I will pursue them with sword, famine, and plague. I will make them a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth--a curse, a desolation, and an object of scorn and reproach among all the nations to which I banish them.
Cross ReferencesNumbers 5:27
When he has made her drink the water, if she has defiled herself and been unfaithful to her husband, then the water that brings a curse will enter her and cause bitter suffering; her belly will swell, her thigh will shrivel, and she will become accursed among her people.
The LORD will cause you to be defeated before your enemies. You will march out against them in one direction but flee from them in seven. You will be an object of horror to all the kingdoms of the earth.
You will become an object of horror, scorn, and ridicule among all the nations to which the LORD will drive you.
2 Chronicles 29:8
Therefore, the wrath of the LORD has fallen upon Judah and Jerusalem, and He has made them an object of terror, horror, and mockery, as you can see with your own eyes.
You will leave behind your name as a curse for My chosen ones, and the Lord GOD will slay you, but to His servants He will give another name.
I will make them a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth because of what Manasseh son of Hezekiah king of Judah did in Jerusalem.
I will make them a horror and an offense to all the kingdoms of the earth, a disgrace, an object of scorn, ridicule, and cursing, wherever I have banished them.
behold, I will summon all the families of the north, declares the LORD, and I will send for My servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. I will bring them against this land, against its residents, and against all the surrounding nations. So I will completely destroy them and make them an object of horror and contempt, an everlasting desolation.
As for the nation or kingdom that does not serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and does not place its neck under his yoke, I will punish that nation by sword and famine and plague, declares the LORD, until I have destroyed it by his hand.
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: "I will send against them sword, famine, and plague, and I will make them like rotten figs, so bad that they cannot be eaten.
See how the siege ramps are mounted against the city to capture it. And by sword, famine, and plague, the city has been given into the hand of the Chaldeans who are fighting against it. What You have spoken has happened, as You now see!
Therefore, this is what the LORD says: You have not obeyed Me; you have not proclaimed freedom, each man for his brother and for his neighbor. So now I proclaim freedom for you, declares the LORD--freedom to fall by sword, by plague, and by famine! I will make you a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth.
For this is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: 'Just as My anger and wrath were poured out on the residents of Jerusalem, so will My wrath be poured out on you if you go to Egypt. You will become an object of cursing and horror, of vilification and disgrace, and you will never see this place again.'
And I will take away the remnant of Judah who have resolved to go to the land of Egypt to reside there; they will meet their end. They will all fall by the sword or by famine. From the least to the greatest, they will die by sword or famine. Then they will become an object of cursing and horror, of vilification and reproach.
So the LORD could no longer endure the evil deeds and detestable acts you committed, and your land became a desolation, a horror, and an object of cursing, without inhabitant, as it is today.
All who pass by clap their hands at you in scorn. They hiss and shake their heads at the Daughter of Jerusalem: "Is this the city that was called the perfection of beauty, the joy of the whole earth?"
All your enemies open their mouths against you. They hiss and gnash their teeth, saying, "We have swallowed her up. This is the day for which we have waited. We have lived to see it!"
And they will know that I am the LORD when I disperse them among the nations and scatter them throughout the countries.
This is what the Lord GOD says: 'Bring a mob against them and consign them to terror and plunder.
You have observed the statutes of Omri and all the practices of Ahab's house; you have followed their traditions. Therefore I will make you a desolation, and your inhabitants an object of contempt; you will bear the scorn of the nations."
Chapter Outline1. Jeremiah sends a letter to the captives in Babylon to be quiet there,
8. and not to believe the dreams of their prophets;
10. and that they shall return with grace after seventy years.
15. He foretells the destruction of the rest for their disobedience.
20. He shows the fearful end of Ahab and Zedekiah, two false prophets.
24. Shemaiah writes a letter against Jeremiah.
30. Jeremiah foretells his doom.
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Deuteronomy 28:25, 64
2 Chronicles 29:8
to be a curse.
1 Kings 9:7, 8
2 Chronicles 7:19-22
2 Chronicles 29:8
Lamentations 2:15, 16
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