Exodus 23:25
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New International Version
Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you,

New Living Translation
"You must serve only the LORD your God. If you do, I will bless you with food and water, and I will protect you from illness.

English Standard Version
You shall serve the LORD your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you.

New American Standard Bible
"But you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water; and I will remove sickness from your midst.

King James Bible
And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Worship the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. I will remove illnesses from you.

International Standard Version
You are to serve the LORD your God, and he will bless your food and water, and I'll remove sickness from you.

NET Bible
You must serve the LORD your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will remove sickness from your midst.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You must serve the LORD your God, and he will bless your food and water. I will take away all sickness from among you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread and thy water; and I will take all sickness away from the midst of thee.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless your bread, and your water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of you.

American King James Version
And you shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless your bread, and your water; and I will take sickness away from the middle of you.

American Standard Version
And ye shall serve Jehovah your God, and he will bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you shall serve the Lord your God, that I may bless your bread and your waters, and may take away sickness from the midst of thee.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall serve Jehovah your God; and he shall bless thy bread and thy water; and I will take sickness away from thy midst.

English Revised Version
And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he will bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

World English Bible
You shall serve Yahweh your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from your midst.

Young's Literal Translation
'And ye have served Jehovah your God, and He hath blessed thy bread and thy water, and I have turned aside sickness from thine heart;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

23:20-33 It is here promised that they should be guided and kept in their way through the wilderness to the land of promise, Behold, I send an angel before thee, mine angel. The precept joined with this promise is, that they be obedient to this angel whom God would send before them. Christ is the Angel of Jehovah; this is plainly taught by St. Paul, 1Co 10:9. They should have a comfortable settlement in the land of Canaan. How reasonable are the conditions of this promise; that they should serve the only true God; not the gods of the nations, which are no gods at all. How rich are the particulars of this promise! The comfort of their food, the continuance of their health, the increase of their wealth, the prolonging their lives to old age. Thus hath godliness the promise of the life that now is. It is promised that they should subdue their enemies. Hosts of hornets made way for the hosts of Israel; such mean creatures can God use for chastising his people's enemies. In real kindness to the church, its enemies are subdued by little and little; thus we are kept on our guard, and in continual dependence on God. Corruptions are driven out of the hearts of God's people, not all at once, but by little and little. The precept with this promise is, that they should not make friendship with idolaters. Those that would keep from bad courses, must keep from bad company. It is dangerous to live in a bad neighbourhood; others' sins will be our snares. Our greatest danger is from those who would make us sin against God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 25. - He shall bless thy bread and thy water. If the Israelites were exact in their obedience, and destroyed the idols, and served God only, then he promised to bless "their bread and their water" - the food, i.e., whether meat or drink, on which they subsisted, and to give them vigorous health, free from sickness of any kind, which he pledged himself to take away from the midst of them. Though Christians have no such special pledge, there is, no doubt, that virtuous and godly living would greatly conduce to health, and take away half the sicknesses from which men suffer, even at the present day.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And ye shall serve the Lord your God,.... And him only, who had brought them out of Egypt, and done so many great and good things for them at the Red sea, and now in the wilderness; by which he appeared to be the true Jehovah, the one and only living God, and to be their God in covenant, who had promised them much, and had performed it; and therefore was in a special and peculiar manner their God, and they were under the highest obligations to serve and worship him in the way and manner he directed them to:

and he shall bless thy bread and thy water; and make them nourishing and refreshing to them, and preserve them thereby in health, as well as prosper and succeed them, and increase their worldly substance:

and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee; the stroke of bitterness, or the bitter stroke, as the Targum of Jonathan, any grievous disease, which is bitter and distressing; signifying that there should be none among them, but that they should be healthful, and free from distempers and diseases.



Exodus 23:25 Additional Commentaries
Context
God's Angel to Lead
24"You shall not worship their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their deeds; but you shall utterly overthrow them and break their sacred pillars in pieces. 25"But you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water; and I will remove sickness from your midst. 26"There shall be no one miscarrying or barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days.…
Cross References
Matthew 4:10
Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'"

Exodus 15:26
He said, "If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you."

Leviticus 11:44
I am the LORD your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. Do not make yourselves unclean by any creature that moves along the ground.

Leviticus 26:3
"'If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands,

Deuteronomy 6:13
Fear the LORD your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name.

Deuteronomy 7:15
The LORD will keep you free from every disease. He will not inflict on you the horrible diseases you knew in Egypt, but he will inflict them on all who hate you.

Deuteronomy 10:12
And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

Deuteronomy 28:1
If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.

Joshua 22:5
But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: to love the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, to keep his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul."

1 Samuel 12:20
"Do not be afraid," Samuel replied. "You have done all this evil; yet do not turn away from the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart.

Ecclesiastes 5:20
They seldom reflect on the days of their life, because God keeps them occupied with gladness of heart.

Daniel 1:15
At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food.
Treasury of Scripture

And you shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless your bread, and your water; and I will take sickness away from the middle of you.

and ye

Deuteronomy 6:13 You shall fear the LORD your God, and serve him, and shall swear by his name.

Deuteronomy 10:12,20 And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but …

Deuteronomy 11:13,14 And it shall come to pass, if you shall listen diligently to my commandments …

Deuteronomy 13:4 You shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his …

Deuteronomy 28:1-6 And it shall come to pass, if you shall listen diligently to the …

Joshua 22:5 But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses …

Joshua 24:14,15,21,24 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth…

1 Samuel 7:3 And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, If you do return …

1 Samuel 12:20,24 And Samuel said to the people, Fear not: you have done all this wickedness: …

Jeremiah 8:2 And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all …

Matthew 4:10 Then said Jesus to him, Get you hence, Satan: for it is written, …

he shall

Deuteronomy 7:13 And he will love you, and bless you, and multiply you: he will also …

Deuteronomy 28:5-8 Blessed shall be your basket and your store…

Isaiah 33:16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions …

Malachi 3:10 Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat …

I will take

Exodus 15:26 And said, If you will diligently listen to the voice of the LORD …

Deuteronomy 7:15 And the LORD will take away from you all sickness, and will put none …

Psalm 103:3 Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases;

Isaiah 33:24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell …

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