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14 ‘But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments,

15 and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant,

16 I also will do this to you:

I will even appoint terror over you, (A)wasting disease and fever which shall (B)consume the eyes and (C)cause sorrow of heart.

And (D)you shall sow your seed [a]in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

17 I will [b]set (E)My face against you, and (F)you shall be defeated by your enemies.

(G)Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall (H)flee when no one pursues you.

18 ‘And after all this, if you do not obey Me, then I will punish you (I)seven times more for your sins.

19 I will (J)break the pride of your power;

I (K)will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze.

20 And your (L)strength shall be spent in vain;

for your (M)land shall not yield its produce, nor shall the trees of the land yield their fruit.

21 ‘Then, if you walk contrary to Me, and are not willing to obey Me, I will bring on you seven times more plagues, according to your sins.

22 (N)I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, destroy your livestock, and make you few in number;

and (O)your highways shall be desolate.

23 ‘And if (P)by these things you are not reformed by Me, but walk contrary to Me,

24 (Q)then I also will walk contrary to you, and I will punish you yet seven times for your sins.

25 And (R)I will bring a sword against you that will execute the vengeance of the covenant;

when you are gathered together within your cities (S)I will send pestilence among you;

and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

26 (T)When I have cut off your supply of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall bring back your bread by weight, (U)and you shall eat and not be satisfied.

27 ‘And after all this, if you do not obey Me, but walk contrary to Me,

28 then I also will walk contrary to you in fury;

and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.

29 (V)You[c] shall eat the flesh of your sons, and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters.

30 (W)I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars, and cast your carcasses on the lifeless forms of your idols;

and My soul shall abhor you.

31 I will lay your (X)cities waste and (Y)bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not (Z)smell the fragrance of your [d]sweet aromas.

32 (AA)I will bring the land to desolation, and your enemies who dwell in it shall be astonished at it.

33 (AB)I will scatter you among the nations and draw out a sword after you;

your land shall be desolate and your cities waste.

34 (AC)Then the land shall enjoy its sabbaths as long as it lies desolate and you are in your enemies’ land;

then the land shall rest and enjoy its sabbaths.

35 As long as it lies desolate it shall rest—

for the time it did not rest on your (AD)sabbaths when you dwelt in it.

36 ‘And as for those of you who are left, I will send (AE)faintness[e] into their hearts in the lands of their enemies;

the sound of a shaken leaf shall cause them to flee;

they shall flee as though fleeing from a sword, and they shall fall when no one pursues.

37 (AF)They shall stumble over one another, as it were before a sword, when no one pursues;

and (AG)you shall have no power to stand before your enemies.

38 You shall (AH)perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.

39 And those of you who are left (AI)shall [f]waste away in their iniquity in your enemies’ lands;

also in their (AJ)fathers’ iniquities, which are with them, they shall waste away.

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  1. Leviticus 26:16 without profit
  2. Leviticus 26:17 oppose you
  3. Leviticus 26:29 In time of famine
  4. Leviticus 26:31 pleasing
  5. Leviticus 26:36 fear
  6. Leviticus 26:39 rot away

15 (A)Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all the good things have come upon you which the Lord your God promised you, so the Lord will bring upon you (B)all harmful things, until He has destroyed you from this good land which the Lord your God has given you.

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10 We have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in His laws, which He set before us by His servants the prophets. 11 Yes, (A)all Israel has transgressed Your law, and has departed so as not to obey Your voice; therefore the curse and the oath written in the (B)Law of Moses the servant of God have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against Him. 12 And He has (C)confirmed His words, which He spoke against us and against our judges who judged us, by bringing upon us a great disaster; (D)for under the whole heaven such has never been done as what has been done to Jerusalem.

13 (E)“As it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come upon us; (F)yet we have not made our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities and understand Your truth. 14 Therefore the Lord has (G)kept the disaster in mind, and brought it upon us; for (H)the Lord our God is righteous in all the works which He does, though we have not obeyed His voice.

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(A)If you will not hear,
And if you will not take it to heart,
To give glory to My name,”
Says the Lord of hosts,
“I will send a curse upon you,
And I will curse your blessings.
Yes, I have cursed them (B)already,
Because you do not take it to heart.

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