1 »‘Do not make idols or set up statues, stone pillars, or carved stones to worship. I am Jehovah your God! 2 »‘Keep the religious festivals and honor the place where I am worshiped. I am Jehovah. 3 »‘If you live according to my laws and obey my commands, 4 »‘I will send you rain at the proper time. Then the land will produce crops and the trees will bear fruit. 5 »‘Your crops will be so plentiful that you will still be harvesting grain when it is time to pick grapes. You will still be picking grapes when it is time to plant grain. You will have all you want to eat and you will live in safety in your land. 6 »‘I will give you peace in your land. You can sleep without being afraid of anyone. I will get rid of the dangerous animals in the land. And there will be no more war there. 7 »‘You will be victorious over your enemies. 8 »‘Five of you will be able to defeat a hundred, and a hundred will be able to defeat ten thousand. 9 »‘I will bless you and give you many children. I will keep my part of the covenant that I made with you. 10 »‘Your harvests will be so plentiful that they will last for a year. Even after that you will have to throw away what is left of the old harvest to make room for the new! 11 »‘I will live among you in my sacred tent, and I will never turn away from you. 12 »‘So I will live among you and be your God, and you will be my people. 13 »‘I am Jehovah your God. I brought you out of Egypt so that you are no longer slaves of the Egyptians. I have broken their power over you and made you live as a free people. 14 »‘If you will not listen to me and obey all these commandments, 15 if you reject my laws and look at my rules with disgust, if you reject my promise by disobeying my commandments, 16 then this is what I will do to you: I will terrorize you with disease and fever. You will suffer from eye problems and depression. You will plant your crops and get nothing because your enemies will eat them. 17 »‘I will condemn you so that you will go down in defeat in front of your enemies. Those who hate you will be your rulers. You will run away even when no one is chasing you. 18 »‘If you still will not listen to me, I will discipline you seven times for your sins. 19 »‘I will crush your arrogance. You will have no rain, and your land will be as hard as cement. 20 »‘Your strength will be spent uselessly. Your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit. 21 »‘If you act with hostility against me and are unwilling to obey me I will increase the plague on you seven times according to your sins. 22 »‘I will send wild animals among you. They will rob you of your children. They will destroy your cattle, and make you so few that your roads will be deserted. 23 »‘If this discipline does not help and you still resist, 24 »‘I will resist you. I will punish you seven times for your sins. 25 »‘I will bring war on you to get revenge for my promise you rejected. When you gather in your cities, I will send plagues on you and you will fall under the control of your enemy. 26 »‘I will destroy your food supply. Ten women will need only one oven to prepare your food. You will eat and go away hungry. 27 »‘If in spite of this you do not listen to me and still resist me, 28 »‘I will resist you with great fury. I will discipline you seven times for your sins. 29 »‘You will eat the bodies of your sons and daughters. 30 »‘I will destroy your worship sites. I will cut down your incense altars and pile your dead bodies on top of your dead idols. I will view you with disgust. 31 »‘I will make your cities deserted and ruin your sacred places. I will no longer accept the soothing aroma from your sacrifices. 32 »‘I will make your land so deserted that your enemies will be shocked as they settle in it. 33 »‘I will scatter you among the nations. War will follow you. Your country will be in ruins. Your cities will be deserted. 34 »‘Then the land will enjoy its time to honor Jehovah while it lies deserted. You will be in your enemies' land. Then the land will joyfully celebrate its time to honor Jehovah. 35 »‘All the days it lies deserted, it will celebrate the time to honor Jehovah it never celebrated while you lived there. 36 »‘I will fill those who are left in the land of their enemies with despair. The sound of a windblown leaf will make them run. They will run away and fall, but no one will be chasing them. 37 »‘They will stumble over each other. Yet no one will be after them. They will not be able to stand up to their enemies. 38 »‘They will be destroyed among the nations. The land of their enemies will devour them. 39 »‘Those who are left will waste away in the lands of their enemies because of their sins and the sins of their ancestors. 40 »‘However if they confess their sins and the sins of their ancestors and the treacherous things they did to oppose me, 41 »‘I will oppose them and bring them into the lands of their enemies. Then, if they humble their uncircumcised hearts and accept their guilt, 42 »‘I will remember my promise to Jacob, Isaac, and Abraham. I will also remember the land. 43 »‘The land, abandoned by them, will enjoy its time to honor Jehovah while it lies deserted without them. They must accept their guilt because they rejected my rules and looked at my laws with disgust. 44 »‘Even when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them or look at them with disgust. I will not reject or cancel my promise to them, because I am Jehovah their God. 45 »‘For their well being, I will remember the promise to their ancestors. I brought them out of Egypt to be their God while nations looked on. I am Jehovah!’« 46 These are the laws, rules, and instructions Jehovah gave to the Israelites through Moses on Mount Sinai.
