The blessings for obedience.
Deuteronomy 28:1 If thou shalt herken diligently vnto the voyce of the Lorde thy God, and obserue and do all hys commaundementes, whych I commaunde the thys daye, The Lorde wyll set the on hye aboue all nacyons of the erth. Deuteronomy 28:2 And all these blessinges shall come on the, and ouertake the, yf thou shalt herken vnto the voyce of the Lord thy God. Deuteronomy 28:3 Blessed shalt then be in þe towne, and blessed in the feldes: Deuteronomy 28:4 blessed shalbe the frute of thy body, and the frute of thy grounde, and the frute of thy cattell, the frute of thyne oxen, & the flockes of thy shepe: Deuteronomy 28:5 blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. Deuteronomy 28:6 Blessed shalt thou be, when thou goest out, and blessed when thou comest in. Deuteronomy 28:7 The Lorde shall geue ouer thyne enemyes that ryse agaynst the, that they maye fall before thy face. They shall come out agaynst the one waye, and flee before the seuen wayes. Deuteronomy 28:8 The Lorde shall put the blessynge vpon the in thy store houses, & in all that thou settest thyne hande to, & will blesse the in the lande which the Lorde thy God geueth the. Deuteronomy 28:9 The Lorde shall make the an holye people vnto hym selfe, as he hath sworen vnto the: yf thou shalt kepe the commaundementes of the Lorde thy God, and walke in hys wayes. Deuteronomy 28:10 And all nacyons of the erth shall se, that the name of the Lorde, is called vpon ouer the, and they shalbe aferde of the. Deuteronomy 28:11 And þe Lorde shall make the plenteous in goodes, in the frute of thy body, in the frute of thy catell, and in the frute of thy grounde, in the lande whych the Lorde sware vnto thy fathers, to geue the. Deuteronomy 28:12 The Lorde shall open vnto the his good treasure, euen the heauen to geue rayne vnto thy lande in due ceason, and to blesse all þe laboures of thyne hande. And thou shalt lende vnto many nacyons, but shalt not borowe thy selfe. Deuteronomy 28:13 And the Lord shall set the before and not behynde, & thou shalt be aboue only, and not beneth: yf þt thou herken vnto the commaundementes of the Lorde thy God, which I commaunde the thys daye, to kepe and to do them. Deuteronomy 28:14 And se that thou bowe not asyde from any of these wordes, which I commaunde the thys daye, ether to the ryght hande or to the lefte, that thou woldest goo after straunge goddes to serue them.
The curses for disobedience.
Deuteronomy 28:15 But and yf thou wylt not herken vnto the voyce of the Lorde thy God, to kepe & to do all hys commaundementes and his ordinaunces, which I commaunde the this daye: all these curses shall come vpon the, and ouertake the: Deuteronomy 28:16 Cursed shalt þu be in the towne, and cursed in þe felde: Deuteronomy 28:17 cursed shall thy baskett be, & thy store. Deuteronomy 28:18 Cursed shall be the frute of thy body, and the frute of thy lande, and þe frute of thyne oxen, and the flockes of thy shepe. Deuteronomy 28:19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou goest in, and cursed when thou goest out. Deuteronomy 28:20 The Lorde shall sende vpon the, cursynge, destruccyon, and rebuke in all that thou settest thyne hande to, and that thou doest: vntyll he destroye the, and brynge the to nought quyckely, because of the wyckednesse of thyne inuencyons, and because thou hast forsaken me. Deuteronomy 28:21 The Lorde shall make the pestilence cleaue vnto the, vntyll he haue consumed the from of the lande, whether thou goest to enioye it. Deuteronomy 28:22 The Lorde shall smyte the with swellynge, wyth feuers, heet, burnynge, and wyth the swerde, with wetherynge, and with blastynge. And they shall folowe the vntyll thou peryshe. Deuteronomy 28:23 And the heauen that is ouer thy head shalbe brasse, and the erthe that is vnder the, yron. Deuteronomy 28:24 The Lorde shall turne the rayne of the lande vnto powder and dust: euen from heauen shall they come doune vpon the, vntyll thou be brought to nought. Deuteronomy 28:25 And the Lorde shall plage the before thyne