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Leviticus 26

 

 

Introduction
1Of idolatry.
2Religiousness.
3A blessing to them that keep the commandments.
14A curse to those that break them.
40God promises to remember them that repent.

Verse 1
Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.
Ye shall
19:4; Exodus 20:4,5,23; 23:24; 34:17; Deuteronomy 4:16-19; 5:8,9; 16:21,22; 27:15; Psalms 97:7; 115:4-8; Isaiah 2:20; 44:9-20; 48:5-8; Jeremiah 10:3-8; Acts 17:29; Romans 2:22,23; 1 Corinthians 10:19,20; Revelation 13:14,15; 22:15
standing image
or, pillar. image of stone. or, figured stone. Heb. a stone of picture.

Verse 2
Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.
19:30

Verse 3
If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;
18:4,5; Deuteronomy 11:13-15; 28:1-14; Joshua 23:14,15; Judges 2:1,2; Psalms 81:12-16; Isaiah 1:19; 48:18,19; Matthew 7:24,25; Romans 2:7-10; Revelation 22:14

Verse 4
Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
Then I
Deuteronomy 28:12; 1 Kings 17:1; Job 5:10; 37:11-13; 38:25-28; Psalms 65:9-13; 68:9; Psalms 104:13; Isaiah 5:6; 30:23; Jeremiah 14:22; Ezekiel 34:26,27; Joel 2:23,24; Amos 4:7,8; Matthew 5:45; Acts 14:17; James 5:7,17,18; Revelation 11:6
the land
25:21; Psalms 67:6; 85:12; Ezekiel 34:27; 36:30; Haggai 2:18,19; Zechariah 8:12

Verse 5
And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.
threshing
Amos 9:13; Matthew 9:37,38; John 4:35,36
eat your
25:19; Exodus 16:8; Deuteronomy 11:15; Joel 2:19,26; Acts 14:17; 1 Timothy 6:17
dwell
25:18; Job 11:18,19; Psalms 46:1-7; 90:1; 91:1-14; Proverbs 1:33; 18:10; Jeremiah 23:6; Ezekiel 34:25-28; Matthew 23:37; 1 Peter 1:5

Verse 6
And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.
I will
1 Chronicles 22:9; Psalms 29:11; 147:14; Isaiah 9:7; 45:7; Jeremiah 30:10; Hosea 2:18; Micah 4:4; Haggai 2:9; Zechariah 9:10; John 14:27; Romans 5:1; Philippians 4:7-9
ye shall
Job 11:19; Psalms 3:5; 4:8; 127:1,2; Proverbs 3:24; 6:22; Isaiah 35:9; Jeremiah 30:10; Jeremiah 31:26; Ezekiel 34:25; Zephaniah 3:13; Acts 12:6
rid
Heb. cause to cease.
Exodus 23:29; 2 Kings 2:24; 17:25,26; Job 5:23; Isaiah 35:9; Ezekiel 5:17; Ezekiel 14:15,21
shall the sword
Ezekiel 14:17

Verse 8
And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.
Numbers 14:9; Deuteronomy 28:7; 32:30; Joshua 23:10; Judges 7:19-21; 1 Samuel 14:6-16; 1 Samuel 17:45-52; 1 Chronicles 11:11,20; Psalms 81:14,15

Verse 9
For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you.
for I
Exodus 2:25; 2 Kings 13:23; Nehemiah 2:20; Psalms 89:3; 138:6,7; Jeremiah 33:3; Hebrews 8:9
make you
Genesis 17:6,7,20; 26:4; 28:3,14; Exodus 1:7; Deuteronomy 28:4,11; Nehemiah 9:23; Psalms 107:38
establish
Genesis 6:18; 17:7; Exodus 6:4; Isaiah 55:3; Ezekiel 16:62; Luke 1:72

Verse 10
And ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of the new.
25:22; Joshua 5:11; 2 Kings 19:29; Luke 12:17

Verse 11
And I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you.
I will
Exodus 25:8; 29:45; Joshua 22:19; 1 Kings 8:13,27; Psalms 76:2; 78:68,69; Psalms 132:13,14; Ezekiel 37:26-28; Ephesians 2:22; Revelation 21:3
abhor
20:23; Deuteronomy 32:19; Psalms 78:59; 106:40; Jeremiah 14:21; Lamentations 2:7; Zechariah 11:8