Bible verses about "denial" | NSB
1 ([Sons of Korah]) God is our refuge and strength, a ready help in times of trouble.
15 »A light is not placed under a cover. To the contrary, it is placed on a table so all may see. 16 »Likewise, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. 17 »Do not think I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I came, not to destroy, but to fulfill (perfect) (execute) (accomplish). 18 »I solemnly tell you, heaven and earth would pass away before one small letter (detail) will pass away from the Law. All things must be accomplished. 19 »Whoever disobeys even the least of the commandments and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. On the other hand whoever obeys and teaches others to obey the Law will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 »I also tell you, your righteousness must be greater than the scribes and Pharisees or you will not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 21 »You were told in the past, do not murder (kill). Any one who murders will be brought to trial. 22 »Now I tell you that everyone who is angry with his brother [without cause] shall be guilty before the court. Whoever speaks to his brother with words of contempt shall receive condemnation before the Sanhedrin [Supreme Court]. Curse your brother and you will be guilty enough to be destroyed by fire, with the burning trash, at the Valley of Hinnom, outside of Jerusalem (Greek: Gehenna). 23 »When making an offering at the altar and you remember your brother has something against you, 24 »leave your gift at the altar and go make peace with your brother. Then return and make your offering. 25 »Come to an agreement quickly with the one who has a legal case against you. Do it before he turns the case over to the judge and you are thrown into jail. 26 »Take it from me; you will stay in jail until you pay the very last penny of your fine. 27 »You have heard it was said, ‘You should not commit adultery.’ 28 »However, I tell you that whoever looks at a woman with lustful thoughts commits adultery with her in his heart. 29 »If your right eye causes you to sin, take it out and throw it away! It is better to lose a part of your body then to have your whole body destroyed in the ever-burning fires of the Valley of Hinnom. 30 »If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better to lose part of your body, than for your whole body to be destroyed in the ever-burning fire. (Figuratively: lose prospect for everlasting life; ever-burning fire means total destruction.) 31 »Again, it was said, ‘Whoever gets rid of his wife has to give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 »I say to you that everyone divorcing his wife, except for the reason of fornication, makes her liable to commit adultery. And if she marries again, the man she marries also commits adultery. 33 »You were also told that you should keep a promise (oath). Always keep your promises (vows) to Jehovah. 34 »I tell you, offer no promises at all, not by heaven, because it is God’s throne. 35 »Not by earth, for it is the footstool under His feet. Not by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 »And do not promise by your head, for you cannot even control the hair on your head. 37 »Let your answer be ‘Yes’ or ‘No.’ Anything more than this is from the evil one. 38 »You have heard it said, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. 39 »But I tell you, do not resist a wicked person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other to that person. 40 »If someone takes you to court to sue you and takes your shirt, let him have your coat as well. 41 »Whoever makes you go one mile, go with him two. 42 »Give to those who ask. Lend to those who borrow. 43 »You have heard it said, ‘You should love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ (Leviticus 19:18) 44 »I say love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! 45 »You will then act as true children of your Father in heaven. He gives sunlight to both evil and good people. He sends rain for the just and the unjust. 46 »What good is there, when you love only those who love you? Even [corrupt] tax collectors do that! 47 »When you are kind only to your friends [and brothers] what makes you different from anyone else? Even people of the nations do that. 48 »Be perfect (mature), even as your Father in heaven is perfect (mature). (Leviticus 19:2)
1 Seeing great masses of people, he went up to the mountain. When he was seated his disciples came to him. 2 He opened his mouth and taught them: 3 »Blessed (Greek: makarios: happy, blessed) are those conscious of their spiritual need, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs. 4 »Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 »Blessed are the meek (gentle) (mild) (humble), for they will inherit the earth. 6 »Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 »Blessed are the merciful and compassionate, for they will receive mercy and compassion. 8 »Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 »Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God. 10 »Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. 11 »Blessed are you when men revile you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. 12 »Rejoice, and be filled with joy, for great is your reward in heaven. The prophets, who came before you, were also persecuted. 13 »You are the salt of the earth. If its taste goes away, how will you restore it? It is good for nothing. All you can do is throw it on the ground and walk on it. 14 »You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill may be seen by all.
