Young's Literal Translation

Deuteronomy 27

The people are commanded to write the Law upon stones,

Deuteronomy 27:1 'And Moses—the elders of Israel also—commandeth the people, saying, Keep all the command which I am commanding you to-day; Deuteronomy 27:2 and it hath been, in the day that ye pass over the Jordan unto the land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee, that thou hast raised up for thee great stones, and plaistered them with plaister, Deuteronomy 27:3 and written on them all the words of this law in thy passing over, so that thou goest in unto the land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee—a land flowing with milk and honey, as Jehovah, God of thy fathers, hath spoken to thee. Deuteronomy 27:4 'And it hath been, in your passing over the Jordan, ye raise up these stones which I am commanding you to-day, in mount Ebal, and thou hast plaistered them with plaister,

and to build an altar of whole stones.

Deuteronomy 27:5 and built there an altar to Jehovah thy God, an altar of stones, thou dost not wave over them iron. Deuteronomy 27:6 Of complete stones thou buildest the altar of Jehovah thy God, and hast caused to ascend on it burnt-offerings to Jehovah thy God, Deuteronomy 27:7 and sacrificed peace-offerings, and eaten there, and rejoiced before Jehovah thy God, Deuteronomy 27:8 and written on the stones all the words of this law, well engraved.'

Deuteronomy 27:9 And Moses speaketh—the priests, the Levites, also—unto all Israel, saying, 'Keep silent, and hear, O Israel, this day thou hast become a people to Jehovah thy God; Deuteronomy 27:10 and thou hast hearkened to the voice of Jehovah thy God, and done His commands, and His statutes, which I am commanding thee to-day.'

The tribes divided on Gerizim and Ebal.

Deuteronomy 27:11 And Moses commandeth the people on that day, saying, Deuteronomy 27:12 'These do stand, to bless the people, on mount Gerizzim, in your passing over the Jordan: Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin. Deuteronomy 27:13 And these do stand, for the reviling, on mount Ebal: Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.

The curses pronounced on mount Ebal.

Deuteronomy 27:14 'And the Levites have answered and said unto every man of Israel—a loud voice: Deuteronomy 27:15 'Cursed [is] the man who maketh a graven and molten image, the abomination of Jehovah, work of the hands of an artificer, and hath put [it] in a secret place,—and all the people have answered and said, Amen. Deuteronomy 27:16 'Cursed [is] He who is making light of his father and his mother,—and all the people have said, Amen. Deuteronomy 27:17 'Cursed [is] he who is removing his neighbour's border,—and all the people have said, Amen. Deuteronomy 27:18 'Cursed [is] he who is causing the blind to err in the way,—and all the people have said, Amen. Deuteronomy 27:19 'Cursed [is] he who is turning aside the judgment of fatherless, sojourner, and widow,—and all the people have said, Amen. Deuteronomy 27:20 'Cursed [is] he who is lying with his father's wife, for he hath uncovered his father's skirt,—and all the people have said, Amen. Deuteronomy 27:21 'Cursed [is] he who is lying with any beast,—and all the people have said, Amen. Deuteronomy 27:22 'Cursed [is] he who is lying with his sister, daughter of his father, or daughter of his mother,—and all the people have said, Amen. Deuteronomy 27:23 'Cursed [is] he who is lying with his mother-in-law,—and all the people have said, Amen. Deuteronomy 27:24 'Cursed [is] he who is smiting his neighbour in secret,—and all the people have said, Amen. Deuteronomy 27:25 'Cursed [is] he who is taking a bribe to smite a person, innocent blood,—and all the people have said, Amen. Deuteronomy 27:26 'Cursed [is] he who doth not establish the words of this law, to do them,—and all the people have said, Amen.

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