1 “You shall makeI for yourselves no idolsII and erectIII no carved imagesIV or pillars,V
and you shall not placeVI figuredVII stonesVIII in your land,IX
to worshipX at them, for I am the LordXI your God.XII
2 You shall keepXIII my SabbathsXIV and reverenceXV my sanctuary:XVI I am the Lord.
3 “If you followXVII my statutesXVIII and keep my commandmentsXIX and observeXX them faithfully,
4 I will giveXXI you your rainsXXII in their season,XXIII and the land shall yieldXXIV
its produce,XXV and the treesXXVI of the fieldXXVII shall yield their fruit.XXVIII
5 Your threshingXXIX shall overlapXXX the vintage,XXXI and the vintage shall overlap the sowing;XXXII
you shall eatXXXIII your breadXXXIV to the fullXXXV and liveXXXVI securelyXXXVII in your land.
6 And I will grantXXXVIII peaceXXXIX in the land, and you shall lie down,XL and no one shall make you afraid;XLI
I will removeXLII dangerousXLIII animalsXLIV from the land, and no swordXLV shall goXLVI through your land.
7 You shall give chaseXLVII to your enemies,XLVIII and they shall fallXLIX beforeL you by the sword.
8 FiveLI of you shall give chase to a hundred,LII and a hundred of you shall give chase to ten thousand;LIII your enemies shall fall beforeLIV you by the sword.
9 I will look with favorLV upon you and make you fruitfulLVI and multiplyLVII you, and I will maintainLVIII my covenantLIX with you.
10 You shall eat old grainLX longLXI stored,LXII and you shall have to clear outLXIII the old to make way forLXIV the new.LXV
11 I will place my dwellingLXVI in your midst,LXVII and ILXVIII shall not abhorLXIX you.
12 LXXI will beLXXI your God, and you shall be my people.LXXII
13 I am the Lord your God who broughtLXXIII you out of the land of Egypt,LXXIV to be their slavesLXXV no more; I have brokenLXXVI the barsLXXVII
of your yokeLXXVIII and made you walkLXXIX erect.LXXX
14 “But if you will not obeyLXXXI me and do not observe allLXXXII these commandments,
15 if you spurnLXXXIII my statutes and abhor my ordinances,LXXXIV so that youLXXXV will notLXXXVI observe all my commandments and you breakLXXXVII my covenant,
16 I in turnLXXXVIII will doLXXXIX this to you: I will bringXC terrorXCI on you,
consumptionXCII and feverXCIII that wasteXCIV the eyesXCV
and cause life to pine away.XCVI You shall sowXCVII your seedXCVIII in vain,XCIX for your enemies shall eat it.
17 I will setC my faceCI against you, and you shall be struck downCII byCIII your enemies; your foesCIV shall ruleCV over you,
and you shall fleeCVI though no one pursuesCVII you. 18 And if in spite of this you will not obey me, I will continueCVIII to punishCIX you sevenfoldCX for your sins.CXI
19 I will breakCXII your proudCXIII glory,CXIV
and I will makeCXV your skyCXVI like ironCXVII and your earthCXVIII like copper.CXIX
20 Your strengthCXX shall be spentCXXI to no purpose:CXXII your land shall not yield its produce, and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit.
21 “If you continueCXXIII hostileCXXIV to me and willCXXV not obey me, I will continueCXXVI to plagueCXXVII you sevenfold for your sins.
22 I will let looseCXXVIII wildCXXIX animals against you, and they shall bereave you of your childrenCXXX and destroyCXXXI your livestock;CXXXII
they shall make you few in number,CXXXIII and your roadsCXXXIV shall be deserted.CXXXV
23 “If in spite of these punishments you have not turned backCXXXVI to me but continueCXXXVII hostile to me, 24 then I, too,CXXXVIII will continueCXXXIX hostile to you:CXL I myself will strikeCXLI you sevenfold for your sins.
