Leviticus 26:33

33 I will scatter you among the nations and will draw out my sword and pursue you. Your land will be laid waste, and your cities will lie in ruins.

Leviticus 26:33 in Other Translations

KJV
33 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.
ESV
33 And I will scatter you among the nations, and I will unsheathe the sword after you, and your land shall be a desolation, and your cities shall be a waste.
NLT
33 I will scatter you among the nations and bring out my sword against you. Your land will become desolate, and your cities will lie in ruins.
MSG
33 I'll scatter you all over the world and keep after you with the point of my sword in your backs. There'll be nothing left in your land, nothing going on in your cities.
CSB
33 But I will scatter you among the nations, and I will draw a sword [to chase] after you. So your land will become desolate, and your cities will become ruins.

Leviticus 26:33 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 26:33

And I will scatter you among the Heathen
As with a fan, ( Jeremiah 15:7 ) ; so they were at the time of the Assyrian and Babylonish captivities, some were carried to one place, and some to another, some fled to one place, and some to another, and they are at this day scattered among the several nations of the world; and will draw out a sword after you;
draw it out of its scabbard, and with it pursue after them, when fleeing or going whither they should not; as the remainder of the Jews in Judea sought to go to Egypt, contrary to the will of God, ( Jeremiah 42:16 ) ; see ( Leviticus 26:25 ) ; and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste;
for want of men to till the one, and inhabit the other.

Leviticus 26:33 In-Context

31 I will turn your cities into ruins and lay waste your sanctuaries, and I will take no delight in the pleasing aroma of your offerings.
32 I myself will lay waste the land, so that your enemies who live there will be appalled.
33 I will scatter you among the nations and will draw out my sword and pursue you. Your land will be laid waste, and your cities will lie in ruins.
34 Then the land will enjoy its sabbath years all the time that it lies desolate and you are in the country of your enemies; then the land will rest and enjoy its sabbaths.
35 All the time that it lies desolate, the land will have the rest it did not have during the sabbaths you lived in it.

Cross References 5

  • 1. Jeremiah 40:15; Jeremiah 50:17; Ezekiel 34:6; Joel 3:2
  • 2. Deuteronomy 4:27; Deuteronomy 28:64; Nehemiah 1:8; Psalms 44:11; Psalms 106:27; Jeremiah 4:11; Jeremiah 9:16; Jeremiah 13:24; Jeremiah 31:10; Ezekiel 5:10; Ezekiel 12:15; Ezekiel 17:21; Ezekiel 20:23; Ezekiel 22:15; Zechariah 7:14
  • 3. Jeremiah 42:16; Amos 9:4
  • 4. Isaiah 49:19; Jeremiah 7:34
  • 5. ver 31; 1 Samuel 15:22; Job 36:11; Jeremiah 40:3