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Deuteronomy 28:1-68

Blessings for Obedience

1If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. 2All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:

3You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.

4The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.

5Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.

6You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.

7The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.

8The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.

9The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in obedience to him. 10Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will fear you. 11The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground—in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you.

12The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. 13The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. 14Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them.

Curses for Disobedience

15However, if you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you:

16You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the country.

17Your basket and your kneading trough will be cursed.

18The fruit of your womb will be cursed, and the crops of your land, and the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.

19You will be cursed when you come in and cursed when you go out.

20The Lord will send on you curses, confusion and rebuke in everything you put your hand to, until you are destroyed and come to sudden ruin because of the evil you have done in forsaking him.28:20 Hebrew me 21The Lord will plague you with diseases until he has destroyed you from the land you are entering to possess. 22The Lord will strike you with wasting disease, with fever and inflammation, with scorching heat and drought, with blight and mildew, which will plague you until you perish. 23The sky over your head will be bronze, the ground beneath you iron. 24The Lord will turn the rain of your country into dust and powder; it will come down from the skies until you are destroyed.

25The Lord will cause you to be defeated before your enemies. You will come at them from one direction but flee from them in seven, and you will become a thing of horror to all the kingdoms on earth. 26Your carcasses will be food for all the birds and the wild animals, and there will be no one to frighten them away. 27The Lord will afflict you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors, festering sores and the itch, from which you cannot be cured. 28The Lord will afflict you with madness, blindness and confusion of mind. 29At midday you will grope about like a blind person in the dark. You will be unsuccessful in everything you do; day after day you will be oppressed and robbed, with no one to rescue you.

30You will be pledged to be married to a woman, but another will take her and rape her. You will build a house, but you will not live in it. You will plant a vineyard, but you will not even begin to enjoy its fruit. 31Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will eat none of it. Your donkey will be forcibly taken from you and will not be returned. Your sheep will be given to your enemies, and no one will rescue them. 32Your sons and daughters will be given to another nation, and you will wear out your eyes watching for them day after day, powerless to lift a hand. 33A people that you do not know will eat what your land and labor produce, and you will have nothing but cruel oppression all your days. 34The sights you see will drive you mad. 35The Lord will afflict your knees and legs with painful boils that cannot be cured, spreading from the soles of your feet to the top of your head.

36The Lord will drive you and the king you set over you to a nation unknown to you or your ancestors. There you will worship other gods, gods of wood and stone. 37You will become a thing of horror, a byword and an object of ridicule among all the peoples where the Lord will drive you.

38You will sow much seed in the field but you will harvest little, because locusts will devour it. 39You will plant vineyards and cultivate them but you will not drink the wine or gather the grapes, because worms will eat them. 40You will have olive trees throughout your country but you will not use the oil, because the olives will drop off. 41You will have sons and daughters but you will not keep them, because they will go into captivity. 42Swarms of locusts will take over all your trees and the crops of your land.

43The foreigners who reside among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower. 44They will lend to you, but you will not lend to them. They will be the head, but you will be the tail.

45All these curses will come on you. They will pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the Lord your God and observe the commands and decrees he gave you. 46They will be a sign and a wonder to you and your descendants forever. 47Because you did not serve the Lord your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity, 48therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the Lord sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you.

49The Lord will bring a nation against you from far away, from the ends of the earth, like an eagle swooping down, a nation whose language you will not understand, 50a fierce-looking nation without respect for the old or pity for the young. 51They will devour the young of your livestock and the crops of your land until you are destroyed. They will leave you no grain, new wine or olive oil, nor any calves of your herds or lambs of your flocks until you are ruined. 52They will lay siege to all the cities throughout your land until the high fortified walls in which you trust fall down. They will besiege all the cities throughout the land the Lord your God is giving you.

53Because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege, you will eat the fruit of the womb, the flesh of the sons and daughters the Lord your God has given you. 54Even the most gentle and sensitive man among you will have no compassion on his own brother or the wife he loves or his surviving children, 55and he will not give to one of them any of the flesh of his children that he is eating. It will be all he has left because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege of all your cities. 56The most gentle and sensitive woman among you—so sensitive and gentle that she would not venture to touch the ground with the sole of her foot—will begrudge the husband she loves and her own son or daughter 57the afterbirth from her womb and the children she bears. For in her dire need she intends to eat them secretly because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege of your cities.

