The people are commanded to write the Law upon stones,
Deuteronomy 27:1 And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people sayinge: kepe al the commaundementes which I commaunde you thys daye. Deuteronomy 27:2 And when ye be come ouer Iordan vnto the land whiche the Lorde thy God geueth the, set vp greate stones and plaister them wyth playster, Deuteronomy 27:3 and wryte vpon them al the wordes of this lawe, when thou arte come ouer: that þu mayst come into the land which the Lord thy god geueth the: a land that floweth with mylke & honye as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promysed the. Deuteronomy 27:4 When ye be com ouer Iordan, se that ye set vp these stones whyche I commaunde you this daye in mount Ebal, & plaister them with playster.
and to build an altar of whole stones.
Deuteronomy 27:5 And there bylde vnto the Lord thy God, an altare of stones and se thou lyfte vp no yron vpon them: Deuteronomy 27:6 But thou shalt make the alter of þe Lord thy God of rough stones and offer burntofferynges theron vnto the Lorde thy God. Deuteronomy 27:7 And thou shalt offer peaceoffringes and shalt eate there and reioyse before the Lord thy God. Deuteronomy 27:8 And thou shalt wryt vpon the stones al the wordes of thys lawe, manyfestly and well.
Deuteronomy 27:9 And Moses wyth þe preastes the Leuytes spake vnto all Israel sayinge: take hede and heare Israel, thys daye thou art become the people of the Lord thy God. Deuteronomy 27:10 Herken therfore vnto the voyce of the Lord thy God & do his commandementes & his ordinaunces which I commaunde you this day.
The tribes divided on Gerizim and Ebal.
Deuteronomy 27:11 And Moses charged the people the same daye sayinge. Deuteronomy 27:12 These shall stande vpon mount Garizim to blesse the people, when ye are come ouer Iordan, Symeon, Leui, Iuda, Isachar, Ioseph and Beniamin. Deuteronomy 27:13 And these shal stande vpon mount Ebal to curse: Ruben, Gad, Aser, Zabulon, Dan & Nephthali.
The curses pronounced on mount Ebal.
Deuteronomy 27:14 And þe Leuites shall begynne & say vnto al the men of Israel wyth a loude voyce. Deuteronomy 27:15 Cursed be he that maketh anye carued ymage or ymage of metall (an abhominacion vnto the Lord, the worke of the hands of þe craftesman) and putteth it in a secret place: and all þe people shall answere & saye Amen. Deuteronomy 27:16 Cursed be he þt curseth hys father or his mother, and all the people shall saye Amen. Deuteronomy 27:17 Cursed be he þt remoueth his neighbours marcke and all the people shall saye Amen. Deuteronomy 27:18 Cursed be he that maketh þe blynd go out of his waye, & all the people shall saye Amen. Deuteronomy 27:19 Cursed be he that hyndreth the right of þe straunger, fatherlesse and wydowe, and all the people shall saye Amen. Deuteronomy 27:20 Cursed be he that lyeth wyth hys fathers wyfe because he hath opened hys fathers couerynge, and all the people shal saye Amen. Deuteronomy 27:21 Cursed be he that lyeth wyth anye maner beast, and all the people shall saye Amen. Deuteronomy 27:22 Cursed be he þt lieth wt his syster whether shee be the daughter of hys father or of hys mother, and all the people shall saye Amen. Deuteronomy 27:23 Cursed be that lyeth wyth hys mother in lawe, and all the people shall saye Amen. Deuteronomy 27:24 Cursed be he that smiteth his neyghbour secretly, and all the people shall saye Amen. Deuteronomy 27:25 Cursed be he þt taketh a rewarde to sle innocent bloude, & all þe people shal saye Amen. Deuteronomy 27:26 Cursed be he that mayntayneth not the wordes of thys lawe to do them, and all the people shal say Amen.