He said, “See, I am going to make 1 a covenant before all your people. I will do wonders such as have not been done 2 in all the earth, nor in any nation. All the people among whom you live will see the work of the Lord, for it is a fearful thing that I am doing with you. 3
At that time 1 my anger will erupt against them 2 and I will abandon them and hide my face from them until they are devoured. Many disasters and distresses will overcome 3 them 4 so that they 5 will say at that time, ‘Have not these disasters 6 overcome us 7 because our 8 God is not among us 9 ?’
Then when 1 many disasters and distresses overcome them 2 this song will testify against them, 3 for their 4 descendants will not forget it. 5 I know the 6 intentions they have in mind 7 today, even before I bring them 8 to the land I have promised.”
Who is like your people, Israel, a unique nation 1 on the earth? Their God 2 went 3 to claim 4 a nation for himself and to make a name for himself! You did great and awesome acts for your land, 5 before your people whom you delivered for yourself from the Egyptian empire and its gods. 6
“Note well, you still have to contend with Shimei son of Gera, the Benjaminite from Bahurim, 1 who tried to call down upon me a horrible judgment when I went to Mahanaim. 2 He came down and met me at the Jordan, and I solemnly promised 3 him by the Lord, ‘I will not strike you down 4 with the sword.’
When I had made an inspection, 1 I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the great and awesome Lord, 2 and fight on behalf of your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your families!” 3
And they threw dust on their heads and were shouting with weeping and mourning, 1 “Woe, Woe, O great city – in which all those who had ships on the sea got rich from her wealth – because in a single hour she has been destroyed!” 2
So they took soot from a furnace and stood before Pharaoh, Moses threw it into the air, and it caused festering boils to break out on both people and animals.
Moses said to Aaron, “What did this people do to you, that you have brought on them so great a sin?”
You must not walk in the statutes of the nation 1 which I am about to drive out before you, because they have done all these things and I am filled with disgust against them.
But while the meat was still between their teeth, before they chewed it, 1 the anger of the Lord burned against the people, and the Lord struck the people with a very great plague.
“If you refuse to obey 1 all the words of this law, the things written in this scroll, and refuse to fear this glorious and awesome name, the Lord your God,