58If you do not carefully follow all the words of this law, which are written in this book, and do not revere this glorious and awesome name—the Lord your God— 59the Lord will send fearful plagues on you and your descendants, harsh and prolonged disasters, and severe and lingering illnesses. 60He will bring on you all the diseases of Egypt that you dreaded, and they will cling to you. 61The Lord will also bring on you every kind of sickness and disaster not recorded in this Book of the Law, until you are destroyed. 62You who were as numerous as the stars in the sky will be left but few in number, because you did not obey the Lord your God. 63Just as it pleased the Lord to make you prosper and increase in number, so it will please him to ruin and destroy you. You will be uprooted from the land you are entering to possess.

64Then the Lord will scatter you among all nations, from one end of the earth to the other. There you will worship other gods—gods of wood and stone, which neither you nor your ancestors have known. 65Among those nations you will find no repose, no resting place for the sole of your foot. There the Lord will give you an anxious mind, eyes weary with longing, and a despairing heart. 66You will live in constant suspense, filled with dread both night and day, never sure of your life. 67In the morning you will say, “If only it were evening!” and in the evening, “If only it were morning!”—because of the terror that will fill your hearts and the sights that your eyes will see. 68The Lord will send you back in ships to Egypt on a journey I said you should never make again. There you will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you.

Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

Kumbukumbu 28:1-68

Baraka Za Utiifu

(Walawi 26:3-13; Kumbukumbu 7:12-24)

128:1 Kum 15:5; Law 26:3; Hes 24:7; Kum 26:19; Kut 15:26; Za 106:3; 111:10; Isa 1:19; 3:10; Yer 11:4; 12:16; 1Nya 14:2; Rum 2:10Kama ukimtii Bwana Mungu wako kwa bidii na kufuata amri zake zote ninazokupa leo kwa bidii, Bwana Mungu wako atakuweka juu ya mataifa yote katika dunia. 228:2 Yer 32:24; Zek 1:6Baraka hizi zote zitakuja juu yako na kukupata, kama ukimtii Bwana Mungu wako:

328:3 Za 144:15; Mwa 39:5; Za 128:1-4Utabarikiwa mjini na utabarikiwa mashambani.

428:4 Mwa 49:25; Kum 8:18; Mit 10:22; 1Tim 4:8Utabarikiwa uzao wa tumbo lako, na mazao ya nchi yako na wanyama wako wachanga wa kufugwa, yaani ndama wa makundi yako ya ngʼombe, na wana-kondoo wa makundi yako.

5Kapu lako na vyombo vyako vya kukandia vitabarikiwa.

628:6 Za 121:8Utabarikiwa uingiapo na utabarikiwa utokapo.

728:7 2Nya 6:34; Law 26:8, 17Bwana atasababisha adui wainukao dhidi yako kushindwa mbele yako. Watakujia kwa njia moja lakini watakimbia mbele yako kwa njia saba.

828:8 Kum 15:4Bwana ataagiza baraka juu ya ghala zako na juu ya kila kitu utakachogusa kwa mkono wako. Bwana Mungu wako atakubariki katika nchi anayokupa.

928:9 Kut 19:6; Law 26:3; Kum 7:6Bwana atakufanya kuwa taifa lake takatifu, kama alivyokuahidi kwa kiapo, kama ukishika maagizo ya Bwana Mungu wako na kwenda katika njia zake. 1028:10 Hes 6:27; 1Fal 8:43; Yer 25:29; Dan 9:18; 2Nya 7:14Kisha mataifa yote ya dunia wataona kuwa unaitwa kwa jina la Bwana, nao watakuogopa. 1128:11 Kum 30:9; Mwa 30:27; Mit 10:22Bwana atakupa kustawi kwa wingi, katika tunda la uzao wa tumbo lako, katika wanyama wachanga wa mifugo yako na katika mazao ya ardhi yako, katika nchi aliyowaapia baba zako kuwapa.