enemyes: Thou shalt come out one waye agaynst them, and flee seuen wayes before them, and shall be scatered amonge all the kyngdomes of the erthe. Deuteronomy 28:26 And thy carkesse shalbe meate vnto all maner foules of the ayre, and vnto the beastes of the erthe, and no man shall fraye them awaye. Deuteronomy 28:27 The Lord wyll smyte the wt the botche of Egypte, and the emarodes, scalle, & mangenesse, þt thou mayest not be healed therof. Deuteronomy 28:28 And the Lord shall smyte þe with madnesse, and blyndnesse and dasynge of herte. Deuteronomy 28:29 Thou shalt grope at noone dayes, as þe blinde gropeth in darkenesse, and shalt not prosper in thy wayes. Thou shalt be oppressed wyth wronge, and be polled euermore, & no man shall sucker the. Deuteronomy 28:30 Thou shalt be betrowthed vnto a wyfe, and another man shall lye wyth her. Thou shalt buylde an house, and not dwell therin. Thou shalt also plante a vyneyarde, and shalt not gather the grapes. Deuteronomy 28:31 Thyne oxe shalbe slayne before thyne eyes, and thou shalt not eate therof. Thyne asse shalbe violently taken a waye euen before thy face, and shall not be restored to the agayne. Thy shepe shalbe geuen vnto thine enemyes, and no man shall rescue them. Deuteronomy 28:32 Thy sonnes and thy daughters shall be geuen vnto another nacyon, and thyne eyes shall se it, & dase vpon them all the daye longe, and there shalbe no myghte in thyne hande. Deuteronomy 28:33 The frute of thy lande and all thy laboures shall a nacion whych thou knowest not, eate, & thou shalt continually suffre violence onely, and be oppressed alwaye: Deuteronomy 28:34 so that thou shalt be cleane besyde thy selfe, for the syghte of thyne eyes whych thou shalt se: Deuteronomy 28:35 The Lorde shall smyte the in the knees and legges, wyth a myscheuous botche that can not be healed: euen from the sole of thy fote vnto the toppe of thy head. Deuteronomy 28:36 The Lorde shall brynge the and thy kynge (which thou shalt set ouer the) vnto a nacyon, which nether thou nor thy fathers haue knowne, that there thou mayest serue straunge Goddes: euen wodd and stone. Deuteronomy 28:37 And thou shalt be wondred at, spoken of, & iested at amonge all nacyons, whether the Lorde shall carye the. Deuteronomy 28:38 Thou shalt carye moche seed out in to the felde, and shalt gether but lytle in: for þe greshoppers shall destroye it. Deuteronomy 28:39 Thou shalt plante a vyneyarde and dresse it, but shalt nether dryncke of the wyne, nether gether the grapes, for the wormes shall eate it. Deuteronomy 28:40 Thou shalt haue oliue trees thorowe out all thy coastes, but shalt not anoynte thy selfe wyth the oyle, for thyne olyue trees shalbe roted out. Deuteronomy 28:41 Thou shalt beget sonnes, and daughters, but shalt not haue them: for they shalbe caryed a waye captyue. Deuteronomy 28:42 All thy trees and frute of thy lande shalbe marred wyth blastynge. Deuteronomy 28:43 The straunger that is amonge you, shall clyme aboue the vp on hye, and thou shalt come doune beneth alowe. Deuteronomy 28:44 He shall lende the, & thou shalt not lende hym: he shalbe before, & thou behynde. Deuteronomy 28:45 Moreouer, all these curses shall come vpon the, and shall folowe the and ouertake the, tyll thou be destroyed: because thou herkenedst not vnto the voyce of the Lorde thy God, to kepe hys commaundementes, and hys ordinaunces, whych he commaunded the, Deuteronomy 28:46 and they shalbe vpon the as myracles and wonders, and vpon thy seed for euer, Deuteronomy 28:47 because thou seruedst not the Lorde thy God wyth ioyfulnesse and wyth a good herte, whan thou haddest aboundaunce of all thynges, Deuteronomy 28:48 therfore thou shalt serue thyne enemye, whych the Lorde shall sende vpon the in hunger and thyrst, in nakednesse, and in nede of all thynge: and he shall put a yocke of yron vpon thy necke, vntyll he haue broughte the to nought. Deuteronomy 28:49 And the Lord shall brynge a nacyon vpon the from a farre, and from the ende of the worlde, as swifte as an egle flyeth: a nacyon whose tonge