1 God’s Spirit led Jesus into the desert wilderness. There he was tested (tempted) by the Devil. 2 He fasted forty days and nights, and was very hungry. 3 Satan, the Tempter, said to him: »If (since) you are the Son of God order these stones to turn into bread.« 4 In reply Jesus answered: »It is written; man shall not live on bread alone, but on all (everything) (every word) (every utterance) (every declaration) that proceeds from the mouth of Jehovah.« (Deuteronomy 8:3) 5 Then the Devil took him into the holy city and had him stand on top of the Temple. 6 »If (since) you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. The Scriptures say: ‘God will give orders to his angels about you and they will hold you with their hands, so that not even your feet will strike the ground.’« 7 »Again it is written,« Jesus replied, »‘you must not put Jehovah your God to the test.’« (Deuteronomy 6:16) 8 This time the Devil took Jesus to an extremely high mountain. He showed him all the kingdoms of the world with all their greatness. 9 »I will give all this to you,« the Devil told Jesus, »if you kneel down and worship me.« 10 »Go away, Satan!« demanded Jesus. »It is written, »It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.’« (Deuteronomy 6:13-15) 11 Then the Devil left Jesus, and the angels came and served him. 12 Jesus heard that John had been arrested. So Jesus withdrew to Galilee. 13 He left Nazareth to reside at Capernaum, a town by Lake Galilee, in the districts of Zebulun and Naphtali. 14 Thus the prophecy revealed to Isaiah would be fulfilled: 15 »O land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, along the road of the sea, on the other side of the Jordan, Galilee of the nations! 16 »the people sitting in darkness saw a great light. Light rose upon those sitting in a region of deathly shadow.« 17 From that time on Jesus preached this message: »Repent for the Kingdom of heaven is near.« 18 Jesus walked on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. There he saw Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother. They were fishermen. 19 He said to them: »Follow me and I will teach you to catch people.« 20 At once they abandoned their nets and followed him. 21 He saw two other brothers, James, the son of Zebedee, and John his brother. They were in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them. 22 Instantly they left the boat and their father, and went with him. 23 Jesus walked all over Galilee teaching in the synagogues. He preached the Good News about the Kingdom. He also healed every kind of disease and infirmity among the people. 24 News about him spread throughout the country of Syria. People sick and suffering from diseases, people with demons, epileptics and paralytics, came to him. Jesus healed them all. 25 Because of this, large crowds followed him from Galilee, Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and the land on the other side of the Jordan.
1 When Jesus finished his prayer he and his disciples crossed the Kedron winter stream to a garden. 2 Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place because Jesus went there frequently with his disciples. 3 Judas brought a band of armed men and police from the chief priests and Pharisees there with lights and with weapons. 4 Jesus knew what was about to happen to him. He asked: »Whom do you seek?« 5 They answered him: »Jesus of Nazareth.« Jesus replied: »I am he.« Judas the betrayer was with them. 6 When he said to them I am he they drew back and fell to the ground. 7 Again he asked: »Whom do you seek?« And they said: »Jesus of Nazareth.« 8 Jesus answered: »I told you that I am he. If you seek me let these go their way.« 9 That way the word he spoke might be fulfilled; ‘I lost none of those you gave me.’ 10 Simon Peter drew the sword he had, struck the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus. 11 Jesus said to Peter: »Put the sword in the sheath. Shall I drink the cup the Father has given me?« 12 The soldiers, the military commanders, and the officers of the Jews, seized Jesus and bound him. 13 They led him to Annas first for he was father in law to Caiaphas who was high priest that year. 14 Caiaphas was the man who gave counsel to the Jews that it was for their benefit that one man should die for the people. 15 Simon Peter followed Jesus and so did another disciple. The high priest knew that disciple. He entered the court of the high priest with Jesus. 16 Peter stood outside the door. The disciple known by the high priest went out and spoke to the woman who kept the door and he brought in Peter. 17 The maid that kept the door asked Peter: »Are you also one of this man’s disciples?« He said: »I am not.« 18 It was cold. So the servants and officers warmed themselves by the fire. Peter also stood by the fire to get warm. 19 The high priest asked Jesus about his disciples and about the things he taught. 20 Jesus answered him: »I have spoken openly to the world. I always taught in synagogues, and in the temple where all the Jews gathered. I spoke nothing in secret. 21 »Why do you ask me? Ask them that heard me what I spoke to them. They know the things I said.« 22 When he said this one of the officers standing nearby struck Jesus with his hand, saying: »You answer the high priest!« 23 Jesus answered him: »If I spoke evil, bear witness of the evil. But if I spoke honestly, why do you strike me?