Leviticus 25:18

18 1"Therefore you shall do my statutes and keep my rules and perform them, and then 2you will dwell in the land securely.

Leviticus 25:18 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 25:18

Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and
do them
These and all others he enjoined; by which tenure, even obedience to all his commands, moral, ritual, and judicial, they were to hold the land of Canaan, and their possessions in it, which is intended in the next clause: and ye shall dwell in the land in safety;
without any fear of enemies, or of the neighbouring nations about them seizing upon them, and distressing them; and Jarchi observes, that it was for transgressing the sabbatical year that Israel was carried captive, which he thinks is intimated in ( 2 Chronicles 36:21 ) ; and that the seventy years' captivity in Babylon were for the seventy sabbatical years that had been neglected.

Leviticus 25:18 In-Context

16 If the years are many, you shall increase the price, and if the years are few, you shall reduce the price, for it is the number of the crops that he is selling to you.
17 You shall not wrong one another, but you shall fear your God, for I am the LORD your God.
18 "Therefore you shall do my statutes and keep my rules and perform them, and then you will dwell in the land securely.
19 The land will yield its fruit, and you will eat your fill and dwell in it securely.
20 And if you say, 'What shall we eat in the seventh year, if we may not sow or gather in our crop?'

Cross References 2

  • 1. See Leviticus 18:4, 5
  • 2. Leviticus 26:5, 6; Deuteronomy 12:10; [Proverbs 1:33; Jeremiah 23:6; Ezekiel 34:25, 28]