Your children who follow you in later generations and foreigners who come from distant lands will see the calamities that have fallen on the land and the diseases with which the LORD has afflicted it.123
The whole land will be a burning waste2 of salt3 and sulfur--nothing planted, nothing sprouting, no vegetation growing on it. It will be like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah,4 Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in fierce anger.524
All the nations will ask: "Why has the LORD done this to this land?6 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.726
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.828
In furious anger and in great wrath9 the LORD uprooted10 them from their land and thrust them into another land, as it is now."