6 When the woman saw that the tree produced fruit that was good for food, was attractive to the eye, and was desirable for making one wise, she took some of its fruit and ate it. She also gave some of it to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. 8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God moving about in the orchard at the breezy time of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the orchard. 9 But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 The man replied, “I heard you moving about in the orchard, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.”
10 You will still be eating stored produce from the previous year and will have to clean out what is stored from the previous year to make room for new. 11 “‘I will put my tabernacle in your midst, and I will not abhor you. 12 I will walk among you, and I will be your God, and you will be my people. 13 I am the Lord your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, from being their slaves, and I broke the bars of your yoke and caused you to walk upright. 14 “‘If, however, you do not obey me and keep all these commandments—
Notes and References
"... The hithpael of ךלה with God as subject is rare, appearing only three times in the Pentateuch (Genesis 3:8; Leviticus 26:12; Deuteronomy 23:15 ).20 In Genesis 3:8, ךלה (hithpael) is used to describe YHWH God “walking about” in the Garden (ןגב ךלהתמ םיהלא הוהי) in the context of impending judgment. In contrast, YHWH’s declared intention in Leviticus 26:12, to “walk about” (ךלה [hithpael]) among the people (םככותב יתכלהתהו), comes as the highpoint of the blessings listed in vv. 3–12 and marks the climax of a theme of increasing intimacy between YHWH and his people evident throughout the book ..."
Harper, G. Geoffrey "'I Will Walk in Your Midst': The Implications of Leviticus 26:3-13 for Social Well-Being" in Bolt, Peter, and James R. Harrison (eds.) Justice, Mercy, and Well-Being: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 71-88) Wipf and Stock, 2020
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