Leviticus 26:20
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New International Version
Your strength will be spent in vain, because your soil will not yield its crops, nor will the trees of your land yield their fruit.

New Living Translation
All your work will be for nothing, for your land will yield no crops, and your trees will bear no fruit.

English Standard Version
And your strength shall be spent in vain, for your land shall not yield its increase, and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit.

New American Standard Bible
'Your strength will be spent uselessly, for your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and your strength will be used up for nothing. Your land will not yield its produce, and the trees of the land will not bear their fruit."

International Standard Version
Your strength will be spent in vain, because your land won't yield its produce and the trees of the land won't yield their fruit.

NET Bible
Your strength will be used up in vain, your land will not give its yield, and the trees of the land will not produce their fruit.

New Heart English Bible
and your strength will be spent in vain; for your land won't yield its increase, neither will the trees of the land yield their fruit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will work hard for nothing because your land will produce no crops and the trees will produce no fruit.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And your strength shall be spent in vain; for your land shall not yield her produce, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruit.

New American Standard 1977
‘And your strength shall be spent uselessly, for your land shall not yield its produce and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield its increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
and your strength shall be spent in vain; for your land shall not yield its increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Your labour shall be spent in vain, the ground shall not bring forth her increase, nor the trees yield their fruit.

Darby Bible Translation
and your strength shall be spent in vain, and your land shall not yield its produce; and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit.

English Revised Version
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 fruit.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
and your strength will be spent in vain; for your land won't yield its increase, neither will the trees of the land yield their fruit.

Young's Literal Translation
and consumed hath been your strength in vain, and your land doth not give her produce, and the tree of the land doth not give its fruit.
Study Bible
Punishments for Disobedience
19'I will also break down your pride of power; I will also make your sky like iron and your earth like bronze. 20Your strength will be spent uselessly, for your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit. 21'If then, you act with hostility against Me and are unwilling to obey Me, I will increase the plague on you seven times according to your sins.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:22
For a fire is kindled in My anger, And burns to the lowest part of Sheol, And consumes the earth with its yield, And sets on fire the foundations of the mountains.

Psalm 127:1
A Song of Ascents, of Solomon. Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain.

Isaiah 17:10
For you have forgotten the God of your salvation And have not remembered the rock of your refuge. Therefore you plant delightful plants And set them with vine slips of a strange god.

Isaiah 17:11
In the day that you plant it you carefully fence it in, And in the morning you bring your seed to blossom; But the harvest will be a heap In a day of sickliness and incurable pain.

Isaiah 49:4
But I said, "I have toiled in vain, I have spent My strength for nothing and vanity; Yet surely the justice due to Me is with the LORD, And My reward with My God."

Jeremiah 12:13
"They have sown wheat and have reaped thorns, They have strained themselves to no profit. But be ashamed of your harvest Because of the fierce anger of the LORD."
Treasury of Scripture

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.

your strength

Psalm 127:1 Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it: …

Isaiah 49:4 Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for …

Habakkuk 2:13 Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labor …

Galatians 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed on you labor in vain.

for your land

Leviticus 26:4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield …

Deuteronomy 11:17 And then the LORD's wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up …

Deuteronomy 28:18,38-40,42 Cursed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your land, …

Job 31:40 Let thistles grow instead of wheat, and cockle instead of barley. …

Psalm 107:34 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

Haggai 1:9-11 You looked for much, and, see it came to little; and when you brought …

Haggai 2:16 Since those days were, when one came to an heap of twenty measures, …

1 Corinthians 3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

(20) And your strength shall be spent in vain.--That is, with the heaven over them as metal, their labour expended in ploughing, digging, and sowing will be perfectly useless.

Your land shall not yield her increase, as no amount of human labour will make up for the want of rain. In Deuteronomy 11:17, where the same punishment is threatened, and the same phrase is used, the Authorised Version unnecessarily obliterates the identity of the words in the original by rendering them "the land yield not her fruit."

And your strength shall be spent in vain,.... In endeavouring to till the ground, to plough, or sow, or to dig about the vines or olives, and prune them:

for your land shall not yield its increase; produce corn, and bring forth grass, the one for the use of men, the other for the use of the cattle, and therefore both must starve:

neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits; such as vines, olives, figs, pomegranates, &c. which were very plentiful in the land of Judea, and on which they much lived, and on which their more comfortable subsistence at least depended, see Habakkuk 3:17; all this is the reverse of Leviticus 26:4. 26:14-39 After God has set the blessing before them which would make them a happy people if they would be obedient, he here sets the curse before them, the evils which would make them miserable, if they were disobedient. Two things would bring ruin. 1. A contempt of God's commandments. They that reject the precept, will come at last to renounce the covenant. 2. A contempt of his corrections. If they will not learn obedience by the things they suffer, God himself would be against them; and this is the root and cause of all their misery. And also, The whole creation would be at war with them. All God's sore judgments would be sent against them. The threatenings here are very particular, they were prophecies, and He that foresaw all their rebellions, knew they would prove so. TEMPORAL judgments are threatened. Those who will not be parted from their sins by the commands of God, shall be parted from them by judgments. Those wedded to their lusts, will have enough of them. SPIRITUAL judgments are threatened, which should seize the mind. They should find no acceptance with God. A guilty conscience would be their continual terror. It is righteous with God to leave those to despair of pardon, who presume to sin; and it is owing to free grace, if we are not left to pine away in the iniquity we were born in, and have lived in.
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