Bible: Deut 32:19-27
A Word of Judgment
32:19 But the
because his sons and daughters enraged him.
32:20 He said, “I will reject them, 1
I will see what will happen to them;
for they are a perverse generation,
children 2 who show no loyalty.
enraging me with their worthless gods; 5
so I will make them jealous with a people they do not recognize, 6
with a nation slow to learn 7 I will enrage them.
32:22 For a fire has been kindled by my anger,
and it burns to lowest Sheol; 8
it consumes the earth and its produce,
and ignites the foundations of the mountains.
32:23 I will increase their 9 disasters,
I will use up my arrows on them.
32:24 They will be starved by famine,
eaten by plague, and bitterly stung; 10
I will send the teeth of wild animals against them,
along with the poison of creatures that crawl in the dust.
32:25 The sword will make people childless outside,
and terror will do so inside;
they will destroy 11 both the young man and the virgin,
the infant and the gray-haired man.
The Weakness of Other Gods
32:26 “I said, ‘I want to cut them in pieces. 12
I want to make people forget they ever existed.
32:27 But I fear the reaction 13 of their enemies,
for 14 their adversaries would misunderstand
and say, “Our power is great, 15