1228:12 Ay 38:22; Za 135:7; Yer 10:13; 51:16; Za 65:11; 58:10; Yer 31:12; Law 26:4; 1Fal 8:35-36; 18:1; Za 104:13; Isa 5:6; 30:23; 32:20; 61:9; 65:23; Yer 32:38-41; Mal 3:12; Law 25:19; Kum 15:3-6; Eze 34:26Bwana atafungua mbingu, ghala zake za baraka, kukupa mvua kwa majira yake na kubariki kazi zako zote za mikono yako. Utakopesha mataifa mengi lakini hutakopa kwa yeyote. 1328:13 Yer 11:6; Kum 26:19Bwana atakufanya kichwa, wala si mkia. Kama utazingatia maagizo ya Bwana Mungu wako ninayokupa siku hii ya leo na kuyafuata kwa bidii, daima utakuwa juu, kamwe hutakuwa chini. 1428:14 Kum 5:32; Yos 1:7Usihalifu amri zangu zozote ninazokupa leo, kwa kwenda kuume au kushoto, kwa kufuata miungu mingine na kuitumikia.

Laana Kwa Kutokutii

(Walawi 26:14-46)

1528:15 1Fal 9:6; 2Nya 7:19; Kum 27:26; 27:26; Yos 23:15; 2Nya 12:5; Dan 9:11; Mal 2:2Hata hivyo, kama hutamtii Bwana Mungu wako na kuzishika kwa bidii amri zake zote na maagizo ninayokupa leo, laana hizi zote zitakuja juu yako na kukupata:

16Utalaaniwa mjini na utalaaniwa mashambani.

17Kapu lako na chombo chako cha kukandia kitalaaniwa.

1828:18 Isa 3:1; Hab 3:17Uzao wa tumbo lako utalaaniwa, mazao ya ardhi yako, ndama wa makundi yako ya ngʼombe na wana-kondoo wa makundi yako.

19Utalaaniwa uingiapo na utokapo.

2028:20 Law 26:16; Yer 42:18; Mal 2:2; 3:9; 4:6; Za 39:11; 76:6; 80:16; Isa 17:13; 51:20; 54:9; 66:15; Eze 5:15; Kum 4:26; Kut 32:22Bwana ataleta laana juu yako, fadhaa na kukaripiwa katika kila kitu unachokigusa kwa mkono wako, mpaka uwe umeharibiwa na kuangamizwa ghafula kwa ajili ya maovu uliyoyafanya kwa kumwacha yeye. 2128:21 Law 26:25; Hes 14:12; Yer 24:10; Amo 4:10Bwana atakupiga kwa magonjwa mpaka akuangamize kutoka nchi unayoingia kuimiliki. 2228:22 Kum 32:24; Law 26:16; 2Fal 8:1; Ay 12:15; Za 105:16; Yer 14:1; Hag 1:11; Mal 3:9; Hag 2:17; Law 26:25; Kum 4:26; Amo 4:9Bwana atakupiga kwa magonjwa ya kudhoofisha, kwa homa na kuwashwa, hari na kwa ukame, kutu na kuwa na uchungu ambavyo vitakupiga mpaka uangamie.

2328:23 Law 26:19Anga juu yako itakuwa shaba, na ardhi chini yako itakuwa chuma. 2428:24 Law 26:19; Kum 11:17; 1Fal 8:35; 17:1; Isa 5:6; Yer 14:1; Hag 1:10Bwana atafanya mvua ya nchi yako kuwa mavumbi na mchanga; vitakujia kutoka angani mpaka uangamie.

