Bible: Lev 26:14-33

The Consequences of Disobedience

26:14‘If, however, 1  you do not obey me and keep 2  all these commandments 26:15 if you reject my statutes and abhor my regulations so that you do not keep 3  all my commandments and you break my covenant 26:16 I for my part 4  will do this to you: I will inflict horror on you, consumption and fever, which diminish eyesight and drain away the vitality of life. 5  You will sow your seed in vain because 6  your enemies will eat it. 7  26:17 I will set my face against you. You will be struck down before your enemies, those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee when there is no one pursuing you.

26:18‘If, in spite of all these things, 8  you do not obey me, I will discipline you seven times more on account of your sins. 9  26:19 I will break your strong pride and make your sky like iron and your land like bronze. 26:20 Your strength will be used up in vain, your land will not give its yield, and the trees of the land 10  will not produce their fruit.

26:21‘If you walk in hostility against me 11  and are not willing to obey me, I will increase your affliction 12  seven times according to your sins. 26:22 I will send the wild animals 13  against you and they will bereave you of your children, 14  annihilate your cattle, and diminish your population 15  so that your roads will become deserted.

26:23‘If in spite of these things 16  you do not allow yourselves to be disciplined and you walk in hostility against me, 17  26:24 I myself will also walk in hostility against you and strike you 18  seven times on account of your sins. 26:25 I will bring on you an avenging sword, a covenant vengeance. 19  Although 20  you will gather together into your cities, I will send pestilence among you and you will be given into enemy hands. 21  26:26 When I break off your supply of bread, 22  ten women will bake your bread in one oven; they will ration your bread by weight, 23  and you will eat and not be satisfied.

26:27‘If in spite of this 24  you do not obey me but walk in hostility against me, 25  26:28 I will walk in hostile rage against you 26  and I myself will also discipline you seven times on account of your sins. 26:29 You will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters. 27  26:30 I will destroy your high places and cut down your incense altars, 28  and I will stack your dead bodies on top of the lifeless bodies of your idols. 29  I will abhor you. 30  26:31 I will lay your cities waste 31  and make your sanctuaries desolate, and I will refuse to smell your soothing aromas. 26:32 I myself will make the land desolate and your enemies who live in it will be appalled. 26:33 I will scatter you among the nations and unsheathe the sword 32  after you, so your land will become desolate and your cities will become a waste.

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