Leviticus

Leviticus 26 ©

1Against idolatry. 3A blessing is promised to them that keep the commandments. 14A curse is denounced against those that break them. 40God promiseth to remember those that repent.

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YE shall make you ano idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a 1standing image, neither shall ye set up any 2image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.

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¶Ye bshall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.

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¶If cye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;

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Then dI will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.

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And your ethreshing shall reach unto the *vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye fshall eat your bread to the full, and gdwell in your land safely.

f Ex. 16.8. Job 11.18,19. ch. 25.19.
g ch. 25.18.
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And hI will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and inone shall make you afraid: and I jwill 3*rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall kthe sword go through your land.

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And ye shall lchase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.

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And mfive of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

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For I will nhave respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and oestablish my covenant with you.

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And ye shall eat pold store, and bring forth the old because of the new.

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And qI will set my *tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you.

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And rI will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.

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I sam the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.

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¶But tif ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;

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And if ye ushall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye vbreak my covenant:

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I also will do this unto you; I will even wappoint 4over you terror, *consumption, and the burning *ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

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And I will xset my face against you, and ye yshall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall zflee when none pursueth you.

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And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you aseven times more for your sins.

a v.21,24,28. 1Sa. 2.5.
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And I will bbreak the pride of your power; and I will make your cheaven as iron, and your earth as brass:

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And your dstrength shall be spent in vain: for eyour land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.

e v.4.
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¶And if ye walk 5contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.

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I will also fsend wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be gdesolate.

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And if ye hwill not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me;

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Then iwill I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins.

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And I jwill bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, kI will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

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And when lI have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight: and ye shall eat, and not be satisfied.

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And mif ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me;

m v.18,21,23.
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Then I nwill walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.

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And oye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.

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And I will pdestroy your high places, and qcut down your images, and rcast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.

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And I will smake your cities waste, and tbring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will unot smell the savour of your sweet odours.

s Je. 9.11. Ne. 2.17. La. 1; 2.7. Eze. 9; 21.7. Ne. 2.3. Eze. 6.6.
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And I will vbring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be wastonished at it.

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And I will xscatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.

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Then yshall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye be in your enemies' land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths.

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As long as it lieth desolate it shall rest; because it did znot rest in your sabbaths, when ye dwelt upon it.

z Is. 24.5,6. Je. 23.10. Ro. 8.22. ch. 25.2.
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And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a afaintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a 6shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth.

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And bthey shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursueth: and cye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.

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And ye shall dperish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.

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And they that are left of you shall epine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them.

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If they shall fconfess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their *trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me;

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And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then gtheir uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:

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Then will I hremember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I iwill remember the land.

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jThe land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she lieth desolate without them: and they shall accept of the punishment of their iniquity: because, even because they kdespised my judgments, and because their soul abhorred my statutes.

j v.34,35.
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And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, lI will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to mbreak my covenant with them: for I am the LORD their God.

m v.15.
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But I will nfor their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, owhom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt pin the sight of the heathen, that I might be their God: I am the LORD.

o ch. 22.33.
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These qare the statutes and judgments and laws, which the LORD made between him and the children of Israel rin mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.

r ch. 25.1.