28 Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.
28 then in my anger I will be hostile toward you, and I myself will punish you for your sins seven times over.
28 then I will walk contrary to you in fury, and I myself will discipline you sevenfold for your sins.
28 I'll have had enough and in hot anger will defy you, punishing you for your sins seven times over:
28 then I also will walk contrary to you in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.
28 then I will give full vent to my hostility. I myself will punish you seven times over for your sins.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Leviticus 26:28
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.