Thus saith the Lord; cursed be the man that trusteth in man.
All the curses written in this book will descend on them, and the Lord will blot out their names from under heaven.
The Old Testament begins with a curse: And unto Adam he said. . . cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.
The last word of the Old Testament is “curse”: He will turn the hearts of parents to their children and the hearts of children to their parents, so that I will not come and strike the land with a curse.
And the Lord said unto Cain . . . now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand.
Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God.
But if you will not obey the Lord your God . . . then all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you: Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the field. Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. Cursed shall be the fruit of your womb, the fruit of your ground, the increase of your cattle and the issue of your flock. Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out.
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.
Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the curses that are written in the book which they have read before the king of Judah: Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods.
All of you are standing today in the presence of the Lord your God . . . All the curses written in this book will fall on them, and the Lord will blot out their names from under heaven. The Lord will single them out from all the tribes of Israel for disaster, according to all the curses of the covenant written in this Book of the Law. . . . Therefore the Lord’s anger burned against this land, so that he brought on it all the curses written in this book.
Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: Cursed be anyone who does not heed the words of this covenant.
And the anger of the Lord was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book.
All Israel has transgressed your law and turned aside, refusing to obey your voice. So the curse and the oath written in the law of Moses, the servant of God, have been poured out upon us, because we have sinned against you
But if they be the children of men, cursed be they before the Lord; for they have driven me out this day from abiding in the inheritance of the Lord, saying, Go, serve other gods.
If ye will not hear . . . I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.
For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.
And I contended with them and cursed them and beat some of them and pulled out their hair; and I made them take oath in the name of God.
Thus saith the Lord; cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord.
Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste. . . . Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.
Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the Lord, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the mighty.
Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the Lord, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen. Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother. . . . Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor’s landmark. . . . Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way. . . . Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. . . . Cursed be he that lieth with his father’s wife; because he uncovereth his father’s skirt. . . . Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast. . . . Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. . . . Cursed be he that lieth with his mother in law. . . . Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbor secretly. . . . Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.
And the Lord thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.
Pay them back what they deserve, Lord, for what their hands have done. Put a veil over their hearts, and may your curse be on them! Pursue them in anger and destroy them from under the heavens of the Lord.
God of threats: Thus saith the Lord God; I will therefore spread out my net over thee with a company of many people; and they shall bring thee up in my net. Then will I leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee forth upon the open field, and will cause all the fowls of the heaven to remain upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of the whole earth with thee. And I will lay thy flesh upon the mountains, and fill the valleys with thy height. I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou swimmest, even to the mountains; and the rivers shall be full of thee. And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light. All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord God. I will also vex the hearts of many people, when I shall bring thy destruction among the nations, into the countries which thou hast not known. Yea, I will make many people amazed at thee, and their kings shall be horribly afraid for thee, when I shall brandish my sword before them; and they shall tremble at every moment, every man for his own life, in the day of thy fall. For thus saith the Lord God; The sword of the king of Babylon shall come upon thee. By the swords of the mighty will I cause thy multitude to fall, the terrible of the nations, all of them: and they shall spoil the pomp of Egypt, and all the multitude thereof shall be destroyed. I will destroy also all the beasts thereof from beside the great waters; . . . When I shall make the land of Egypt desolate, and the country shall be destitute of that whereof it was full, when I shall smite all them that dwell therein, then shall they know that I am the Lord.
Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Ye have seen all the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem . . . So that the Lord could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which ye have committed; therefore is your land a desolation, and an astonishment, and a curse, without an inhabitant, as at this day.