2528:25 1Sam 4:10; Za 78:62; Law 26:17; 2Nya 29:8; 30:7; Yer 15:4; 24:9; 26:6; 29:18; 44:12; Eze 23:46Bwana atakufanya ushindwe mbele ya adui zako. Utawajia kwa njia moja lakini utawakimbia mbele yao kwa njia saba, nawe utakuwa kitu cha kuchukiza kwa falme zote za dunia. 2628:26 Mwa 40:19; Za 79:2; Isa 18:6; Yer 7:33; 12:9; 15:2; 16:4; 19:7; 34:20Mizoga yenu itakuwa chakula cha ndege wa angani na wanyama wa nchi, wala hapatakuwepo mtu yeyote wa kuwafukuza. 2728:27 Kum 7:15; 1Sam 5:6Bwana atakupiga kwa majipu ya Misri na kwa vidonda vitokavyo usaha na kuwashwa, ambako huwezi kuponywa. 28Bwana atakupiga kwa wazimu, upofu na kuchanganyikiwa kwa akili. 2928:29 Mwa 19:11; Kut 10:21; Ay 5:14; 12:25; 24:13; 38:15; Isa 59:10; Amu 3:9; 2Fal 13:5; Es 4:14; Isa 19:20; 43:11; Hos 13:4; Oba 1:21Wakati wa adhuhuri utapapasapapasa huku na huko kama mtu kipofu katika giza. Hutafanikiwa katika lolote ufanyalo; siku baada ya siku utaonewa na kunyangʼanywa, wala hakuna yeyote atakayekuokoa.

3028:30 Ay 31:10; Isa 65:22; Amo 5:11; Yer 12:13; 8:10Utaposa mke, lakini mtu mwingine atakutana naye kimwili. Utajenga nyumba, lakini hutaishi ndani yake. Utapanda shamba la mizabibu, lakini hutakula matunda yake. 31Ngʼombe wako atachinjwa mbele ya macho yako lakini hutakula nyama yake. Punda wako atachukuliwa kwa nguvu kutoka kwako wala hatarudishwa. Kondoo wako watapewa adui zako, wala hakuna mtu yeyote wa kuwaokoa. 32Wanao na binti zako watatolewa kwa mataifa mengine, nawe utayachosha macho yako ukiwatazamia siku baada ya siku, hutakuwa na nguvu kuinua mkono. 3328:33 Yer 5:15-17; Eze 25:4Taifa usilolijua watakula mazao ya nchi yako na taabu ya kazi yako, hutakuwa na chochote, bali kuonewa kikatili siku zako zote. 34Vitu utakavyoviona kwa macho yako vitakufanya wazimu. 3528:35 Kum 7:15; Ufu 16:2; Ay 2:7; 7:5; 13:28; 30:17; Isa 1:6Bwana atayapiga magoti yako na miguu yako kwa majipu yenye maumivu makali yasiyoponyeka, yakienea kutoka nyayo za miguu yako hadi utosini.

3628:36 1Sam 12:25; Kum 4:27; 2Fal 24:14; 25:7-11; 2Nya 33:11; 36:21; Ezr 5:12; Yer 15:14; 16:13; 27:20; 29:1-9; 52:28; Mao 1:3; Kum 4:28Bwana atakupeleka wewe na mfalme uliyemweka juu yako uende kwenye taifa ambalo hukulijua wewe wala baba zako. Huko utaabudu miungu mingine, miungu ya miti na mawe. 3728:37 Yer 42:18; Eze 5:15; Za 22:7; 39:8; 44:13; 64:8; Yer 18:16; 48:27; Mik 6:16; 2Nya 7:20; Ezr 9:7; Yer 44:8; 1Fal 9:7; Za 44:14; Yer 19:8; 24:9; 25:9, 18; 29:18; Mao 2:15Utakuwa kitu cha kuchukiza, tena kitu cha kudharauliwa na kudhihakiwa kwa mataifa yote huko Bwana atakakokupeleka.

3828:38 Law 26:20; Za 129:7; Isa 5:10; Yer 12:13; Hos 8:7; Mik 6:15; Hag 1:6-9; 2:16; Kut 10:4; 10:15; Yoe 1:4Utapanda mbegu nyingi katika shamba lakini utavuna haba, kwa sababu nzige watazila. 3928:39 Law 10:9; Yoe 1:4; 2:25; Mal 3:11; Isa 5:10; 17:10-11; Sef 1:13Utapanda mashamba ya mizabibu na kuyapalilia, lakini hutakunywa divai yake wala hutakusanya zabibu, kwa sababu wadudu watazila. 4028:40 Yer 11:16; Mik 6:15Utakuwa na mizeituni katika nchi yako yote, lakini hutatumia hayo mafuta yake, kwa sababu zeituni zitapukutika. 41Utakuwa na wana na binti lakini hawatakuwa nawe, kwa sababu watachukuliwa mateka. 4228:42 Amu 6:5; 7:12; Yer 46:23Makundi ya nzige yatavamia miti yako yote na mazao ya nchi yako.

