27 " 'If in spite of this you still do not listen to me but continue to be hostile toward me,

Other Translations of Leviticus 26:27

King James Version

27 And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me;

English Standard Version

27 "But if in spite of this you will not listen to me, but walk contrary to me,

The Message

27 "And if this - even this! - doesn't work and you still won't listen, still defy me,

New King James Version

27 'And after all this, if you do not obey Me, but walk contrary to Me,

New Living Translation

27 "If in spite of all this you still refuse to listen and still remain hostile toward me,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Leviticus 26:27

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.