Leviticus 26:33
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New International Version
I will scatter you among the nations and will draw out my sword and pursue you. Your land will be laid waste, and your cities will lie in ruins.

New Living Translation
I will scatter you among the nations and bring out my sword against you. Your land will become desolate, and your cities will lie in ruins.

English Standard Version
And I will scatter you among the nations, and I will unsheathe the sword after you, and your land shall be a desolation, and your cities shall be a waste.

Berean Study Bible
But I will scatter you among the nations and will draw out a sword after you as your land becomes desolate and your cities are laid waste.

New American Standard Bible
'You, however, I will scatter among the nations and will draw out a sword after you, as your land becomes desolate and your cities become waste.

King James Bible
And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.

Christian Standard Bible
But I will scatter you among the nations, and I will draw a sword to chase after you. So your land will become desolate, and your cities will become ruins.

Contemporary English Version
After I destroy your towns and ruin your land with war, I'll scatter you among the nations.

Good News Translation
I will bring war on you and scatter you in foreign lands. Your land will be deserted, and your cities left in ruins.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I will scatter you among the nations, and I will draw a sword to chase after you. So your land will become desolate, and your cities will become ruins."

International Standard Version
"I'll scatter you among the nations and draw the sword after you so that your land becomes desolate and your towns become ruins.

NET Bible
I will scatter you among the nations and unsheathe the sword after you, so your land will become desolate and your cities will become a waste.

New Heart English Bible
I will scatter you among the nations, and I will draw out the sword after you: and your land will be a desolation, and your cities shall be a waste.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will scatter you among the nations. War will follow you. Your country will be in ruins. Your cities will be deserted.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And you will I scatter among the nations, and I will draw out the sword after you; and your land shall be a desolation, and your cities shall be a waste.

New American Standard 1977
‘You, however, I will scatter among the nations and will draw out a sword after you, as your land becomes desolate and your cities become waste.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I will scatter you among the Gentiles and will draw out a sword after you, and your land shall be desolate and your cities waste.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will scatter you among the nations, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.

American King James Version
And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.

American Standard Version
And you will I scatter among the nations, and I will draw out the sword after you: and your land shall be a desolation, and your cities shall be a waste.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will scatter you among the Gentiles, and I will draw out the sword after you, and your land shall be desert, and your cities destroyed.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will scatter you among the nations, and will draw out the sword after you; and your land shall be desolation, and your cities waste.

English Revised Version
And you will I scatter among the nations, and I will draw out the sword after you: and your land shall be a desolation, and your cities shall be a waste.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.

World English Bible
I will scatter you among the nations, and I will draw out the sword after you: and your land will be a desolation, and your cities shall be a waste.

Young's Literal Translation
And you I scatter among nations, and have drawn out after you a sword, and your land hath been a desolation, and your cities are a waste.
Study Bible
Punishments for Disobedience
32And I will lay waste to the land, so that your enemies who dwell in it will be appalled. 33But I will scatter you among the nations and will draw out a sword after you as your land becomes desolate and your cities are laid waste. 34Then the land shall enjoy its Sabbaths all the days it lies desolate, while you are in the land of your enemies. At that time the land will rest and enjoy its Sabbaths.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:27
Then the LORD will scatter you among the peoples, and only a few of you will survive among the nations to which the LORD will drive you.

Deuteronomy 28:64
Then the LORD will scatter you among all the nations, from one end of the earth to the other, and there you will worship other gods, gods of wood and stone, which neither you nor your fathers have known.

2 Chronicles 7:19
But if you turn away and forsake the statutes and the commandments I have set before you, and if you go off to serve and worship other gods,

Nehemiah 1:8
Remember, I pray, the word that You commanded Your servant Moses when You said, 'If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations,

Psalm 44:11
You have given us up as sheep to be devoured; You have scattered us among the nations.

Psalm 106:27
to disperse their offspring among the nations and scatter them throughout the lands.

Isaiah 1:7
Your land is desolate, your cities are burned with fire; foreigners devour your fields before you; a desolation is demolished by strangers.

Jeremiah 7:34
I will remove from the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem the sounds of joy and gladness and the voices of the bride and bridegroom, for the land will become a wasteland."

Jeremiah 9:16
I will scatter them among the nations that neither they nor their fathers have known, and I will send a sword after them until I have finished them off."

Jeremiah 13:24
"I will scatter you like chaff, driven by the desert wind.

Jeremiah 15:4
I will make them a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth because of what Manasseh son of Hezekiah king of Judah did in Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 31:10
Hear, O nations, the word of the LORD, and proclaim it in distant coastlands, saying: "The One who scattered Israel will gather them and keep them as a shepherd guards his flock.

Ezekiel 5:2
When the days of the siege have ended, you are to burn up a third of the hair inside the city; you are also to take a third and slash it with the sword all around the city; and you are to scatter a third to the wind. For I will unleash a sword behind them.

Ezekiel 12:15
And they will know that I am the LORD when I disperse them among the nations and scatter them throughout the countries.

Ezekiel 20:23
However, with an uplifted hand I swore to them in the wilderness that I would scatter them among the nations and disperse them throughout the lands.

Amos 9:4
Though they are driven by their enemies into captivity, there I will command the sword to slay them. I will fix My eyes upon them for harm and not for good."

Zechariah 7:14
But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations that they had not known, and the land was left desolate behind them, so that no one could come or go. Thus they turned a pleasant land into a desolation."

Treasury of Scripture

And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.

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

Deuteronomy 28:64-66 And the LORD shall scatter you among all people, from the one end …

Psalm 44:11 You have given us like sheep appointed for meat; and have scattered …

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

Lamentations 1:3 Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of …

Lamentations 4:15 They cried to them, Depart you; it is unclean; depart, depart, touch …

Ezekiel 12:14-16 And I will scatter toward every wind all that are about him to help …

Ezekiel 20:23 I lifted up my hand to them also in the wilderness, that I would …

Ezekiel 22:15 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and disperse you in the …

Zechariah 7:14 But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom …

Luke 21:24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away …

James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve …







(33) And I will scatter you among the heathen.--They will not even be permitted to tarry among the ruins of their favoured places, but God Himself, who brings about the desolation, will disperse the surviving inhabitants far and wide.

And will draw out a sword after you.--To show how complete this dispersion is to be, God is represented with a drawn sword in His hand pursuing them and scattering them, so that both their land and every city in it should be denuded of them, and that there should be no possibility of any of them turning back. Thus the sword which God promised should not go through their land (see Leviticus 26:6) if they walk according to the Divine commandments, will now be wielded by Himself to bring about their utter dispersion from the land. A similar appalling scene is described by Jeremiah: "I will scatter them also among the heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers hare known: and I will send a sword after them, till I have consumed them" (Jeremiah 9:16, with Jeremiah 42:16-18; Ezekiel 12:14).

And I will scatter you among the Heathen,.... As with a fan, Jeremiah 15:7; so they were at the time of the Assyrian and Babylonish captivities, some were carried to one place, and some to another, some fled to one place, and some to another, and they are at this day scattered among the several nations of the world:

and will draw out a sword after you; draw it out of its scabbard, and with it pursue after them, when fleeing or going whither they should not; as the remainder of the Jews in Judea sought to go to Egypt, contrary to the will of God, Jeremiah 42:16; see Leviticus 26:25,

and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste; for want of men to till the one, and inhabit the other. 33. I will scatter you among the heathen, etc.—as was done when the elite of the nation were removed into Assyria and placed in various parts of the kingdom.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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