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I will grant peace in the land so that[a] you will lie down to sleep without anyone terrifying you.[b] I will remove harmful animals[c] from the land, and no sword of war[d] will pass through your land. You will pursue your enemies and they will fall before you by the sword.[e] 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.

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 26:6 tn Heb “and.” The Hebrew conjunction ו (vav, “and”) can be considered to have resultative force here.
  2. Leviticus 26:6 tn Heb “and there will be no one who terrifies.” The words “to sleep” have been supplied in the translation for clarity.
  3. Leviticus 26:6 tn Heb “harmful animal,” singular, but taken here as a collective plural (so almost all English versions).
  4. Leviticus 26:6 tn Heb “no sword”; the words “of war” are supplied in the translation to indicate what the metaphor of the sword represents.
  5. Leviticus 26:7 tn Heb “to the sword.”

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