The Blessings of Obedience

261 'Ye do not make to yourselves idols; and graven image or standing image ye do not set up to yourselves; and a stone of imagery ye do not put in your land, to bow yourselves to it; for I 'am' Jehovah your God. 2 'My sabbaths ye do keep, and My sanctuary ye do reverence; I 'am' Jehovah. 3 'If in My statutes ye walk, and My commands ye keep, and have done them, 4 then I have given your rains in their season, and the land hath given her produce, and the tree of the field doth give its fruit; 5 and reached to you hath the threshing, the gathering, and the gathering doth reach the sowing-'time'; and ye have eaten your bread to satiety, and have dwelt confidently in your land. 6 'And I have given peace in the land, and ye have lain down, and there is none causing trembling; and I have caused evil beasts to cease out of the land, and the sword doth not pass over into your land. 7 'And ye have pursued your enemies, and they have fallen before you by the sword; 8 and five of you have pursued a hundred, and a hundred of you do pursue a myriad; and your enemies have fallen before you by the sword. 9 'And I have turned unto you, and have made you fruitful, and have multiplied you, and have established My covenant with you; 10 and ye have eaten old 'store', and the old because of the new ye bring out. 11 'And I have given My tabernacle in your midst, and My soul doth not loathe you; 12 and I have walked habitually in your midst, and have become your God, and ye—ye are become My people; 13 I 'am' Jehovah your God, who have brought you out of the land of the Egyptians, from being their servants; and I break the bars of your yoke, and cause you to go erect.

The Consequences of Disobedience

14 'And if ye do not hearken to Me, and do not all these commands; 15 and if at My statutes ye kick, and if My judgments your soul loathe, so as not to do all My commands—to your breaking My covenant— 16 I also do this to you, and I have appointed over you trouble, the consumption, and the burning fever, consuming eyes, and causing pain of soul; and your seed in vain ye have sowed, and your enemies have eaten it; 17 and I have set My face against you, and ye have been smitten before your enemies; and those hating you have ruled over you, and ye have fled, and there is none pursuing you. 18 'And if unto these ye hearken not to Me,—then I have added to chastise you seven times for your sins; 19 and I have broken the pride of your strength, and have made your heavens as iron, and your earth as brass; 20 and consumed hath been your strength in vain, and your land doth not give her produce, and the tree of the land doth not give its fruit. 21 'And if ye walk with Me 'in' opposition, and are not willing to hearken to Me, then I have added to you a plague seven times, according to your sins, 22 and sent against you the beast of the field, and it hath bereaved you; and I have cut off your cattle, and have made you few, and your ways have been desolate. 23 'And if by these ye are not instructed by Me, and have walked with Me 'in' opposition, 24 then I have walked—I also—with you in opposition, and have smitten you, even I, seven times for your sins; 25 and I have brought in on you a sword, executing the vengeance of a covenant; and ye have been gathered unto your cities, and I have sent pestilence into your midst, and ye have been given into the hand of an enemy. 26 'In My breaking to you the staff of bread, then ten women have baked your bread in one oven, and have given back your bread by weight; and ye have eaten, and are not satisfied. 27 'And if for this ye hearken not to Me, and have walked with Me in opposition, 28 then I have walked with you in the fury of opposition, and have chastised you, even I, seven times for your sins. 29 'And ye have eaten the flesh of your sons; even flesh of your daughters ye do eat. 30 And I have destroyed your high places, and cut down your images, and have put your carcases on the carcases of your idols, and My soul hath loathed you; 31 and I have made your cities a waste, and have made desolate your sanctuaries, and I smell not at your sweet fragrances; 32 and I have made desolate the land, and your enemies, who are dwelling in it, have been astonished at it. 33 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. 34 'Then doth the land enjoy its sabbaths—all the days of the desolation, and ye in the land of your enemies—then doth the land rest, and hath enjoyed its sabbaths; 35 all the days of the desolation it resteth that which it hath not rested in your sabbaths in your dwelling on it. 36 'And those who are left of you—I have also brought a faintness into their heart in the lands of their enemies, and the sound of a leaf driven away hath pursued them, and they have fled—flight from a sword—and they have fallen, and there is none pursuing. 37 And they have stumbled one on another, as from the face of a sword, and there is none pursuing, and ye have no standing before your enemies, 38 and ye have perished among the nations, and the land of your enemies hath consumed you. 39 'And those who are left of you—they consume away in their iniquity, in the lands of your enemies; and also in the iniquities of their fathers, with them they consume away.

