ajDeut. 4:27; 28:64; Neh. 1:8; Ps. 44:11; Jer. 9:16; Ezek. 12:15; 20:23; 22:15; Zech. 7:14; [Luke 21:24]
Punishment for Disobedience14 a“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 bbreak my covenant, 16then I will do this to you: I will visit you with panic, with cwasting disease and fever that consume the eyes and make the heart ache. And dyou shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. 17I will eset my face against you, and fyou shall be struck down before your enemies. gThose who hate you shall rule over you, and hyou shall flee when none pursues you. 18And if in spite of this you will not listen to me, then I will discipline you again isevenfold for your sins, 19and I will break jthe pride of your power, and I kwill make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze. 20And lyour strength shall be spent in vain, for myour land shall not yield its increase, and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit.
21 n“Then if you walk contrary to me and will not listen to me, I will continue striking you, sevenfold for your sins. 22And oI 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 pyour roads shall be deserted.
23“And qif by this discipline you are not turned to me rbut walk contrary to me, 24 sthen I also will walk contrary to you, and I myself will strike you sevenfold for your sins. 25And tI will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute vengeance for the covenant. And if you gather within your cities, uI will send pestilence among you, and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. 26 vWhen I break your supply ▼
▼Hebrew staffof bread, ten women shall bake your bread in a single oven and shall dole out your bread again by weight, and xyou shall eat and not be satisfied.
27“But yif in spite of this you will not listen to me, but walk contrary to me, 28then I will walk contrary to you zin fury, and I myself will discipline you aasevenfold for your sins. 29 abYou shall eat the flesh of your sons, and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters. 30And acI will destroy your high places and cut down your incense altars and adcast your dead bodies upon the dead bodies of your idols, and my soul will abhor you. 31And I will aelay your cities waste and will afmake your sanctuaries desolate, and agI will not smell your pleasing aromas. 32And ahI myself will devastate the land, so that your enemies who settle in it shall be aiappalled at it. 33And ajI 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 ak“Then the land shall enjoy ▼
▼Or pay for; twice in this verse; also verse 43its Sabbaths as long as it lies desolate, while you are in your enemies’ land; 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, amI will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. The ansound of a aodriven 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 apyou 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 aqrot away in your enemies’ lands because of their iniquity, and also because of the iniquities of their fathers they shall rot away like them.
40“But if arthey confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers in their treachery that they ascommitted against me, and also in walking contrary to me, 41so that I walked contrary to them and brought them into the land of their enemies—if then their atuncircumcised heart is auhumbled and they make amends for their iniquity, 42then I will avremember my covenant with Jacob, and I will remember my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will awremember the land. 43But axthe 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, ayI will not spurn them, neither will I abhor them so as to destroy them utterly and azbreak my covenant with them, for I am the Lord their God. 45But I will for their sake remember the covenant with their forefathers, bawhom I brought out of the land of Egypt bbin the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am the Lord.”
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