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Leviticus

Blessings for obedience.  Lv.26.1-13

1YOU SHALL NOT MAKE IDOLS for yourselves; you shall not erect a carved image or a sacred pillar; you shall not put a figured stone on your land to prostrate yourselves upon, because I am the LORD your God. 2You shall keep my sabbaths and revere my sanctuary. I am the LORD.

3If you conform to my statutes, if you observe my commandments and carry them out, 4I will give you rain at the proper time; the land shall yield its produce and the trees of the country-side their fruit. 5Threshing shall last till vintage and vintage till sowing; you shall eat your fill and live secure in your land. 6I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down to sleep with no one to terrify you. I will rid your land of dangerous beasts and it shall not be ravaged by war. 7You shall put your enemies to flight and they shall fall in battle before you. 8Five of you shall pursue a hundred and a hundred of you ten thousand; so shall your enemies fall in battle before you. 9I will look upon you with favour, I will make you fruitful and increase your numbers: I will give my covenant with you its full effect. 10Your old harvest shall last you in store until you have to clear out the old to make room for the new. 11I will establish my Tabernacle among you and will not spurn you. 12I will walk to and fro among you; I will become your God and you shall become my people. 13I am the LORD your God who brought you out of Egypt and let you be their slaves no longer; I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk upright.

Penalties.  Lv.26.14-46

14But if you do not listen to me, if you fail to keep all these commandments of mine, if you reject my statutes, 15if you spurn my judgements, and do not obey all my commandments, but break my covenant, 16then be sure that this is what I will do: I will bring upon you sudden terror, wasting disease, recurrent fever, and plagues that dim the sight and cause the appetite to fail. You shall sow your seed to no purpose, for your enemies shall eat the crop. 17I will set my face against you, and you shall be routed by your enemies. Those that hate you shall hound you on until you run when there is no pursuit.

18If after all this you do not listen to me, I will go on to punish you seven times over for your sins. 19I will break down your stubborn pride. I will make the sky above you like iron and the earth beneath you like bronze. 20Your strength shall be spent in vain; your land shall not yield its produce nor the trees of the land their fruit.

21If you still defy me and refuse to listen, I will multiply your calamities seven times, as your sins deserve. 22I will send wild beasts among you; they shall tear your children from you, destroy your cattle and bring your numbers low; and your roads shall be deserted. 23If after all this you have not learnt discipline but still defy me, 24I in turn will defy you and scourge you seven times over for your sins. 25I will bring war in vengeance upon you, vengeance irrevocable under covenant; you shall be herded into your cities, I will send pestilence among you, and you shall be given over to the enemy. 26I will cut short your daily bread until ten women can bake your bread in a single oven; they shall dole it out by weight, and though you eat, you shall not be satisfied.

27If in spite of this you do not listen to me and still defy me, 28I will defy you in anger, and I myself will punish you seven times over for your sins. 29Instead of meat you shall eat your sons and your daughters. 30I will destroy your hill-shrines and demolish your incense-altars. I will pile your rotting carcasses on the rotting logs rotting logs: or effigies that were your idols, and I will spurn you. 31I will make your cities desolate and destroy your sanctuaries; the soothing odour of your offerings I will not accept. 32I will destroy your land, and the enemies who occupy it shall be appalled. 33I will scatter you among the heathen, and I will pursue you with the naked sword; your land shall be desolate and your cities heaps of rubble. 34Then, all the time that it lies desolate, while you are in exile in the land of your enemies, your land shall enjoy its sabbaths to the full. 35All the time of its desolation it shall have the sabbath rest which it did not have when you lived there. 36And I will make those of you who are left in the land of your enemies so ridden with fear that, when a leaf flutters behind them in the wind, they shall run as if it were the sword behind them; they shall fall with no one in pursuit. 37Though no one pursues them they shall stumble over one another, as if the sword were behind them, and there shall be no stand made against the enemy. 38You shall meet your end among the heathen, and your enemies' land shall swallow you up. 39Those who are left shall pine away in an enemy land under their own iniquities; and with their fathers' iniquities upon them too, they shall pine away as they did.

40But though they confess their iniquity, their own and their fathers', their treachery, and even their defiance of me, 41I will defy them in my turn and carry them off into their enemies' land. Yet if then their stubborn spirit is broken and they accept their punishment in full, 42I will remember my covenant with Jacob and my covenant with Isaac, yes, and my covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land. 43The land shall be rid of its people and enjoy in full its sabbaths while it lies desolate, and they shall pay in full the penalty because they rejected my judgements and spurned my statutes. 44Yet even then, in their enemies' land, I shall not have rejected nor spurned them, bringing them to an end and so breaking my covenant with them, because I am the LORD their God. 45I will remember on their behalf the covenant with the men of former times whom I brought out of Egypt in full sight of all the nations, that I might be their God. I am the LORD.

46These are the statutes, the judgements, and the laws which the LORD established between himself and the Israelites on Mount Sinai through Moses.


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