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Where is lest in the Babel text?

It sounds like a past tense conjugation of less, just like blest came from
blessed from bless. Unfortunately, we don't use less this way very often
anymore. I only find myself using it if I am missquoting a 'lest' scripture.

I'd say

X lest Y is

Do X or else Y will happen

or

X or else Y (without the be verb)

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-In the event that Y, then X, so as to nullify (or mollify?) the effect of Y