26 1YOU SHALL make for yourselves no idols nor shall you erect a graven image, pillar, or obelisk, nor shall you place any figured stone in your land to which or on which to bow down; for I am the Lord your God. 2You shall keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary. I am the Lord. 3If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments and do them, 4I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase and the trees of the field yield their fruit. 5And your threshing [time] shall reach to the vintage and the vintage [time] shall reach to the sowing time, and you shall eat your bread to the full and dwell in your land securely. 6I will give peace in the land; you shall lie down and none shall fill you with dread or make you afraid; and I will clear ferocious (wild) beasts out of the land, and no sword shall go through your land. 7And you shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. 8Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight; your enemies shall fall before you by the sword. 9For I will be leaning toward you with favor and regard for you, rendering you fruitful, multiplying you, and establishing and ratifying My covenant with you. 10And you shall eat the [abundant] old store of produce long kept, and clear out the old [to make room] for the new. 11I will set My dwelling in and among you, and My soul shall not despise or reject or separate itself from you. 12And I will walk in and with and among you and will be your God, and you shall be My people. 13I am the Lord your God, Who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that you should no more be slaves; and I have broken the bars of your yoke and made you walk erect [as free men]. 14But if you will not hearken to Me and will not do all these commandments, 15And if you spurn and despise My statutes, and if your soul despises and rejects My ordinances, so that you will not do all My commandments, but break My covenant, 16I will do this: I will appoint over you [sudden] terror (trembling, trouble), even consumption and fever that consume and waste the eyes and make the [physical] life pine away. You shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. 17I [the Lord] will set My face against you and [L]you shall be defeated and slain before your enemies; they who hate you shall rule over you; you shall flee when no one pursues you. 18And if in spite of all this you still will not listen and be obedient to Me, then I will chastise and discipline you seven times more for your sins. 19And I will break and humble your pride in your power, and I will make your heavens as iron [yielding no answer, no blessing, no rain] and your earth [as sterile] as brass. 20And your strength shall be spent in vain, for your land shall not yield its increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruit. 21If you walk contrary to Me and will not heed Me, I will bring seven times more plagues upon you, according to your sins. 22I will loose the wild beasts of the field among you, which shall rob you of your children, destroy your livestock, and make you few so that your roads shall be deserted and desolate. 23If by these means you are not turned to Me but determine to walk contrary to Me, 24I also will walk contrary to you, and I will smite you seven times for your sins. 25And I will bring a sword upon you that shall execute the vengeance [for the breaking] of My covenant; and you shall be gathered together within your cities, and I will send the pestilence among you, and you shall be delivered into the hands of the enemy. 26When I break your staff of bread and cut off your supply of food, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall ration your bread and deliver it again by weight; and you shall eat, and not be satisfied. 27And if in spite of all this you will not listen and give heed to Me but walk contrary to Me, 28Then I will walk contrary to you in wrath, and I also will chastise you seven times for your sins. 29You shall eat the flesh of your sons and of your daughters. 30And I will destroy your high places [devoted to idolatrous worship], and cut down your sun-images, and throw your dead bodies upon the [wrecked] bodies of your idols, and My soul shall abhor you [with deep and unutterable loathing]. 31I will lay your cities waste, bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not smell the fragrance of your sweet and soothing odors [of offerings made by fire]. 32And I will bring the land into desolation, and your enemies who dwell in it shall be astonished at it. 33I will scatter you among the nations and draw out [your enemies’] sword after you; and your land shall be desolate and your cities a waste. 34Then shall the land [of Israel have the opportunity to] enjoy its sabbaths as long as it lies desolate and you are in your enemies’ land; then shall the land rest, to enjoy and receive payments for its sabbaths [divinely ordained for it]. 35As long as it lies desolate and waste, it shall have rest, the rest it did not have in your sabbaths when you dwelt upon it. 36As for those who are left of you, I will send dejection (lack of courage, a faintness) into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; the sound of a driven leaf shall put them to hasty and tumultuous flight, and they shall flee as if from the sword, and fall when no one pursues them. 37They shall stumble over one another as if to escape a sword when no one pursues them; and you shall have no power to stand before your enemies. 38You shall perish among the nations; the land of your enemies shall eat you up. 39And those of you who are left shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies’ lands; also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away like them. 40But if they confess their own and their fathers’ iniquity in their treachery which they committed against Me--and also that because they walked contrary to Me 41I also walked contrary to them and brought them into the land of their enemies--if then their uncircumcised hearts are humbled and they then accept the punishment for their iniquity, 42Then will I [earnestly] remember My covenant with Jacob, My covenant with Isaac, and My covenant with Abraham, and [earnestly] remember the land. 43But the land shall be left behind them and shall enjoy its sabbaths while it lies desolate without them; and they shall accept the punishment for their sins and make amends because they despised and rejected My ordinances and their soul scorned and rejected My statutes. 44And [M]yet for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not spurn and cast them away, neither will I despise and abhor them to destroy them utterly and to break My covenant with them, for I am the Lord their God. 45But I will for their sake [earnestly] remember the covenant with their forefathers whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God. I am the Lord. 46These are the statutes, ordinances, and laws which the Lord made between Him and the Israelites on Mount Sinai through Moses.
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