Leviticus 25:18
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New International Version
"'Follow my decrees and be careful to obey my laws, and you will live safely in the land.

New Living Translation
"If you want to live securely in the land, follow my decrees and obey my regulations.

English Standard Version
“Therefore you shall do my statutes and keep my rules and perform them, and then you will dwell in the land securely.

New American Standard Bible
'You shall thus observe My statutes and keep My judgments, so as to carry them out, that you may live securely on the land.

King James Bible
Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are to keep My statutes and ordinances and carefully observe them, so that you may live securely in the land.

International Standard Version
"Observe my statutes and keep my ordinances. Do them so that you may live securely in the land.

NET Bible
You must obey my statutes and my regulations; you must be sure to keep them so that you may live securely in the land.

New Heart English Bible
"'Therefore you shall do my statutes, and keep my ordinances and do them; and you shall dwell in the land in safety.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Obey my laws, and carefully follow my rules. Then you will live securely in the land.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wherefore ye shall do My statutes, and keep Mine ordinances and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety.

New American Standard 1977
‘You shall thus observe My statutes, and keep My judgments, so as to carry them out, that you may live securely on the land.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Execute, therefore, my statutes and keep my rights and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety;

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore you shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; and you shall dwell in the land in safety.

American King James Version
Why you shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; and you shall dwell in the land in safety.

American Standard Version
Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep mine ordinances and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Do my precepts, and keep my judgments, and fulfil them: that you may dwell in the land without any fear,

Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall do my statutes, and observe mine ordinances and do them: thus shall ye dwell in your land securely.

English Revised Version
Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety.

World English Bible
"'Therefore you shall do my statutes, and keep my ordinances and do them; and you shall dwell in the land in safety.

Young's Literal Translation
'And ye have done My statutes, and My judgments ye keep, and have done them, and ye have dwelt on the land confidently,
Study Bible
The Blessing of Obedience
17'So you shall not wrong one another, but you shall fear your God; for I am the LORD your God. 18You shall thus observe My statutes and keep My judgments, so as to carry them out, that you may live securely on the land. 19'Then the land will yield its produce, so that you can eat your fill and live securely on it.…
Cross References
Leviticus 25:19
'Then the land will yield its produce, so that you can eat your fill and live securely on it.

Leviticus 26:5
'Indeed, your threshing will last for you until grape gathering, and grape gathering will last until sowing time. You will thus eat your food to the full and live securely in your land.

Deuteronomy 12:10
"When you cross the Jordan and live in the land which the LORD your God is giving you to inherit, and He gives you rest from all your enemies around you so that you live in security,

Psalm 4:8
In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For You alone, O LORD, make me to dwell in safety.

Jeremiah 23:6
"In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell securely; And this is His name by which He will be called, 'The LORD our righteousness.'
Treasury of Scripture

Why you shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; and you shall dwell in the land in safety.

Wherefore

Leviticus 19:37 Therefore shall you observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, …

Psalm 103:18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments …

and ye

Leviticus 26:3-12 If you walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them…

Deuteronomy 12:10 But when you go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD …

Deuteronomy 28:1-14 And it shall come to pass, if you shall listen diligently to the …

Deuteronomy 33:12,28 And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety …

Psalm 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for you, LORD, only …

Proverbs 1:33 But whoever listens to me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet …

Jeremiah 7:3-7 Thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and …

Jeremiah 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: …

Jeremiah 25:5 They said, Turn you again now every one from his evil way, and from …

Jeremiah 33:16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: …

Ezekiel 33:24-26,29 Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes of the land of Israel …

Ezekiel 34:25-28 And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the …

Ezekiel 36:24-28 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of …

(18) Wherefore ye shall do my statutes.--Better, And ye shall do . . . that is, the above named statutes and ordinances respecting the sabbatical year and the jubile, which required great sacrifices.

Ye shall dwell in the land in safety.--As God is Israel's strong tower and wall of defence, it is by keeping His commandments that the Israelites will enjoy the security which other nations endeavour to obtain by great labour and mighty armies.

And the land . . . her fruit.--He, moreover, who has given Israel these statutes, also controls the operations of nature. Hence, though the observance of His laws would necessitate the abstention from cultivating the soil, the Lord will cause the land to yield an abundant harvest which will richly supply all their wants, and they will safely and quietly dwell therein without being compelled to make raids upon their neighbours for food, or surrender themselves to their enemies for want of provision (1 Maccabees 6:49; 1 Maccabees 6:53; Josephus, Antt. xiv. 16, 2; xv. :1, 2).

Verses 18-22. - "Not only the year of jubilee, but the sabbatical year also, commenced in the autumn, when the farmers first began to sow for the coming year; so that the sowing was suspended from the autumn of the sixth year till the autumn of the seventh, and even till the autumn of the eighth whenever the jubilee year came round, in which case both sowing and reaping were omitted for two years in succession, and consequently the produce of the sixth year, which was harvested in the seventh month of that year, must have sufficed for three years, not merely till the sowing in the autumn of the eighth or fiftieth year, but till the harvest of the ninth or fifty-first year, as the Talmud and rabbins of every age have understood the law" (Keil). The question, What shall we eat? would present itself with double force when the sabbatical and the jubilee years came together. It and the answer to it therefore properly follow on the institution of the jubilee, instead of preceding it, as Ewald, Knobcl, and others demand that it should do. Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them,.... These and all others he enjoined; by which tenure, even obedience to all his commands, moral, ritual, and judicial, they were to hold the land of Canaan, and their possessions in it, which is intended in the next clause:

and ye shall dwell in the land in safety; without any fear of enemies, or of the neighbouring nations about them seizing upon them, and distressing them; and Jarchi observes, that it was for transgressing the sabbatical year that Israel was carried captive, which he thinks is intimated in 2 Chronicles 36:21; and that the seventy years' captivity in Babylon were for the seventy sabbatical years that had been neglected. 25:8-22 The word jubilee signifies a peculiarly animated sound of the silver trumpets. This sound was to be made on the evening of the great day of atonement; for the proclamation of gospel liberty and salvation results from the sacrifice of the Redeemer. It was provided that the lands should not be sold away from their families. They could only be disposed of, as it were, by leases till the year of jubilee, and then returned to the owner or his heir. This tended to preserve their tribes and families distinct, till the coming of the Messiah. The liberty every man was born to, if sold or forfeited, should return at the year of jubilee. This was typical of redemption by Christ from the slavery of sin and Satan, and of being brought again to the liberty of the children of God. All bargains ought to be made by this rule, Ye shall not oppress one another, not take advantage of one another's ignorance or necessity, but thou shalt fear thy God. The fear of God reigning in the heart, would restrain from doing wrong to our neighbour in word or deed. Assurance was given that they should be great gainers, by observing these years of rest. If we are careful to do our duty, we may trust God with our comfort. This was a miracle for an encouragement to all neither sowed or reaped. This was a miracle for an encouragement to all God's people, in all ages, to trust him in the way of duty. There is nothing lost by faith and self-denial in obedience. Some asked, What shall we eat the seventh year? Thus many Christians anticipate evils, questioning what they shall do, and fearing to proceed in the way of duty. But we have no right to anticipate evils, so as to distress ourselves about them. To carnal minds we may appear to act absurdly, but the path of duty is ever the path of safety.
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