter and occupy.H3068H7797H3190H7235H3068H7797H6H8045H5255H127H935H3423 64For the LORD will scatter you among all the nations from one end of the earth to the other. There you will worship foreign gods that neither you nor your ancestors have known, gods made of wood and stone!H3068H6327H5971H7097H776H7097H5647H312H430H1H3045H6086H68 65There among those nations you will find no peace or place to rest. And the LORD will cause your heart to tremble, your eyesight to fail, and your soul to despair.H1992H1471H7280H3709H7272H4494H3068H5414H7268H3820H3631H5869H1671H5315 66Your life will constantly hang in the balance. You will live night and day in fear, unsure if you will survive.H2416H8511H5048H6342H3119H3915H539H2416 67In the morning you will say, 'If only it were night!' And in the evening you will say, 'If only it were morning!' For you will be terrified by the awful horrors you see around you.H1242H559H5414H6153H6153H559H5414H1242H6343H3824H6342H4758H5869H7200 68Then the LORD will send you back to Egypt in ships, to a destination I promised you would never see again. There you will offer to sell yourselves to your enemies as slaves, but no one will buy you."H3068H7725H4714H7725H591H1870H559H7200H3254H4376H341H5650H8198H7069


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