Verse 12
And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.
I will
Genesis 3:8; 5:22,24; 6:9; Deuteronomy 23:14; 2 Corinthians 6:16; Revelation 2:1
will be
Genesis 17:7; Exodus 3:6; 6:7; 19:5,6; Psalms 50:7; 68:18-20; Isaiah 12:2; 41:10; Jeremiah 7:23; 11:4; 30:22; 31:33; 32:38; Ezekiel 11:20; 36:38; Joel 2:27; Zechariah 13:9; Matthew 22:32; Hebrews 11:16; Revelation 21:7

Verse 13
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.
I am
25:38,42,55; Exodus 20:2; Psalms 81:6-10; 1 Corinthians 6:19,20
and I have
Psalms 116:16; Isaiah 51:23; Jeremiah 2:20; Ezekiel 34:27

Verse 14
But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;
18; Deuteronomy 28:15-68; Jeremiah 17:27; Lamentations 1:18; 2:17; Malachi 2:2; Acts 3:23; Hebrews 12:25

Verse 15
And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant:
despise
43; Numbers 15:31; 2 Samuel 12:9,10; 2 Kings 17:15; 2 Chronicles 36:16; Proverbs 1:7,30; Jeremiah 6:19; Zechariah 7:11-13; Acts 13:41; 1 Thessalonians 4:8
soul
Psalms 50:17; Proverbs 5:12; Romans 8:7
break
Genesis 17:14; Exodus 19:5; 24:7; Deuteronomy 31:16; Isaiah 24:5; Jeremiah 11:10; 31:32; Ezekiel 16:59; Hebrews 8:9

Verse 16
I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
appoint
Psalms 109:6
over you
Heb. upon you. terror.
Deuteronomy 28:65-67; 32:25; Job 15:20,21; 18:11; 20:25; Psalms 73:19; Isaiah 7:2; Jeremiah 15:8; 20:4; Hebrews 10:31
consumption
Exodus 15:26; Deuteronomy 28:21,22,35
consume
Deuteronomy 28:32,34,67; 1 Samuel 2:33; Psalms 78:33; Ezekiel 33:10; Zechariah 14:12
and ye shall
Deuteronomy 28:33,51; Judges 6:3-6,11; Job 31:8; Isaiah 65:22-24; Jeremiah 5:17; 12:13; Micah 6:15; Haggai 1:6
for your
Isaiah 10:4

Verse 17
And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.
set
17:10; 20:5,6; Psalms 68:1,2
ye shall be
Deuteronomy 28:25; Judges 2:14; 1 Samuel 4:10; 31:1; Nehemiah 9:27-30; Psalms 106:41,42; Jeremiah 19:7; Lamentations 1:5
shall flee
36; Psalms 53:5; Proverbs 28:1

Verse 18
And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
seven times
21,24,28; 1 Samuel 2:5; Psalms 119:164; Proverbs 24:16; Daniel 3:19

Verse 19
And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:
will break
1 Samuel 4:3,11; Isaiah 2:12; 25:11; 26:5; Jeremiah 13:9; Ezekiel 7:24; 30:6; Daniel 4:37; Zephaniah 3:11
make
Deuteronomy 28:23; 1 Kings 17:1; Jeremiah 14:1-6; Luke 4:25

Verse 20
And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.
your strength
Psalms 127:1; Isaiah 49:4; Habakkuk 2:13; Galatians 4:11
for your land
4; Deuteronomy 11:17; 28:18,38-40,42; Job 31:40; Psalms 107:34; Haggai 1:9-11; Haggai 2:16; 1 Corinthians 3:6

Verse 21
And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.
contrary unto me
or, at all adventures with me: and so ver.