40 'And—they have confessed their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, in their trespass which they have trespassed against Me, and also, that they have walked with Me, in opposition, 41 also I walk to them in opposition, and have brought them into the land of their enemies—or then their uncircumcised heart is humbled, and then they accept the punishment of their iniquity,— 42 then I have remembered My covenant 'with' Jacob, and also My covenant 'with' Isaac, and also My covenant 'with' Abraham I remember, and the land I remember. 43 'And—the land is left of them, and doth enjoy its sabbaths, in the desolation without them, and they accept the punishment of their iniquity, because, even because, against My judgments they have kicked, and My statutes hath their soul loathed, 44 and also even this, in their being in the land of their enemies, I have not rejected them, nor have I loathed them, to consume them, to break My covenant with them; for I 'am' Jehovah their God;— 45 then I have remembered for them the covenant of the ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt before the eyes of the nations to become their God; I 'am' Jehovah.' 46 These 'are' the statutes, and the judgments, and the laws, which Jehovah hath given between Him and the sons of Israel, in mount Sinai, by the hand of Moses.

Laws concerning Dedications

271 And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying, 2 'Speak unto the sons of Israel, and thou hast said unto them, When a man maketh a wonderful vow, by thy valuation the persons 'are' Jehovah's. 3 When thy valuation hath been of the male from a son of twenty years even unto a son of sixty years, then hath been thy valuation fifty shekels of silver by the shekel of the sanctuary. 4 And if it 'is' a female—then hath thy valuation been thirty shekels; 5 and if from a son of five years even unto a son of twenty years—then hath thy valuation been of the male twenty shekels, and for the female, ten shekels; 6 and if from a son of a month even unto a son of five years—then hath thy valuation been of the male five shekels of silver, and for the female thy valuation 'is' three shekels of silver; 7 and if from a son of sixty years and above—if a male, then hath thy valuation been fifteen shekels, and for a female, ten shekels. 8 'And if he is poorer than thy valuation, then he hath presented himself before the priest, and the priest hath valued him; according to that which the hand of him who is vowing doth reach doth the priest value him. 9 'And if 'it is' a beast of which they bring near an offering to Jehovah, all that 'one' giveth of it to Jehovah is holy; 10 he doth not change it nor exchange it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good; and if he really change beast for beast,—then it hath been—it and its exchange is holy. 11 'And if 'it is' any unclean beast of which they do not bring near an offering to Jehovah, then he hath presented the beast before the priest, 12 and the priest hath valued it; whether good or bad, according to thy valuation, O priest, so it is; 13 and if he really redeem it, then he hath added its fifth to thy valuation.

14 'And when a man sanctifieth his house, a holy thing to Jehovah, then hath the priest valued it, whether good or bad; as the priest doth value it so it standeth; 15 and if he who is sanctifying doth redeem his house, then he hath added a fifth of the money of thy valuation to it, and it hath become his. 16 'And if of the field of his possession a man sanctify to Jehovah, then hath thy valuation been according to its seed; a homer of barley-seed at fifty shekels of silver; 17 if from the year of the jubilee he sanctify his field, according to thy valuation it standeth; 18 and if after the jubilee he sanctify his field, then hath the priest reckoned to him the money according to the years which are left, unto the year of the jubilee, and it hath been abated from thy valuation. 19 'And if he really redeem the field—he who is sanctifying it—then he hath added a fifth of the money of thy valuation to it, and it hath been established to him; 20 and if he do not redeem the field, or if he hath sold the field to another man, it is not redeemed any more; 21 and the field hath been, in its going out in the jubilee, holy to Jehovah as a field which is devoted; to the priest is its possession. 22 'And if the field of his purchase (which 'is' not of the fields of his possession) 'one' sanctify to Jehovah— 23 then hath the priest reckoned to him the amount of thy valuation unto the year of jubilee, and he hath given thy valuation in that day—a holy thing to Jehovah; 24 in the year of the jubilee the field returneth to him from whom he bought it, to him whose 'is' the possession of the land. 25 And all thy valuation is by the shekel of the sanctuary: twenty gerahs is the shekel.

26 'Only, a firstling which is Jehovah's firstling among beasts—no man doth sanctify it, whether ox or sheep; it 'is' Jehovah's. 27 And if among the unclean beasts, then he hath ransomed 'it' at thy valuation, and he hath added its fifth to it; and if it is not redeemed, then it hath been sold at thy valuation. 28 'Only, no devoted thing which a man devoteth to Jehovah, of all that he hath, of man, and beast, and of the field of his possession, is sold or redeemed; every devoted thing is most holy to Jehovah. 29 'No devoted thing, which is devoted of man, is ransomed, it is surely put to death. 30 And all tithe of the land, of the seed of the land, of the fruit of the tree, is Jehovah's—holy to Jehovah. 31 'And if a man really redeem 'any' of his tithe, its fifth he addeth to it. 32 'And all the tithe of the herd and of the flock—all that passeth by under the rod—the tenth is holy to Jehovah; 33 he enquireth not between good and bad, nor doth he change it; and if he really change it—then it hath been—it and its exchange is holy; it is not redeemed.' 34 These 'are' the commands which Jehovah hath commanded Moses for the sons of Israel, in mount Sinai.