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Leviticus 26

Leviticus 26:1  
“ ‘You shall make for yourselves no idols, and you shall not raise up a carved image or a pillar, and you shall not place any figured stone in your land, to bow down to it; for I am Yahweh your God.

Leviticus 26:2  
“ ‘You shall keep my Sabbaths, and have reverence for my sanctuary. I am Yahweh.

Leviticus 26:3  
“ ‘If you walk in my statutes and keep my commandments, and do them,

Leviticus 26:4  
then 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.

Leviticus 26:5  
Your threshing shall continue until the vintage, and the vintage shall continue until the sowing time. You shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.

Leviticus 26:6  
“ ‘I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and no one will make you afraid. I will remove evil animals out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.

Leviticus 26:7  
You shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.

Leviticus 26:8  
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.

Leviticus 26:9  
“ ‘I will have respect for you, make you fruitful, multiply you, and will establish my covenant with you.

Leviticus 26:10  
You shall eat old supplies long kept, and you shall move out the old because of the new.

Leviticus 26:11  
I will set my tent among you, and my soul won’t abhor you.

Leviticus 26:12  
I will walk among you, and will be your God, and you will be my people.

Leviticus 26:13  
I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves. I have broken the bars of your yoke, and made you walk upright.

Leviticus 26:14  
“ ‘But if you will not listen to me, and will not do all these commandments,

Leviticus 26:15  
and if you shall reject my statutes, and if your soul abhors my ordinances, so that you will not do all my commandments, but break my covenant,

Leviticus 26:16  
I also will do this to you: I will appoint terror over you, even consumption and fever, that shall consume the eyes, and make the soul to pine away. You will sow your seed in vain, for your enemies will eat it.

Leviticus 26:17  
I will set my face against you, and you will be struck before your enemies. Those who hate you will rule over you; and you will flee when no one pursues you.

Leviticus 26:18  
“ ‘If you in spite of these things will not listen to me, then I will chastise you seven times more for your sins.

Leviticus 26:19  
I will break the pride of your power, and I will make your sky like iron, and your soil like bronze.

Leviticus 26:20  
Your strength will be spent in vain; for your land won’t yield its increase, neither will the trees of the land yield their fruit.

Leviticus 26:21  
“ ‘If you walk contrary to me, and won’t listen to me, then I will bring seven times more plagues on you according to your sins.

Leviticus 26:22  
I will send the wild animals among you, which will rob you of your children, destroy your livestock, and make you few in number. Your roads will become desolate.

Leviticus 26:23  
“ ‘If by these things you won’t be turned back to me, but will walk contrary to me,

Leviticus 26:24  
then I will also walk contrary to you; and I will strike you, even I, seven times for your sins.

Leviticus 26:25  
I will bring a sword upon you that will execute the vengeance of the covenant. You will be gathered together within your cities, and I will send the pestilence among you. You will be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

Leviticus 26:26  
When I break your staff of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver your bread again by weight. You shall eat, and not be satisfied.

Leviticus 26:27  
“ ‘If you in spite of this won’t listen to me, but walk contrary to me,

Leviticus 26:28  
then I will walk contrary to you in wrath. I will also chastise you seven times for your sins.

Leviticus 26:29  
You will eat the flesh of your sons, and you will eat the flesh of your daughters.

Leviticus 26:30  
I will destroy your high places, and cut down your incense altars, and cast your dead bodies upon the bodies of your idols; and my soul will abhor you.

Leviticus 26:31  
I will lay your cities waste, and will bring your sanctuaries to desolation. I will not take delight in the sweet fragrance of your offerings.

Leviticus 26:32  
I will bring the land into desolation, and your enemies who dwell in it will be astonished at it.

Leviticus 26:33  
I will scatter you among the nations, and I will draw out the sword after you. Your land will be a desolation, and your cities shall be a waste.

Leviticus 26:34  
Then the land will enjoy its Sabbaths as long as it lies desolate and you are in your enemies’ land. Even then the land will rest and enjoy its Sabbaths.

Leviticus 26:35  
As long as it lies desolate it shall have rest, even the rest which it didn’t have in your Sabbaths when you lived on it.

Leviticus 26:36  
“ ‘As for those of you who are left, I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. The sound of a driven leaf will put them to flight; and they shall flee, as one flees from the sword. They will fall when no one pursues.

Leviticus 26:37  
They will stumble over one another, as it were before the sword, when no one pursues. You will have no power to stand before your enemies.

Leviticus 26:38  
You will perish among the nations. The land of your enemies will eat you up.

Leviticus 26:39  
Those of you who are left will pine away in their iniquity in your enemies’ lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers they shall pine away with them.

Leviticus 26:40  
“ ‘If they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, in their trespass which they trespassed against me; and also that because they walked contrary to me,

Leviticus 26:41  
I also walked contrary to them, and brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised heart is humbled, and they then accept the punishment of their iniquity,

Leviticus 26:42  
then I will remember my covenant with Jacob, my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham; and I will remember the land.

Leviticus 26:43  
The land also will be left by them, and will enjoy its Sabbaths while it lies desolate without them; and they will accept the punishment of their iniquity because they rejected my ordinances, and their soul abhorred my statutes.

Leviticus 26:44  
Yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly and to break my covenant with them; for I am Yahweh their God.

Leviticus 26:45  
But I will for their sake remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God. I am Yahweh.’ ”

Leviticus 26:46  
These are the statutes, ordinances, and laws, which Yahweh made between him and the children of Israel in Mount Sinai by Moses.


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