Make sure there is no man or woman, clan or tribe among you today whose heart turns away from the LORD our God to go and worship the gods of those nations; make sure there is no root among you that produces such bitter poison.
References for Deuteronomy 29:18
When such a person hears the words of this oath and they invoke a blessing on themselves, thinking, “I will be safe, even though I persist in going my own way,” they will bring disaster on the watered land as well as the dry.
References for Deuteronomy 29:19
The LORD will never be willing to forgive them; his wrath and zeal will burn against them. All the curses written in this book will fall on them, and the LORD will blot out their names from under heaven.
References for Deuteronomy 29:20
The LORD will single them out from all the tribes of Israel for disaster, according to all the curses of the covenant written in this Book of the Law.
References for Deuteronomy 29:21
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.
References for Deuteronomy 29:22
The whole land will be a burning waste of salt and sulfur—nothing planted, nothing sprouting, no vegetation growing on it. It will be like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboyim, which the LORD overthrew in fierce anger.
References for Deuteronomy 29:23
All the nations will ask: “Why has the LORD done this to this land? Why this fierce, burning anger?”
References for Deuteronomy 29:24
And the answer will be: “It is because this people abandoned the covenant of the LORD, the God of their ancestors, the covenant he made with them when he brought them out of Egypt.
References for Deuteronomy 29:25
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.
References for Deuteronomy 29:27
In furious anger and in great wrath the LORD uprooted them from their land and thrust them into another land, as it is now.”
References for Deuteronomy 29:28