"But if you do not obey the LORD your God by carefully following all His commands and statutes I am giving you today, all these curses will come and overtake you:
"But if after these things you will not obey Me, I will proceed to discipline you seven times for your sins.
then I will act with hostility toward you; I also will strike you seven times for your sins.
Terror, pit, and snare [await] you who dwell on the earth.
Whoever flees at the sound of terror will fall into a pit, and whoever escapes from the pit will be caught in a snare. For the windows are opened from above, and the foundations of the earth are shaken.
You have added to the nation, LORD. You have added to the nation; You are honored. You have expanded all the borders of the land.
If they ask you: Where will we go? you must tell them: This is what the LORD says: Those [destined] for death, to death; those [destined] for the sword, to the sword. Those [destined] for famine, to famine; those [destined] for captivity, to captivity.
"I will ordain four kinds [of judgment] for them"-- [this is] the LORD's declaration-- "the sword to kill, the dogs to drag away, and the birds of the sky and the wild animals of the land to devour and destroy.
"For this is what the Lord God says: How much worse will it be when I send My four devastating judgments against Jerusalem-- sword, famine, dangerous animals, and plague-- in order to wipe out [both] man and animal from it!
For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
All these events are the beginning of birth pains.
If anyone does not repent, God will sharpen His sword; He has strung His bow and made it ready.
He has prepared His deadly weapons; He tips His arrows with fire.
He pierced my kidneys with His arrows.
When I shoot deadly arrows of famine at them, arrows for destruction that I will send to destroy you, [inhabitants of Jerusalem], I will intensify the famine against you and cut off your supply of bread.