Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Deuteronomy 27

The people are commanded to write the Law upon stones,

Deuteronomy 27:1 And Moses, with the elders of Israel, commanded the people, saying,—Observe all the commandment which I am commanding you today. Deuteronomy 27:2 So then it shall be, in the day when ye shall pass over the Jordan, into the land which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee,—that thou shalt rear thee up great stones, and plaster them with plaster; Deuteronomy 27:3 and shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when thou shalt pass over,—to the end that thou mayest enter upon the land which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, as Yahweh the God of thy fathers hath spoken unto thee. Deuteronomy 27:4 So then it shall be, when ye shall pass over the Jordan, that ye shall rear up these stones, which I am commanding you today, in Mount Ebal,—and thou shalt plaster them with plaster.

and to build an altar of whole stones.

Deuteronomy 27:5 And thou shalt build there an altar unto Yahweh thy God,—an altar of stones, thou shalt not wield thereupon any tool of iron. Deuteronomy 27:6 Of whole stones, shalt thou build the altar of Yahweh thy God,—then shalt thou cause to go up thereon ascending-sacrifices, unto Yahweh thy God; Deuteronomy 27:7 and thou shalt sacrifice peace-offerings, and shalt eat there,—and rejoice before Yahweh thy God. Deuteronomy 27:8 And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law, doing it plainly and well.

Deuteronomy 27:9 And Moses and the priests the Levites spake unto all Israel, saying,—Keep silence and hear, O Israel. This day, hast thou been made a people unto Yahweh thy God. Deuteronomy 27:10 Thou shalt therefore hearken unto the voice of Yahweh thy God,—and do his commandments, and his statutes, which I am commanding thee, today.

The tribes divided on Gerizim and Ebal.

Deuteronomy 27:11 And Moses commanded the people on that day, saying: Deuteronomy 27:12 These, shall stand, to bless the people, upon Mount Gerizim, when ye have passed over the Jordan,—Simeon and Levi and Judah, and Issachar and Joseph and Benjamin; Deuteronomy 27:13 and, these, shall stand, by the curse, in Mount Ebal,—Reuben, Gad and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan and Naphtali.

The curses pronounced on mount Ebal.

Deuteronomy 27:14 Then shall the Levites respond and say unto every man of Israel with voice uplifted:— Deuteronomy 27:15 Cursed, be the man that maketh an image—cut or molten—an abomination unto Yahweh, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall respond and say—Amen. Deuteronomy 27:16 Cursed, be he that holdeth in light esteem, his father or his mother. And all the people shall say—Amen. Deuteronomy 27:17 Cured, be he that moveth back the boundary of his neighbour. And all the people shall say—Amen. Deuteronomy 27:18 Cursed, be he that causeth the blind to wander in the way. And all the people shall say—Amen. Deuteronomy 27:19 Cursed, be he that perverteth the right of the sojourner, the fatherless, or the widow. And all the people shall say—Amen. Deuteronomy 27:20 Cursed, be he that lieth with his father's wife, because he hath turned aside his father's coverlet. And all the people shall say—Amen. Deuteronomy 27:21 Cursed, be he that lieth with any beast. And all the people shall say—Amen. Deuteronomy 27:22 Cursed, be he that lieth with his sister, daughter of his father, or daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say—Amen. Deuteronomy 27:23 Cursed, be he that lieth with his mother-in-law. And all the people shall say—Amen. Deuteronomy 27:24 Cursed, be he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. And all the people shall say—Amen. Deuteronomy 27:25 Cursed, be he that taketh a bribe to shed innocent blood. And all the people shall say—Amen. Deuteronomy 27:26 Cursed, be he that establisheth not the words of this law, to do them. And all the people shall say—Amen.

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