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                       Curses of the Law

 

Galatians 3:13  Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: "Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree."

You can claim redemption from any of these curses.  For instance, "By becoming a curse for me, Jesus has redeemed me from the curse of confusion of mind." 

The Law is the Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament, all authored by Moses.  The Law is full of curses for violating even one of the hundreds of laws.  We are redeemed from these curses of the Law, and all others:

  • You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the country.
  • Your basket and your kneading trough will be cursed.
  • The fruit of your womb will be cursed
  • the crops of your land, and the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks will be cursed
  • You will be cursed when you come in and cursed when you go out.
  • curses, confusion and rebuke in everything you put your hand to, until you are destroyed
  • The LORD will plague you with diseases
  • The LORD will strike you with wasting disease,
  • with fever and inflammation,
  • with scorching heat and drought,
  • with blight and mildew
  • The sky over your head will be bronze,
  • the ground beneath you iron
  • The LORD will turn the rain of your country into dust and powder
  • The LORD will cause you to be defeated before your enemies.
  • you will become a thing of horror to all the kingdoms on earth.
  • Your carcasses will be food for all the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and there will be no one to frighten them away.
  • The LORD will afflict you with the boils of Egypt
  • with tumors,
  • festering sores
  • and the itch, from which you cannot be cured.
  • The LORD will afflict you with madness,
  • blindness
  • confusion of mind.
  • At midday you will grope about like a blind man in the dark.
  • You will be unsuccessful in everything you do;
  • Day after day you will be oppressed and robbed, with no one to rescue you.
  • You will be pledged to be married to a woman, but another will take her and ravish her.
  • You will build a house, but you will not live in it.
  • You will plant a vineyard, but you will not even begin to enjoy its fruit.
  • Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will eat none of it.
  • Your donkey will be forcibly taken from you and will not be returned.
  • Your sheep will be given to your enemies, and no one will rescue them.
  • Your sons and daughters will be given to another nation, and you will wear out your eyes watching for them day after day, powerless to lift a hand.
  • A people that you do not know will eat what your land and labor produce
  • you will have nothing but cruel oppression all your days.
  • The sights you see will drive you mad.
  • The LORD will afflict your knees and legs with painful boils that cannot be cured, spreading from the soles of your feet to the top of your head.
  • The LORD will drive you and the king you set over you to a nation unknown to you or your fathers.
  • There you will worship other gods, gods of wood and stone.
  • You will become a thing of horror and an object of scorn and ridicule
  • You will sow much seed in the field but you will harvest little, because locusts will devour it.
  • You will plant vineyards and cultivate them but you will not drink the wine or gather the grapes, because worms will eat them.
  • You will have olive trees throughout your country but you will not use the oil, because the olives will drop off.
  • You will have sons and daughters but you will not keep them, because they will go into captivity.
  • Swarms of locusts will take over all your trees and the crops of your land.
  • The alien who lives among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower.
  • He will lend to you, but you will not lend to him. He will be the head, but you will be the tail.
  • in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the LORD sends against you.
  • He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you.
  • The LORD will bring a nation against you from far away, from the ends of the earth, like an eagle swooping down, a nation whose language you will not understand, a fierce-looking nation without respect for the old or pity for the young.
  • They will devour the young of your livestock and the crops of your land until you are destroyed.
  • They will leave you no grain, new wine or oil,
  • nor any calves of your herds or lambs of your flocks until you are ruined.
  • They will lay siege to all the cities throughout your land until the high fortified walls in which you trust fall down.
  • They will besiege all the cities throughout the land
  • you will eat the fruit of the womb, the flesh of the sons and daughters the LORD your God has given you.
  • the LORD will send fearful plagues on you and your descendants,
  • harsh and prolonged disasters,
  • severe and lingering illnesses.
  • He will bring upon you all the diseases of Egypt that you dreaded, and they will cling to you.
  • The LORD will also bring on you every kind of sickness and disaster not recorded in this Book of the Law, until you are destroyed.
  • it will please him to ruin and destroy you.
  • You will be uprooted from the land you are entering to possess.
  • Then the LORD will scatter you among all nations
  • Among those nations you will find no repose, no resting place
  • There the LORD will give you an anxious mind,
  • eyes weary with longing,
  • and a despairing heart. 66 You will live in constant suspense, filled with dread both night and day, never sure of your life.
  • terror that will fill your hearts and the sights that your eyes will see.
  • You will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you.