« 24 Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest. 25 Simon Peter stood nearby warming himself. They asked him: »Are you also one of his disciples?« He denied it saying: »I am not.« 26 One of the servants of the high priest, being a relative of him whose ear Peter cut off, said: »Did I see you in the garden with him?« 27 Peter denied it again. Then the cock crowed. 28 They lead Jesus from Caiaphas into the Praetorium. It was early and they did not enter directly into the Praetorium, that they might not be defiled, but might eat the Passover. 29 Pilate went to them and asked: »What accusation do you make against this man?« 30 They answered: »If this man were not an evildoer we would not deliver him to you.« 31 Pilate replied: »Take him yourselves and judge him according to your law.« The Jews said: »It is not lawful for us to put any man to death.« 32 Thus the word of Jesus would be fulfilled when he spoke about the kind of death he would experience. 33 Pilate entered again into the Praetorium. He called Jesus and asked him: »Are you the King of the Jews?« 34 Jesus answered: »You say this about me. Or did others tell you it concerning me?« 35 Pilate answered: »Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests delivered you to me! What have you done?« 36 Jesus answered: »My kingdom is not of this world! If my kingdom were of this world my servants would fight that I should not be delivered to the Jews. My kingdom is not from this domain.« 37 Pilate said: »Are you a king then?« Jesus answered: »As you say I am a king. I was born and came into the world for this purpose, that I should bear witness to the truth! Every one who is of the truth hears my voice.« 38 Pilate then asked: »What is truth?« After saying this, he went out again to the Jews and said to them: »I find no fault in him. 39 »You have a custom that I release someone to you at the Passover. Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?« 40 They cried out: »Not this man, but Barabbas. Barabbas was a robber.«
15 »If you love me, you will keep (obey) my commandments!
23 He told them all: »If any man would come after me let him deny himself. Let him take up his stake (of self-denial) daily, and follow me.
27 He answered: »Love Jehovah your God with all your heart and with all your life, with all your strength and with all your mind. (Feelings and total existence) (Might and total thinking capacity) And you should love your neighbor as yourself.« (Deuteronomy 6:5) (Leviticus 19:18)
1 God spoke all these words: 2 »I am Jehovah your God, who brought you out of slavery in Egypt. 3 »Do not have any other god. 4 »Do not make your own carved idols or statues that represent any creature in the sky, on the earth, or in the water. 5 »Do not worship them or serve them. I, Jehovah your God, am a God demanding exclusive devotion. (I do not tolerate rivals.) I will not share your affection with any other god. I punish children for their parents’ sins to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me. 6 »I show mercy (loving kindness) to thousands of generations of those who love me and obey my commandments. 7 »Never use the name of Jehovah your God in a false and evil way. Jehovah will make sure that anyone who is false, evil, careless and vain with his name will be punished. 8 »Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy. 9 »You have six days to do all your work. 10 »The seventh day is a Sabbath dedicated to Jehovah your God. Do not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. 11 »Jehovah made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them in six days. He rested on the seventh day. Therefore Jehovah blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. 12 »Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land Jehovah your God gives you. 13 »Do not murder. 14 »Do not commit adultery. 15 »Do not steal. 16 »Do not (lie) accuse anyone falsely. 17 »Do not covet (desire) another man’s house. Do not desire his wife, his slaves, his cattle, his donkeys, or anything else that he owns. 18 The people heard the thunder and the trumpet blast. They saw the lightning and the smoking mountain. They trembled with fear and stood at a distance. 19 They said to Moses: »If you speak to us, we will listen. However, we are afraid that if God speaks to us, we will die.« 20 Moses responded: »Do not be afraid. God has only come to test you and to inspire you to obey him, so that you will not sin.« 21 But the people continued to stand at a distance. Only Moses went near the dark cloud where God was. 22 Jehovah commanded Moses to tell the Israelites: »You have seen how I have spoken to you from heaven. 23 »Do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gold to be worshiped in addition to me. 24 »Make an altar of earth for me. Sacrifice your sheep and your cattle as offerings to be completely burned and as peace offerings. In every place that I set-aside for you to worship me, I will come to you and bless you. 25 »If you make an altar of stone for me, do not build it out of cut stones. This is because when you use a chisel on stones, you make them unfit for my use. 26 »Do not build an altar for me with steps leading up to it. If you do, you will expose yourselves as you go up the steps.«
