You will plant vineyards and cultivate them but you will not drink the wine1 or gather the grapes, because worms will eat2 them.340
You will have olive trees throughout your country but you will not use the oil, because the olives will drop off.441
You will have sons and daughters but you will not keep them, because they will go into captivity.542
Swarms of locusts6 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.744
He will lend to you, but you will not lend to him.8 He will be the head, but you will be the tail.945
All these curses will come upon you. They will pursue you and overtake you10 until you are destroyed,11 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.1247
Because you did not serve13 the LORD your God joyfully and gladly14 in the time of prosperity,
therefore in hunger and thirst,15 in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the LORD sends against you. He will put an iron yoke16 on your neck17 until he has destroyed you.
The LORD will bring a nation against you18 from far away, from the ends of the earth,19 like an eagle20 swooping down, a nation whose language you will not understand,21