Leviticus 26 ©
Against idolatry. A blessing is promised to them that keep the commandments. A curse is denounced against those that break them. God promiseth to remember those that repent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
¶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.
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.
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.
And mif ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me;
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.
And I will smake your cities waste, and tbring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will unot smell the savour of your sweet odours.
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.
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;
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:
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.
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.