43Mgeni anayeishi miongoni mwako atainuka juu zaidi na zaidi kuliko wewe, lakini wewe utashuka chini zaidi na zaidi. 4428:44 Kum 26:19Yeye atakukopesha, lakini wewe hutamkopesha. Yeye atakuwa kichwa, lakini wewe utakuwa mkia.

4528:45 Kut 15:9; Kum 4:25-26Laana hizi zote zitakuja juu yako. Zitakufuatia na kukupata mpaka uangamizwe, kwa sababu hukumtii Bwana Mungu wako, na kuzishika amri zake na maagizo yake aliyokupa. 4628:46 Hes 16:38; Za 71:7; Isa 8:18; 20:3; Eze 5:15; Zek 3Zitakuwa ishara na ajabu kwako na kwa wazao wako milele. 4728:47 Kum 10:12; Law 23:20; Neh 9:35; 9:35-37Kwa sababu hukumtumikia Bwana Mungu wako kwa furaha na kwa moyo wakati wa kufanikiwa kwako, 4828:48 Yer 14:3; Mao 4:4; Yer 28:13-14; Mwa 49:8; Isa 47:6; Yer 27:12; 28:14; Mt 11:29kwa hiyo katika njaa na kiu, katika uchi na umaskini wa kutisha, utawatumikia adui ambao Bwana atawatuma dhidi yako. Yeye ataweka nira ya chuma shingoni mwako hadi amekwisha kukuangamiza.

4928:49 Law 26:44; Isa 5:26-30; 7:18-20; 39:3; Yer 4:16; 5:15; 6:22; 25:32; 31:8; Hab 1:6; 2Sam 1:23; Yer 4:13; 48:40; 49:22; Mao 4:19; Eze 17:3; Hos 8:1; Mwa 11:7; 1Kor 14:21Bwana ataleta taifa dhidi yako kutoka mbali, kutoka miisho ya dunia, kama tai ashukiavyo mawindo chini, taifa ambalo hutaijua lugha yake, 5028:50 Isa 47:6taifa lenye uso mkali lisilojali wazee wala kuwahurumia vijana. 5128:51 Za 4:7; Isa 36:17; Hag 1:11; Hes 18:12; Amu 6:428:51 Isa 1:7; 62:8; Yer 5:15-17Watakula wadogo wa mifugo yako na mazao ya nchi yako mpaka umeangamia. Hawatakuachia nafaka, divai mpya au mafuta, wala ndama wowote wa kundi lako au wana-kondoo wa kundi lako mpaka umekuwa magofu. 5228:52 2Fal 6:24; Yer 10:18; Eze 1:10; Sef 1:14-17Nao wataizingira miji yote katika nchi yako mpaka kuta ndefu za ngome ambazo unazitegemea zimeanguka. Watazingira miji yote katika nchi ambayo Bwana Mungu wako anakupa.

5328:53 Law 26:29; 2Fal 6:28-29; Mao 2:20; 4:10; Yer 19:9Utakula uzao wa tumbo lako, nyama ya wana wako na binti zako ambao Bwana Mungu wako amekupa, kwa sababu ya mateso yale adui zako watakayokuletea wakati wa kukuzingira. 54Hata yule mtu muungwana sana na makini miongoni mwako hatakuwa na huruma kwa ndugu yake mwenyewe au kwa mke ampendaye au watoto wake waliosalia, 5528:55 2Fal 6:29naye hatampa hata mmoja wao nyama ya watoto wake ambao anawala. Kwa kuwa hakuna kitu kingine kilichosalia kwake katika mazingirwa makali ambayo adui yako watakuletea kwa miji yako yote. 5628:56 Isa 47:1; Mao 4:10Mwanamke ambaye ni muungwana sana na makini miongoni mwako, yaani ambaye ni makini sana na muungwana kiasi kwamba asingethubutu kugusa ardhi kwa wayo wa mguu wake, yeye atakuwa mchoyo kwa mume ampendaye na mwanawe mwenyewe au binti yake, 5728:57 Kum 28:53kondoo wa nyuma kutoka kwenye tumbo lake na watoto anaowazaa. Kwa kuwa anakusudia kuwala kwa siri wakati wa kuzingirwa na katika taabu zile ambazo adui yako atazileta juu yako na miji yako.

