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Leviticus 26:31-35

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26:31 I will lay your cities waste 1  and make your sanctuaries desolate, and I will refuse to smell your soothing aromas. 26:32 I myself will make the land desolate and your enemies who live in it will be appalled. 26:33 I will scatter you among the nations and unsheathe the sword 2  after you, so your land will become desolate and your cities will become a waste.

26:34 “‘Then the land will make up for 3  its Sabbaths all the days it lies desolate while you are in the land of your enemies; then the land will rest and make up its Sabbaths. 26:35 All the days of the desolation it will have the rest it did not have 4  on your Sabbaths when you lived on it.

1 tn Heb “And I will give your cities a waste”; NLT “make your cities desolate.”

2 tn Heb “and I will empty sword” (see HALOT 1228 s.v. ריק 3).

3 tn There are two Hebrew roots רָצָה (ratsah), one meaning “to be pleased with; to take pleasure” (HALOT 1280-81 s.v. רצה; cf. “enjoy” in NASB, NIV, NRSV, and J. E. Hartley, Leviticus [WBC], 452), and the other meaning “to restore” (HALOT 1281-82 s.v. II רצה; cf. NAB “retrieve” and B. A. Levine, Leviticus [JPSTC], 189).

4 tn Heb “it shall rest which it did not rest.”



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