"When you have children and grandchildren and have been in the land a long time, and if you act corruptly, make an idol in the form of anything, and do what is evil in the sight of the Lord your God, provoking Him to anger,
I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that you will quickly perish from the land you are about to cross the Jordan to possess. You will not live long there, but you will certainly be destroyed.
The Lord will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be reduced to a few survivors among the nations where the Lord your God will drive you.
There you will worship man-made gods of wood and stone, which cannot see, hear, eat, or smell.
But from there, you will search for the Lord your God, and you will find [Him] when you seek Him with all your heart and all your soul.
When you are in distress and all these things have happened to you, you will return to the Lord your God in later days and obey Him.
He will not leave you, destroy you, or forget the covenant with your fathers that He swore to them by oath, because the Lord your God is a compassionate God.