Leviticus 26; Leviticus 27

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Leviticus 26

1 I am the Lord your God. You shall not make to yourselves any idol or graven thing: neither shall you erect pillars, nor set up a remarkable stone in your land, to adore it. For I am the Lord your God.
2 Keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary. I am the Lord.
3 If you walk in my precepts, and keep my commandments, and do them, I will give you rain in due seasons.
4 And the ground shall bring forth its increase: and the trees shall be filled with fruit.
5 The threshing of your harvest shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land without fear.
6 I will give peace in your coasts: you shall sleep, and there shall be none to make you afraid. I will take away evil beasts: and the sword shall not pass through your quarters.
7 You shall pursue your enemies: and they shall fall before you.
8 Five of yours shall pursue a hundred others: and a hundred of you ten thousand. Your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.
9 I will look on you, and make you increase: you shall be multiplied, and I will establish my covenant with you.
10 You shall eat the oldest of the old store: and, new coming on, you shall cast away the old.
11 I will set my tabernacle in the midst of you: and my soul shall not cast you off.
12 I will walk among you, and will be your God: and you shall be my people.
13 I am the Lord your God: who have brought you out of the land of the Egyptians, that you should not serve them: and who have broken the chains of your necks, that you might go upright.
14 But if you will not hear me, nor do all my commandments:
15 If you despise my laws, and contemn my judgments so as not to do those things which are appointed by me, and to make void my covenant:
16 I also will do these things to you. I will quickly visit you with poverty, and burning heat, which shall waste your eyes, and consume your lives. You shall sow your seed in vain, which shall be devoured by your enemies.
17 I will set my face against you, and you shall fall down before your enemies: and shall be made subject to them that hate you. You shall flee when no man pursueth you.
18 But if you will not yet for all this obey me: I will chastise you seven times more for your sins.
19 And I will break the pride of your stubbornness: and I will make to you the heaven above as iron, and the earth as brass.
20 Your labour shall be spent in vain: the ground shall not bring forth her increase: nor the trees yield their fruit.
21 If you walk contrary to me, and will not hearken to me, I will bring seven times more plagues upon you for your sins.
22 And I will send in upon you the beasts of the field, to destroy you and your cattle, and make you few in number: and that your highways may be desolate.
23 And if even so you will not amend, but will walk contrary to me:
24 I also will walk contrary to you, and will strike you seven times for your sins.
25 And I will bring in upon you the sword that shall avenge my covenant. And when you shall flee into the cities, I will send the pestilence in the midst of you. And you shall be delivered into the hands of your enemies,
26 After I shall have broken the staff of your bread: so that ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and give it out by weight: and you shall eat, and shall not be filled,
27 But if you will not for all this hearken to me, but will walk against me
28 I will also go against you with opposite fury: and I will chastise you with seven plagues for your sins,
29 So that you shall eat the flesh of your sons and of your daughters.
30 I will destroy your high places, and break your idols. You shall fall among the ruins of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.
31 Insomuch that I will bring your cities to be a wilderness: and I will make your sanctuaries desolate: and will receive no more your sweet odours.
32 And I will destroy your land: and your enemies shall be astonished at it, when they shall be the inhabitants thereof.
33 And I will scatter you among the Gentiles: and I will draw out the sword after you. And your land shall be desert, and your cities destroyed.
34 Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths all the days of her desolation. When you shall be
35 In the enemy’s land, she shall keep a sabbath, and rest in the sabbaths of her desolation: because she did not rest in your sabbaths, when you dwelt therein.
36 And as to them that shall remain of you I will send fear in their hearts in the countries of their enemies. The sound of a flying leaf shall terrify them: and they shall flee as it were from the sword. They shall fall, when no man pursueth them.
37 And they shall every one fall upon their brethren as fleeing from wars: none of you shall dare to resist your enemies.
38 You shall perish among the Gentiles: and an enemy’s land shall consume you.
39 And if of them also some remain, they shall pine away in their iniquities, in the land of their enemies: and they shall be afflicted for the sins of their fathers, and their own.
40 Until they confess their iniquities, and the iniquities of their ancestors, whereby they have transgressed against me, and walked contrary unto me.
41 Therefore I also will walk against them, and bring them into their enemies’ land until their uncircumcised mind be ashamed. Then shall they pray for their sins.
42 And I will remember my covenant, that I made with Jacob, and Isaac, and Abraham. I will remember also the land:
43 Which when she shall be left by them, shall enjoy her sabbaths, being desolate for them. But they shall pray for their sins, because they rejected my judgments, and despised my laws.
44 And yet for all that when they were in the land of their enemies, I did not cast them off altogether. Neither did I so despise them that they should be quite consumed: and I should make void my covenant with them. For I am the Lord their God.
45 And I will remember my former covenant, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt, in the sight of the Gentiles, to be their God. I am the Lord.
46 (26-45) These are the judgments, and precepts, and laws, which the Lord gave between him and the children of Israel, in mount Sinai, by the hand of Moses.
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Leviticus 27

