Leviticus 26:14-45 (New American Standard)

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Penalties of Disobedience

14 '1But if you do not obey Me and do not carry out all these commandments, 15 if, instead, you 2reject My statutes, and if your soul abhors My ordinances so as not to carry out all My commandments, and so 3break My covenant, 16 I, in turn, will do this to you: I will appoint over you a 4sudden terror, consumption and fever that will waste away the eyes and cause the 5soul to pine away; also, 6you will sow your seed uselessly, for your enemies will eat it up. 17 'I will set My face against you so that you will be struck down before your enemies; and 7those who hate you will rule over you, and 8you will flee when no one is pursuing you. 18 'If also after these things you do not obey Me, then I will punish you 9seven times more for your sins. 19 'I will also 10break down your pride of power; I will also make your sky like iron and your earth like bronze. 20 '11Your strength will be spent uselessly, for your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit. 21 'If then, you a12act with hostility against Me and are unwilling to obey Me, I will increase the plague on you 13seven times according to your sins. 22 '14I will let loose among you the beasts of the field, which will bereave you of your children and destroy your cattle and reduce your number so that 15your roads lie deserted. 23 '16And if by these things you are not turned to Me, but act with hostility against Me, 24 then I will 17act with hostility against you; and I, even I, will strike you 18seven times for your sins. 25 'I will also bring upon you a sword which will execute 19vengeance for the covenant; and when you gather together into your cities, I will send 20pestilence among you, so that you shall be delivered into enemy hands. 26 '21When I break your staff of bread, ten women will bake your bread in one oven, and they will bring back your bread bin rationed amounts, so that you will 22eat and not be satisfied. 27 'Yet if in spite of this you do not obey Me, but act with hostility against Me, 28 then 23I will act with wrathful hostility against you, and I, even I, will punish you seven times for your sins. 29 'Further, 24you will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters you will eat. 30 'I then 25will destroy your high places, and cut down your 26incense altars, and heap your cremains on the dremains of your idols, for My soul shall abhor you. 31 'I will elay 27waste your cities as well and will make your 28sanctuaries desolate, and I will not 29smell your soothing aromas. 32 'I will make 30the land desolate 31so that your enemies who settle in it will be appalled over it. 33 'You, however, I 32will scatter among the nations and will draw out a sword after you, as your land becomes desolate and your cities become waste. 34 '33Then the land will fenjoy its sabbaths all the days of the desolation, while you are in your enemies' land; then the land will rest and genjoy its sabbaths. 35 'All the days of its desolation it will observe the rest which it did not observe on your sabbaths, while you were living on it. 36 'As for those of you who may be left, I will also bring 34weakness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. And the sound of a driven leaf will chase them, and even when no one is pursuing they will flee has though from the sword, and they will fall. 37 '35They will therefore stumble over each other as if running from the sword, although no one is pursuing; and you will have no strength ito stand up before your enemies. 38 'But 36you will perish among the nations, and your enemies' land will consume you. 39 '37So those of you who may be left will rot away because of their iniquity in the lands of your enemies; and also because of the iniquities of their forefathers they will rot away with them. 40 '38If they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their forefathers, in their unfaithfulness which they committed against Me, and also in their acting with hostility against Me- 41 I also was acting with hostility against them, to bring them into the land of their enemies -39or if their uncircumcised heart becomes humbled so that 40they then make amends for their iniquity, 42 then I will remember 41My covenant with Jacob, and I will remember also 42My covenant with Isaac, and 43My covenant with Abraham as well, and I will remember the land. 43 '44For the land will be abandoned by them, and will make up for its sabbaths while it is made desolate without them. They, meanwhile, will be making amends for their iniquity, jbecause they rejected My ordinances and their 45soul abhorred My statutes. 44 'Yet in spite of this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them, nor will I so 46abhor them as 47to destroy them, 48breaking My covenant with them; for I am the LORD their God. 45 'But I will remember for them the 49covenant with their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that 50I might be their God. I am the LORD.' "
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