1 »Carefully obey Jehovah your God. Faithfully follow all his commandments that I give you today. If you do this Jehovah your God will place you high above all the other nations in the world. 2 »These are all the blessings that will come to you and stay close to you because you obey Jehovah your God: 3 »Jehovah will bless your towns and your fields. 4 »Jehovah will bless you with many children, with abundant crops, and with many cattle and sheep. 5 »Jehovah will bless your grain crops and the food you prepare from them. 6 »Jehovah will make you successful in your daily work. 7 »Jehovah will cause your enemies who rise up against you to be struck before you: they shall come out against you one-way, and shall flee before you seven ways. 8 »Jehovah will command the blessing upon you in your barns and in all that you put your hand to, and He will bless you in the land Jehovah your God gives you. 9 »Jehovah will establish you as a holy people to himself. He swore this to you, if you obey the commandments of Jehovah your God and walk in His ways. 10 »All the peoples of the earth will see that you are called by the name of Jehovah, and they will be afraid of you. 11 »Jehovah will make you abound in prosperity, in the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your animals and in the produce of your ground, the land that Jehovah swore to your fathers to give you. 12 »Jehovah will open for you his good storehouse. The skies will give rain to your land in due season. It will bless all the work of your hand. You will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow. 13 »Jehovah will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath. If you listen to the commandments of Jehovah your God, which I charge you today, to observe them carefully, 14 and do not turn aside from any of the words I command you today, to the right or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them. 15 »If you do not obey Jehovah your God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes with which I charge you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you: 16 »Cursed will you be in the city, and cursed will you be in the country. 17 »Your basket and your kneading bowl will be cursed. 18 »Cursed will be the offspring of your body and the produce of your ground, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock. 19 »Jehovah will curse everything you do! 20 »If you do evil and reject Jehovah, he will bring on you trouble, confusion, and rebuke in everything you do. Soon you will be quickly and completely destroyed. 21 »He will plague you with disease after disease on you until there is not one of you left in the land. 22 »Jehovah will strike you with infectious diseases, with swelling and fever. He will send drought and scorching winds to destroy your crops. These disasters will be with you until you die. 23 »The sky above will look like copper and the ground below will be as hard as iron. 24 Jehovah will send dust storms and sandstorms on you from the sky until you are destroyed. 25 »Jehovah will cause you to be stricken before your enemies. You will go out one way against them, and flee seven ways from them. You will be an object of horror to all the kingdoms of the earth. 26 »Your body will be food to all birds of the air, and to the beasts of the earth. And no man shall frighten them away. 27 »Jehovah will strike you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors and with the scab and with the itch, from which you cannot be healed. 28 »You will become insane and go blind. Jehovah will make you so confused, 29 that even in bright sunshine you will have to feel your way around like a blind person. You will tell day from night! For the rest of your life, people will beat and rob you. No one will be able to stop them. 30 »A man will be engaged to a woman, but before they can get married, enemy soldiers will rape her. Some of you will build houses, but never get to live in them. If you plant a vineyard, you will not be around long enough to enjoy the first harvest. 31 »Your cattle will be killed while you watch. You will not get to eat any of the meat. Your donkeys and sheep will be stolen. No one will be around to force your enemies to give them back. 32 »Your sons and daughters will be dragged off to a foreign country. And you will stand there helpless. Even if you watch for them until you go blind, you will never see them again. 33 »A foreign nation will take all the crops that you have worked so hard to grow. You will receive nothing but constant oppression and harsh treatment. 34 »You will lose your mind (experience insanity) because of all the suffering. 35 »Jehovah will strike you on the knees and legs with sore boils. From the sole of your foot to the crown of your head they will not heal. 36 »Jehovah will bring you and your king, whom you set over you, to a nation that neither you nor your fathers have known. There you will serve other gods made of wood and stone. 37 »You will become a thing of revulsion. All the nations where Jehovah will send you will make an example of you and laugh at you. 38 »You will plant many crops in your fields, but harvest little for locusts will destroy your crops. 39 »You will plant vineyards and tend them but will not drink the wine from them. Worms will eat them. 40 »You will have olive trees throughout all your coasts, but you shall not anoint with the oil, for your olive shall drop off its fruit. 