26"Do not make idols or set up carved images, or sacred pillars, or sculptured stones in your land so you may worship them. I am the LORD your God.H6213H457H6459H6965H4676H5414H4906H68H776H7812H3068H430 2You must keep my Sabbath days of rest and show reverence for my sanctuary. I am the LORD.H8104H7676H3372H4720H3068 3"If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands,H3212H2708H8104H4687H6213 4I will send you the seasonal rains. The land will then yield its crops, and the trees of the field will produce their fruit.H5414H1653H6256H776H5414H2981H6086H7704H5414H6529 5Your threshing season will overlap with the grape harvest, and your grape harvest will overlap with the season of planting grain. You will eat your fill and live securely in your own land.H1786H5381H1210H1210H5381H2233H398H3899H7648H3427H776H983 6"I will give you peace in the land, and you will be able to sleep with no cause for fear. I will rid the land of wild animals and keep your enemies out of your land.H5414H7965H776H7901H2729H7673H7451H2416H776H2719H5674H776 7In fact, you will chase down your enemies and slaughter them with your swords.H7291H341H5307H6440H2719 8Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand! All your enemies will fall beneath your sword.H2568H7291H3967H3967H7233H7291H341H5307H6440H2719 9"I will look favorably upon you, making you fertile and multiplying your people. And I will fulfill my covenant with you.H6437H6509H7235H6965H1285 10You will have such a surplus of crops that you will need to clear out the old grain to make room for the new harvest!H398H3462H3318H3465H6440H2319 11I will live among you, and I will not despise you.H5414H4908H8432H5315H1602 12I will walk among you; I will be your God, and you will be my people.H1980H8432H1961H430H1961H5971 13I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt so you would no longer be their slaves. I broke the yoke of slavery from your neck so you can walk with your heads held high.H3068H430H3318H776H4714H5650H7665H4133H5923H3212H6968 14"However, if you do not listen to me or obey all these commands,H8085H6213H4687 15and if you break my covenant by rejecting my decrees, treating my regulations with contempt, and refusing to obey my commands,H3988H2708H5315H1602H4941H6213H4687H6565H1285 16I will punish you. I will bring sudden terrors upon you—wasting diseases and burning fevers that will cause your eyes to fail and your life to ebb away. You will plant your crops in vain because your enemies will eat them.H6213H6485H928H7829H6920H3615H5869H1727H5315H2232H2233H7385H341H398 17I will turn against you, and you will be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you will rule over you, and you will run even when no one is chasing you!H5414H6440H5062H6440H341H8130H7287H5127H7291 18"And if, in spite of all this, you still disobey me, I will punish you seven times over for your sins.H5704H8085H3256H7651H3254H2403 19I will break your proud spirit by making the skies as unyielding as iron and the earth as hard as bronze.H7665H1347H5797H5414H8064H1270H776H5154 20All your work will be for nothing, for your land will yield no crops, and your trees will bear no fruit.H3581H8552H7385H776H5414H2981H6086H776H5414H6529 21"If even then you remain hostile toward me and refuse to obey me, I will inflict disaster on you seven times over for your sins.H3212H7147H14H8085H3254H7651H3254H4347H2403 22I will send wild animals that will rob you of your children and destroy your livestock. Your numbers will dwindle, and your roads will be deserted.H7971H7704H2416H7921H3772H929H4591H1870H8074 23"And if you fail to learn the lesson and continue your hostility toward me,H3256H1980H7147 24then I myself will be hostile toward you. I will personally strike you with calamity seven times over for your sins.H1980H7147H5221H1571H7651H2403 25I will send armies against you to carry out the curse of the covenant you have broken. When you run to your towns for safety, I will send a plague to destroy you there, and you will be handed over to your enemies.H935H2719H5358H5359H1285H622H413H5892H7971H1698H8432H5414H3027H341 26I will destroy your food supply, so that ten women will need only one oven to bake bread for their families. They will ration your food by weight, and though you have food to eat, you will not be satisfied.H7665H4294H3899H6235H802H644H3899H259H8574H7725H3899H7725H4948H398H7646 27"If in spite of all this you still refuse to listen and still remain hostile toward me,H2063H8085H1980H7147 28then I will give full vent to my hostility. I myself will punish you seven times over for your sins.H1980H7147H2534H637H3256H7651H2403 29Then you will eat the flesh of your own sons and daughters.H398H1320H1121H1320H1323H398 30I will destroy your pagan shrines and knock down your places of worship. I will leave your lifeless corpses piled on top of your lifeless idols, and I will despise you.H8045H1116H3772H2553H5414H6297H6297H1544H5315H1602 31I will make your cities desolate and destroy your places of pagan worship. I will take no pleasure in your offerings that should be a pleasing aroma to me.H5414H5892H2723H8074H4720H8074H7306H7381H5207 32Yes, I myself will devastate your land, and your enemies who come to occupy it will be appalled at what they see.H8074H776H8074H341H3427H8074 33I will scatter you among the nations and bring out my sword against you. Your land will become desolate, and your cities will lie in ruins.H2219H1471H7324H2719H310H776H8077H5892H2723 34Then at last the land will enjoy its neglected Sabbath years as it lies desolate while you are in exile in the land of your enemies. Then the land will finally rest and enjoy the Sabbaths it missed.H776H7521H7676H3117H8074H341H776H776H7673H7521H7676 35As long as the land lies in ruins, it will enjoy the rest you never allowed it to take every seventh year while you lived in it.H3117H8074H7673H7673H7676H3427 36"And for those of you who survive, I will demoralize you in the land of your enemies. You will live in such fear that the sound of a leaf driven by the wind will send you fleeing. You will run as though fleeing from a sword, and you will fall even when no one pursues you.H7604H935H4816H3824H776H341H6963H5086H5929H7291H5127H4499H2719H5307H7291 37Though no one is chasing you, you will stumble over each other as though fleeing from a sword. You will have no power to stand up against your enemies.H3782H376H251H6440H2719H7291H8617H6440H341 38You will die among the foreign nations and be devoured in the land of your enemies.H6H1471H776H341H398 39Those of you who survive will waste away in your enemies' lands because of their sins and the sins of their ancestors.H7604H4743H5771H341H776H5771H1H4743 40"But at last my people will confess their sins and the sins of their ancestors for betraying me and being hostile toward me.H3034H5771H5771H1H4604H4603H1980H7147 41When I have turned their hostility back on them and brought them to the land of their enemies, then at last their stubborn hearts will be humbled, and they will pay for their sins.H3212H7147H935H776H341H176H6189H3824H3665H7521H5771 42Then I will remember my covenant with Jacob and my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land.H2142H1285H3290H1285H3327H1285H85H2142H2142H776 43For the land must be abandoned to enjoy its years of Sabbath rest as it lies deserted. At last the people will pay for their sins, for they have continually rejected my regulations and despised my decrees.H776H5800H7521H7676H8074H7521H5771H3282H3282H3988H4941H5315H1602H2708 44"But despite all this, I will not utterly reject or despise them while they are in exile in the land of their enemies. I will not cancel my covenant with them by wiping them out, for I am the LORD their God.H637H2063H1571H776H341H3988H1602H3615H6565H1285H3068H430 45For their sakes I will remember my ancient covenant with their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of all the nations, that I might be their God. I am the LORD."H2142H1285H7223H3318H776H4714H5869H1471H430H3068 46These are the decrees, regulations, and instructions that the LORD gave through Moses on Mount Sinai as evidence of the relationship between himself and the Israelites.H2706H4941H8451H3068H5414H1121H3478H2022H5514H3027H4872
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