Leviticus 26
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Additional Blessings of Obedience

1Ye shall make you no idols nor graue image, neither reare you vp any piller, neither shall ye set vp any image of stone in your lande to bowe downe vnto it: for I am the Lorde your God. 2Ye shall kepe my Sabbathes, and reuerence my sanctuarie: for I am the Lorde. 3If ye walke in my ordinaunces, and kepe my commaundementes, & do the: 4I wyll sende you rayne in due season, and the lande shall yeelde her increase, and the trees of the fielde shall geue their fruite: 5And your thresshyng shal reache vnto the vintage, & the vintage shall reache vnto sowyng tyme: and ye shall eate your bread in plenteousnesse, and dwell in your lande safely. 6And I wyll sende peace in the lande, and ye shall lye downe without any man to make you afrayde: And I wyll ridde euyll beastes out of the lande, and there shall no sworde go throughout your lande. 7And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shal fall before you vpon ye sworde. 8And fiue of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousande to flight: & your enemies shall fall before you vpon the sworde. 9For I wyll haue respect vnto you, and make you increase, and multiplie you, and set vp my couenaunt with you. 10And ye shall eate olde store, and cary out olde, because of the newe. 11And I wyll make my dwellyng place among you, and my soule shal not lothe you. 12I wyll walke among you, and wilbe your God, and ye shalbe my people. 13I am the Lorde your God which brought you out of the lande of Egypt, that ye shoulde not be their bondmen, and I haue broken the chaynes of your yoke, and made you go vpright.

Punishments for Disobedience
(Leviticus 20:1–9; Deuteronomy 28:15–68)

14But and if ye wyll not hearken vnto me, nor wyll not do after these commaundementes: 15And yf ye shall dispise myne ordinaunces, either if your soule abhorre my lawes, so that ye wyll not do all my commaundementes, but breake my couenaunt, 16I also wyll do this vnto you: For I wyll bryng vpon you fearefulnesse, consumption, and the burnyng ague to consume your eyes, and gender sorowe of heart: And ye shall sowe your seede in vayne, for your enemies shall eate it. 17And I wyll set my face agaynst you, & ye shall fall before your enemies: they that hate you shal raigne ouer you, and ye shall flee whe no man foloweth you. 18And yf ye wyl not yet for all this hearken vnto me, then wyll I punishe you seuen tymes more for your sinnes: 19And wyll breake the pride of your power, and I wyll make your heauen as iron, and your earth as brasse. 20And your labour shalbe spent in vayne: for your lande shall not geue her increase, neither shall the trees of the lande geue their fruites.

21And if ye walke contrarie vnto me, and wyll not hearken vnto me, I wyll bryng seuen tymes mo plagues vpon you, accordyng to your sinnes. 22I wyll also sende in wylde beastes vpon you, which shall robbe you of your children, and destroy your cattell, and make you fewe in number, and cause your hye wayes to be desolate.

23And if ye may not be refourmed by these thynges, but shall walke contrary vnto me: 24Then wyll I also walke contrarie vnto you, and wyl punishe you yet seuen tymes for your sinnes. 25And I wyll sende a sworde vpon you, that shall auenge my couenaunt: And when ye are gathered together within your cities, I wyll sende the pestilence among you, and ye shalbe delyuered into the hande of the enemie. 26And whe I haue broken the staffe of your bread ten wyues shall bake your bread in one ouen, and they shall deliuer you your bread agayne by wayght, ye shall eate, and not be satisfied.

27And if ye wyl not yet for all this hearken vnto me, but walke agaynst me: 28I wyll walke contrary vnto you also in indignation, and wyll chastise you seuen tymes more for your sinnes. 29And ye shall eate the fleshe of your sonnes, and the fleshe of your daughters shall ye deuour. 30I wyll destroy your hye places, and cut away your images, and cast your carkasses vpon ye bodyes of your idols, and my soule shall abhorre you. 31And I wyll make your cities desolate, and bring your sanctuarie vnto naught, and wyll not smell the sauour of your sweete odours. 32I wyll bryng the lande vnto a wildernesse, and your enemies which dwell therin shall wonder at it. 33And I wyll strowe you among the heathen, and wyll drawe out a sworde after you: and your lande shalbe waste, and your cities desolate.

34Then shall the lande enioy her Sabbathes as long as it lyeth voyde, and ye shalbe in your enemies lande: euen then shall the lande rest and enioy her Sabbathes. 35As long as it lyeth voyde, it shall rest: because it dyd not rest in your Sabbathes when ye dwelt vpon it. 36And vpon them that are left alyue of you, I will sende a fayntnesse into their heartes in the landes of their enemies: and the sounde of a shakyng leafe shall chase them, and they shall flee as fleyng from a sworde: they shall fall, no man folowyng vpon them. 37They shall fall one vpon another as it were before a sworde, euen no man folowyng vpon them, and ye shall haue no power to stand before your enemies. 38And ye shall perishe among the heathen, and the lande of your enemies shall eate you vp. 39And they that are left of you, shal pine away in their vnrighteousnesse euen in your enemies landes, & in the misdeedes of their fathers shall they consume with them.

God Remembers Those Who Repent

40And they shal confesse their misdeedes and the misdeedes of their fathers, for their trespasse which they haue trespassed agaynst me, and for that also that they haue walked contrary vnto me. 41Therfore, I also wyll walke contrarie vnto them, and wyl bring them into the lande of their enemies: And then at the least way their vncircumcised heartes shalbe tamed, and they shall willingly accept their sinne. 42Then I wyll remember my couenaunt with Iacob, and my couenaunt with Isahac, and my couenaunt with Abraham wyll I remember, and wyll thynke on the lande. 43The lande also shalbe left of them, and shall enioy her Sabbathes whyle she lyeth waste without them: And they shall willingly accept their sinne, because they dispised my lawes, & because their soule abhorred my ordinaunces. 44And yet for all that, when they be in the lande of their enemies, I wyll not cast them away, neither wyll abhorre them to destroy them vtterly, and to breake my couenaunt with them: for I am the Lorde their God. 45I wyll for their sakes remember the couenaunt of olde, when I brought the out of the lande of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I myght be their God: I am the Lorde.

46These are the ordinaunces, and iudgementes, and lawes, which the Lorde made betweene hym and the children of Israel in mount Sinai by the hande of Moyses.

Bishops' Bible of 1568

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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