Leviticus 26:38
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
You will perish among the nations; the land of your enemies will devour you.

New Living Translation
You will die among the foreign nations and be devoured in the land of your enemies.

English Standard Version
And you shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.

New American Standard Bible
'But you will perish among the nations, and your enemies' land will consume you.

King James Bible
And ye shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You will perish among the nations; the land of your enemies will devour you.

International Standard Version
You'll perish among the nations and the land of your enemies will consume you.

NET Bible
You will perish among the nations; the land of your enemies will consume you.

New Heart English Bible
You will perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies will eat you up.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They will be destroyed among the nations. The land of their enemies will devour them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And ye shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.

New American Standard 1977
‘But you will perish among the nations, and your enemies’ land will consume you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And ye shall perish among the Gentiles, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.

American King James Version
And you shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.

American Standard Version
And ye shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You shall perish among the Gentiles, and an enemy's land shall consume you.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.

English Revised Version
And ye shall perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.

Webster's Bible Translation
And ye shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.

World English Bible
You will perish among the nations, and the land of your enemies will eat you up.

Young's Literal Translation
and ye have perished among the nations, and the land of your enemies hath consumed you.
Study Bible
Punishments for Disobedience
37They will therefore stumble over each other as if running from the sword, although no one is pursuing; and you will have no strength to stand up before your enemies. 38But you will perish among the nations, and your enemies' land will consume you. 39'So those of you who may be left will rot away because of their iniquity in the lands of your enemies; and also because of the iniquities of their forefathers they will rot away with them.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:26
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that you will surely perish quickly from the land where you are going over the Jordan to possess it. You shall not live long on it, but will be utterly destroyed.

Leviticus 26:39
'So those of you who may be left will rot away because of their iniquity in the lands of your enemies; and also because of the iniquities of their forefathers they will rot away with them.
Treasury of Scripture

And you shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.

Deuteronomy 4:27 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and you shall be …

Deuteronomy 28:48,68 Therefore shall you serve your enemies which the LORD shall send …

Isaiah 27:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown…

Jeremiah 42:17,18,22 So shall it be with all the men that set their faces to go into Egypt …

Jeremiah 44:12-14,27,28 And I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their faces to …

(38) And ye shall perish among the heathen.--Better, And ye shall be lost among the heathen, as the word here rendered "perish" is often translated. (See Deuteronomy 22:3; 1Samuel 9:3; 1Samuel 9:20; Jeremiah 1:6; Ezekiel 34:4; Ezekiel 34:16; Psalm 119:176, &c.) The context plainly shows that utter destruction is not meant here. The very next verse speaks of a remnant who are to pine away, whilst Leviticus 26:40 speaks of their confessing their guilt.

The land of your enemies shall eat you up.--That is, they shall be so completely mixed up with the heathen nations amongst whom they are to be dispersed, and so utterly incorporated amongst them, that they will disappear, and have no separate existence. This is the sense of this peculiar phrase in Numbers 13:32; Ezekiel 36:13.

And ye shall perish among the Heathen,.... Not utterly, but great numbers of them, through change of air, and different diet, as Aben Ezra, and through the cruel usage of their enemies; for there is a body of them which continues unto this day; unless this is to be understood of the ten tribes, as R. Akiba (b) interprets it, who are supposed to be entirely lost and swallowed up among the nations where they were carried captive:

and the land of your enemies shall eat you up; they should die in it through one disease or another; by the pestilence, as the Targum of Jonathan, and so be buried in it; in which sense it may be said to eat them up, or consume them, for the grave swallows up and consumes all that are put into it; Jarchi says, this is to be understood of those that die in captivity.

(b) In Torat Cohanim, ut supra. (par. 1. fol. 197. 2.) 38. the land of your enemies shall eat you up, etc.—On the removal of the ten tribes into captivity, they never returned, and all traces of them were lost.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.
Jump to Previous
Consume Consumed Death Destruction Devour Eat Enemies Haters Heathen Nations Overtake Perished Strange You
Jump to Next
Consume Consumed Death Destruction Devour Eat Enemies Haters Heathen Nations Overtake Perished Strange You
Links
Leviticus 26:38 NIV
Leviticus 26:38 NLT
Leviticus 26:38 ESV
Leviticus 26:38 NASB
Leviticus 26:38 KJV

Leviticus 26:38 Biblia Paralela
Leviticus 26:38 Chinese Bible
Leviticus 26:38 French Bible
Leviticus 26:38 German Bible

Alphabetical: among and But consume devour enemies land nations of perish the will You your

OT Law: Leviticus 26:38 You will perish among the nations (Le Lv Lev.) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Leviticus 26:37
Top of Page
Top of Page