All the nations will ask: "Why has the LORD done this to this land?1 Why this fierce, burning anger?"
And the answer will be: "It is because this people abandoned the covenant of the LORD, the God of their fathers, the covenant he made with them when he brought them out of Egypt.226
They went off and worshiped other gods and bowed down to them, gods they did not know, gods he had not given them.
Therefore the LORD's anger burned against this land, so that he brought on it all the curses written in this book.328
In furious anger and in great wrath4 the LORD uprooted5 them from their land and thrust them into another land, as it is now."