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Vayikra/Leviticus  26:3 - 27:34

Chapter 26

3 If you will follow My decrees and observe My commandments and perform them;  4 then I will provide your rains in their time, and the land will give its produce and the tree of the field will give its fruit.  5 Your threshing will last until the vintage, and the vintage will last until the sowing; you will eat your bread to satiety and you will dwell securely in your land.

6 I will provide peace in the land, and you will lie down with none to frighten you; I will cause wild beasts to withdraw from the land, and a sword will not cross your land.  7 You will pursue your enemies; and they will fall before you by the sword.  8 Five of you will pursue a hundred, and a hundred of you will pursue ten thousand; and your enemies will fall before you by the sword.  9 I will turn My attention to you, I will make you fruitful and increase you; and I will establish My covenant with you.

10 You will eat very old grain and remove the old to make way for the new.  11 I will place My Sanctuary among you; and My Spirit will not reject you.  12 I will walk among you, I will be God unto you and you will be a people unto Me.  13 I am Hashem, your God, Who took you out of the land of Egypt from being their slaves; I broke the staves of your yoke and I led you erect.

14 But if you will not listen to Me and will not perform all of these commandments;  15 if you consider My decrees loathsome, and if your being rejects My ordinances, so as not to perform all My commandments, so that you annul My covenant;  16 then I will do the same to you; I will assign upon you panic, swelling lesions, and burning fever, which cause eyes to long and souls to suffer; you will sow your seeds in vain, for your enemies will eat it.  17 I will turn My attention against you, you will be struck down before enemies; those who hate you will subjugate you — you will flee with no one pursuing you.

18 If despite this you do not heed Me, then I shall punish you further, seven ways for your sins.  19 I will break the pride of your might; I will make your heaven like iron and your land like copper.  20 Your strength will be spent in vain; your land will not give its produce and the tree of the land will not give its fruit.

21 If you behave casually with Me and refuse to heed Me, then I shall lay a further blow upon you — seven ways, like your sins.  22 I will incite the wildlife of the field against you and it will leave you bereft of your children, decimate your livestock, and diminish you; and your roads will become desolate.

23 If despite these you will not be chastised toward Me, and you behave casually with Me;  24 then I, too, will behave toward you with casualness; and I will strike you, even I, seven ways for your sins.  25 I will bring upon you a sword, avenging the vengeance of a covenant, you will be gathered into your cities; then I will send a pestilence among you and you will be delivered into the hand of your enemy.  26 When I break for you the staff of bread, ten women will bake your bread in one oven, and they will bring back your bread by weight; you will eat and not be sated.

27 If despite this you will not heed Me, and you behave toward Me with casualness.  28 I will behave toward you with a fury of casualness; I will chastise you, even I, seven ways for your sins.  29 You will eat the flesh of your sons; and the flesh of your daughters will you eat.  30 I will destroy your lofty buildings and decimate your sun-idols, I will cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols, and My Spirit will reject you.  31 I will lay your cities in ruin and I will make your sanctuaries desolate; I will not savor your satisfying aromas.  32 I will make the land desolate; and your foes who dwell upon it will be desolate.  33 And you, I will scatter among the nations, I will unsheathe the sword after you; your land will be desolate and your cities will be a ruin.

34 Then the land will be appeased for its sabbaticals during all the years of its desolation, while you are in the land of your foes; then the land will rest and it will appease for its sabbaticals.  35 All the years of its desolation it will rest, whatever it did not rest during your sabbaticals when you dwelled upon her.

36 The survivors among you — I will bring weakness into their hearts in the lands of their foes; the sound of a rustling leaf will pursue them, they will flee as one flees the sword, and they will fall, but without a pursuer.  37 They will stumble over one another as in flight from the sword, but there is no pursuer; you will not have the power to withstand your foes.  38 You will become lost among the nations; the land of your foes will devour you.  39 Because of their iniquity, your remnant will disintegrate in the lands of your foes; and because the iniquities of their forefathers are with them as well, they will disintegrate.

40 Then they will confess their sin and the sin of their forefathers, for the treachery with which they betrayed Me, and also for having behaved toward Me with casualness.  41 I, too, will behave toward them with casualness and I will bring them into the land of their enemies — perhaps then their unfeeling heart will be humbled and then they will gain appeasement for their sin.  42 I will remember My covenant with Jacob and also My covenant with Isaac, and also My covenant with Abraham will I remember, and I will remember the Land.  43 The Land will be bereft of them; and it will be appeased for its sabbaticals having become desolate of them; and they must gain appeasement for their iniquity; because they were revolted by My ordinances and because their spirit rejected My decrees.

