bhDeut. 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]
Blessings for Obedience1“You shall not make aidols for yourselves or erect an bimage or cpillar, and you shall not set up a dfigured stone in your land to bow down to it, for I am the Lord your God. 2 eYou 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 gI 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 hYour threshing shall last to the time of the grape harvest, and the grape harvest shall last to the time for sowing. And iyou shall eat your bread to the full and jdwell in your land securely. 6 kI will give peace in the land, and lyou shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid. And mI will remove harmful beasts from the land, nand the sword shall not go through your land. 7You shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. 8 oFive 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 pI will turn to you and qmake you fruitful and multiply you and will confirm my covenant with you. 10You shall eat rold store long kept, and you shall clear out the old to make way for the new. 11 sI will make my dwelling ▼
▼Hebrew tabernacleamong you, and my soul shall not abhor you. 12 uAnd I vwill walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be my people. 13 wI am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves. xAnd I have broken the bars of your yoke and made you walk erect.
Punishment for Disobedience14 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 zbreak my covenant, 16then I will do this to you: I will visit you with panic, with aawasting disease and fever that consume the eyes and make the heart ache. And abyou shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. 17I will acset my face against you, and adyou shall be struck down before your enemies. aeThose who hate you shall rule over you, and afyou shall flee when none pursues you. 18And if in spite of this you will not listen to me, then I will discipline you again agsevenfold for your sins, 19and I will break ahthe pride of your power, and I aiwill make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze. 20And ajyour strength shall be spent in vain, for akyour 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 amI 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 anyour roads shall be deserted.
23“And aoif by this discipline you are not turned to me apbut walk contrary to me, 24 aqthen I also will walk contrary to you, and I myself will strike you sevenfold for your sins. 25And arI will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute vengeance for the covenant. And if you gather within your cities, asI will send pestilence among you, and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. 26 atWhen 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 avyou shall eat and not be satisfied.
27“But awif in spite of this you will not listen to me, but walk contrary to me, 28then I will walk contrary to you axin fury, and I myself will discipline you aysevenfold for your sins. 29 azYou shall eat the flesh of your sons, and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters. 30And baI will destroy your high places and cut down your incense altars and bbcast your dead bodies upon the dead bodies of your idols, and my soul will abhor you. 31And I will bclay your cities waste and will bdmake your sanctuaries desolate, and beI will not smell your pleasing aromas. 32And bfI myself will devastate the land, so that your enemies who settle in it shall be bgappalled at it. 33And bhI 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 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, bkI will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. The blsound of a bmdriven 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 bnyou 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 borot 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 bpthey confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers in their treachery that they bqcommitted 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 bruncircumcised heart is bshumbled and they make amends for their iniquity, 42then I will btremember my covenant with Jacob, and I will remember my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will buremember the land. 43But bvthe 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, bwI will not spurn them, neither will I abhor them so as to destroy them utterly and bxbreak my covenant with them, for I am the Lord their God. 45But I will for their sake remember the covenant with their forefathers, bywhom I brought out of the land of Egypt bzin the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am the Lord.”
46 caThese are the statutes and rules and laws that the Lord made between himself and the people of Israel through Moses cbon Mount Sinai.
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