5828:58 Kum 31:24; Za 96:4; Yer 5:22; Mal 1:14; 2:5; 3:5, 16; 4:2; Kut 3:15; 6:3; Yos 7:9Kama hutafuata kwa bidii maneno yote ya sheria hii, ambayo yameandikwa katika kitabu hiki na kama hutalicha hili jina la fahari na la kutisha, yaani la Bwana Mungu wako, 5928:59 1Fal 9:7, 9; Mao 1:9, 12; 4:12; Dan 9:12; 2Nya 21:12-15Bwana ataleta mapigo ya kutisha juu yako na kwa wazao wako, maafa makali na ya kudumu, magonjwa mazito na ya kudumu. 6028:60 Kut 15:26Atakuletea juu yako magonjwa yote ya Misri yale uliyoyaogopa, nayo yataambatana nawe. 6128:61 Kum 29:21; 30:10; 31:26; Yos 1:8; 8:34; 23:6; 24:26; 2Fal 14:6; 22:8; 2Nya 17:9; 25:4; Neh 8:1, 18; Mal 4:4; Kum 4:25-26Pia Bwana atakuletea kila aina ya ugonjwa na maafa ambayo hayakuandikwa humu katika kitabu hiki cha sheria, mpaka utakapokuwa umeangamizwa. 6228:62 Mwa 22:17; Kum 4:27; 10:22; Law 26:22; Neh 9:23Ninyi ambao mlikuwa wengi kama nyota za angani mtaachwa wachache tu, kwa sababu hamkumtii Bwana Mungu wenu. 6328:63 Kum 30:9; Isa 62:5; 65:19; Yer 32:41; Sef 3:17; Mit 1:26; Mwa 6:7; Za 52:5; Yer 12:14; 31:28; 45:4Kama ilivyompendeza Bwana kuwafanya ninyi mstawi na kuongezeka kwa idadi, ndivyo itakavyompendeza kuwaharibu na kuwaangamiza ninyi. Mtangʼolewa kutoka nchi mnayoiingia kuimiliki.

6428:64 Kum 4:27; Ezr 9:7; Isa 6:12; Yer 32:23; 43:11; 52:27; Za 44:11; Neh 1:8; Yer 13:24; 18:17; 22:22; Kum 4:32; Yer 8:19; Kum 11:28; 32:17; Law 26:33Kisha Bwana atawatawanya miongoni mwa mataifa yote, kutoka mwisho mmoja wa dunia hadi mwingine. Huko mtaabudu miungu mingine, miungu ya miti na ya mawe, ambayo ninyi wala baba zenu hamkuijua. 6528:65 Mao 1:3; Ay 11:20; Law 26:16, 30; Hos 9:17Miongoni mwa mataifa hayo hamtapata raha wala mahali pa kupumzisha wayo wa mguu wenu. Huko Bwana atawapa mahangaiko ya mawazo, macho yaliyochoka kwa kungojea na moyo uliokata tamaa. 66Utaishi katika mahangaiko siku zote, ukiwa umejaa hofu usiku na mchana, wala hutakuwa kamwe na uhakika wa maisha yako. 6728:67 Ay 7:4Wakati wa asubuhi utasema hivi, “Laiti ingekuwa jioni!” Jioni utasema, “Laiti ingekuwa asubuhi,” kwa sababu ya hofu ile itakayojaza moyo wako na vitu vile macho yako yatakavyoviona. 6828:68 Kut 13:14; Yer 44:7; Hos 8:13; 9:3Bwana atawarudisha tena Misri kwa meli, safari niliyosema kamwe hamngeenda tena. Huko mtajiuza ninyi wenyewe kwa adui zenu kama watumwa wa kiume na wa kike, lakini hakuna yeyote atakayewanunua.