"Those which ye let remain of them [the wicked inhabitants appointed for judgment]... shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell" (Numbers 33:55). "A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this. When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed forever" (Psalm 92:6,7). "The curse causeless shall not come" (Proverbs 26:2 ). "Whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire" (Revelation 20:15).
The day approached by God's decree
For conquering the promised land
And purging its idolatry,
According to the Lord's command.
The land they entered had been cursed
For all the wickedness therein,
And though God's Spirit warned them first,
They still continued in their sin.
The causeless curse shall never come,
Since God removes it with salvation,
And by the Gospel there are some
Who wisely flee from condemnation.
O Lord, the catastrophic curse
By brutish sinners still is scorned,
So help us often to rehearse
Your Gospel so they may be warned.