Then the land will enjoy its sabbath years all the time that it lies desolate1 and you are in the country of your enemies;2 then the land will rest and enjoy its sabbaths.
All the time that it lies desolate, the land will have the rest3 it did not have during the sabbaths you lived in it.
" 'As for those of you who are left, I will make their hearts so fearful in the lands of their enemies that the sound of a windblown leaf4 will put them to flight.5 They will run as though fleeing from the sword, and they will fall, even though no one is pursuing them.637
They will stumble over one another7 as though fleeing from the sword, even though no one is pursuing them. So you will not be able to stand before your enemies.838
You will perish9 among the nations; the land of your enemies will devour you.1039
Those of you who are left will waste away in the lands of their enemies because of their sins; also because of their fathers'11 sins they will waste away.1240
" 'But if they will confess13 their sins14 and the sins of their fathers15--their treachery against me and their hostility toward me,
which made me hostile16 toward them so that I sent them into the land of their enemies--then when their uncircumcised hearts17 are humbled18 and they pay19 for their sin,
I will remember my covenant with Jacob20 and my covenant with Isaac21 and my covenant with Abraham,22 and I will remember the land.
For the land will be deserted23 by them and will enjoy its sabbaths while it lies desolate without them. They will pay for their sins because they rejected24 my laws and abhorred my decrees.2544
Yet in spite of this, when they are in the land of their enemies,26 I will not reject them or abhor27 them so as to destroy them completely,28 breaking my covenant29 with them. I am the LORD their God.