The people are commanded to write the Law upon stones,
Deuteronomy 27:1 Then Moses with the Elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keepe all the comandements, which I command you this day. Deuteronomy 27:2 And when ye shal passe ouer Iorden vnto the lande which the Lorde thy God giueth thee, thou shalt set thee vp great stones, and playster them with plaister, Deuteronomy 27:3 And shalt write vpon them all the words of this Lawe, when thou shalt come ouer, that thou mayest go into the land which the Lord thy God giueth thee: a land that floweth with milke and hony, as the Lorde God of thy fathers hath promised thee. Deuteronomy 27:4 Therefore when ye shal passe ouer Iorden, ye shal set vp these stones, which I command you this daye in mount Ebal, and thou shalt plaister them with plaister.
and to build an altar of whole stones.
Deuteronomy 27:5 And there shalt thou build vnto the Lord thy God an altar, euen an altar of stones: thou shalt lift none yron instrument vpon them. Deuteronomy 27:6 Thou shalt make the altar of the Lord thy God of whole stones, and offer burnt offerings thereon vnto the Lord thy God. Deuteronomy 27:7 And thou shalt offer peace offrings, & shalt eate there and reioyce before the Lord thy God: Deuteronomy 27:8 And thou shalt write vpon the stones al the words of this Law, well and plainely.
Deuteronomy 27:9 And Moses & the Priestes of the Leuites spake vnto all Israel, saying, Take heede & heare, O Israel: this day thou art become the people of the Lord thy God. Deuteronomy 27:10 Thou shalt hearken therefore vnto the voyce of the Lord thy God, and do his commandements and his ordinances, which I commande thee this day.
The tribes divided on Gerizim and Ebal.
Deuteronomy 27:11 And Moses charged the people the same day, saying, Deuteronomy 27:12 These shal stand vpon mount Gerizzim, to blesse the people when ye shal passe ouer Iorden: Simeon, and Leui, and Iudah, and Issachar, and Ioseph, and Beniamin. Deuteronomy 27:13 And these shall stand vpon mount Ebal to curse: Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.
The curses pronounced on mount Ebal.
Deuteronomy 27:14 And the Leuites shal answere and say vnto all the men of Israel with a loude voyce, Deuteronomy 27:15 Cursed be the man that shall make any carued or molten image, which is an abomination vnto the Lord, the worke of the hands of the craftesman, and putteth it in a secrete place: And all the people shal answere, and say: So be it. Deuteronomy 27:16 Cursed be he that curseth his father & his mother: And all the people shal say: So be it. Deuteronomy 27:17 Cursed be he that remoueth his neighbors marke: And all the people shal say: So be it. Deuteronomy 27:18 Cursed be he that maketh ye blinde go out of the way: And all the people shal say: So be it. Deuteronomy 27:19 Cursed be he that hindreth the right of the stranger, the fatherles, and the widow: And all the people shal say: So be it. Deuteronomy 27:20 Cursed be hee that lyeth with his fathers wife: for he hath vncouered his fathers skirt: And all the people shal say: So be it. Deuteronomy 27:21 Cursed be he that lieth with any beast: And all the people shal say: So be it. Deuteronomy 27:22 Cursed be he that lyeth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother: And all the people shal say: So be it. Deuteronomy 27:23 Cursed be he that lyeth with his mother in law: And all the people shal say: So be it. Deuteronomy 27:24 Cursed be hee that smiteth his neyghbour secretly: And all the people shal say: So be it. Deuteronomy 27:25 Cursed be he that taketh a reward to put to death innocent blood: And all the people shal say: So be it. Deuteronomy 27:26 Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the wordes of this Law, to do them: And all the people shal say: So be it.