Leviticus 26:3-39 NIV

3 " 'If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey1 my commands,

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4 I will send you rain2 in its season,3 and the ground will yield its crops and the trees of the field their fruit.4

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5 Your threshing will continue until grape harvest and the grape harvest will continue until planting, and you will eat all the food you want5 and live in safety in your land.6

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6 " 'I will grant peace in the land,7 and you will lie down8 and no one will make you afraid.9 I will remove savage beasts10 from the land, and the sword will not pass through your country.

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7 You will pursue your enemies,11 and they will fall by the sword before you.

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8 Five12 of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.13

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9 " 'I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers,14 and I will keep my covenant15 with you.

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10 You will still be eating last year's harvest when you will have to move it out to make room for the new.16

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11 I will put my dwelling placea17 among you, and I will not abhor you.18

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    • a 26:11 - Or "my tabernacle"
      12 I will walk19 among you and be your God,20 and you will be my people.21

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      13 I am the LORD your God,22 who brought you out of Egypt23 so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke24 and enabled you to walk with heads held high.

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      Punishment for Disobedience

      14 " 'But if you will not listen to me and carry out all these commands,25

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      15 and if you reject my decrees and abhor my laws26 and fail to carry out all my commands and so violate my covenant,27

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          16 then I will do this to you: I will bring upon you sudden terror, wasting diseases and fever28 that will destroy your sight and drain away your life.29 You will plant seed in vain, because your enemies will eat it.30

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          17 I will set my face31 against you so that you will be defeated32 by your enemies;33 those who hate you will rule over you,34 and you will flee even when no one is pursuing you.35

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          18 " 'If after all this you will not listen to me,36 I will punish37 you for your sins seven times over.38

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              19 I will break down your stubborn pride39 and make the sky above you like iron and the ground beneath you like bronze.40

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              20 Your strength will be spent in vain,41 because your soil will not yield its crops, nor will the trees of the land yield their fruit.42

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              21 " 'If you remain hostile43 toward me and refuse to listen to me, I will multiply your afflictions seven times over,44 as your sins deserve.

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                  22 I will send wild animals45 against you, and they will rob you of your children, destroy your cattle and make you so few46 in number that your roads will be deserted.47

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                  23 " 'If in spite of these things you do not accept my correction48 but continue to be hostile toward me,

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                  24 I myself will be hostile49 toward you and will afflict you for your sins seven times over.

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                  25 And I will bring the sword50 upon you to avenge51 the breaking of the covenant. When you withdraw into your cities, I will send a plague52 among you, and you will be given into enemy hands.

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                  26 When I cut off your supply of bread,53 ten women will be able to bake your bread in one oven, and they will dole out the bread by weight. You will eat, but you will not be satisfied.

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                      27 " 'If in spite of this you still do not listen to me54 but continue to be hostile toward me,

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                          28 then in my anger55 I will be hostile56 toward you, and I myself will punish you for your sins seven times over.57

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                          29 You will eat58 the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters.59

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                          30 I will destroy your high places,60 cut down your incense altars61 and pile your dead bodies on the lifeless forms of your idols,62 and I will abhor63 you.
                          31 I will turn your cities into ruins64 and lay waste65 your sanctuaries,66 and I will take no delight in the pleasing aroma of your offerings.67
                          32 I will lay waste the land,68 so that your enemies who live there will be appalled.69

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                          33 I will scatter70 you among the nations71 and will draw out my sword72 and pursue you. Your land will be laid waste,73 and your cities will lie in ruins.74
                          34 Then the land will enjoy its sabbath years all the time that it lies desolate75 and you are in the country of your enemies;76 then the land will rest and enjoy its sabbaths.

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                          35 All the time that it lies desolate, the land will have the rest77 it did not have during the sabbaths you lived in it.

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                          36 " '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 leaf78 will put them to flight.79 They will run as though fleeing from the sword, and they will fall, even though no one is pursuing them.80

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                          37 They will stumble over one another81 as though fleeing from the sword, even though no one is pursuing them. So you will not be able to stand before your enemies.82

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                          38 You will perish83 among the nations; the land of your enemies will devour you.84

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                          39 Those of you who are left will waste away in the lands of their enemies because of their sins; also because of their fathers'85 sins they will waste away.86

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