24 The Lord will make the rain of your land powder and dust; it will come down on you from the sky until you are destroyed. 25 “The Lord will allow you to be struck down before your enemies; you will attack them from one direction but flee from them in seven directions and will become an object of terror to all the kingdoms of the earth. 26 Your carcasses will be food for every bird of the sky and wild animal of the earth, and there will be no one to chase them off. 27 The Lord will afflict you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors, eczema, and scabies, all of which cannot be healed. 28 The Lord will also subject you to madness, blindness, and confusion of mind.
5 They have built places here for worship of the god Baal so that they could sacrifice their children as burnt offerings to him in the fire. Such sacrifices are something I never commanded them to make. They are something I never told them to do! Indeed, such a thing never even entered my mind. 6 So I, the Lord, say: ‘The time will soon come that people will no longer call this place Topheth or the Hinnom Valley. But they will call this valley the Valley of Slaughter! 7 In this place I will thwart the plans of the people of Judah and Jerusalem. I will deliver them over to the power of their enemies who are seeking to kill them. They will die by the sword at the hands of their enemies. I will make their dead bodies food for the birds and wild beasts to eat. 8 I will make this city an object of horror, a thing to be hissed at. All who pass by it will be filled with horror and will hiss out their scorn because of all the disasters that have happened to it. 9 I will reduce the people of this city to desperate straits during the siege imposed on it by their enemies who are seeking to kill them. I will make them so desperate that they will eat the flesh of their own sons and daughters and the flesh of one another.”’”’
Notes and References
"... All versions of the Hebrew Bible contain a plentiful crop of variants which are the result of scribal errors or of deliberate emendation. But, beside these, the versions - each one of which probably came to be regarded as sacred by some clearly defined social groups - also preserve ancient traditions established by the scribes of the groups in question and passed on by them from generation to generation. The fact that these textual traditions were sometimes handed down in the same wording in different social groups, between whom there did not exist a discernable historical connection, such as the Samaritan community and the Community of the Renewed Covenant, indicates the antiquity of the sources underlying them. These sources were common Jewish heritage, but they have left a deeper mark on the literature of dissident groups than on that of normative Judaism. This explains why the Samaritan Pentateuch occasionally represents a textual tradition which, while diverging from that embedded in MT of the Pentateuch, is nevertheless identical with the parallel reading preserved in MT of Chronicles. The same is true of the fragmentary MS of the book of Samuel found in the fourth Qumran cave (4QSamª) which “preserves a text much closer to the text of Samuel used by the author of the book of Chronicles than to the traditional text of Samuel surviving in the Massorah”. I propose to refer to such variants as synonymous readings, on the analogy of the term synonymous parallelism which is a basic feature of biblical stylistics ... In one literary framework: (1 Samuel 17:44; Genesis 1:30) ... Alternatively in recurrent expressions in discrete literary frameworks: (1 Samuel 17:44; Jeremiah 19:7; Genesis 9:2 ... compare Deuteronomy 28:26; Jeremiah 7:33; Ezkiel 29:5) ..."
Talmon, Shemaryahu Text and Canon of the Hebrew Bible: Collected Studies (p. 171, 186) Eisenbrauns, 2010