Leviticus 26:39-42

39 Those of you who are left will waste away in the lands of their enemies because of their sins; also because of their ancestors’ sins they will waste away.
40 “ ‘But if they will confess their sins and the sins of their ancestors—their unfaithfulness and their hostility toward me,
41 which made me hostile toward them so that I sent them into the land of their enemies—then when their uncircumcised hearts are humbled and they pay for their sin,
42 I will remember my covenant with Jacob and my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land.

Leviticus 26:39-42 Meaning and Commentary


In this chapter, after a repetition of some laws against idolatry, and concerning keeping sabbaths, and reverencing the sanctuary of God, Le 26:1,2; in order to encourage the Israelites to keep the various statutes and commandments in this book, and in the preceding, many promises are made of plenty, and peace, and safety from enemies, and of the presence of God with them, Le 26:3-13; and on the contrary, to such as should despise and break his commandments, the most grievous things are threatened, as diseases of body, destruction by their enemies, barrenness and unfruitfulness of land, the sore judgments of wild beasts, famine, sword, and pestilence, Le 26:14-39; and yet after all, when they should confess their sins, and were humbled for them, the Lord promises to remember the covenant he made with their ancestors, and would deal kindly with them, and not cast them away, and utterly destroy them, Le 26:40-46.

Cross References 12

  • 1. Exodus 20:5; Isaiah 14:21
  • 2. S ver 16; Isaiah 24:16; Ezekiel 4:17
  • 3. S Leviticus 5:5
  • 4. Psalms 32:5; Psalms 38:18
  • 5. Nehemiah 9:2; Psalms 106:6; Jeremiah 3:12-15; Jeremiah 14:20; Hosea 5:15; Luke 15:18; 1 John 1:9
  • 6. S ver 21
  • 7. Deuteronomy 10:16; Deuteronomy 30:6; Jeremiah 4:4; Jeremiah 9:25,26; Ezekiel 44:7,9; Acts 7:51
  • 8. 2 Chronicles 7:14; 2 Chronicles 12:6; Ezekiel 20:43
  • 9. Isaiah 6:7; Isaiah 33:24; Isaiah 40:2; Isaiah 53:5,6,11
  • 10. Genesis 22:15-18; Genesis 28:15; Genesis 35:11-12
  • 11. S Genesis 26:5
  • 12. S Exodus 2:24
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