then I will do this to you: I will bring upon you sudden terror, wasting diseases and fever1 that will destroy your sight and drain away your life.2 You will plant seed in vain, because your enemies will eat it.317
I will set my face4 against you so that you will be defeated5 by your enemies;6 those who hate you will rule over you,7 and you will flee even when no one is pursuing you.818
" 'If after all this you will not listen to me,9 I will punish10 you for your sins seven times over.1119
I will break down your stubborn pride12 and make the sky above you like iron and the ground beneath you like bronze.1320
Your strength will be spent in vain,14 because your soil will not yield its crops, nor will the trees of the land yield their fruit.1521
" 'If you remain hostile16 toward me and refuse to listen to me, I will multiply your afflictions seven times over,17 as your sins deserve.
I will send wild animals18 against you, and they will rob you of your children, destroy your cattle and make you so few19 in number that your roads will be deserted.2023
" 'If in spite of these things you do not accept my correction21 but continue to be hostile toward me,
I myself will be hostile22 toward you and will afflict you for your sins seven times over.
And I will bring the sword23 upon you to avenge24 the breaking of the covenant. When you withdraw into your cities, I will send a plague25 among you, and you will be given into enemy hands.