Leviticus 26:21

21 And if ye walk contrary[a] unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.

Leviticus 26:21 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 26:21

And if ye walk contrary unto me
To his mind and will, to his laws, commands, and ordinances, showing no regard unto them by a walk and conversation agreeably to them, but neglecting and breaking them continually; or by chance, as the Targum of Jonathan, not with any intention and design to obey the Lord, and to honour and glorify him, but in a careless and indifferent manner, having no regard to the law of God, only now and then, as it happens, act according to it, but having no concern for the honour and glory of God: and will not hearken unto me;
to his voice in his laws and his precepts, or by his prophets, exhorting them to obedience to them: I will bring seven times more plagues upon you, according to your
sins;
greater and sorer punishments still, and these more frequently repeated, and in proportion to their transgressions of his righteous laws.

Leviticus 26:21 In-Context

19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:
20 And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.
21 And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.
22 I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate.
23 And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me;

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. contrary...: or, at all adventures with me