Deuteronomy 29:18-28

Rotherham(i) 18 Lest there be among you—a man or a woman or a family or a tribe, whose heart is turning to-day, from Yahweh our God, to go and serve the gods of those nations,—lest there be among you a root fruitful of poison and wormwood; 19 and so it come to pass while he is hearing the words of this oath, that he will bless himself in his heart—saying, Prosperity, shall I have, although in the stubbornness of my heart, I go on,—so that the drunkenness addeth to the thirst: 20 Yahweh will not be willing to forgive him, but, then, will the anger of Yahweh and his jealousy smoke against that man, and all the oath that is written in this scroll, shall settle down upon him,—and Yahweh wipe out his name from under the heavens; 21 and Yahweh single him out for calamity, out of all the tribes of Israel,—according to all the oaths of the covenant that is written in this scroll of the law. 22 So that the generation coming after—your sons who shall rise up after you, and the foreigner who shall come in from a far-off land, will say—when they see the plagues of that land and the sicknesses thereof wherewith Yahweh hath made it sick: 23 brimstone and salt burning up all the land thereof, it shall not be sown neither shall it shoot forth neither shall there come up thereon any herbage,—like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which Yahweh overthrow in his anger and in his wrath: 24 yea all the nations will say, For what cause, hath Yahweh done, thus, unto this land? what meaneth this great heat of anger? 25 Then will men say, Because they forsook the covenant of Yahweh the God of their fathers,—which he solemnised with them, when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt; 26 and went and served other gods, and bowed down to them,—gods which they had not known, and in which he had given them no share: 27 therefore did the anger of Yahweh kindle upon that land,—to bring in upon it all the curse that is written in this scroll; 28 and therefore hath Yahweh rooted them out, from off their own soil, in anger and in wrath and in great indignation,—and cast them into another land as at this day.