The Consequences of Disobedience

14 But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;

Other Translations of Leviticus 26:14

New International Version

The Consequences of Disobedience

14 " 'But if you will not listen to me and carry out all these commands,

English Standard Version

The Consequences of Disobedience

14 "But if you will not listen to me and will not do all these commandments,

The Message

The Consequences of Disobedience

14 "But if you refuse to obey me and won't observe my commandments,

New King James Version

The Consequences of Disobedience

14 'But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments,

New Living Translation

The Consequences of Disobedience

14 "However, if you do not listen to me or obey all these commands,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Leviticus 26:14

Commentary on Leviticus 26:14-39

(Read Leviticus 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.