The word of warning
Not to make idols, to keep God's Sabbath, and to reverence God's sanctuary
You shall not make for yourselves 1aidols
, nor shall you raise up for yourselves a graven image or a pillar, nor shall you place a stone figure in your land to bow down to it; for I am Jehovah your God.
You shall keep My 1aSabbaths
and reverence My 2sanctuary
; I am Jehovah.
The blessings upon those who obey
If you 1walk
in My statutes and keep My commandments and do them,
Then I will give you
in their season, and the land will yield its produce, and the trees of the field will yield their fruit.
Indeed your threshing will overtake the vintage, and the vintage will overtake the sowing time. Thus you will eat your bread unto satisfaction and dwell securely in your land.
And I will give you
peace in the land, so that you will lie down and no one will make you afraid; and I will cause wild beasts to cease out of the land, and no sword will pass through your land.
And you will chase your enemies, and they will fall by the sword before you.
And five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will achase
ten thousand; and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.
And I will turn My face toward you and make you fruitful and amultiply
you, and I will establish My bcovenant
And you will eat the old supply long stored and will have to clear out the old because of the new.
And I will set My atabernacle
among you; and My soul will not abhor you.
And I will walk aamong
you and be your bGod
, and you will be My people.
I am Jehovah your God, who brought you aout
of the land of Egypt so that you
should not be their slaves; and I have broken the bars of your yoke and made you walk upright.
The chastisements upon those who disobey
if you will not 1listen
to Me and will not do all these commandments,
And if you reject My statutes, and if your soul abhors My ordinances so that you will not do all My commandments, so as to break My acovenant
I also will do this to you: I will appoint 1sudden
terror over you, even consumption and fever, that will cause the eyes to fail and make the soul to pine away; and you will sow your seed in vain, for your enemies will eat it.
And I will set My face against you, and you will be struck down before your enemies; and those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee when no one pursues you.
And if after these things you will not listen to Me, then I will 1chastise
times more for your sins.
And I will break the pride of your power, and I will make your sky like iron and your land like bronze,
And your strength will be spent in vain, for your land will anot
yield its produce, nor will the trees of the land yield their fruit.
And if you walk contrary to Me and will not listen to Me, I will bring aseven
times more 1plagues
upon you according to your sins.
And I will send 1wild
animals among you, which will bereave you of your children and destroy your cattle and make you few in number, so that your roads will be deserted.
And if by these things you will not be corrected by Me, but walk contrary to Me,
Then I also will walk contrary to you; and I will 1strike
you, I Myself, aseven
times for your sins.
And I will bring a 1sword
upon you that will execute the vengeance of the covenant. And when you gather together within your cities, I will send 1pestilence
among you, and you will be 1delivered
into the hand of the enemy.
When I 1cut
off your supply of bread, ten women will bake your bread in one oven; and they will return your bread 2by aweight
, and you will eat and not be satisfied.
And if in spite of this you will not listen to Me, but walk contrary to Me,
Then I will walk contrary to you in wrath; and I will 1chastise
you, I Myself, aseven
times for your sins.
And you will 1eat
the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters you will eat.
And I will destroy your ahigh
places and cut down your altars to the sun and heap up your 1dead
bodies upon the bodies of your idols, and My soul will abhor you.
And I will make your acities
and will make your bholy
places desolate, and I will not smell the savor of your satisfying fragrances.
And I will make the land 1adesolate
, so that your enemies who dwell in it will be astonished at it.
You however I will 1ascatter
among the nations, and I will unsheathe the sword after you; and your land will become a desolation, and your cities will become a waste.
Then the land will enjoy its 1aSabbaths
during all the days of desolation while you are in your enemies’ land; then the land will rest and enjoy its Sabbaths.
During all the days of desolation it will have the rest, which it did not have on your Sabbaths when you were dwelling upon it.
And as for those who remain among you, I will send faintness into their heart in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a driven leaf will 1put
them to flight; and they will flee as one flees from the sword; and they will fall though ano
And they will stumble over one another, as if fleeing
before the sword, though no one pursues; and you will not be able to stand before your enemies.
And you will perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies will consume you.
And those who are remaining among you will rot away because of their iniquity in your enemies’ lands; and also because of the iniquities of their fathers they will rot away with them.
The people's repentance in captivity and God's remembrance
But if they 1aconfess
their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, in their unfaithfulness which they committed against Me, and also that they walked contrary to Me,
I also walked contrary to them and brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their auncircumcised
heart is humbled, and then they accept the punishment of their iniquity;
Then I will 1aremember
My covenant with Jacob, and I will remember also My covenant with Isaac and also My covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land.
For the land will be abandoned by them and will enjoy it’s aSabbaths
while it is desolate without them. And they will accept the punishment of their iniquity because, even because, they rejected My ordinances, and their soul abhorred My statutes.
And yet in spite of this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will anot 1reject
them, nor will I abhor them so as to destroy them utterly and to break My covenant with them; for I am Jehovah their God.
But for their sakes I will aremember
the covenant with their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations so that I might be their God; I am Jehovah.
These are the statutes and ordinances and laws which Jehovah made between Himself and the children of Israel at Mount Sinai through Moses.