Leviticus 26:11

11 I will put my dwelling place[a] among you, and I will not abhor you.

Leviticus 26:11 in Other Translations

11 And I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you.
11 I will make my dwelling among you, and my soul shall not abhor you.
11 I will live among you, and I will not despise you.
11 "I'll set up my residence in your neighborhood; I won't avoid or shun you;
11 I will place My residence among you, and I will not reject you.

Leviticus 26:11 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 26:11

And I will set my tabernacle amongst you
Which God had directed them to make, and they had made, and also erected; but here he promises to fix and establish it among them, that so it might continue as a place for the public worship of him, and where he would take up his residence, and grant them his presence; so the Targum of Jonathan,

``I will put the Shechinah of my glory among you:''
and my soul shall not abhor you;
though in themselves, and because of their sins, loathsome and abominable; the Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan are,
``my Word shall not abhor you;''
and the whole may have respect to Christ, the Word made flesh, and tabernacling among them; the tabernacle being a type and emblem of the human nature of Christ, in which the fulness of the Godhead dwells bodily, and is the true tabernacle which God pitched and not man, ( John 1:14 ) ( Colossians 1:9 ) ( Hebrews 8:2 ) .

Leviticus 26:11 In-Context

9 “ ‘I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers, and I will keep my covenant with you.
10 You will still be eating last year’s harvest when you will have to move it out to make room for the new.
11 I will put my dwelling place among you, and I will not abhor you.
12 I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people.
13 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk with heads held high.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Exodus 25:8; Psalms 74:7; Psalms 76:2; Ezekiel 37:27
  • 2. ver 15,43,44; Deuteronomy 31:6; 1 Samuel 12:22; 1 Kings 6:13; 2 Kings 17:15

Footnotes 1

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