Deuteronomy 28:42-52 NIV

42 Swarms of locusts1 will take over all your trees and the crops of your land.

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43 The alien who lives among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower.2

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      44 He will lend to you, but you will not lend to him.3 He will be the head, but you will be the tail.4

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          45 All these curses will come upon you. They will pursue you and overtake you5 until you are destroyed,6 because you did not obey the LORD your God and observe the commands and decrees he gave you.

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          46 They will be a sign and a wonder to you and your descendants forever.7

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          47 Because you did not serve8 the LORD your God joyfully and gladly9 in the time of prosperity,

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          48 therefore in hunger and thirst,10 in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the LORD sends against you. He will put an iron yoke11 on your neck12 until he has destroyed you.

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          49 The LORD will bring a nation against you13 from far away, from the ends of the earth,14 like an eagle15 swooping down, a nation whose language you will not understand,16

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          50 a fierce-looking nation without respect for the old17 or pity for the young.

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          51 They will devour the young of your livestock and the crops of your land until you are destroyed. They will leave you no grain, new wine18 or oil,19 nor any calves of your herds or lambs of your flocks until you are ruined.20

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          52 They will lay siege21 to all the cities throughout your land until the high fortified walls in which you trust fall down. They will besiege all the cities throughout the land the LORD your God is giving you.22

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