44 But despite all this, while they will be in the land of their enemies, I will not have been revolted by them nor will I have rejected them to obliterate them, to annul My covenant with them — for I am Hashem, their God.  45 I will remember for them the covenant of the ancients, those whom I have taken out of the land of Egypt before the eyes of the nations, to be God unto them — I am Hashem.

46 These are the decrees, the ordinances, and the teachings that Hashem gave, between Himself and the Children of Israel, at Mount Sinai, through Moses.

Chapter 27

1 Hashem spoke to Moses, saying:  2 Speak to the Children of Israel and say to them - If a man articulates a vow to Hashem regarding a valuation of living beings;  3 the valuation of a male shall be - for someone twenty years to sixty years of age, the valuation shall be fifty silver shekels, of the sacred shekel.  4 If she is female, the valuation shall be thirty shekels.  5 And if from five to twenty years of age, the valuation of a male shall be twenty shekels and of a female ten shekels.  6 And if from one month to five years of age, the valuation of a male shall be five silver shekels; and for a female, the valuation shall be three silver shekels.  7 And if from sixty years and up, if for a male, the valuation shall be fifteen shekels; and for a female, ten shekels.  8 But if he is too poor for the valuation, then he should cause him to stand before the Kohen, and the Kohen should evaluate him; according to what the person making the vow can afford should the Kohen evaluate him.

9 If it is the kind of animal that one can bring as an offering to Hashem, whatever part of it he may give to Hashem shall be holy.  10 He shall not exchange it nor substitute it, whether good for bad or bad for good; but if he does substitute one animal for another animal, then it and its substitute shall be holy.  11 And if it is any disqualified animal from which they may not bring an offering to Hashem, then he shall stand the animal before the Kohen.  12 The Kohen shall evaluate it, whether good or bad; like the Kohen's valuation so shall it be.  13 If he redeems it, he must add a fifth to the valuation.

14 If a man consecrates his house to be holy to Hashem, the Kohen shall evaluate it, whether good or bad; as the Kohen shall evaluate it, so shall it remain.  15 If the one who sanctified it will redeem his house, he shall add a fifth of the money-valuation to it, and it shall be his.

16 If a man consecrates a field from his ancestral heritage to Hashem, the valuation shall be according to its seeding - an area seeded by a chomer of barley for fifty silver shekels.  17 If he consecrates his field from the Jubilee Year, it shall remain at its valuation.  18 And if he consecrates his field after the Jubilee, the Kohen shall calculate the money for him according to the remaining years until the Jubilee Year, and it shall be subtracted from its valuation.  19 If the one who consecrated the field will redeem it, he shall add a fifth of the money-valuation to it, and it shall be his.  20 But if he does not redeem the field, or if he had sold the field to another man — it cannot be redeemed anymore.  21 Then, when the field goes out in the Jubilee, it will be holy to Hashem, like a segregated field; his ancestral heritage shall become the Kohen's.

22 But if he will consecrate to Hashem a field that he acquired, that is not of the field of his ancestral heritage;  23 then the Kohen shall calculate for him the sum of the valuation until the Jubilee Year; and he shall pay the valuation of that day, it is holy to Hashem.  24 In the Jubilee Year the field shall return to the one from whom he acquired it; whose ancestral heritage of the land it was.  25 Every valuation shall be in the sacred shekel; that shekel shall be twenty gera.

26 However, a firstborn that will become a firstling for Hashem among livestock, a man shall not consecrate it; whether it is of oxen or of the flock, it is Hashem's.  27 If among the unclean animals, he shall redeem it according to the valuation and add a fifth to it; and if it is not redeemed it shall be sold for its valuation.

28 However, any segregated property that a man will segregate for the sake of Hashem, from anything that is his — whether human, animal, or the field of his ancestral heritage — may not be sold and may not be redeemed, any segregated item may be most holy to Hashem.

29 Any condemned person who has been banned from mankind shall not be redeemed; he shall be put to death.

30 Any tithe of the land, of the seed of the land, of the fruit of the tree, belongs to Hashem; it is holy to Hashem.  31 If a person shall redeem some of his tithe, he shall add his fifth to it.

32 Any tithe of cattle or of the flock, any that passes under the staff, the tenth one shall be holy to Hashem.  33 He shall not distinguish between good and bad and he should not substitute for it; and if he does substitute for it, then it and its substitute shall be holy, it may not be redeemed.

34 These are the commandments that Hashem commanded Moses to the Children of Israel on Mount Sinai.

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