Leviticus 26:31
New International Version
I will turn your cities into ruins and lay waste your sanctuaries, and I will take no delight in the pleasing aroma of your offerings.

New Living Translation
I will make your cities desolate and destroy your places of pagan worship. I will take no pleasure in your offerings that should be a pleasing aroma to me.

English Standard Version
And I will lay your cities waste and will make your sanctuaries desolate, and I will not smell your pleasing aromas.

Berean Study Bible
I will reduce your cities to rubble and lay waste to your sanctuaries, and I will refuse to smell the pleasing aroma of your sacrifices.

New American Standard Bible
'I will lay waste your cities as well and will make your sanctuaries desolate, and I will not smell your soothing aromas.

King James Bible
And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.

Christian Standard Bible
I will reduce your cities to ruins and devastate your sanctuaries. I will not smell the pleasing aroma of your sacrifices.

Contemporary English Version
I'll wipe out your towns and your places of worship and will no longer be pleased with the smell of your sacrifices.

Good News Translation
I will turn your cities into ruins, destroy your places of worship, and refuse to accept your sacrifices.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will reduce your cities to ruins and devastate your sanctuaries. I will not smell the pleasing aroma of your sacrifices.

International Standard Version
I'll lay your cities to waste and destroy your sanctuaries so I don't have to smell the scent of your soothing odors.

NET Bible
I will lay your cities waste and make your sanctuaries desolate, and I will refuse to smell your soothing aromas.

New Heart English Bible
I will lay your cities waste, and will bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not take delight in the sweet fragrance of your offerings.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will make your cities deserted and ruin your sacred places. I will no longer accept the soothing aroma from your sacrifices.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will make your cities a waste, and will bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.

New American Standard 1977
‘I will lay waste your cities as well, and will make your sanctuaries desolate; and I will not smell your soothing aromas.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I will make your cities waste and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the aroma of your suave incense.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the aroma of your sweet odors.

American King James Version
And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not smell the smell of your sweet odors.

American Standard Version
And I will make your cities a waste, and will bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savor of your sweet odors.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Insomuch that I will bring your cities to be a wilderness, and I will make your sanctuaries desolate, and will receive no more your sweet odours.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will lay waste your cities and desolate your sanctuaries; and I will not smell your sweet odours.

English Revised Version
And I will make your cities a waste, and will bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not smell the savor of your sweet odors.

World English Bible
I will lay your cities waste, and will bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not take delight in the sweet fragrance of your offerings.

Young's Literal Translation
and I have made your cities a waste, and have made desolate your sanctuaries, and I smell not at your sweet fragrances;
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Punishments for Disobedience
30I will destroy your high places, cut down your incense altars, and heap your dead bodies on the remains of your idols; and My soul will despise you. 31I will reduce your cities to rubble and lay waste to your sanctuaries, and I will refuse to smell the pleasing aroma of your sacrifices. 32And I will lay waste to the land, so that your enemies who dwell in it will be appalled.…
Cross References
2 Kings 22:19
because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before the LORD when you heard what I spoke against this place and against its people, that they would become a desolation and a curse, and because you have torn your clothes and wept before Me, I have heard you,' declares the LORD.

Nehemiah 2:3
and replied to the king, "May the king live forever! Why should I not be sad when the city where my fathers are buried lies in ruins, and its gates have been destroyed by fire?"

Isaiah 6:11
Then I asked, "How long, O Lord?" And He replied, "Until cities lie in ruins without an inhabitant, until the houses are left unoccupied, and the land is desolate and ravaged,

Isaiah 63:18
For a short while Your people possessed Your holy place, but our enemies have trampled Your sanctuary.

Jeremiah 44:2
"This is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: You have seen all the disaster I brought against Jerusalem and all the cities of Judah; and behold, they lie today in ruins and desolation

Jeremiah 44:6
Therefore My wrath and anger poured out and burned in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, so they have become the desolate ruin they are today.

Lamentations 2:7
The Lord has rejected His altar; He has abandoned His sanctuary; He has handed the walls of her palaces over to the enemy. They have raised a shout in the house of the LORD as on the day of an appointed feast.

Ezekiel 6:6
Wherever you live, the cities will be laid waste and the high places will be demolished, so that your altars will be laid waste and desecrated, your idols smashed and obliterated, your incense altars cut down, and your works blotted out.

