Promise of Blessing and Retribution(A)

26 ‘You shall (B)not make idols for yourselves;

neither a carved image nor a sacred pillar shall you rear up for yourselves;

nor shall you set up an engraved stone in your land, to bow down to it;

for I am the Lord your God.

(C)You shall [a]keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary:

I am the Lord.

(D)‘If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them,

(E)then I will give you rain in its season, (F)the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.

(G)Your threshing shall last till the time of vintage, and the vintage shall last till the time of sowing;

you shall eat your bread to the full, and (H)dwell in your land safely.

(I)I will give peace in the land, and (J)you shall lie down, and none will make you afraid;

I will rid the land of (K)evil[b] beasts,

and (L)the sword will not go through your land.

You will chase your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword before you.

(M)Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight;

your enemies shall fall by the sword before you.

‘For I will (N)look on you favorably and (O)make you fruitful, multiply you and confirm My (P)covenant with you.

10 You shall eat the (Q)old harvest, and clear out the old because of the new.

11 (R)I will set My [c]tabernacle among you, and My soul shall not abhor you.

12 (S)I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people.

13 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves;

I have broken the bands of your (T)yoke and made you walk [d]upright.

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 26:2 observe
  2. Leviticus 26:6 wild beasts
  3. Leviticus 26:11 dwelling place
  4. Leviticus 26:13 erect

Blessings on Obedience(A)

28 “Now it shall come to pass, (B)if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God (C)will set you high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and (D)overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:

(E)“Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be (F)in the country.

“Blessed shall be (G)the [a]fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.

“Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.

(H)“Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.

“The Lord (I)will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.

“The Lord will (J)command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you (K)set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

(L)“The Lord will establish you as a holy people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways. 10 Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are (M)called by the name of the Lord, and they shall be (N)afraid of you. 11 And (O)the Lord will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the Lord [b]swore to your fathers to give you. 12 The Lord will open to you His good [c]treasure, the heavens, (P)to give the rain to your land in its season, and (Q)to bless all the work of your hand. (R)You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. 13 And the Lord will make (S)you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you [d]heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them. 14 (T)So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right or the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 28:4 offspring
  2. Deuteronomy 28:11 promised
  3. Deuteronomy 28:12 storehouse
  4. Deuteronomy 28:13 listen to