Leviticus 26:38
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New International Version
You will perish among the nations; the land of your enemies will devour you.

King James Bible
And ye shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.

World English Bible
You will perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies will eat you up.

Young's Literal Translation
and ye have perished among the nations, and the land of your enemies hath consumed you.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The land of your enemies shall eat you up - Does this refer to the total loss of the ten tribes? These are so completely swallowed up in some enemies' land, that nothing concerning their existence or place of residence remains but mere conjecture.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Deuteronomy 4:27 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and you shall be left few in number among the heathen, where the LORD shall lead you.

Deuteronomy 28:48,68 Therefore shall you serve your enemies which the LORD shall send against you, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness...

Isaiah 27:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown...

Jeremiah 42:17,18,22 So shall it be with all the men that set their faces to go into Egypt to sojourn there; they shall die by the sword, by the famine...

Jeremiah 44:12-14,27,28 And I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there...

Emancipated Slaves
I am the Lord your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.'--LEV. xxvi. 13. The history of Israel is a parable and a prophecy as well as a history. The great central word of the New Testament has been drawn from it, viz. 'redemption,' i.e. a buying out of bondage. The Hebrew slaves in Egypt were 'delivered.' The deliverance made them a nation. God acquired them for Himself, and
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Approaching Doom
The first years of Jehoiakim's reign were filled with warnings of approaching doom. The word of the Lord spoken by the prophets was about to be fulfilled. The Assyrian power to the northward, long supreme, was no longer to rule the nations. Egypt on the south, in whose power the king of Judah was vainly placing his trust, was soon to receive a decided check. All unexpectedly a new world power, the Babylonian Empire, was rising to the eastward and swiftly overshadowing all other nations. Within a
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

The emphasis which modern criticism has very properly laid on the prophetic books and the prophetic element generally in the Old Testament, has had the effect of somewhat diverting popular attention from the priestly contributions to the literature and religion of Israel. From this neglect Leviticus has suffered most. Yet for many reasons it is worthy of close attention; it is the deliberate expression of the priestly mind of Israel at its best, and it thus forms a welcome foil to the unattractive
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:26
I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you this day that you will quickly perish from the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess. You will not live there long but will certainly be destroyed.

Leviticus 26:39
Those of you who are left will waste away in the lands of their enemies because of their sins; also because of their ancestors' sins they will waste away.

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