Blessings for Obedience

26 “You shall not make sidols for yourselves or erect an timage or upillar, and you shall not set up a vfigured stone in your land to bow down to it, for I am the Lord your God.  wYou shall keep my Sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.

 x“If you walk in my statutes and observe my commandments and do them,  then yI 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.  zYour threshing shall last to the time of the grape harvest, and the grape harvest shall last to the time for sowing. And ayou shall eat your bread to the full and bdwell in your land securely.  cI will give peace in the land, and dyou shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid. And eI will remove harmful beasts from the land, fand the sword shall not go through your land.  You shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.  gFive 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.  hI will turn to you and imake you fruitful and multiply you and will confirm my covenant with you.  10 You shall eat jold store long kept, and you shall clear out the old to make way for the new.  11 kI will make my dwelling1 among you, and my soul shall not abhor you.  12 lAnd I mwill walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be my people.  13 nI am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves. oAnd I have broken the bars of your yoke and made you walk erect.

 Punishment for Disobedience

14 p“But if you will not listen to me and will not do all these commandments,  15 if you spurn my statutes, and if your soul abhors my rules, so that you will not do all my commandments, but qbreak my covenant,  16 then I will do this to you: I will visit you with panic, with rwasting disease and fever that consume the eyes and make the heart ache. And syou shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.  17 I will tset my face against you, and uyou shall be struck down before your enemies. vThose who hate you shall rule over you, and wyou shall flee when none pursues you.  18 And if in spite of this you will not listen to me, then I will discipline you again xsevenfold for your sins,  19 and I will break ythe pride of your power, and I zwill make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze.  20 And ayour strength shall be spent in vain, for byour land shall not yield its increase, and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit.

 21 c“Then if you walk contrary to me and will not listen to me, I will continue striking you, sevenfold for your sins.  22 And dI 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 eyour roads shall be deserted.

 23 “And fif by this discipline you are not turned to me cbut walk contrary to me,  24 gthen I also will walk contrary to you, and I myself will strike you sevenfold for your sins.  25 And hI will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute vengeance for the covenant. And if you gather within your cities, iI will send pestilence among you, and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.  26 jWhen I break your supply2 of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in a single oven and shall dole out your bread again by weight, and kyou shall eat and not be satisfied.

 27 “But lif in spite of this you will not listen to me, but walk contrary to me,  28 then I will walk contrary to you min fury, and I myself will discipline you xsevenfold for your sins.  29 nYou shall eat the flesh of your sons, and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters.  30 And oI will destroy your high places and cut down your incense altars and pcast your dead bodies upon the dead bodies of your idols, and my soul will abhor you.  31 And I will qlay your cities waste and will rmake your sanctuaries desolate, and sI will not smell your pleasing aromas.  32 And tI myself will devastate the land, so that your enemies who settle in it shall be uappalled at it.  33 And vI 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 w“Then the land shall enjoy3 its Sabbaths as long as it lies desolate, while you are in your enemies’ land; then the land shall rest, and enjoy its Sabbaths.  35 As 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.  36 And as for those of you who are left, xI will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. The ysound of a zdriven leaf shall put them to flight, and they shall flee as one flees from the sword, and they shall fall when none pursues.  37 They shall stumble over one another, as if to escape a sword, though none pursues. And ayou shall have no power to stand before your enemies.  38 And you shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.  39 And those of you who are left shall brot 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 cthey confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers in their treachery that they dcommitted against me, and also in walking contrary to me,  41 so that I walked contrary to them and brought them into the land of their enemies—if then their euncircumcised heart is fhumbled and they make amends for their iniquity,  42 then I will gremember my covenant with Jacob, and I will remember my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will hremember the land.  43 But wthe 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.  44 Yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, iI will not spurn them, neither will I abhor them so as to destroy them utterly and jbreak my covenant with them, for I am the Lord their God.  45 But I will for their sake remember the covenant with their forefathers, kwhom I brought out of the land of Egypt lin the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I am the Lord.”

 46 mThese are the statutes and rules and laws that the Lord made between himself and the people of Israel through Moses non Mount Sinai.

s

See ch. 19:4

t

See Ex. 20:4, 5

u
v
w

ch. 19:30; See Ex. 20:8

x
y
z
a

See ch. 25:19

b

See ch. 25:18

c
d
e
f
g
h
i
j

ch. 25:22

k
1

Hebrew tabernacle

l
m
n

See ch. 25:38

o
p
q
r
s
t

See ch. 17:10

u
v
w
x
y
z
a
b

[Hag. 1:10]; See ver. 4

c

ver. 27

d

Deut. 32:24; See ver. 6

e
f
c

[See ver. 21 above]

g
h
i
j
2

Hebrew staff

k
l

ver. 21, 24

m
x

[See ver. 18 above]

n
o
p
q
r
s
t
u
v
w

2 Chr. 36:21; See ch. 25:2

3

Or pay for; twice in this verse; also verse 43

x
y

ver. 17

z
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
w

[See ver. 34 above]

i
j

ver. 15

k

ch. 22:33

l
m
n

ch. 25:1

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