41 »Even your infant sons and daughters will be taken as prisoners of war. 42 »Locusts will take over all your trees and the fruit of your land. 43 »The alien who is living among you will be lifted up higher and higher over you, while you go down lower and lower. 44 »They will be able to make loans to you, but you won't be able to make loans to them. They will be the head, and you will be the tail. 45 »All these disasters will come on you. They will be with you until you are destroyed. This is because you did not obey Jehovah your God and keep all the laws that he gave you. 46 »Everyone will look at you and your descendants and realize that Jehovah has placed you under a curse for a very long time. 47 »You did not serve Jehovah your God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things. 48 »You will serve your enemies whom Jehovah will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in the lack of all things. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you. 49 »Jehovah will bring a nation against you from far away, from the end of the earth, as the eagle swoops down, a nation whose language you will not understand, 50 a nation of fierce countenance who will have no respect for the old, nor show favor to the young. 51 »They will eat the offspring of your animals and the crops from your fields until you are destroyed. They will leave you no grain, no new wine, no olive oil, no calves from your herds, and no lambs or kids from your flocks. They will continue to do this until you are completely desolate. 52 »They will blockade all your cities until the high, fortified walls you trust come down everywhere in your land. They will blockade all the cities everywhere in the land that Jehovah your God is giving you. 53 »Because of the hardships your enemies will make you suffer during the blockade, you will eat the flesh of your own children, the sons and daughters, whom Jehovah your God has given you. 54 »The kindest and most sensitive man among you will become stingy toward his brother, the wife he loves, and the children he still has left. 55 »He will give none of them any of the flesh of his children that he is eating. It will be all that he has left. These are hardships your enemies will make you suffer during the blockade of all your cities. 56 »The kindest and most sensitive woman among you, so sensitive and tender that she would not even step on an ant, will become stingy toward the husband she loves or toward her own son or daughter. 57 »She will not share with them the afterbirth from her body and the children she gives birth to. She will secretly eat them out of dire necessity. These are hardships your enemies will make you suffer during the blockade of your cities. 58 »You might not faithfully obey every word of the teachings that are written in this book. You might not respect this glorious and awe inspiring name: JEHOVAH your God. 59 »If so, Jehovah will strike you and your descendants with unimaginable plagues. They will be terrible continuing plagues. They will be severe and lingering diseases. 60 »He will bring all the diseases of Egypt that you dreaded. They will cling to you. 61 »Jehovah will also bring you every kind of sickness and plague not written in this Book of the Law. They will continue until you are dead. 62 »You were at one time as numerous as the stars in the sky. But only a few of you will be left. This is because you did not obey Jehovah your God. 63 »Jehovah was very glad to make you prosperous and numerous. Now Jehovah will be more than glad to destroy you and wipe you out. You will be torn out of the land you are about to enter and possess. 64 »Jehovah will scatter you among all the people of the world. He will scatter you from one end of the earth to the other. There you will serve gods made of wood and stone that neither you nor your ancestors ever knew. 65 »You will find no peace among those nations. There will be no place to call your own. There Jehovah will give you an unsettled mind, failing eyesight, and despair. 66 »Your life will always be in danger. Day and night you will be filled with terror. You will live in constant fear of death. 67 »Your hearts will pound with fear at everything you see. Every morning you will wish for evening. Every evening you will wish for morning. 68 »Jehovah will send you back to Egypt in ships, even though he said that you would never have to go there again. There you will try to sell yourselves to your enemies as slaves. But no one will want to buy you.
26 »The Father will send a helper in my name, the Holy Spirit, which (Greek: hos he ho) (which) (that one) will teach you all things and bring to your memory all that I said to you.
4 He is the minister of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid for he does not bear the sword in vain. He is the minister of God, an avenger to execute wrath upon him that does evil.
47 »You did not serve Jehovah your God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things. 48 »You will serve your enemies whom Jehovah will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in the lack of all things. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you.
26 A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.
8 If any do not provide for his own, and specially his own household, he denies the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.