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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Leviticus 26:3–27:34

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3 ‘aIf you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments so as to carry them out,

4 then aI shall give you rains in their season, so that the land will yield its produce and the trees of the field will bear their fruit.

5 ‘aIndeed, your threshing will last for you until grape gathering, and grape gathering will last until sowing time. You will thus eat your 1food to the full and blive securely in your land.

6 ‘aI shall also grant peace in the land, so that byou may lie down with no one making you tremble. cI shall also eliminate harmful beasts from the land, and dno sword will pass through your land.

7 ‘But you will chase your enemies and they will fall before you by the sword;

8 afive of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall before you by the sword.

9 ‘So I will turn toward you and amake you fruitful and multiply you, and I will bconfirm My covenant with you.

10 ‘aYou will eat the old supply and clear out the old because of the new.

11 ‘aMoreover, I will make My 1dwelling among you, and My soul will not 2reject you.

12 ‘aI will also walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people.

13 ‘aI am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt so that you would not be their slaves, and bI broke the bars of your yoke and made you walk erect.

Penalties of Disobedience

14aBut 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.

23aAnd 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.

32 ‘I will make athe land desolate bso that your enemies who settle in it will be appalled over it.

33 ‘You, however, I awill scatter among the nations and will draw out a sword after you, as your land becomes desolate and your cities become waste.

34aThen the land will 1enjoy its sabbaths all the days of the desolation, while you are in your enemies’ land; then the land will rest and 1enjoy its sabbaths.

35 ‘All the days of its desolation it will observe the rest which it did not observe on your sabbaths, while you were living on it.

36 ‘As for those of you who may be left, I will also bring aweakness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. And the sound of a driven leaf will chase them, and even when no one is pursuing they will flee 1as though from the sword, and they will fall.

37 ‘aThey will therefore stumble over each other as if running from the sword, although no one is pursuing; and you will have no strength 1to stand up before your enemies.

38 ‘But ayou will perish among the nations, and your enemies’ land will consume you.

39 ‘aSo those of you who may be left will rot away because of their iniquity in the lands of your enemies; and also because of the iniquities of their forefathers they will rot away with them.

40aIf they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their forefathers, in their unfaithfulness which they committed against Me, and also in their acting with hostility against Me—

41 I also was acting with hostility against them, to bring them into the land of their enemies—aor if their uncircumcised heart becomes humbled so that bthey then make amends for their iniquity,

42 then I will remember aMy covenant with Jacob, and I will remember also bMy covenant with Isaac, and cMy covenant with Abraham as well, and I will remember the land.

43 ‘aFor the land will be abandoned by them, and will make up for its sabbaths while it is made desolate without them. They, meanwhile, will be making amends for their iniquity, 1because they rejected My ordinances and their bsoul abhorred My statutes.

44 ‘Yet in spite of this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them, nor will I so aabhor them as bto destroy them, cbreaking My covenant with them; for I am the Lord their God.

45 ‘But I will remember for them the acovenant with their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that bI might be their God. I am the Lord.’ ”

46 aThese are the statutes and ordinances and laws which the Lord established between Himself and the sons of Israel 1through Moses at Mount Sinai.

Chapter 27

Rules concerning Valuations

1 Again, the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

2 “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘aWhen a man makes a difficult vow, he shall be valued according to your valuation of persons belonging to the Lord.

3 ‘If your valuation is of the male from twenty years even to sixty years old, then your valuation shall be fifty shekels of silver, after athe shekel of the sanctuary.

4 ‘Or if it is a female, then your valuation shall be thirty shekels.

5 ‘If it be from five years even to twenty years old then your valuation for the male shall be twenty shekels and for the female ten shekels.

6 ‘But if they are from a month even up to five years old, then your valuation shall be afive shekels of silver for the male, and for the female your valuation shall be three shekels of silver.

7 ‘If they are from sixty years old and upward, if it is a male, then your valuation shall be fifteen shekels, and for the female ten shekels.

8 ‘But if he is poorer than your valuation, then he shall be placed before the priest and the priest shall value him; aaccording to 1the means of the one who vowed, the priest shall value him.

9 ‘Now if it is an animal of the kind which 1men can present as an offering to the Lord, any such that one gives to the Lord shall be holy.

10 ‘aHe shall not replace it or exchange it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good; or if he does exchange animal for animal, then both it and its substitute shall become holy.

11 ‘If, however, it is any unclean animal of the kind which 1men do not present as an offering to the Lord, then he shall place the animal before the priest.

12 ‘The priest shall value it 1as either good or bad; as you, the priest, value it, so it shall be.

13 ‘But if he should ever wish to redeem it, then he shall add one-fifth of it to your valuation.

14 ‘Now if a man consecrates his house as holy to the Lord, then the priest shall value it 1as either good or bad; as the priest values it, so it shall stand.

15 ‘Yet if the one who consecrates it should wish to redeem his house, then he shall add one-fifth of your valuation price to it, so that it may be his.

16 ‘Again, if a man consecrates to the Lord part of the fields of his own property, then your valuation shall be 1proportionate to the seed needed for it: a homer of barley seed at fifty shekels of silver.

17 ‘If he consecrates his field as of the year of jubilee, according to your valuation it shall stand.

18 ‘If he consecrates his field after the jubilee, however, then the priest shall calculate the price for 1him 2proportionate to the years that are left until the year of jubilee; and it shall be deducted from your valuation.

19 ‘If the one who consecrates it should ever wish to redeem the field, then he shall add one-fifth of your valuation price to it, so that it may pass to him.

20 ‘Yet if he will not redeem the field, 1but has sold the field to another man, it may no longer be redeemed;

21 and when it 1reverts in the jubilee, the field shall be holy to the Lord, like a field 2set apart; ait shall be for the priest as his 3property.

22 ‘Or if he consecrates to the Lord a field which he has bought, which is not a part of the field of his own 1property,

23 then the priest shall calculate for 1him the amount of your valuation up to the year of jubilee; and he shall on that day give your valuation as holy to the Lord.

24 ‘In the year of jubilee the field shall return to the one from whom he bought it, to whom the possession of the land belongs.

25 ‘Every valuation of yours, moreover, shall be after athe shekel of the sanctuary. The shekel shall be twenty gerahs.

26aHowever, a firstborn among animals, …

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