The LORD will drive you and the king1 you set over you to a nation unknown to you or your fathers.2 There you will worship other gods, gods of wood and stone.337
You will become a thing of horror4 and an object of scorn5 and ridicule6 to all the nations where the LORD will drive you.738
You will sow much seed in the field but you will harvest little,8 because locusts9 will devour10 it.
You will plant vineyards and cultivate them but you will not drink the wine11 or gather the grapes, because worms will eat12 them.1340
You will have olive trees throughout your country but you will not use the oil, because the olives will drop off.1441
You will have sons and daughters but you will not keep them, because they will go into captivity.1542
Swarms of locusts16 will take over all your trees and the crops of your land.
The alien who lives among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower.1744
He will lend to you, but you will not lend to him.18 He will be the head, but you will be the tail.1945
All these curses will come upon you. They will pursue you and overtake you20 until you are destroyed,21 because you did not obey the LORD your God and observe the commands and decrees he gave you.
They will be a sign and a wonder to you and your descendants forever.2247
Because you did not serve23 the LORD your God joyfully and gladly24 in the time of prosperity,
therefore in hunger and thirst,25 in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the LORD sends against you. He will put an iron yoke26 on your neck27 until he has destroyed you.