thou shalt not vnderstande: Deuteronomy 28:50 a harde fauoured nacyon, whych shall not regarde the person of the olde, nor haue compassyon on the younge. Deuteronomy 28:51 The same shall eate the frute of thy catell, and the frute of thy londe, vntyll he haue destroyed the: and shall leaue the nether corne, wyne, nor oyle, nether the encrease of thyne oxen, nor the flockes of thy shepe: vntyll he haue brought the to nought. Deuteronomy 28:52 And he shall kepe the in, in all thy cyties, vntyll he haue cast downe thy hye walles and stronge holdes, wherin thou trustedst, thorowe out all the lande. And he shall besege the in all thy cyties thorowe out all thy lande, whych the Lorde thy God hath geuen the. Deuteronomy 28:53 And thou shalt eate the frute of thyne awne bodye: the fleshe of thy sonnes, and of thy daughters, whych the Lorde thy God hath geuen the, in that straytenesse and sege, wherwith thyne enemye shall besege the: Deuteronomy 28:54 so that it shall greue the man (that is tender & exceadynge delycate amonge you,) to loke on hys brother and vpon hys wyfe that lyeth in hys bosome, and on the remnaunte of hys chyldren, whych he hath yet lefte: Deuteronomy 28:55 for feare of geuynge (vnto anye of them) of the fleshe of hys chyldren, whom he shall eate, because he hath nothynge left hym in that straytenesse & sege, wherwith thyne enemye shall besege the in all thy cyties. Deuteronomy 28:56 Yee and the woman that is so tender and delycate, that she dare not aduenture to set the sole of her foote vpon the grounde, (for softnesse and tendernesse) shalbe greued to loke on her husbande that lyeth in her bosome, & on her sonne and on her daughter: Deuteronomy 28:57 and on hyr after byrthe (that is come out from betwene her legges,) and her chyldren whych she shall beare: For whan all thynges lack, she shall eat them secretly, in the sege & straytenesse, wherwith thyne enemye shall besege the in thy cyties. Deuteronomy 28:58 If thou wylt not kepe and do all the wordes of thys lawe (that are wrytten in thys boke,) and feare thys gloryous and fearfull name of the Lorde thy God: Deuteronomy 28:59 þe Lorde will sende vnto the and thy seed, greate plages and of longe continuaunce, Deuteronomy 28:60 euell sycknesses and of longe duraunce. Moreouer he will bringe vpon the all the diseases of Egypte, and those whych thou wast afrayed of shall cleaue vnto the. Deuteronomy 28:61 And all maner syckenesses, and all maner plages whych are not wrytten in the boke of thys lawe, wyll the Lorde brynge vpon the, vntyll he bringe the to noughte. Deuteronomy 28:62 And ye shalbe lefte fewe in nombre, where before ye were as the starres of heauen in multytude: because thou woldest not herken vnto the voyce of the Lorde thy God. Deuteronomy 28:63 And it shall come to passe, þt as the Lord reioysed ouer you, to do you good, & to multiplye you: euen so he wyll reioyse ouer you, to destroye you, & to brynge you to nought. And ye shalbe wasted from of the land, whether thou goest to enioye it. Deuteronomy 28:64 And the Lorde shall scater the amonge all nacions, from the one ende of the worlde vnto the other, and there þu shalt serue straunge goddes, whych thou nor thy fathers haue knowne: euen wodd and stone. Deuteronomy 28:65 And amonge these nacyons þu shalt fynde no ease, neyther shall the sole of thy foote haue rest. But the Lorde shall geue the there an vnquyet herte, and dasyng eyes, and sorowe of mynde. Deuteronomy 28:66 And thy lyfe shall hange before the and thou shalt feare both daye, and nyghte, & shalt haue no trust in thy lyfe. Deuteronomy 28:67 In the mornynge thou shalt saye, wolde God it were nyght. And at nyght thou shalt saye: wolde God it were mornynge: for feare, of thyne harte whych thou shall feare & for the syghte of thyne eyes, whych thou shalt se. Deuteronomy 28:68 And the Lorde shall brynge the into Egipt agayne wyth shyppes, by the waye which I bad the, that thou shuldest se it no moare. And there ye shalbe solde vnto youre enemies, for bondmen and bondwemen: & no man shall bye you.