1 ‘You shall not make for yourselves 1aidols, nor shall you set up for yourselves ban image or ca sacred pillar, nor shall you place a dfigured stone in your land to bow down 2to it; for I am the Lord your God.
2 ‘aYou shall keep My sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary; I am the Lord.
3 ‘aIf you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments so as to carry them out,
4 then aI shall give you rains in their season, so that the land will yield its produce and the trees of the field will bear their fruit.
8 afive of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall before you by the sword.
10 ‘aYou will eat the old supply and clear out the old because of the new.
12 ‘aI will also walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people.
14 ‘aBut if you do not obey Me and do not carry out all these commandments,
16 I, in turn, will do this to you: I will appoint over you a asudden terror, consumption and fever that will waste away the eyes and cause the bsoul to pine away; also, cyou will sow your seed uselessly, for your enemies will eat it up.
18 ‘If also after these things you do not obey Me, then I will punish you aseven times more for your sins.
19 ‘I will also abreak down your pride of power; I will also make your sky like iron and your earth like bronze.
20 ‘aYour strength will be spent uselessly, for your land will not yield its produce and the trees of the land will not yield their fruit.
23 ‘aAnd if by these things you are not turned to Me, but act with hostility against Me,
25 ‘I will also bring upon you a sword which will execute avengeance for the covenant; and when you gather together into your cities, I will send bpestilence among you, so that you shall be delivered into enemy hands.
28 then aI will act with wrathful hostility against you, and I, even I, will punish you seven times for your sins.
29 ‘Further, ayou will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters you will eat.
33 ‘You, however, I awill scatter among the nations and will draw out a sword after you, as your land becomes desolate and your cities become waste.
36 ‘As for those of you who may be left, I will also bring aweakness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. And the sound of a driven leaf will chase them, and even when no one is pursuing they will flee 1as though from the sword, and they will fall.
38 ‘But ayou will perish among the nations, and your enemies’ land will consume you.
39 ‘aSo those of you who may be left will rot away because of their iniquity in the lands of your enemies; and also because of the iniquities of their forefathers they will rot away with them.
40 ‘aIf they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their forefathers, in their unfaithfulness which they committed against Me, and also in their acting with hostility against Me—
43 ‘aFor the land will be abandoned by them, and will make up for its sabbaths while it is made desolate without them. They, meanwhile, will be making amends for their iniquity, 1because they rejected My ordinances and their bsoul abhorred My statutes.
44 ‘Yet in spite of this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them, nor will I so aabhor them as bto destroy them, cbreaking My covenant with them; for I am the Lord their God.
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