Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
in the city
You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.
The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked, but He blesses the home of the righteous.
Therefore a curse has consumed the earth, and its inhabitants must bear the guilt; the earth's dwellers have been burned, and only a few survive. . . .
So I will disgrace the princes of your sanctuary, and consign Jacob to destruction and Israel to reproach.
"And I will make Jerusalem a heap of rubble, a haunt for jackals; and I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without inhabitant."
then I will make this house like Shiloh, and I will make this city an object of cursing among all the nations of the earth."
So the LORD could no longer endure the evil deeds and detestable acts you committed, and your land became a desolation, a horror, and an object of cursing, without inhabitant, as it is today.
How lonely lies the city, once so full of people! She who was great among the nations has become like a widow. The princess of the provinces has become a slave.
My eyes fail from weeping; I am churning within. My heart is poured out in grief over the destruction of the daughter of my people, because children and infants faint in the streets of the city. . . .
How the gold has become tarnished, the pure gold has become dull! The gems of the temple lie scattered on every street corner. . . .
"If you do not listen, and if you do not take it to heart to honor My name, " says the LORD of Hosts, "I will send a curse among you, and I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have already begun to curse them, because you are not taking it to heart.
And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers. Otherwise, I will come and strike the land with a curse."
in the field
refusing to share with any of them the flesh of his children that he will eat because he has nothing left in the siege and hardship your enemy will impose on all your cities.
Genesis 3:17, 18
And to Adam He said: "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree from which I commanded you not to eat, cursed is the ground because of you; through toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. . . .
Genesis 4:11, 12
Now you are cursed and banished from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. . . .
And he named him Noah, saying, "May this one comfort us in the labor and toil of our hands caused by the ground that the LORD has cursed."
Genesis 8:21, 22
When the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, He said in His heart, "Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from his youth. And never again will I destroy all living creatures as I have done. . . .
1 Kings 17:1, 5, 12
Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was among the settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As surely as the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, I stand before Him, and in these years there will be neither dew nor rain except at my word!" . . .
Jeremiah 14:2-5, 18
"Judah mourns and her gates languish. Her people wail for the land, and a cry goes up from Jerusalem. . . .
Our skin is as hot as an oven because of the burning of famine.
Joel 1:4, 8-18
What the devouring locust has left, the swarming locust has eaten; what the swarming locust has left, the young locust has eaten; and what the young locust has left, the destroying locust has eaten. . . .
Before them a fire devours, and behind them a flame scorches. The land before them is like the Garden of Eden, but behind them, it is like a desert wasteland--surely nothing will escape them.
"I beset all your cities with cleanness of teeth and all your towns with lack of bread, yet you did not return to Me." declares the LORD. . . .
You expected much, but behold, it amounted to little. And what you brought home, I blew away. Why? declares the LORD of Hosts. Because My house still lies in ruins, while each of you is busy with his own house. . . .
Haggai 2:16, 17
from that time when one came expecting a heap of twenty ephahs of grain, there were but ten. When one came to the winepress to draw out fifty baths, there were but twenty. . . .
You are cursed with a curse, yet you--the whole nation--are still robbing Me. . . .
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