the LORD will send fearful plagues on you and your descendants, harsh and prolonged disasters, and severe and lingering illnesses.
He will bring upon you all the diseases of Egypt1 that you dreaded, and they will cling to you.
The LORD will also bring on you every kind of sickness and disaster not recorded in this Book of the Law,2 until you are destroyed.362
You who were as numerous as the stars in the sky4 will be left but few5 in number, because you did not obey the LORD your God.
Just as it pleased6 the LORD to make you prosper and increase in number, so it will please7 him to ruin and destroy you.8 You will be uprooted9 from the land you are entering to possess.
Then the LORD will scatter10 you among all nations,11 from one end of the earth to the other.12 There you will worship other gods--gods of wood and stone, which neither you nor your fathers have known.1365
Among those nations you will find no repose, no resting place14 for the sole of your foot. There the LORD will give you an anxious mind, eyes15 weary with longing, and a despairing heart.1666
You will live in constant suspense, filled with dread both night and day, never sure of your life.
In the morning you will say, "If only it were evening!" and in the evening, "If only it were morning!"--because of the terror that will fill your hearts and the sights that your eyes will see.1768
The LORD will send you back in ships to Egypt on a journey I said you should never make again.18 There you will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you.