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Deuteronomy 27
New Living Translation

The Altar on Mount Ebal

27Then Moses and the leaders of Israel gave this charge to the people: "Obey all these commands that I am giving you today.H4872H2205H3478H6680H5971H559H8104H4687H6680H3117 2When you cross the Jordan River and enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, set up some large stones and coat them with plaster.H3117H5674H3383H776H3068H430H5414H6965H1419H68H7874H7875 3Write this whole body of instruction on them when you cross the river to enter the land the LORD your God is giving you—a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your ancestors, promised you.H3789H1697H8451H5674H935H776H3068H430H5414H776H2100H2461H1706H3068H430H1H1696 4When you cross the Jordan, set up these stones at Mount Ebal and coat them with plaster, as I am commanding you today.H5674H3383H6965H68H6680H3117H2022H5858H7875H7874 5"Then build an altar there to the LORD your God, using natural, uncut stones. You must not shape the stones with an iron tool.H1129H4196H3068H430H4196H68H5130H1270 6Build the altar of uncut stones, and use it to offer burnt offerings to the LORD your God.H1129H4196H3068H430H8003H68H5927H5930H3068H430 7Also sacrifice peace offerings on it, and celebrate by feasting there before the LORD your God.H2076H8002H398H8055H6440H3068H430 8You must clearly write all these instructions on the stones coated with plaster."H3789H68H1697H8451H3190H874 9Then Moses and the Levitical priests addressed all Israel as follows: "O Israel, be quiet and listen! Today you have become the people of the LORD your God.H4872H3548H3881H1696H3478H559H5535H8085H3478H3117H1961H5971H3068H430 10So you must obey the LORD your God by keeping all these commands and decrees that I am giving you today."H8085H6963H3068H430H6213H4687H2706H6680H3117

Curses from Mount Ebal

11That same day Moses also gave this charge to the people.H4872H6680H5971H3117H559 12"When you cross the Jordan River, the tribes of Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin must stand on Mount Gerizim to proclaim a blessing over the people.H5975H2022H1630H1288H5971H5674H3383H8095H3878H3063H3485H3130H1144 13And the tribes of Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali must stand on Mount Ebal to proclaim a curse.H5975H2022H5858H7045H7205H1410H836H2074H1835H5321 14"Then the Levites will shout to all the people of Israel.H3881H6030H559H376H3478H7311H6963 15'Cursed is anyone who carves or casts an idol and secretly sets it up. These idols, the work of craftsmen, are detestable to the LORD.' And all the people will reply, 'Amen.'H779H376H6213H6459H4541H8441H3068H4639H3027H2796H7760H5643H5971H6030H559H543 16'Cursed is anyone who dishonors father or mother.' And all the people will reply, 'Amen.'H779H7034H1H517H5971H559H543 17'Cursed is anyone who steals property from a neighbor by moving a boundary marker.' And all the people will reply, 'Amen.'H779H5253H7453H1366H5971H559H543 18'Cursed is anyone who leads a blind person astray on the road.' And all the people will reply, 'Amen.'H779H5787H7686H1870H5971H559H543 19'Cursed is anyone who denies justice to foreigners, orphans, or widows.' And all the people will reply, 'Amen.'H779H5186H4941H1616H3490H490H5971H559H543 20'Cursed is anyone who has sexual intercourse with one of his father's wives, for he has violated his father.' And all the people will reply, 'Amen.'H779H7901H1H802H1540H1H3671H5971H559H543 21'Cursed is anyone who has sexual intercourse with an animal.' And all the people will reply, 'Amen.'H779H7901H929H5971H559H543 22'Cursed is anyone who has sexual intercourse with his sister, whether she is the daughter of his father or his mother.' And all the people will reply, 'Amen.'H779H7901H269H1323H1H1323H517H5971H559H543 23'Cursed is anyone who has sexual intercourse with his mother-in-law.' And all the people will reply, 'Amen.'H779H7901H2859H5971H559H543 24'Cursed is anyone who attacks a neighbor in secret.' And all the people will reply, 'Amen.'H779H5221H7453H5643H5971H559H543 25'Cursed is anyone who accepts payment to kill an innocent person.' And all the people will reply, 'Amen.'H779H3947H7810H5221H5355H5315H1818H5971H559H543 26'Cursed is anyone who does not affirm and obey the terms of these instructions.' And all the people will reply, 'Amen.'H779H6965H1697H8451H6213H5971H559H543


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