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If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
If i shut up heaven
If i shut up heaven
2 Chronicles 6:26
"The time will come when the skies are shut up tightly and no rain falls because your people sinned against you. When they direct their prayers toward this place, renew their allegiance to you, and turn away from their sin because you punish them,
Then the anger of the Lord will erupt against you and he will close up the sky so that it does not rain. The land will not yield its produce, and you will soon be removed from the good land that the Lord is about to give you.
If he comes by and confines you and convenes a court, then who can prevent him?
If he tears down, it cannot be rebuilt; if he imprisons a person, there is no escape.
and a fruitful land into a barren place, because of the sin of its inhabitants.
But in truth I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in Elijah's days, when the sky was shut up three and a half years, and there was a great famine over all the land.
"To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write the following: "This is the solemn pronouncement of the Holy One, the True One, who holds the key of David, who opens doors no one can shut, and shuts doors no one can open:
These two have the power to close up the sky so that it does not rain during the time they are prophesying. They have power to turn the waters to blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague whenever they want.
But if you refuse to release my people, I am going to bring locusts into your territory tomorrow.
He ordered locusts to come, innumerable grasshoppers.
What the gazam-locust left the 'arbeh-locust consumed, what the 'arbeh-locust left the yeleq-locust consumed, and what the yeleq-locust left the hasil-locust consumed!
I will make up for the years that the 'arbeh-locust consumed your crops -- the yeleq-locust, the hasil-locust, and the gazam-locust -- my great army that I sent against you.
I will strike them with the pestilence, and I will disinherit them; I will make you into a nation that is greater and mightier than they!"
Then Moses said to Aaron, "Take the censer, put burning coals from the altar in it, place incense on it, and go quickly into the assembly and make atonement for them, for wrath has gone out from the Lord -- the plague has begun!"
2 Samuel 24:13
Gad went to David and told him, "Shall seven years of famine come upon your land? Or shall you flee for three months from your enemy with him in hot pursuit? Or shall there be three days of plague in your land? Now decide what I should tell the one who sent me."
"Or suppose I were to send a plague into that land, and pour out my rage on it with bloodshed, killing both people and animals.