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I dried up your grain fields;
your gardens and vineyards
    turned brown.
Locusts[a] ate your fig trees
    and olive orchards,
but even then you rejected me.
    I, the Lord, have spoken!

10 I did terrible things to you,
    just as I did to Egypt—
I killed your young men in war;
    I let your horses be stolen,
and I made your camp stink
    with dead bodies.
Even then you rejected me.
    I, the Lord, have spoken!

11 I destroyed many of you,
just as I did the cities
    of Sodom and Gomorrah.
You were a burning stick
    I rescued from the fire.
Even then you rejected me.
    I, the Lord, have spoken!

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Footnotes

  1. 4.9 Locusts: A type of grasshopper that comes in swarms and causes great damage to plant life.

“Many times I struck your gardens and vineyards,
    destroying them with blight and mildew.(A)
Locusts(B) devoured your fig and olive trees,(C)
    yet you have not returned(D) to me,”
declares the Lord.

10 “I sent plagues(E) among you
    as I did to Egypt.(F)
I killed your young men(G) with the sword,
    along with your captured horses.
I filled your nostrils with the stench(H) of your camps,
    yet you have not returned to me,”(I)
declares the Lord.(J)

11 “I overthrew some of you
    as I overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.(K)
You were like a burning stick(L) snatched from the fire,
    yet you have not returned to me,”
declares the Lord.(M)

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