Reward for Obedience
26:1 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.
26:2 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary:
I am the LORD.
26:3 If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments,
and do them;
26:4 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.
26:5 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.
26:6 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
26:7 And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall
before you by the sword.
26:8 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.
26:9 For I will have respect unto you, and make you
fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with
26:10 And ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old
because of the new.
26:11 And I set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall
not abhor you.
26:12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and
ye shall be my people.
26:13 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
26:14 But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will
not do all these commandments;
26:15 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:
26:16 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.
26:17 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.
26:18 And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me,
then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
26:19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will
make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:
26:20 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.
26:21 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.
26:22 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.
26:23 And if ye will not be reformed by me by these things,
but will walk contrary unto me;
26:24 Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will
punish you yet seven times for your sins.
26:25 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
26:26 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.
26:27 And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but
walk contrary unto me;
26:28 Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and
I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.
26:29 And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the
flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.
26:30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down
your images, and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of
your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.
26:31 And I will make your cities waste, and bring your
sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savor
of your sweet odors.
26:32 And I will bring the land into desolation: and your
enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it.
26:33 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.
26:34 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.
26:35 As long as it lieth desolate it shall rest; because
it did not rest in your sabbaths, when ye dwelt upon it.
26:36 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.
26:37 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.
26:38 And ye shall perish among the heathen, and the land
of your enemies shall eat you up.
26:39 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.
26:40 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;
26:41 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:
26:42 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.
26:43 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.
26:44 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.
26:45 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.
26:46 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.