ap[See ver. 21 above]
ay[See ver. 18 above]
bv[See ver. 34 above]

Leviticus 26

Blessings for Obedience

1“You shall not make a  idols for yourselves or erect an b  image or c  pillar, and you shall not set up a d  figured stone in your land to bow down to it, for I am the  Lord your God. 2 e  You shall keep my Sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary: I am the  Lord.

3 f  “If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them, 4then g  I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. 5 h  Your threshing shall last to the time of the grape harvest, and the grape harvest shall last to the time for sowing. And i  you shall eat your bread to the full and j  dwell in your land securely. 6 k  I will give peace in the land, and l  you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid. And m  I will remove harmful beasts from the land n  and the sword shall not go through your land. 7You shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. 8 o  Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand, and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword. 9 p  I will turn to you and q  make you fruitful and multiply you and will confirm my covenant with you. 10You shall eat r  old store long kept, and you shall clear out the old to make way for the new. 11 s  I will make my dwelling
Hebrew tabernacle
among you, and my soul shall not abhor you.
12 u  And I v  will walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be my people. 13 w  I am the  Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves. x  And I have broken the bars of your yoke and made you walk erect.

Punishment for Disobedience

14 y  “But if you will not listen to me and will not do all these commandments, 15if you spurn my statutes, and if your soul abhors my rules, so that you will not do all my commandments, but z  break my covenant, 16then I will do this to you: I will visit you with panic, with aa  wasting disease and fever that consume the eyes and make the heart ache. And ab  you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. 17I will ac  set my face against you, and ad  you shall be struck down before your enemies. ae  Those who hate you shall rule over you, and af  you shall flee when none pursues you. 18And if in spite of this you will not listen to me, then I will discipline you again ag  sevenfold for your sins, 19and I will break ah  the pride of your power, and I ai  will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze. 20And aj  your strength shall be spent in vain, for ak  your land shall not yield its increase, and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit.

21 al  “Then if you walk contrary to me and will not listen to me, I will continue striking you, sevenfold for your sins. 22And am  I will let loose the wild beasts against you, which shall bereave you of your children and destroy your livestock and make you few in number, so that an  your roads shall be deserted.

23“And ao  if by this discipline you are not turned to me ap  but walk contrary to me, 24 aq  then I also will walk contrary to you, and I myself will strike you sevenfold for your sins. 25And ar  I will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute vengeance for the covenant. And if you gather within your cities, as  I will send pestilence among you, and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. 26 at  When I break your supply
Hebrew staff
of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in a single oven and shall dole out your bread again by weight, and av  you shall eat and not be satisfied.

27“But aw  if in spite of this you will not listen to me, but walk contrary to me, 28then I will walk contrary to you ax  in fury, and I myself will discipline you ay  sevenfold for your sins. 29 az  You shall eat the flesh of your sons, and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters. 30And ba  I will destroy your high places and cut down your incense altars and bb  cast your dead bodies upon the dead bodies of your idols, and my soul will abhor you. 31And I will bc  lay your cities waste and will bd  make your sanctuaries desolate, and be  I will not smell your pleasing aromas. 32And bf  I myself will devastate the land, so that your enemies who settle in it shall be bg  appalled at it. 33And bh  I will scatter you among the nations, and I will unsheathe the sword after you, and your land shall be a desolation, and your cities shall be a waste.

34 bi  “Then the land shall enjoy
Or pay for; twice in this verse; also verse 43
its Sabbaths as long as it lies desolate, while you are in your enemiesland; then the land shall rest, and enjoy its Sabbaths.
35As long as it lies desolate it shall have rest, the rest that it did not have on your Sabbaths when you were dwelling in it. 36And as for those of you who are left, bk  I will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. The bl  sound of a bm  driven leaf shall put them to flight, and they shall flee as one flees from the sword, and they shall fall when none pursues. 37They shall stumble over one another, as if to escape a sword, though none pursues. And bn  you shall have no power to stand before your enemies. 38And you shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up. 39And those of you who are left shall bo  rot away in your enemieslands because of their iniquity, and also because of the iniquities of their fathers they shall rot away like them.

40“But if bp  they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers in their treachery that they bq  committed against me, and also in walking contrary to me, 41so that I walked contrary to them and brought them into the land of their enemiesif then their br  uncircumcised heart is bs  humbled and they make amends for their iniquity, 42then I will bt  remember my covenant with Jacob, and I will remember my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will bu  remember the land. 43But bv  the land shall be abandoned by them and enjoy its Sabbaths while it lies desolate without them, and they shall make amends for their iniquity, because they spurned my rules and their soul abhorred my statutes. 44Yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies bw  I will not spurn them, neither will I abhor them so as to destroy them utterly and bx  break my covenant with them, for I am the  Lord their God. 45But I will for their sake remember the covenant with their forefathers, by  whom I brought out of the land of Egypt bz  in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am the  Lord.”

46 ca  These are the statutes and rules and laws that the  Lord made between himself and the people of Israel through Moses cb  on Mount Sinai.

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