Deuteronomy 28:16
Good News Translation
"The LORD will curse your towns and your fields.

Contemporary English Version
Your businesses and farms will fail.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Cursed shalt thou be in the city, cursed in the field.

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Cursed shalt thou be in the city, cursed in the field.

in the city

Deuteronomy 28:3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed in the field.

Proverbs 3:33 He shall scorn the scorners, and to the meek he will give grace.

Isaiah 24:6-12 Therefore shall a curse devour the earth, and the inhabitants thereof shall sin: and therefore they that dwell therein shall be mad, and few men shall be left. . . .

Isaiah 43:28 And I have profaned the holy princes, I have given Jacob to slaughter, and Israel to reproach.

Jeremiah 9:11 And I will make Jerusalem to be heaps of sand, and dens of dragons: and I will make the cities of Juda desolate, for want of an inhabitant.

Jeremiah 26:6 I will make this house like Silo: and I will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth.

Jeremiah 44:22 So that the Lord could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which you have committed: therefore your land is become a desolation, and an astonishment, and a curse, without an inhabitant, as at this day.

Lamentations 1:1 Aleph. How doth the city sit solitary that was full of people! how is the mistress of the Gentiles become as a widow: the princes of provinces made tributary!

Lamentations 2:11-22 Caph. My eyes have failed with weeping, my bowels are troubled: my liver is poured out upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people, when the children, and the sucklings, fainted away in the streets of the city. . . .

Lamentations 4:1-13 Aleph. How is the gold become dim, the finest colour is changed, the stones of the sanctuary are scattered in the top of every street? . . .

Malachi 2:2 If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name, saith the Lord of hosts: I will send poverty upon you, and will curse your blessings, yea I will curse them, because you have not laid it to heart.

Malachi 4:6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers: lest I come, and strike the earth with anathema.

in the field

Deuteronomy 28:55 So that he will not give them of the flesh of his children, which he shall eat: because he hath nothing else in the siege and the want, wherewith thy enemies shall distress thee within all thy gates.

Genesis 3:17,18 And to Adam he said: Because thou hast hearkened to the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee, that thou shouldst not eat, cursed is the earth in thy work: with labour and toil shalt thou eat thereof all the days of thy life. . . .

Genesis 4:11,12 Now therefore cursed shalt thou be upon the earth, which hath opened her mouth and received the blood of thy brother at thy hand. . . .

Genesis 5:29 And he called his name Noe, saying: This same shall comfort us from the works and labours of our hands on the earth, which the Lord hath cursed.

Genesis 8:21,22 And the Lord smelled a sweet savour, and said: I will no more curse the earth for the sake of man: for the imagination and thought of man's heart are prone to evil from his youth: therefore I will no more destroy every living soul as I have done. . . .

1 Kings 17:1,5,12 And Elias the Thesbite, of the inhabitants of Galaad, said to Achab: As the Lord liveth, the God of Israel, in whose sight I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to the words of my mouth. . . .

Jeremiah 14:2-5,18 Judea hath mourned, and the gates thereof are fallen, and are become obscure on the ground, and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up. . . .

Lamentations 5:10 Our skin was burnt as an oven, by reason of the violence of the famine.

Joel 1:4,8-18 That which the palmerworm hath left, the locust hath eaten: and that which the locust hath left, the bruchus hath eaten: and that which the bruchus hath left, the mildew hath destroyed. . . .

Joel 2:3 Before the face thereof a devouring fire, and behind it a burning flame: the land is like a garden of pleasure before it, and behind it a desolate wilderness, neither is there any one that can escape it.

Amos 4:6-9 Whereupon I also have given you dulness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet you have not returned to me, saith the Lord. . . .

Haggai 1:9-11 You have looked for more, and behold it became less, and you brought it home, and I blowed it away: why, saith the Lord of hosts? because my house is desolate, and you make haste every man to his own house. . . .

Haggai 2:16,17 When you went to a heap of twenty bushels, and they became ten: and you went into the press, to press out fifty vessels, and they became twenty. . . .

Malachi 3:9-12 And you are cursed with want, and you afflict me, even the whole nation of you. . . .

Context
The Curses of Disobedience
15But if thou wilt not hear the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep and to do all his commandments and ceremonies, which I command thee this day, all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee. 16Cursed shalt thou be in the city, cursed in the field.17Cursed shall be thy barn, and cursed thy stores.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:3
Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed in the field.

Malachi 2:2
If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name, saith the Lord of hosts: I will send poverty upon you, and will curse your blessings, yea I will curse them, because you have not laid it to heart.

Additional Translations
You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the country.Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the field.

Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.

Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.

Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.

Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.

Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.

You shall be cursed in the city, and you shall be cursed in the field.

Cursed art thou in the city, and cursed art thou in the field.
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