1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
2 Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them: The man that shall have made a vow, and promised his soul to God, shall give the price according to estimation.
3 If it be a man from twenty years old unto sixty years old, he shall give fifty sicles of silver, after the weight of the sanctuary:
4 If a woman, thirty.
5 But from the fifth year until the twentieth, a man shall give twenty sicles: a woman ten.
6 From one month until the fifth year, for a male shall be given five sicles: for a female three.
7 A man that is sixty years old or upward, shall give fifteen sicles: a woman ten.
8 If he be poor, and not able to pay the estimation, he shall stand before the priest: and as much as he shall value him at, and see him able to pay, so much shall he give.
9 But a beast that may be sacrificed to the Lord, if any one shall vow, shall be holy,
10 And cannot be changed: that is to say, neither a better for a worse, nor a worse for a better. And if he shall change it: both that which was changed, and that for which it was changed, shall be consecrated to the Lord.
11 An unclean beast, which cannot be sacrificed to the Lord, if any man shall vow, shall be brought before the priest:
12 Who judging whether it be good or bad, shall set the price.
13 Which, if he that offereth it will give, he shall add above the estimation the fifth part.
14 If a man shall vow his house, and sanctify it to the Lord, the priest shall consider it, whether it be good or bad: and it shall be sold according to the price, which he shall appoint.
15 But if he that vowed, will redeem it, he shall give the fifth part of the estimation over and above: and shall have the house.
16 And if he vow the field of his possession, and consecrate it to the Lord, the price shall be rated according to the measure of the seed. If the ground be sown with thirty bushels of barley, let it be sold for fifty sicles of silver.
17 If he vow his field immediately from the year of jubilee that is beginning: as much as it may be worth, at so much it shall be rated.
18 But if some time after, the priest shall reckon the money according to the number of years that remain until the jubilee, and the price shall be abated.
19 And if he that had vowed, will redeem his field, he shall add the fifth part of the money of the estimation, and shall possess it.
20 And if he will not redeem it, but it be sold to any other man, he that vowed it, may not redeem it any more.
21 For when the day of jubilee cometh, it shall be sanctified to the Lord, and as a possession consecrated, pertaineth to the right of the priest.
22 If a field that was bought, and not of a man’s ancestors’ possession, be sanctified to the Lord:
23 The priest shall reckon the price according to the number of years, unto the jubilee. And he that had vowed, shall give that to the Lord.
24 But in the jubilee, it shall return to the former owner, who had sold it, and had it in the lot of his possession.
25 All estimation shall be made according to the sicle of the sanctuary. A sicle hath twenty obols.
26 The firstborn, which belong to the Lord, no man may sanctify and vow: whether it be bullock, or sheep, they are the Lord’s.
27 And if it be an unclean beast, he that offereth it shall redeem it, according to thy estimation, and shall add the fifth part of the price. If he will not redeem it, it shall be sold to another for how much soever it was estimated by thee.
28 Any thing that is devoted to the Lord, whether it be man, or beast, or field, shall not be sold: neither may it be redeemed. Whatsoever is once consecrated shall be holy of holies to the Lord.
29 And any consecration that is offered by man, shall not be redeemed, but dying shall die.
30 All tithes of the land, whether of corn, or of the fruits of trees, are the Lord’s, and are sanctified to him.
31 And if any man will redeem his tithes, he shall add the fifth part of them.
32 Of all the tithes of oxen, and sheep, and goats, that pass under the shepherd’s rod, every tenth that cometh shall be sanctified to the Lord.
33 It shall not be chosen neither good nor bad, neither shall it be changed for another. If any man change it: both that which was changed, and that for which it was changed, shall be sanctified to the Lord, and shall not be redeemed.
34 These are the precepts which the Lord commanded Moses for the children of Israel in mount Sinai.
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