Leviticus 26
Brenton Septuagint Translation

The Blessings of Obedience

1I am the Lord your God: ye shall not make to yourselves gods made with hands, or graven; neither shall ye rear up a pillar for yourselves, neither shall ye set up a stone for an object in your land to worship it: I am the Lord your God. 2Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuaries: I am the Lord. 3If ye will walk in my ordinances, and keep my commandments, and do them, 4then will I give you the rain in its season, and the land shall produce its fruits, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. 5And your threshing time shall overtake the vintage, and your vintage shall overtake your seed time; and ye shall eat your bread to the full; and ye shall dwell safely upon your land, and war shall not go through your land. 6And I will give peace in your land, and ye shall sleep, and none shall make you afraid; and I will destroy the evil beasts out of your land, 7and ye shall pursue your enemies, and they shall fall before you with slaughter. 8And five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase tens of thousands; and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword. 9And I will look upon you, and increase you, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you. 10And ye shall eat that which is old and very old, and bring forth the old to make way for the new. 11And I will set my tabernacle among you, and my soul shall not abhor you; 12and I will walk among you, and be your God, and ye shall be my people. 13I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, where ye were slaves; and I broke the band of your yoke, and brought you forth openly.

Punishments for Disobedience

14But if ye will not hearken to me, nor obey these my ordinances, 15but disobey them, and your soul should loathe my judgments, so that ye should not keep all my commands, so as to break my covenant, 16then will I do thus to you: I will even bring upon you perplexity and the itch, and the fever that causes your eyes to waste away, and disease that consumes your life; and ye shall sow your seeds in vain, and your enemies shall eat them. 17And I will set my face against you, and ye shall fall before your enemies, and they that hate you shall pursue you; and ye shall flee, no one pursuing you. 18And if ye still refuse to hearken to me, then will I chasten you yet more even seven times for your sins. 19And I will break down the haughtiness of your pride; and I will make your heaven iron, and your earth as it were brass. 20And your strength shall be in vain; and your land shall not yield its seed, and the tree of your field shall not yield its fruit.

21And if after this ye should walk perversely, and not be willing to obey me, I will further bring upon you seven plagues according to your sins. 22And I will send upon you the wild beasts of the land, and they shall devour you, and shall consume your cattle: and I will make you few in number, and your ways shall be desolate.

23And if hereupon ye are not corrected, but walk perversely towards me, 24I also will walk with you with a perverse spirit, and I also will smite you seven times for your sins. 25And I will bring upon you a sword avenging the cause of my covenant, and ye shall flee for refuge to your cities; and I will send out death against you, and ye shall be delivered into the hands of your enemies. 26When I afflict you with famine of bread, then ten women shall bake your loaves in one oven, and they shall render your loaves by weight; and ye shall eat, and not be satisfied.

27And if hereupon ye will not obey me, but walk perversely towards me, 28then will I walk with you with a froward mind, and I will chasten you seven-fold according to your sins. 29And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat. 30And I will render your pillars desolate, and will utterly destroy your wooden images made with hands; and I will lay your carcases on the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall loathe you. 31And I will lay your cities waste, and I will make your sanctuaries desolate, and I will not smell the savour of your sacrifices. 32And I will lay your land desolate, and your enemies who dwell in it shall wonder at it. 33And I will scatter you among the nations, and the sword shall come upon you and consume you; and your land shall be desolate, and your cities shall be desolate.

34Then the land shall enjoy its sabbaths all the days of its desolation. 35And ye shall be in the land of your enemies; then the land shall keep its sabbaths, and the land shall enjoy its sabbaths all the days of its desolation: it shall keep sabbaths which it kept not among your sabbaths, when ye dwelt in it. 36And to those who are left of you I will bring bondage into their heart in the land of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them, and they shall flee as fleeing from war, and shall fall when none pursues them. 37And brother shall disregard brother as in war, when none pursues; and ye shall not be able to withstand your enemies. 38And ye shall perish among the Gentiles, and the land of your enemies shall devour you. 39And those who are left of you shall perish, because of their sins, and because of the sins of their fathers: in the land of their enemies shall they consume away.

God Remembers Those who Repent

40And they shall confess their sins, and the sins of their fathers, that they have transgressed and neglected me, and that they have walked perversely before me, 41and I walked with them with a perverse mind; and I will destroy them in the land of their enemies: then shall their uncircumcised heart be ashamed, and then shall they acquiesce in the punishment of their sins. 42And I will remember the covenant of Jacob, and the covenant of Isaac, and the covenant of Abraam will I remember. 43And I will remember the land, and the land shall be left of them; then the land shall enjoy her sabbaths, when it is deserted through them: and they shall accept the punishment of their iniquities, because they neglected my judgments, and in their soul loathed my ordinances. 44And yet not even thus, while they were in the land of their enemies, did I overlook them, nor did I loathe them so as to consume them, to break my covenant made with them; for I am the Lord their God. 45And I will remember their former covenant, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage before the nation, to be their God; I am the Lord.

46These are my judgments and my ordinances, and the law which the Lord gave between himself and the children of Israel, in the mount Sina, by the hand of Moses.

Brenton Septuagint Translation, 1884. Versification mapped to KJV for coordination with other Old Testament Bible texts.

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