For those coming into understanding, here is a large portion of what many black people never understood about the Bible. It is apparent that these scriptures are talking to and for someone. It is up to the people it is referring to understand and accept the knowledge.
15 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:
16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.
No matter where these people go, they will be cursed.
17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.
No matter what these people do, they will suffer from famine and poverty.
18 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.
No matter what these people do, they will have sickness, no bearings on their land and even a reduction in their populace.
19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
Again, referring to the fact that no matter what these people achieve in life, they will always be unwanted.
20 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.
No matter what these people aspire to be or achieve, there will be a multitude of people to destroy their creations and aspirations.
21 The Lord shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it.
Sickness will be attracted to this people like metal to a magnet.
22 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.
That this people will literally be killed in every type of fashion imaginable, from hangings to using the babies as crocodile bait.
23 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
These people would not be able to grow anything for themselves
24 The Lord shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
Again referencing that these people would have no power to supply themselves.
25 The Lord shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.
These people would no longer be protected by the lord and would fall by the sword in all nations and kingdoms of the earth upon disobeying the LORD
26 And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.
That these people would be so hated that even their dead bodies would rot and be pecked away by scavengers and nobody would even care.
27 The Lord will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.
Making mention that these people would have sickness onto the likes of an plague that they could not get rid of.
28 The Lord shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:
These people would go crazy, be blind and that these people would be in shock and awe at the curses god had placed upon them.
29 And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.
That these people would literally begging for salvation and it will not come until they humble themselves before the lord, they will try many different ways to achieve success but it will all be in vain because they are cursed and that no man shall save them from the curses of the Lord.
30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof.
That these people would have wives and other men would sleep with them and that they would build houses but not live in them. The Hebrews would also work in the fields but would not own the produce they gathered.
31 Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass shall be violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them.
The Hebrews would watch as their livestock was killed before them and others would take it without repaying and nobody would help them.
32 Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long; and there shall be no might in thine hand.
The Hebrews sons and daughters would be given unto another people and that the Hebrews would long for their family but have no might to save them.
33 The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:
All the resources that the Hebrews had worked for would be stolen by a nation they know not.
34 So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
The Hebrews would be mad at the nations that took everything from them.
35 The Lord shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head.
The Hebrews would be cursed with boils by the lord that could not be healed (vitamin deficiency, scabies, etc)
36 The Lord shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone.
The Biblical Hebrews would be taken away by a newer nation they did not know and would be force to worship wood (Cross) and stone (Mecca).
37 And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the Lord shall lead thee.
The Hebrews would receive a new name that would be known around the world, an example would be Nigger or Black
38 Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it.
The Hebrews crops would not grow because locust would consume it.
39 Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them.
That they would plant crops and attend to them but they would not be able to drink the wine of the grapes no gather the grapes because the worms would eat them.
40 Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the oil; for thine olive shall cast his fruit.
The olive trees that the Hebrews used to anoint themselves with would not be theirs to do so anymore.
41 Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity.
That the sons and daughters of the Hebrews would go into slavery
42 All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume.
Locust would consume the crops of these Hebrews.
43 The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
Meaning the people that were NOT HEBREWS would soon become RULERS of the world.
This word generally denotes a person from a foreign land residing in Palestine. Such persons enjoyed many privileges in common with the Jews, but still were separate from them.
44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
That the Hebrews would fall from their position of power and the stranger would be the one with all the power of the earth for a set amount of time.
45 Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:
All of this would would happen if the Hebrews did not listen to the directions of the Lord.
46 And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.
The Hebrews and their offspring would also question why they were placed in the situation they were put in and it would be a SIGN to who the real Hebrews were.
47 Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
Because they fell to pride saying “all these things I have done alone” forgetting that it was the Lord who blessed them.
48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the Lord shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.
The Hebrews from that point on would be servants unto their enemies and they would be in hunger, thirst, naked and a want to be like they were before but there would be a yoke of iron upon their neck until they would be destroyed.
49 The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;
The Hebrews would suffer a horrible outcome from a nation that the Hebrews did not know with a language they did not know.
50 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:
The nation that came to take the Hebrews would be a nation that was strong and powerful and would not care about how old or how young the real Hebrews were.
51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee.
The nation would own and consume all of the Hebrews goods and reduce their population while decrease because of it.
52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the Lord thy God hath given thee.
This nation would invade the gates of Israel until the fenced walls come down and that they would LOSE all their land that had been given to them by the Lord.
53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the Lord thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:
The children that the lord had blessed the Hebrews with would become their food (cannibalism)
54 So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave:
The Hebrew men would demonize their own brothers and even demonize their own women and even leave THEIR CHILDREN TO NOT HAVE A FATHER.
55 So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates.
The Hebrew men would HIDE their children so that they could eat them (cannibalism) because they would have nothing else to eat after the siege.
56 The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,
The Hebrew women who used to be tender to the Hebrew man would turn evil against her family, especially the male.
57 And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.
The Hebrew woman would HIDE their children so that they could eat them (cannibalism) because they would have nothing else to eat after the siege.
58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, The Lord Thy God;
Again mentioning if the Hebrews did not follow the words of God, they would surely be punished by these curses.
59 Then the Lord will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.
The lord would sickness upon the real Hebrews in mass magnitude that would have long continuance.
60 Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.
And even more sickness.
61 Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the Lord bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
And even more sickness through diseases not even known at the time of The Lord.
62 And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the Lord thy God.
The real Hebrews would be small in numbers but before they were large in numbers!
63 And it shall come to pass, that as the Lord rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the Lord will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.
That The Lord would change his demeanor from love of protection to love of destruction upon the real Hebrews. And the Hebrews would be plucked out off the land that they would attempt to possess.
64 And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.
That the real Hebrews would be scattered AMONG ALL PEOPLE AND All NATIONS FROM ALL CORNERS OF THE EARTH!
65 And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the Lord shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:
Within these nations, the real Hebrews would find no safety or rest and even be depressed.
66 And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:
The real Hebrews would not know if their life was promised and that they would fear for their life day and night.
67 In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
The real Hebrews would beg for a time when they would be free from oppression of the nation that came within their walls.
68 And the Lord shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and
Egypt translate to House of Bondage (SLAVERY) by SHIPS and that the Hebrews would not see their land again and that they would be sold on to their enemies as slaves.
After reading this, what does it sound like? Who does it sound like? Is there any nation among the earth that can claim all of this happened/is happening to them besides the So-Called African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans?
THE ANSWER IS NO!