Deuteronomy 28:33

Hebrew Bible

31 Your ox will be slaughtered before your very eyes, but you will not eat of it. Your donkey will be stolen from you as you watch and will not be returned to you. Your flock of sheep will be given to your enemies, and there will be no one to save you. 32 Your sons and daughters will be given to another people while you look on in vain all day, and you will be powerless to do anything about it. 33 As for the produce of your land and all your labor, a people you do not know will consume it, and you will be nothing but oppressed and crushed for the rest of your lives. 34 You will go insane from seeing all this. 35 The Lord will afflict you in your knees and on your legs with painful, incurable boils—from the soles of your feet to the top of your head.

Hosea 5:11

Hebrew Bible

9 Ephraim will be ruined in the day of judgment. What I am declaring to the tribes of Israel will certainly take place! 10 The princes of Judah are like those who move boundary markers. I will pour out my rage on them like a torrential flood. 11 Ephraim will be oppressed, crushed under judgment, because he was determined to pursue worthless idols. 12 I will be like a moth to Ephraim, like wood rot to the house of Judah. 13 When Ephraim saw his sickness and Judah saw his wound, then Ephraim turned to Assyria and begged its great king for help. But he will not be able to heal you. He cannot cure your wound!

 Notes and References

"... This curse language comes within a larger section that threatens enslavement and exile (Deuteronomy 28:33b-37) with the previous verse declaring the exile of the king along with the people (Deuteronomy 28:36; compare Hosea 10:7,15; 13:10-11). Hosea 5:8-15 connects thematically with Deuteronomy 28:33-37 as both contain the same curse language and culminate in judgment and exile (e.g., Hosea 5:14-15). No doubt Hosea's words could constitute formulaic speech, but the presence of multiple references to Deuteronomy 28 in the immediate context of Hosea 5 militates against this. Hosea's words constitute a definite quotation of Deuteronomy 28:37. Hosea applies this covenantal curse in judgment against his contemporaries ..."

Bass, Derek Drummond Hosea's Use of Scripture: An Analysis of His Hermeneutics (p. 175) The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2008

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