Leviticus 26:9

9 And I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and will establish my covenant with you.

Leviticus 26:9 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 26:9

For I will have respect unto you
Look at them with delight and pleasure, and with a careful eye on them, watch over them to do them good, and protect them from all evil; or turn himself to them from all others, having a particular regard for them and special care of them: and make you fruitful and multiply you;
increase their number, as he did in Egypt, even amidst all their afflictions; and much more might they expect this blessing in the land of Canaan, when settled there, which is the original blessing of mankind, see ( Genesis 1:28 ) ( 9:1 ) ; and establish my covenant with you;
not the new covenant spoken of in ( Jeremiah 31:31 ) ; as Jarchi and other Jewish writers F12 suggest; for that was not to take place but in future time, under the Gospel dispensation; but rather the covenant made with them at Sinai, though perhaps it chiefly respects the covenant made with their ancestors concerning multiplication of their seed as the stars of heaven and the sand of the sea, ( Genesis 15:5 ) ( 22:17 ) , since it follows upon the promise of an increase of them.


FOOTNOTES:

F12 Torat Cohenim, apud Yalkut, par. 1. fol. 196. 3.

Leviticus 26:9 In-Context

7 And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.
8 And five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand; and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.
9 And I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and will establish my covenant with you.
10 And ye shall eat old store long kept, and ye shall bring forth the old because of the new.
11 And I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you.