Against idolatry. A blessing is promised to them that keep the commandments. A curse is denounced against those that break them. God promiseth to remember those that repent.
1 Ye shall make you 1no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a astanding image, neither shall ye set up any bimage of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the Lord your God.
2 ¶ Ye 1shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.
3 ¶ If 1ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;
4 Then 1I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
5 And your 1threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye 2shall eat your bread to the full, and 3dwell in your land safely.
6 And 1I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and 2none shall make you afraid: and I 3will arid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall 4the sword go through your land.
7 And ye shall 1chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.
8 And 1five 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.
9 For I will 1have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and 2establish my covenant with you.
10 And ye shall eat 1old store, and bring forth the old because of the new.
11 And 1I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you.
12 And 1I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.
13 I 1am 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.
14 ¶ But 1if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;
15 And if ye 1shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye 2break my covenant:
16 I also will do this unto you; I will even 1appoint aover 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.
17 And I will 1set my face against you, and ye 2shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall 3flee when none pursueth you.
18 And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you 1seven times more for your sins.
19 And I will 1break the pride of your power; and I will make your 2heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:
20 And your 1strength shall be spent in vain: for 2your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.
21 ¶ And if ye walk acontrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.
22 I will also 1send 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 2desolate.
23 And if ye 1will not be reformed by me by these things, but will walk contrary unto me;
24 Then 1will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins.
25 And I 1will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, 2I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.
26 and when 1I 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.
27 And 1if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me;
28 Then I 1will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.
29 And 1ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.
30 And I will 1destroy your high places, and 2cut down your images, and 3cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.
31 And I will 1make your cities waste, and 2bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will 3not smell the savour of your sweet odours.
32 And I will 1bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be 2astonished at it.
33 And I will 1scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.
34 Then 1shall 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.
35 As long as it lieth desolate it shall rest; because it did 1not rest in your sabbaths, when ye dwelt upon it.
36 And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a 1faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a ashaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth.
37 And 1they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursueth: and 2ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.
38 And ye shall 1perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.
39 And they that are left of you shall 1pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them.
40 If they shall 1confess 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;
41 And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then 1their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:
42 Then will I 1remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I 2will remember the land.
43 1The 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 2despised my judgments, and because their soul abhorred my statutes.
44 And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, 1I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to 2break my covenant with them: for I am the Lord their God.
45 But I will 1for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, 2whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt 3in the sight of the heathen, that I might be their God: I am the Lord.
46 These 1are the statutes and judgments and laws, which the Lord made between him and the children of Israel 2in mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.