1 “‘You shall make for yourselves no idols, neither shall you raise up an
engraved image or a pillar, neither shall you place any figured stone in
your land, to bow down to it: for I am Yahweh your God.
2 “‘You shall
keep my Sabbaths, and have reverence for my sanctuary. I am Yahweh.
3 “‘If you
walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; 4 then I will
give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and
the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. 5 Your threshing shall
reach to the vintage, and the vintage shall reach to the sowing time; and
you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.
6 “‘I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and no one
will make you afraid; and I will remove evil animals out of the
land, neither shall the sword go through your land. 7 You shall chase
your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. 8 Five of you
shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand; and
your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.
9 “‘I will have respect for
you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and will establish my covenant
with you. 10 You shall eat old store long kept, and you shall
move out the old because of the new. 11 I will set my tent among you:
and my soul won’t abhor you. 12 I will walk among you, and will be
your God, and you will be my people. 13 I am Yahweh your God, who
brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their
slaves; and I have broken the bars of your yoke, and made you go
14 “‘But if you will not listen to me, and will not do all
these commandments; 15 and if you shall reject my statutes, and if
your soul abhors my ordinances, so that you will not do all my
commandments, but break my covenant; 16 I also will do this to you: I will
appoint terror over you, even consumption and fever, that shall consume the
eyes, and make the soul to pine away; and you will sow your seed in
vain, for your enemies will eat it. 17 I will set my face against you,
and you will be struck before your enemies. Those who hate you will
rule over you; and you will flee when no one pursues you.
you in spite of these things will not listen to me, then I will chastise you
seven times more for your sins. 19 I will break the pride of your power,
and I will make your sky like iron, and your soil like brass; 20 and your
strength will be spent in vain; for your land won’t yield its increase,
neither will the trees of the land yield their fruit.
21 “‘If you walk
contrary to me, and won’t listen to me, then I will bring seven times more
plagues on you according to your sins. 22 I will send the wild animals
among you, which will rob you of your children, destroy your
cattle, and make you few in number; and your roads will become desolate.
23 “‘If by these things you won’t be reformed to me, but will walk
contrary to me; 24 then I will also walk contrary to you; and I will
strike you, even I, seven times for your sins. 25 I will bring a sword upon
you, that will execute the vengeance of the covenant; and you will be
gathered together within your cities: and I will send the pestilence among
you; and you will be delivered into the hand of the enemy. 26 When I
break your staff of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and
they shall deliver your bread again by weight: and you shall eat, and
not be satisfied.
27 “‘If you in spite of this won’t listen to me, but
walk contrary to me; 28 then I will walk contrary to you in wrath; and I
also will chastise you seven times for your sins. 29 You will eat
the flesh of your sons, and you will eat the flesh of your daughters.
30 I will destroy your high places, and cut down your incense altars, and cast
your dead bodies upon the bodies of your idols; and my soul will abhor you.
31 I will lay your cities waste, and will bring your sanctuaries to
desolation, and I will not take delight in the sweet fragrence of your offerings. 32 I will
bring the land into desolation; and your enemies that dwell therein will be
astonished at it. 33 I will scatter you among the nations, and I will draw
out the sword after you: and your land will be a desolation, and your cities
shall be a waste. 34 Then the land will enjoy its sabbaths as long as it
lies desolate and you are in your enemies’ land. Even then the
land will rest and enjoy its sabbaths. 35 As long as it lies desolate it shall
have rest, even the rest which it didn’t have in your sabbaths, when you
lived on it.
36 “‘As for those of you who are left, I will send a faintness
into their hearts in the lands of their enemies: and the sound of a driven
leaf will put them to flight; and they shall flee, as one flees from the sword; and
they will fall when no one pursues. 37 They will stumble over one another,
as it were before the sword, when no one pursues: and you will have no
power to stand before your enemies. 38 You will perish among the
nations, and the land of your enemies will eat you up. 39 Those of you who are
left will pine away in their iniquity in your enemies’ lands; and
also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them.
40 “‘If they confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers,
in their trespass which they trespassed against me, and also that, because
they walked contrary to me, 41 I also walked contrary to them, and brought
them into the land of their enemies: if then their uncircumcised heart is
humbled, and they then accept the punishment of their iniquity; 42 then I
will remember my covenant with Jacob; and also my covenant with Isaac, and
also my covenant with Abraham; and I will remember the land.
43 The land also will be left by them, and will enjoy its sabbaths
while it lies desolate without them: and they will accept the punishment
of their iniquity; because, even because they rejected my ordinances, and
their soul abhorred my statutes. 44 Yet for all that, when they are in the
land of their enemies, I will not reject them, neither will I abhor them, to
destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them; for I am Yahweh
their God; 45 but I will for their sake remember the covenant of their
ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the
nations, that I might be their God. I am Yahweh.’”
46 These are the statutes,
ordinances and laws, which Yahweh made between him and the children of
Israel in Mount Sinai by Moses.
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