25 I will bringCXLII the sword against you, executingCXLIII vengeanceCXLIV for the covenant, and if you withdrawCXLV into your cities,CXLVI
I will sendCXLVII pestilenceCXLVIII amongCXLIX you, and you shall be deliveredCL into enemy hands.CLI
26 When I cut offCLII your supplyCLIII of bread, tenCLIV womenCLV
shall bakeCLVI your bread in a singleCLVII oven,CLVIII
and they shall dole outCLIX your bread by weight,CLX and though you eat, you shall not be satisfied.CLXI
27 “But if, despite this, you disobeyCLXII me and continueCLXIII hostile to me, 28 I will continueCLXIV hostile to you in fury;CLXV I in turn will punish you myself sevenfold for your sins.
29 You shall eat the fleshCLXVI of your sons,CLXVII and you shall eat the flesh of your daughters.CLXVIII 30 I will destroyCLXIX your high placesCLXX
and cut downCLXXI your incense altars;CLXXII I will heapCLXXIII your carcassesCLXXIV on the carcasses of your idols.CLXXV ICLXXVI will abhor you.
31 I will layCLXXVII your cities waste,CLXXVIII will make your sanctuaries desolate,CLXXIX
and I will not smellCLXXX your pleasingCLXXXI odors.CLXXXII
32 I will devastateCLXXXIII the land, so that your enemies who come to settleCLXXXIV in it shall be appalledCLXXXV at it. 33 And you I will scatterCLXXXVI among the nations,CLXXXVII
and I will unsheatheCLXXXVIII the sword againstCLXXXIX you; your land shall be a desolationCXC and your citiesCXCI a waste.CXCII
34 “Then the land shall enjoyCXCIII its Sabbath years as long asCXCIV it lies desolate,CXCV while you are in the land of your enemies; then the land shall restCXCVI and enjoy its Sabbath years.
35 As long as it lies desolate, it shall have the restCXCVII it did not have on your Sabbaths when you were living on it. 36 And as for those of you who survive,CXCVIII I will sendCXCIX faintnessCC into their heartsCCI in the lands of their enemies;
the soundCCII of a drivenCCIII leafCCIV shall put them to flight,CCV and they shall flee as one fleesCCVI from the sword, and they shall fall though no one pursues.
37 They shall stumbleCCVII over one another,CCVIII as if to escapeCCIX a sword, though no one pursues, and you shall haveCCX no power to standCCXI againstCCXII your enemies.
38 You shall perishCCXIII among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall devourCCXIV you. 39 And those of you who survive shall languishCCXV in the land of your enemies because of their iniquities;CCXVI they shall alsoCCXVII languish because of the iniquities of their ancestors.CCXVIII
40 “But if they confessCCXIX their iniquity and the iniquity of their ancestors—their treacheryCCXX against me and also their continuedCCXXI hostility to me, 41 so that I in turn was hostile to them and broughtCCXXII them into the land of their enemies—if, then, their uncircumcisedCCXXIII heart is humbledCCXXIV and they make amendsCCXXV for their iniquity,
42 then will I rememberCCXXVI my covenant with Jacob;CCXXVII I will remember also my covenant with IsaacCCXXVIII and also my covenant with Abraham,CCXXIX and I will remember the land.
43 For the land shall be desertedCCXXX by them and enjoy its Sabbath years by lying desolate without them, while they shall make amends for their iniquity, because they dared to spurn my ordinances, and theyCCXXXI abhorred my statutes. 44 YetCCXXXII for all that, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not spurn them or abhor them so as to destroy them utterlyCCXXXIII and breakCCXXXIV my covenant with them, for I am the Lord their God,
45 but I will remember in their favor the covenant with their ancestorsCCXXXV whom I broughtCCXXXVI out of the land of Egypt in the sightCCXXXVII of the nations, to be their God: I am the Lord.”
46 These are the statutesCCXXXVIII and ordinances and lawsCCXXXIX
that the Lord establishedCCXL betweenCCXLI himself andCCXLII the IsraelitesCCXLIII
on MountCCXLIV SinaiCCXLV throughCCXLVI Moses.CCXLVII
Image credit: “His Dwelling Place” by littlelouderplease, 2006.