18 “‘If after all this you will not listen to me,(A) I will punish(B) you for your sins seven times over.(C) 19 I will break down your stubborn pride(D) and make the sky above you like iron and the ground beneath you like bronze.(E) 20 Your strength will be spent in vain,(F) because your soil will not yield its crops, nor will the trees of your land yield their fruit.(G)

21 “‘If you remain hostile(H) toward me and refuse to listen to me, I will multiply your afflictions seven times over,(I) as your sins deserve. 22 I will send wild animals(J) against you, and they will rob you of your children, destroy your cattle and make you so few(K) in number that your roads will be deserted.(L)

23 “‘If in spite of these things you do not accept my correction(M) but continue to be hostile toward me, 24 I myself will be hostile(N) toward you and will afflict you for your sins seven times over. 25 And I will bring the sword(O) on you to avenge(P) the breaking of the covenant. When you withdraw into your cities, I will send a plague(Q) among you, and you will be given into enemy hands. 26 When I cut off your supply of bread,(R) ten women will be able to bake your bread in one oven, and they will dole out the bread by weight. You will eat, but you will not be satisfied.

27 “‘If in spite of this you still do not listen to me(S) but continue to be hostile toward me, 28 then in my anger(T) I will be hostile(U) toward you, and I myself will punish you for your sins seven times over.(V)

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