Leviticus 26:14–31

Penalties of Disobedience

14 aBut if you do not obey Me and do not carry out all these commandments,

15 if, instead, you areject My statutes, and if your soul abhors My ordinances so as not to carry out all My commandments, and so bbreak My covenant,

16 I, in turn, will do this to you: I will appoint over you a asudden terror, consumption and fever that will waste away the eyes and cause the bsoul to pine away; also, cyou will sow your seed uselessly, for your enemies will eat it up.

17 ‘I will set My face against you so that you will be struck down before your enemies; and athose who hate you will rule over you, and byou will flee when no one is pursuing you.

18 ‘If also after these things you do not obey Me, then I will punish you aseven times more for your sins.

19 ‘I will also abreak down your pride of power; I will also make your sky like iron and your earth like bronze.

20 aYour strength will be spent uselessly, for your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit.

21 ‘If then, you 1aact with hostility against Me and are unwilling to obey Me, I will increase the plague on you bseven times according to your sins.

22 aI will let loose among you the beasts of the field, which will bereave you of your children and destroy your cattle and reduce your number so that byour roads lie deserted.

23 aAnd if by these things you are not turned to Me, but act with hostility against Me,

24 then I will aact with hostility against you; and I, even I, will strike you bseven times for your sins.

25 ‘I will also bring upon you a sword which will execute avengeance for the covenant; and when you gather together into your cities, I will send bpestilence among you, so that you shall be delivered into enemy hands.

26 aWhen I break your staff of bread, ten women will bake your bread in one oven, and they will bring back your bread 1in rationed amounts, so that you will beat and not be satisfied.

27 ‘Yet if in spite of this you do not obey Me, but act with hostility against Me,

28 then aI will act with wrathful hostility against you, and I, even I, will punish you seven times for your sins.

29 ‘Further, ayou will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters you will eat.

30 ‘I then awill destroy your high places, and cut down your bincense altars, and heap your 1remains on the 1remains of your idols, for My soul shall abhor you.

31 ‘I will 1lay awaste your cities as well and will make your bsanctuaries desolate, and I will not csmell your soothing aromas.

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