Verse 22
I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate.
wild
6; Deuteronomy 32:24; 2 Kings 17:25; Jeremiah 15:3; Ezekiel 5:17; 14:15,21
rob you
2 Kings 2:24
your high
Judges 5:6; 2 Chronicles 15:5; Isaiah 24:6; 33:8; Lamentations 1:4; Ezekiel 14:15; 33:28; Micah 3:12; Zechariah 7:14

Verse 23
And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me;
Isaiah 1:16-20; Jeremiah 2:30; 5:3; Ezekiel 24:13,14; Amos 4:6-12

Verse 24
Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins.
2 Samuel 22:27; Job 9:4; Psalms 18:26; Isaiah 63:10

Verse 25
And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.
will bring
Deuteronomy 32:25,41; Judges 2:14-16; Psalms 78:62-64; Isaiah 34:5,6; Jeremiah 9:16; Jeremiah 14:12,13; 15:2-4; Lamentations 2:21; Ezekiel 5:17; 6:3; 14:17; 21:4-17; 29:8; Ezekiel 33:2
avenge
Deuteronomy 32:35; Psalms 94:1; Ezekiel 20:37; Hebrews 10:28-30
I will send
Numbers 14:12; 16:49; Deuteronomy 28:21; 2 Samuel 24:15; Jeremiah 14:12; 24:10; 29:17,18; Amos 4:10; Luke 21:11

Verse 26
And when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight: and ye shall eat, and not be satisfied.
Psalms 105:16; Isaiah 3:1; 9:20; Jeremiah 14:12; Lamentations 4:3-9; Ezekiel 4:10,16; 5:16; Ezekiel 14:13; Hosea 4:10; Micah 6:14; Haggai 1:6

Verse 27
And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me;
21,24

Verse 28
Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.
in fury
Isaiah 27:4; 59:18; 63:3; 66:15; Jeremiah 21:5; Ezekiel 5:13,15; 8:18; Nahum 1:2,6

Verse 29
And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.
Deuteronomy 28:53-57; 2 Kings 6:28,29; Jeremiah 19:9; Lamentations 2:20; 4:10; Ezekiel 5:10; Matthew 24:19; Luke 23:29

Verse 30
And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.
I will destroy
1 Kings 13:2; 2 Kings 23:8,16,20; 2 Chronicles 14:3-5; 23:17; 31:1; 34:3-7; Isaiah 27:9; Jeremiah 8:1-3; Ezekiel 6:3-6,13
my soul
11,15; 20:23; Psalms 78:58,59; 89:38; Jeremiah 14:19

Verse 31
And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.
And I will make
2 Kings 25:4-10; 2 Chronicles 36:19; Nehemiah 2:3,17; Isaiah 1:7; 24:10-12; Jeremiah 4:7; 9:11; Lamentations 1:1; 2:7; Ezekiel 6:6; 21:15; Micah 3:12
and bring
Psalms 74:3-8; Jeremiah 22:5; 26:6,9; 52:13; Lamentations 1:10; Ezekiel 9:6; 21:7; 24:21; Matthew 24:1,2; Luke 21:5,6,24; Acts 6:14
I will not smell
See on
Genesis 8:21; Isaiah 1:11-14; 66:3; Amos 5:21-23; Hebrews 10:26

Verse 32
And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it.
And I
Deuteronomy 29:23; Isaiah 1:7,8; 5:6,9; 6:11; 24:1; 32:13,14; 64:10; Jeremiah 9:11; Jeremiah 25:11,18,38; 44:2,22; Lamentations 5:18; Ezekiel 33:28,29; Daniel 9:2,18; Habakkuk 3:17; Luke 21:20
and your
Deuteronomy 28:37; 29:24-28; 1 Kings 9:8; Jeremiah 18:16; 19:8; Lamentations 4:12; Ezekiel 5:15

Verse 33
And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.
Deuteronomy 4:27; 28:64-66; Psalms 44:11; Jeremiah 9:16; Lamentations 1:3; 4:15; Ezekiel 12:14-16; Ezekiel 20:23; 22:15; Zechariah 7:14; Luke 21:24; James 1:1

Verse 34
Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye be in your enemies' land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths.
25:2-4,10; 2 Chronicles 36:21

Verse 35
As long as it lieth desolate it shall rest; because it did not rest in your sabbaths, when ye dwelt upon it.
Isaiah 24:5,6; Romans 8:22

Verse 36
And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth.
I will send
Genesis 35:5; Deuteronomy 28:65-67; Joshua 2:9-11; 5:1; 1 Samuel 17:24; 2 Kings 7:6,7; 2 Chronicles 14:14; Job 15:21,22; Isaiah 7:2,4; Ezekiel 21:7,12,15
and the
7,8,17; Deuteronomy 1:44; Job 15:21; Proverbs 28:1; Isaiah 30:17
shaken
Heb. driven.

