Leviticus 26:16
New International Version
then I will do this to you: I will bring on you sudden terror, wasting diseases and fever that will destroy your sight and sap your strength. You will plant seed in vain, because your enemies will eat it.

New Living Translation
I will punish you. I will bring sudden terrors upon you—wasting diseases and burning fevers that will cause your eyes to fail and your life to ebb away. You will plant your crops in vain because your enemies will eat them.

English Standard Version
then I will do this to you: I will visit you with panic, with wasting disease and fever that consume the eyes and make the heart ache. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

Berean Study Bible
then this is what I will do to you: I will bring upon you sudden terror, wasting disease, and fever that will destroy your sight and drain your life. You will sow your seed in vain, because your enemies will eat it.

New American Standard Bible
I, in turn, will do this to you: I will appoint over you a sudden terror, consumption and fever that will waste away the eyes and cause the soul to pine away; also, you will sow your seed uselessly, for your enemies will eat it up.

King James Bible
I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

Christian Standard Bible
then I will do this to you: I will bring terror on you--wasting disease and fever that will cause your eyes to fail and your life to ebb away. You will sow your seed in vain because your enemies will eat it.

Contemporary English Version
I will punish you terribly, and you will be ruined. You will be struck with incurable diseases and with fever that leads to blindness and depression. Your enemies will eat the crops you plant,

Good News Translation
I will punish you. I will bring disaster on you--incurable diseases and fevers that will make you blind and cause your life to waste away. You will plant your crops, but it will do you no good, because your enemies will conquer you and eat what you have grown.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
then I will do this to you: I will bring terror on you--wasting disease and fever that will cause your eyes to fail and your life to ebb away. You will sow your seed in vain because your enemies will eat it.

International Standard Version
then I will certainly do this to you: I'll appoint sudden terror to infect you like tuberculosis and fever. Your eyes will fail and your life will waste away. You'll plant in vain, because your enemies will consume what you plant.

NET Bible
I for my part will do this to you: I will inflict horror on you, consumption and fever, which diminish eyesight and drain away the vitality of life. You will sow your seed in vain because your enemies will eat it.

New Heart English Bible
I also will do this to you: I will appoint terror over you, even consumption and fever, that shall consume the eyes, and make the soul to pine away; and you will sow your seed in vain, for your enemies will eat it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
then this is what I will do to you: I will terrorize you with disease and fever. You will suffer from eye problems and depression. You will plant your crops and get nothing because your enemies will eat them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I also will do this unto you: I will appoint terror over you, even consumption and fever, that shall make the eyes to fail, and the soul to languish; and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

New American Standard 1977
I, in turn, will do this to you: I will appoint over you a sudden terror, consumption and fever that shall waste away the eyes and cause the soul to pine away; also, you shall sow your seed uselessly, for your enemies shall eat it up.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I also will do this unto you: I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague that shall consume the eyes and torment the soul, and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

King James 2000 Bible
I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning fever, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

American King James Version
I also will do this to you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

American Standard Version
I also will do this unto you: I will appoint terror over you, even consumption and fever, that shall consume the eyes, and make the soul to pine away; and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
then 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I also will do these things to you: I will quickly visit you with poverty, and burning heat, which shall waste your eyes, and consume your lives. You shall sow your seed in vain, which shall be devoured by your enemies.

Darby Bible Translation
I also will do this unto you -- I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and fever, which shall cause the eyes to fail, and the soul to waste away; and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

English Revised Version
I also will do this unto you; I will appoint terror over you, even consumption and fever, that shall consume the eyes, and make the soul to pine away: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

Webster's Bible Translation
I also will do this to you, I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

World English Bible
I also will do this to you: I will appoint terror over you, even consumption and fever, that shall consume the eyes, and make the soul to pine away; and you will sow your seed in vain, for your enemies will eat it.

Young's Literal Translation
I also do this to you, and I have appointed over you trouble, the consumption, and the burning fever, consuming eyes, and causing pain of soul; and your seed in vain ye have sowed, and your enemies have eaten it;
Study Bible
Punishments for Disobedience
15and if you reject My statutes, despise My ordinances, and neglect to carry out all My commandments, and so break My covenant, 16then this is what I will do to you: I will bring upon you sudden terror, wasting disease, and fever that will destroy your sight and drain your life. You will sow your seed in vain, because your enemies will eat it. 17And I will set My face against you, so that you will be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee when no one pursues you.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:22
The LORD will strike you with wasting disease, with fever and inflammation, with severe heat and drought, and with blight and mildew; these will pursue you until you perish.

Judges 6:3
Whenever the Israelites would plant their crops, the Midianites, Amalekites, and other people of the East would come up and invade them,

Judges 6:4
encamping against them as far as Gaza and destroying the produce of the land. They left Israel with no sustenance, neither sheep nor oxen nor donkeys.

1 Samuel 2:33
And every one of you that I do not cut off from My altar, your eyes will fail and your heart will grieve. All your descendants will die in the prime of life.

1 Kings 8:37
When famine or pestilence comes upon the land, or blight or mildew or locusts or grasshoppers, when their enemy besieges them in their cities, whatever plague or sickness there is,

Job 31:8
then may another eat what I have sown, and my crops be uprooted.

Psalm 78:33
So He ended their days in futility, and their years in sudden terror.

Proverbs 3:33
The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked, but He blesses the home of the righteous.

Isaiah 62:8
The LORD has sworn by His right hand and by His mighty arm: "Never again will I give your grain to your enemies for food, nor will foreigners drink the new wine for which you have toiled.