Daniel 2:46
At this, King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face, paid homage to Daniel, and ordered that an offering of incense be presented to him.

Amos 5:21
I hate, I despise your feasts! I cannot stand the stench of your solemn assemblies.

Amos 7:9
The high places of Isaac will be deserted, and the sanctuaries of Israel will be laid waste; and I will rise up against the house of Jeroboam with My sword."

Zephaniah 3:6
"I have cut off the nations; their corner towers are destroyed. I have made their streets deserted with no one to pass through. Their cities are laid waste, with no man, no inhabitant.

Treasury of Scripture

And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not smell the smell of your sweet odors.

And I will make

2 Kings 25:4-10 And the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled by night …

2 Chronicles 36:19 And they burnt the house of God, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem, …

Nehemiah 2:3,17 And said to the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not …

Isaiah 1:7 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your …

Isaiah 24:10-12 The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that …

Jeremiah 4:7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles …

Jeremiah 9:11 And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will …

Lamentations 1:1 How does the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she …

Lamentations 2:7 The LORD has cast off his altar, he has abhorred his sanctuary, he …

Ezekiel 6:6 In all your dwelling places the cities shall be laid waste, and the …

Ezekiel 21:15 I have set the point of the sword against all their gates, that their …

Micah 3:12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem …

and bring

Psalm 74:3-8 Lift up your feet to the perpetual desolations; even all that the …

Jeremiah 22:5 But if you will not hear these words, I swear by myself, said the …

Jeremiah 26:6,9 Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city …

Jeremiah 52:13 And burned the house of the LORD, and the king's house; and all the …

Lamentations 1:10 The adversary has spread out his hand on all her pleasant things: …

Ezekiel 9:6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and …

Ezekiel 21:7 And it shall be, when they say to you, Why sigh you? that you shall …

Ezekiel 24:21 Speak to the house of Israel, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I will …

Matthew 24:1,2 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples …

Luke 21:5,6,24 And as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones …

Acts 6:14 For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy …

I will not smell

Genesis 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet smell; and the LORD said in his heart, …

Isaiah 1:11-14 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to me? said the …

Isaiah 66:3 He that kills an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrifices a …

Amos 5:21-23 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn …

Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge …







Lexicon
I will reduce
וְנָתַתִּ֤י (wə·nā·ṯat·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

your cities
עָֽרֵיכֶם֙ (‘ā·rê·ḵem)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

to rubble
חָרְבָּ֔ה (ḥā·rə·bāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2723: Waste, desolation, ruin

and lay waste
וַהֲשִׁמּוֹתִ֖י (wa·hă·šim·mō·w·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8074: To stun, devastate, stupefy

to your sanctuaries,
מִקְדְּשֵׁיכֶ֑ם (miq·də·šê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4720: A consecrated thing, place, a palace, sanctuary, asylum

and I will refuse
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

to smell
אָרִ֔יחַ (’ā·rî·aḥ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7306: Accept, smell, touch, make of quick understanding

the pleasing
נִיחֹֽחֲכֶֽם׃ (nî·ḥō·ḥă·ḵem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5207: A quieting, soothing, tranquilizing

aroma of your sacrifices.
בְּרֵ֖יחַ (bə·rê·aḥ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7381: To smell, perceive odor
(31) I will make your cities waste.--Not only will the elevated spots outside the cities with their idols be destroyed, and the carcases of the deluded worshippers be scattered among their remains, but the cities themselves will be converted into ruins and desolations (Jeremiah 4:7; Jeremiah 9:11; Ezekiel 6:6; Ezekiel 12:20; Nehemiah 2:17, &c.).

And bring your sanctuaries unto desolation.--Even the sanctuary with all its holy places (Jeremiah 51:51; Ezekiel 21:7; Amos 7:9; Pss. 68:36, Psalm 74:7. &c.), sacred edifices, synagogues, &c. (Leviticus 21:23), will not be spared, God thus reversing the promise which He made to the Israelites, that He will set up His dwelling place in the midst of them (see Leviticus 26:11) if they will walk according to His commandments.

I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.--When this awful destruction of the sanctuary is to take place God will not regard the fact that the odour of sweet sacrifices is there being offered up. (See Leviticus 1:9.) The service which may then be performed to Him will not hinder Him from executing this judgment.

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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