Leviticus 26:25
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New International Version
And I will bring the sword on you to avenge the breaking of the covenant. When you withdraw into your cities, I will send a plague among you, and you will be given into enemy hands.

New Living Translation
I will send armies against you to carry out the curse of the covenant you have broken. When you run to your towns for safety, I will send a plague to destroy you there, and you will be handed over to your enemies.

English Standard Version
And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute vengeance for the covenant. And if you gather within your cities, I will send pestilence among you, and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

Berean Study Bible
And I will bring a sword against you to execute the vengeance of the covenant. Though you withdraw into your cities, I will send a pestilence among you, and you will be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

New American Standard Bible
'I will also bring upon you a sword which will execute vengeance for the covenant; and when you gather together into your cities, I will send pestilence among you, so that you shall be delivered into enemy hands.

King James Bible
And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

Christian Standard Bible
I will bring a sword against you to execute the vengeance of the covenant. Though you withdraw into your cities, I will send a pestilence among you, and you will be delivered into enemy hands.

Contemporary English Version
War will break out because you broke our agreement, and if you escape to your walled cities, I'll punish you with horrible diseases, and you will be captured by your enemies.

Good News Translation
I will bring war on you to punish you for breaking our covenant, and if you gather in your cities for safety, I will send incurable diseases among you, and you will be forced to surrender to your enemies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will bring a sword against you to execute the vengeance of the covenant. Though you withdraw into your cities, I will send a pestilence among you, and you will be delivered into enemy hands.

International Standard Version
I'll bring the sword against you to execute the vengeance of my covenant. When you gather in your cities, I'll send a pestilence. As a result, you'll be delivered into the control of your enemies.

NET Bible
I will bring on you an avenging sword, a covenant vengeance. Although you will gather together into your cities, I will send pestilence among you and you will be given into enemy hands.

New Heart English Bible
I will bring a sword upon you, that will execute the vengeance of the covenant; and you will be gathered together within your cities: and I will send the pestilence among you; and you will be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will bring war on you to get revenge for my promise [that you rejected]. When you gather in your cities, I will send plagues on you and you will fall under the control of your enemy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute the vengeance of the covenant; and ye shall be gathered together within your cities; and I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

New American Standard 1977
‘I will also bring upon you a sword which will execute vengeance for the covenant; and when you gather together into your cities, I will send pestilence among you, so that you shall be delivered into enemy hands.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I will bring an avenging sword upon you, in vindication of the covenant; and ye shall gather together within your cities; but I will send pestilence among you, and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall bring the vengeance of my covenant: and when you are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

American King James Version
And I will bring a sword on you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when you are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

American Standard Version
And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute the vengeance of the covenant; and ye shall be gathered together within your cities: and I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will bring in upon you the sword that shall avenge my covenant. And when you shall flee into the cities, I will send the pestilence in the midst of you, and you shall be delivered into the hands of your enemies,

Darby Bible Translation
And I will bring a sword upon you that avengeth with the vengeance of the covenant, and ye shall be gathered together into your cities, and I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

English Revised Version
And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute the vengeance of the covenant; and ye shall be gathered together within your cities: and I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you: and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

World English Bible
I will bring a sword upon you, that will execute the vengeance of the covenant; and you will be gathered together within your cities: and I will send the pestilence among you; and you will be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

Young's Literal Translation
and I have brought in on you a sword, executing the vengeance of a covenant; and ye have been gathered unto your cities, and I have sent pestilence into your midst, and ye have been given into the hand of an enemy.
Study Bible
Punishments for Disobedience
24then I will act with hostility toward you and strike you sevenfold for your sins. 25And I will bring a sword against you to execute the vengeance of the covenant. Though you withdraw into your cities, I will send a pestilence among you, and you will be delivered into the hand of the enemy. 26When I cut off your supply of bread, ten women will bake your bread in a single oven and dole out your bread by weight, so that you will eat but not be satisfied.…
Cross References
Leviticus 26:6
And I will give peace to the land, and you will lie down with nothing to fear. I will rid the land of dangerous animals, and no sword will pass through your land.

Numbers 14:12
I will strike them with a plague and destroy them--and I will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they are."

Numbers 31:3
So Moses told the people, "Arm some of your men for war, that they may go against the Midianites and execute the LORD's vengeance on them.

Deuteronomy 28:21
The LORD will make the pestilence cling to you until He has exterminated you from the land you are entering to possess.