Jeremiah 5:17
They will devour your harvest and food; they will consume your sons and daughters; they will eat up your flocks and herds; they will feed on your vines and fig trees. With the sword they will destroy the fortified cities in which you trust.

Jeremiah 12:13
They have sown wheat but harvested thorns. They have exhausted themselves to no avail. Bear the shame of your harvest because of the fierce anger of the LORD."

Jeremiah 15:3
I will appoint over them four kinds of destroyers, declares the LORD: the sword to kill, the dogs to drag away, and the birds of the air and beasts of the earth to devour and destroy.

Ezekiel 24:23
Your turbans will remain on your heads and your sandals on your feet. You will not mourn or weep, but you will waste away because of your sins and groan among yourselves.

Ezekiel 33:10
Now as for you, son of man, tell the house of Israel that this is what they have said: 'Our transgressions and our sins are heavy upon us, and we are wasting away because of them! How can we live?'

Zechariah 14:12
And this will be the plague with which the LORD strikes all the peoples who have warred against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.

Malachi 2:3
Behold, I will rebuke your descendants, and I will spread dung on your faces, the waste from your feasts, and you will be carried off with it."

Treasury of Scripture

I also will do this to you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

appoint

Psalm 109:6
Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

over you [heb] upon you

Deuteronomy 28:65-67
And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind: …

Deuteronomy 32:25
The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.

Job 15:20,21
The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days, and the number of years is hidden to the oppressor…

consumption

Exodus 15:26
And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.

Deuteronomy 28:21,22,35
The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it…

consume

Deuteronomy 28:32,34,67
Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thine hand…

1 Samuel 2:33
And the man of thine, whom I shall not cut off from mine altar, shall be to consume thine eyes, and to grieve thine heart: and all the increase of thine house shall die in the flower of their age.

Psalm 78:33
Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.

and ye shall

Deuteronomy 28:33,51
The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway: …

Judges 6:3-6,11
And so it was, when Israel had sown, that the Midianites came up, and the Amalekites, and the children of the east, even they came up against them; …

Job 31:8
Then let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let my offspring be rooted out.

for your

Isaiah 10:4
Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.







Lexicon
then
אַף־ (’ap̄-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 637: Meaning accession, yea, adversatively though

this is what
זֹּ֣את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

I
אֲנִ֞י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

will do
אֶֽעֱשֶׂה־ (’e·‘ĕ·śeh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

to you:
לָכֶ֗ם (lā·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

I will bring
וְהִפְקַדְתִּ֨י (wə·hip̄·qaḏ·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6485: To visit, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit

upon you
עֲלֵיכֶ֤ם (‘ă·lê·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

sudden terror,
בֶּֽהָלָה֙ (be·hā·lāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 928: Dismay, sudden terror or ruin

wasting disease,
הַשַּׁחֶ֣פֶת (haš·ša·ḥe·p̄eṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7829: (a wasting disease) consumption

and
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

fever
הַקַּדַּ֔חַת (haq·qad·da·ḥaṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6920: Inflammation, febrile disease

that will destroy
מְכַלּ֥וֹת (mə·ḵal·lō·wṯ)
Verb - Piel - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent

your sight
עֵינַ֖יִם (‘ê·na·yim)
Noun - cd
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

and drain
וּמְדִיבֹ֣ת (ū·mə·ḏî·ḇōṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1727: To mope, pine

your life.
נָ֑פֶשׁ (nā·p̄eš)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

You will sow
וּזְרַעְתֶּ֤ם (ū·zə·ra‘·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2232: To sow, to disseminate, plant, fructify

your seed
זַרְעֲכֶ֔ם (zar·‘ă·ḵem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

in vain,
לָרִיק֙ (lā·rîq)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7385: Emptiness, a worthless thing, in vain

because your enemies
אֹיְבֵיכֶֽם׃ (’ō·yə·ḇê·ḵem)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 341: Hating, an adversary

will eat it.
וַאֲכָלֻ֖הוּ (wa·’ă·ḵā·lu·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat
(16) I also will do this unto you.--That is, He will do the same unto them; He will requite them in the same way, and abhor them.

I will even appoint over you terror.--Better, and I will appoint, &c, that is, God will visit them with terrible things, consisting of consumption and burning ague. These two diseases also occur together in Deuteronomy 28:22, the only passage in the Bible where they occur again. The second of the two, however, which is here translated "burning ague" in the Authorised Version, is, in the Deuteronomy passage, rendered simply by "fever." The two passages ought to be uniformly rendered.

That shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart.--Better, that shall extinguish the eyes, and cause life to waste away. The rendering of the Authorised Version, "consume the eyes," though giving the sense, is misleading, inasmuch as it suggests that the verb "consume" is the same as the disease, "consumption" mentioned in the preceding clause. For the phrase "extinguish the eye"--the eye failing--see Job 11:20; Job 17:5; Job 31:16, &c, and for the whole phrase, comp. Deuteronomy 28:65; 1Samuel 2:23.

And ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.--Besides these terrible diseases, the production of the soil, which is necessary for the sustenance of life, and which is to be so abundant and secure against enemies when the Israelites obey the Divine commandments (see Leviticus 26:4-6), will be carried off by strangers. Similar threatenings in case of disobedience are to be found both in the Pentateuch (Deut. xxviii, 33, 51) and in the prophets (Jeremiah 5:17). The most striking parallel is the one in Micah, "Thou shalt sow, but thou shalt not reap; thou shalt tread the olives, but thou shalt not anoint thee with oil" (Micah 6:15). For the reverse state of things, see Isaiah 62:8; Isaiah 65:22-23.

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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