Deuteronomy 27

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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
 

1And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this day. 2And it shall be on the day when ye shall pass the Jordan unto the land which the LORD thy God gives thee that thou shalt set thee up great stones and plaster them with plaster; 3And thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law when thou has passed to enter in unto the land which the LORD thy God gives thee, a land that flows with milk and honey, as the LORD God of thy fathers has said unto thee. 4Therefore, it shall be when ye have passed the Jordan, that ye shall set up these stones, which I command you this day, in Mount Ebal, and thou shalt plaster them with plaster. 5And there shalt thou build an altar unto the LORD thy God, an altar of stones; thou shalt not lift up any iron tool upon them. 6Thou shalt build the altar of the LORD thy God of whole stones, and thou shalt offer burnt offerings upon it unto the LORD thy God; 7and thou shalt offer peace offerings and shalt eat there and rejoice before the LORD thy God. 8And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law very plainly. 9And Moses with the priests the Levites spoke unto all Israel, saying, Take heed and hearken, O Israel; today thou art become the people of the LORD thy God. 10Thou shalt, therefore, hear the voice of the LORD thy God and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee this day.

11And Moses charged the people the same day, saying, 12These shall stand upon Mount Gerizim to bless the people when ye have passed the Jordan: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin. 13And these shall stand upon Mount Ebal to pronounce the curse: Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali. 14And the Levites shall speak and say unto all the men of Israel with a loud voice: 15Cursed is the man that makes any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and puts it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen. 16Cursed is he that dishonours his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen. 17Cursed is he that reduces his neighbour’s border. And all the people shall say, Amen. 18Cursed is he that makes the blind to err in the way. And all the people shall say, Amen. 19Cursed is he that twists the rights of the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow. And all the people shall say, Amen. 20Cursed is he that lies with his father’s wife because he uncovers his father’s skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen. 21Cursed is he that lies with any manner of beast. And all the people shall say, Amen. 22Cursed is he that lies with his sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen. 23Cursed is he that lies with his mother-in-law. And all the people shall say, Amen. 24Cursed is he that smites his neighbour secretly. And all the people shall say, Amen. 25Cursed is he that takes a bribe to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen. 26Cursed is he that does not confirm all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.