Judges 15:11
In response, three thousand men of Judah went to the cave at the rock of Etam, and they asked Samson, "Do you not realize that the Philistines rule over us? What have you done to us?" "I have done to them what they did to me," he replied.

1 Kings 8:33
When Your people Israel are defeated before an enemy because they have sinned against You, and they return to You and confess Your name, praying and pleading with You in this house,

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,

Jeremiah 50:28
Listen to the fugitives and refugees from the land of Babylon, declaring in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, the vengeance for His temple.

Jeremiah 51:11
Sharpen the arrows! Take up the shields! The LORD has aroused the spirit of the kings of the Medes, because His plan is aimed at Babylon to destroy her, for it is the vengeance of the LORD--vengeance for His temple.

Ezekiel 14:17
Or if I bring a sword against that land and say, 'Let a sword pass through it,' so that I cut off from it both man and beast,

Amos 4:10
"I sent plagues among you like those of Egypt; I killed your young men with the sword, along with your captured horses. I filled your nostrils with the stench of your camp, yet you did not return to Me," declares the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

And I will bring a sword on you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when you are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

will bring

Deuteronomy 32:25,41 The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young …

Judges 2:14-16 And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he delivered …

Psalm 78:62-64 He gave his people over also to the sword; and was wroth with his inheritance…

Isaiah 34:5,6 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down …

Jeremiah 9:16 I will scatter them also among the heathen, whom neither they nor …

Jeremiah 14:12,13 When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt …

Jeremiah 15:2-4 And it shall come to pass, if they say to you, Where shall we go …

Lamentations 2:21 The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins …

Ezekiel 5:17 So will I send on you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave …

Ezekiel 6:3 And say, You mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD; …

Ezekiel 14:17 Or if I bring a sword on that land, and say, Sword, go through the …

Ezekiel 21:4-17 Seeing then that I will cut off from you the righteous and the wicked…

Ezekiel 29:8 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I will bring a sword on …

Ezekiel 33:2 Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say to them, …

avenge

Deuteronomy 32:35 To me belongs vengeance and recompense; their foot shall slide in …

Psalm 94:1 O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs; O God, to whom vengeance belongs, …

Ezekiel 20:37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you …

Hebrews 10:28-30 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses…

I will send

Numbers 14:12 I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will …

Numbers 16:49 Now they that died in the plague were fourteen thousand and seven …

Deuteronomy 28:21 The LORD shall make the pestilence stick to you, until he have consumed …

2 Samuel 24:15 So the LORD sent a pestilence on Israel from the morning even to …

Jeremiah 14:12 When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt …

Jeremiah 24:10 And I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, among them…

Jeremiah 29:17,18 Thus said the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will send on them the sword, …

Amos 4:10 I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt: your …

Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences…







(25) That shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant.--Better, that shall avenge my covenant, that is, the sword, which shall avenge the breach of the Divine covenant; a war, which will devastate them because of their rebellion against the covenant God. Hence the Chaldee Versions render it, "that shall avenge on you the vengeance for that ye have transgressed against the words of the law."

And when ye are gathered together within your cities.--When, completely defeated in the battlefield, the Israelites escape from the avenging sword into their fortified cities, they will then become a prey to pestilence, so that the surviving remnant will prefer to deliver themselves over into the hands of the relentless enemy. (Comp. Jeremiah 21:6-9; Ezekiel 5:12; Ezekiel 7:15.)

And I will bring a sword upon you,.... War upon them by the sword of their enemies; they that use and kill with the sword, as the Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan; their neighbours that delighted in war, and bore an implacable, hatred unto them, and gladly embraced every opportunity of shedding their blood, and ravaging their country:

that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant; the covenant made with them at Sinai, which they transgressed, and for which vengeance would be taken on them in this way, God so ordering it in his providence, though the enemy meant it not, Isaiah 10:5,

and when ye are gathered together within your cities; from the fields and villages, fleeing from the enemy invading and destroying, to their fortified towns and cities for safety:

I will send the pestilence among you; which shall destroy those that escaped the sword, and thought themselves safe in a strong city, and even the very soldiers in the garrisons, who were set for the defence of the city:

and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy; so many being taken off by the pestilence, there would not be a sufficient number to defend the place, and therefore obliged to give it up, by which means those that escaped the pestilence would fall into the hands of the enemy. 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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