(Deuteronomy 11:12-17) "A land cared for by the Lord your
God: the eyes of the Lord your God are on it at all times from one end of
the year to the other. And it will be that if you truly give ear to the
orders which I put before you this day, loving the Lord your God and
worshipping him with all your heart and all your soul, Then I will send rain
on your land at the right time, the early rains and the late rains, so that
you may get in your grain and your wine and your oil. And I will give grass
in your fields for your cattle, so that you may have food in full measure.
But take care that your hearts are not turned to false ways so that you
become servants and worshippers of other gods; For if you do so, the wrath
of the Lord will be burning against you, and the heaven will be shut up so
that there is no rain and the land will give no fruit; and in a very little
time you will be cut off from the good land which the Lord is giving you."
(Deuteronomy 28:15-24) "But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt
not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his
commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these
curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: Cursed shalt thou be in the
city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field. Cursed shall be thy basket and
thy store. Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land,
the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Cursed shalt thou be
when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out. The LORD
shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest
thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish
quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken
me. The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have
consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it. The LORD
shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an
inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with
blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish. And
thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under
thee shall be iron. The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and
dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be
(Job 37:5-13) " God thundereth marvellously with his voice;
great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend. For he saith to the snow,
Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of
his strength. He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his
work. Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places. Out of the
south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north. By the breath of God
frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened. Also by
watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud: And it
is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he
commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth. He causeth it to
come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy."
(Job 38:22-23) " Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow?
or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, Which I have reserved against
the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?"
(Psalms 107:25-38) "For he commandeth,
and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. They mount
up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted
because of trouble. They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man,
and are at their wits' end. Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble,
and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so
that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet;
so he bringeth them unto their desired haven. Oh that men
would praise the LORD for
his goodness, and for
his wonderful works to the children of men! Let them exalt him also in the
congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders. He
turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground; A
fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell
therein. He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground
into watersprings. And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may
prepare a city for habitation; And sow the fields, and plant vineyards,
which may yield fruits of increase. He blesseth them also, so that they are
multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease."
(Amos 4:7-9) "And I have kept back the rain from you, when it was still three months before the grain-cutting:
I sent rain on one town and kept it back from another: one part was rained on, and the part where there was no rain became a waste.
So two or three towns went wandering to one town looking for water, and did not get enough: and still you have not come back to me,
says the Lord. I have sent destruction on your fields by burning and disease: the increase of your gardens and your vine-gardens,
your fig-trees and your olive-trees, has been food for worms: and still you have not come back to me, says the Lord."
(Isaiah 5:5-7) "And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof,
and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down: And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned,
nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. For the vineyard of
the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for
righteousness, but behold a cry."
(Isiah 24:4-6) “The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world
languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.
The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they
have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting
covenant. Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that
dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are
burned, and few men left.”
(Jeremiah 14:1-12) "The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the dearth.
Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish; they are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.
And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned
with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads. Because the ground is chapt, for
there was no rain in the earth, the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads. Yea, the hind also calved in the field,
and forsook it, because there was no grass. And the wild asses did stand in the high places, they snuffed up the wind like dragons;
their eyes did fail, because there was no grass. O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for thy name's sake:
for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee. O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest
thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night? Why shouldest thou be as a man astonied,
as a mighty man that cannot save? yet thou, O LORD, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy name; leave us not. Thus saith the LORD
unto this people, Thus have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore the LORD doth not accept them; he will now remember
their iniquity, and visit their sins. Then said the LORD unto me, Pray not for this people for their good. When they fast, I will not hear their cry;
and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence."
(Jeremiah 50:38) "A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols."
(Ezekiel 13:8-13) " Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye
have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you,
saith the Lord GOD. And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see
vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my
people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel,
neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I
am the Lord GOD. Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying,
Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others
daubed it with untempered morter (a metaphor for false religion): Say
unto them which daub it with untempered morter, that it shall fall: there
shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and
a stormy wind shall rend it. Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be
said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith ye have daubed it? Therefore
thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my
fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great
hailstones in my fury to consume it."
(Amos 4:6-9) “And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all
your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye not returned
unto me, saith the LORD. And also I have withholden the rain from you, when
there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one
city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained
upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered. So two or three cities
wandered unto one city, to drink water; but they were not satisfied: yet
have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD. I have smitten you with
blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees
and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye
not returned unto me, saith the LORD.”
(Haggai 1:7-11) "Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Go up to the mountain,
and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD.
Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts.
Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house. Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew,
and the earth is stayed from her fruit. And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and
upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that which the ground bringeth forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the
labour of the hands."
(Matthew 24:7-8) “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom
against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and
earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”
(Revelation 16:8-9) " And the fourth angel poured out his vial
upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men
were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath
power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory."
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