22 for those blessed by the Lord[a] shall (A)inherit the land,
    but those cursed by him (B)shall be cut off.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 37:22 Hebrew by him

I will send it out, declares the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter the house of the thief, and the house of (A)him who swears falsely by my name. And (B)it shall remain in his house and (C)consume it, both timber and stones.”

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(A)If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the Lord of hosts, then I will send (B)the curse upon you and I will curse (C)your blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you do not lay it to heart.

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Punishment for Disobedience

14 (A)“But if you will not listen to me and will not do all these commandments, 15 if you spurn my statutes, and if your soul abhors my rules, so that you will not do all my commandments, but (B)break my covenant, 16 then I will do this to you: I will visit you with panic, with (C)wasting disease and fever that consume the eyes and make the heart ache. And (D)you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. 17 I will (E)set my face against you, and (F)you shall be struck down before your enemies. (G)Those who hate you shall rule over you, and (H)you shall flee when none pursues you. 18 And if in spite of this you will not listen to me, then I will discipline you again (I)sevenfold for your sins, 19 and I will break (J)the pride of your power, and I (K)will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze. 20 And (L)your strength shall be spent in vain, for (M)your land shall not yield its increase, and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit.

21 (N)“Then if you walk contrary to me and will not listen to me, I will continue striking you, sevenfold for your sins. 22 And (O)I will let loose the wild beasts against you, which shall bereave you of your children and destroy your livestock and make you few in number, so that (P)your roads shall be deserted.

23 “And (Q)if by this discipline you are not turned to me (R)but walk contrary to me, 24 (S)then I also will walk contrary to you, and I myself will strike you sevenfold for your sins. 25 And (T)I will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute vengeance for the covenant. And if you gather within your cities, (U)I will send pestilence among you, and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. 26 (V)When I break your supply[a] of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in a single oven and shall dole out your bread again by weight, and (W)you shall eat and not be satisfied.

27 “But (X)if in spite of this you will not listen to me, but walk contrary to me, 28 then I will walk contrary to you (Y)in fury, and I myself will discipline you (Z)sevenfold for your sins. 29 (AA)You shall eat the flesh of your sons, and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters. 30 And (AB)I will destroy your high places and cut down your incense altars and (AC)cast your dead bodies upon the dead bodies of your idols, and my soul will abhor you. 31 And I will (AD)lay your cities waste and will (AE)make your sanctuaries desolate, and (AF)I will not smell your pleasing aromas. 32 And (AG)I myself will devastate the land, so that your enemies who settle in it shall be (AH)appalled at it. 33 And (AI)I will scatter you among the nations, and I will unsheathe the sword after you, and your land shall be a desolation, and your cities shall be a waste.

34 (AJ)“Then the land shall enjoy[b] its Sabbaths as long as it lies desolate, while you are in your enemies' land; then the land shall rest, and enjoy its Sabbaths. 35 As long as it lies desolate it shall have rest, the rest that it did not have on your Sabbaths when you were dwelling in it. 36 And as for those of you who are left, (AK)I will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. The (AL)sound of a (AM)driven leaf shall put them to flight, and they shall flee as one flees from the sword, and they shall fall when none pursues. 37 They shall stumble over one another, as if to escape a sword, though none pursues. And (AN)you shall have no power to stand before your enemies. 38 And you shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up. 39 And those of you who are left shall (AO)rot away in your enemies' lands because of their iniquity, and also because of the iniquities of their fathers they shall rot away like them.

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 26:26 Hebrew staff
  2. Leviticus 26:34 Or pay for; twice in this verse; also verse 43

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