You will become a thing of horror1 and an object of scorn2 and ridicule3 to all the nations where the LORD will drive you.438
You will sow much seed in the field but you will harvest little,5 because locusts6 will devour7 it.
You will plant vineyards and cultivate them but you will not drink the wine8 or gather the grapes, because worms will eat9 them.1040
You will have olive trees throughout your country but you will not use the oil, because the olives will drop off.1141
You will have sons and daughters but you will not keep them, because they will go into captivity.1242
Swarms of locusts13 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.1444
He will lend to you, but you will not lend to him.15 He will be the head, but you will be the tail.1645
All these curses will come upon you. They will pursue you and overtake you17 until you are destroyed,18 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.1947
Because you did not serve20 the LORD your God joyfully and gladly21 in the time of prosperity,