Verse 37
And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursueth: and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.
they shall
Judges 7:22; 1 Samuel 14:15,16; Isaiah 10:4; Jeremiah 37:10
and ye shall
Numbers 14:42; Joshua 7:12,13; Judges 2:14

Verse 38
And ye shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.
Deuteronomy 4:27; 28:48,68; Isaiah 27:13; Jeremiah 42:17,18,22; 44:12-14,27,28

Verse 39
And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them.
shall pine
Deuteronomy 28:65; 30:1; Nehemiah 1:9; Psalms 32:3,4; Jeremiah 3:25; 29:12; Lamentations 4:9; Ezekiel 4:17; Ezekiel 6:9; 20:43; 24:23; 33:10; 36:31; Hosea 5:15; Zechariah 10:9
and also
Exodus 20:5; 34:7; Numbers 14:18; Deuteronomy 5:9; Jeremiah 31:29; Ezekiel 18:2,3,19; Matthew 23:35,36; Romans 11:8-10

Verse 40
If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me;
confess
Numbers 5:7; Deuteronomy 4:29-31; 30:1-3; Joshua 7:19; 1 Kings 8:33-36,47; Nehemiah 9:2-5; Job 33:27,28; Psalms 32:5; Proverbs 28:13; Jeremiah 31:18-20; Ezekiel 36:31; Daniel 9:3-20; Hosea 5:15; 6:1,2; Luke 15:18,19; 1 John 1:8-10
and that
21,24,27,28

Verse 41
And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:
their uncircumcised
Deuteronomy 30:6; Jeremiah 4:4; 6:10; 9:25,26; Ezekiel 44:7; Acts 7:51; Romans 2:28,29; Galatians 5:6; Philippians 3:3; Colossians 2:11
humbled
Exodus 10:3; 1 Kings 21:29; 2 Chronicles 12:6,7,12; 32:26; 33:12,13,19,23; Ezekiel 6:9; Ezekiel 20:43; Matthew 23:12; Luke 14:11; 18:14; James 4:6-9; 1 Peter 5:5,6
and they
Ezra 9:13,15; Nehemiah 9:33; Psalms 39:9; 51:3,4; Daniel 9:7-14,18,19

Verse 42
Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.
will I
Genesis 9:16; Exodus 2:24; 6:5; Deuteronomy 4:31; Psalms 106:45; Ezekiel 16:60; Luke 1:72
and I will
Psalms 85:1,2; 136:23; Ezekiel 36:1-15,33,34; Joel 2:18

Verse 43
The land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she lieth desolate without them: and they shall accept of the punishment of their iniquity: because, even because they despised my judgments, and because their soul abhorred my statutes.
shall enjoy
34,35
and they
41; 1 Kings 8:46-48; 2 Chronicles 33:12; Job 5:17; 34:31,32; Psalms 50:15; Psalms 119:67,71,75; Isaiah 26:16; Jeremiah 31:19; Daniel 9:7-9,14; Hebrews 12:5-11
they despised
15; 2 Kings 17:7-17; 2 Chronicles 36:14-16
their soul
15,30; Psalms 50:17; Amos 5:10; Zechariah 11:8; John 7:7; 15:23,24; Romans 8:7

Verse 44
And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them: for I am the LORD their God.
I will
Deuteronomy 4:29-31; 2 Kings 13:23; Nehemiah 9:31; Psalms 94:14; Ezekiel 14:22,23; Romans 11:2,26
abhor
break
Psalms 89:33; Jeremiah 14:21; 33:20,21; Ezekiel 16:60

Verse 45
But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I might be their God: I am the LORD.
for their
Genesis 12:2; 15:18; 17:7,8; Exodus 2:24; 19:5,6; Luke 1:72,73; Romans 11:12,23-26,28,29; 2 Corinthians 3:15,16
whom I
22:33; 25:38; Exodus 20:2
in the sight
Psalms 98:2,3; Ezekiel 20:9,14,22

Verse 46
These are the statutes and judgments and laws, which the LORD made between him and the children of Israel in mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.
the statues
27:34; Deuteronomy 6:1; 12:1; 13:4; John 1:17
in mount Sinai
25:1
by the hand
8:36; Numbers 4:37; Psalms 77:20

 


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