22 I will send the wild animals against you, and they will bereave you of your children, annihilate your cattle, and diminish your population so that your roads will become deserted. 23 “‘If in spite of these things you do not allow yourselves to be disciplined and you walk in hostility against me, 24 then I myself will also walk in hostility against you and strike you seven times on account of your sins. 25 I will bring on you an avenging sword, a covenant vengeance. Although you will gather together into your cities, I will send pestilence among you, and you will be given into enemy hands.
16 I will shoot against them deadly, destructive arrows of famine, which I will shoot to destroy you. I will prolong a famine on you and will remove the bread supply. 17 I will send famine and wild beasts against you, and they will take your children from you. Plague and bloodshed will overwhelm you, and I will bring a sword against you. I, the Lord, have spoken!”
Notes and References
"... Parallels between P and the book of Ezekiel are at least as noticeable and striking as those between D and Jeremiah. For example ... P threatens: “and I shall let loose the wild animal among you, and it will bereave you ... and I shall bring a sword over you... and I shall let an epidemic go among you” (Leviticus 26:22,25). And Ezekiel says: “I shall let loose hunger and wild animal, and they will bereave you, and epidemic and blood will pass through you, and I shall bring a sword over you” (Ezekiel 5:17) ..."
Friedman, Richard Elliott The Bible with Sources Revealed: A New View Into the Five Books of Moses (p. 16) Harper San Francisco, 2005
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