A note about Blessing and Curse verses
In ancient Hebrew times a "blessing" represented the favor of the person bestowing it and depending on that person's standing could be immensely valuable. This term is basically used in the same manner today. However, the term "curse" as it was used in the past is not as we commonly would understand it in the 21st century, i.e., as a gypsy curse of the evil eye, but rather as a way to describe negative situation coming upon one as a consequence of their actions. In Webster's dictionary a curse is defined as: "a cause of great harm or misfortune." Blessings were highly valued by the priests and people of the times, and curses avoided at all costs.