Leviticus 26:20

20 Your strength shall be spent to no purpose: your land shall not yield its produce, and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit.

Leviticus 26:20 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 26:20

And your strength shall be spent in vain
In endeavouring to till the ground, to plough, or sow, or to dig about the vines or olives, and prune them; for your land shall not yield its increase;
produce corn, and bring forth grass, the one for the use of men, the other for the use of the cattle, and therefore both must starve: neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits;
such as vines, olives, figs, pomegranates which were very plentiful in the land of Judea, and on which they much lived, and on which their more comfortable subsistence at least depended, see ( Habakkuk 3:17 ) ; all this is the reverse of ( Leviticus 26:4 Leviticus 26:5 Leviticus 26:10 ) .

Leviticus 26:20 In-Context

18 And if in spite of this you will not obey me, I will continue to punish you sevenfold for your sins.
19 I will break your proud glory, and I will make your sky like iron and your earth like copper.
20 Your strength shall be spent to no purpose: your land shall not yield its produce, and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit.
21 If you continue hostile to me, and will not obey me, I will continue to plague you sevenfold for your sins.
22 I will let loose wild animals against you, and they shall bereave you of your children and destroy your livestock; they shall make you few in number, and your roads shall be deserted.