Leviticus 26:21
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New International Version
"'If you remain hostile toward me and refuse to listen to me, I will multiply your afflictions seven times over, as your sins deserve.

New Living Translation
"If even then you remain hostile toward me and refuse to obey me, I will inflict disaster on you seven times over for your sins.

English Standard Version
“Then if you walk contrary to me and will not listen to me, I will continue striking you, sevenfold for your sins.

New American Standard Bible
'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.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If you act with hostility toward Me and are unwilling to obey Me, I will multiply your plagues seven times for your sins.

International Standard Version
"If you live life contrary to me and remain unwilling to listen to me, then I'll add to your wounds seven times more on account of your sins.

NET Bible
"'If you walk in hostility against me and are not willing to obey me, I will increase your affliction seven times according to your sins.

New Heart English Bible
"'If you walk contrary to me, and won't listen to me, then I will bring seven times more plagues on you according to your sins.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"If you resist and don't listen to me, I will increase the punishment for your sins seven times.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
‘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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
And if you walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.

American King James Version
And if you walk contrary to me, and will not listen to me; I will bring seven times more plagues on you according to your sins.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If you walk contrary to me, and will not hearken to me, I will bring seven times more plagues upon you for your sins:

Darby Bible Translation
And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me, I will bring sevenfold more plagues upon you according to your sins.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And if ye shall walk contrary to me, and will not hearken to me, I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.

World English Bible
"'If you walk contrary to me, and won't listen to me, then I will bring seven times more plagues on you according to your sins.

Young's Literal Translation
And if ye walk with Me in opposition, and are not willing to hearken to Me, then I have added to you a plague seven times, according to your sins,
Study Bible
Punishments for Disobedience
20'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. 21If 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. 22'I will let loose among you the beasts of the field, which will bereave you of your children and destroy your cattle and reduce your number so that your roads lie deserted.…
Cross References
Revelation 15:1
Then I saw another great and marvelous sign in heaven: seven angels with the seven final plagues, with which the wrath of God will be completed.

Leviticus 26:18
'If also after these things you do not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.

Leviticus 26:23
'And if by these things you are not turned to Me, but act with hostility against Me,

Leviticus 26:24
then I will act with hostility against you; and I, even I, will strike you seven times for your sins.

Leviticus 26:27
'Yet if in spite of this you do not obey Me, but act with hostility against Me,

Psalm 79:12
And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom The reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord.

Ezekiel 21:14
"You therefore, son of man, prophesy and clap your hands together; and let the sword be doubled the third time, the sword for the slain. It is the sword for the great one slain, which surrounds them,
Treasury of Scripture

And if you walk contrary to me, and will not listen to me; I will bring seven times more plagues on you according to your sins.

contrary unto me. or, at all adventures with me: and so

Leviticus 26:24 Then will I also walk contrary to you, and will punish you yet seven …

(21) And if ye walk contrary unto me.--That is, continue the defiance of the Divine law, and rebel against God's authority. The third warning, contained in Leviticus 26:21-22, threatens them with destruction by wild beasts.

Seven times more plagues.--That is, a still greater number. (See Leviticus 26:18.)

According to your sins.--This increased number of scourges will be in proportion to their sins, since their defiance, in spite of the two preceding classes of punishments, aggravates and enhances their guilt.

Verses 21, 22. - Punishment in its third degree. 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. So in the case of the Assyrians transported to Palestine, "At the beginning of their dwelling there, they feared not the Lord: therefore the Lord sent lions among them, which slew some of them" (2 Kings 17:25) - and your high ways shall be desolate. Cf. Judges 5:6, "In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied, and the travelers walked through byways." And if ye walk contrary unto me,.... To his mind and will, to his laws, commands, and ordinances, showing no regard unto them by a walk and conversation agreeably to them, but neglecting and breaking them continually; or by chance, as the Targum of Jonathan, not with any intention and design to obey the Lord, and to honour and glorify him, but in a careless and indifferent manner, having no regard to the law of God, only now and then, as it happens, act according to it, but having no concern for the honour and glory of God:

and will not hearken unto me; to his voice in his laws and his precepts, or by his prophets, exhorting them to obedience to them:

I will bring seven times more plagues upon you, according to your sins; greater and sorer punishments still, and these more frequently repeated, and in proportion to their transgressions of his righteous laws. 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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