THE FIFTH BOOKE OF Moses, called Deuteronomie. Chapter 27
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1 The people are commanded to write the Law vpon stones, 5 and to build an Altar of whole stones. 11 The Tribes diuided on Gerizzim and Ebal. 14 The curses pronounced on mount Ebal.
1And Moses with the Elders of Israel commaunded the people, saying, Keepe all the Commandements which I command you this day.
Exhortations to obedience.
2And it shall be on the day when you shall passe ouer Iordan, vnto the land which the Lord thy God giueth thee, that thou shalt set thee vp great stones, and plaister them with plaister.2
3And thou shalt write vpon them all the words of this Law when thou art passed ouer, that thou mayest goe in vnto the land which the Lord thy God giueth thee, a land that floweth with milke and hony, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee.
4Therefore it shall be when ye bee gone ouer Iordan, that yee shall set vp these stones, which I command you this day, in mount Ebal, and thou shalt plaister them with plaister.
5And there shalt thou build an Altar vnto the Lord thy God, an altar of stones: thou shalt not lift vp any yron toole vpon them.5
6Thou shalt build the Altar of the Lord thy God of whole stones: and thou shalt offer burnt offerings theron vnto the Lord thy God.
7And thou shalt offer peace offerings, and shalt eate there, and reioyce before the Lord thy God.
8And thou shalt write vpon the stones all the words of this Law very plainely.
9¶ And Moses, and the Priestes the Leuites, spake vnto all Israel, saying, Take heed, and hearken O Israel, this day thou art become the people of the Lord thy God.
10Thou shalt therefore obey the voyce of the Lord thy God, and doe his Commandements, and his Statutes which I command thee this day.
11¶ And Moses charged the people the same day, saying,
12These shall stand vpon mount Gerizzim to blesse the people, when yee are come ouer Iordan: Simeon, and Leui, and Iudah, and Issachar, and Ioseph, and Beniamin.
13And these shall stand vpon mount Ebal to curse: Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, & Naphtali.13
14¶ And the Leuites shal speake, and say vnto all the men of Israel with a loud voyce:14
15Cursed be the man that maketh any grauen or molten image, an abomination vnto the Lord, the worke of the handes of the craftesman, and putteth it in a secret place: and all the people shall answere and say, Amen.
16Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother: and all the people shall say, Amen.
Blessings for the obedient.
17Cursed be he that remooueth his neighbours land-marke: and all the people shall say, Amen.
18Cursed be hee that maketh the blinde to wander out of the way: and all the people shall say, Amen.
19Cursed be hee that peruerteth the iudgement of the stranger, fatherlesse, and widow: and all the people shall say, Amen.
20Cursed be hee that lieth with his fathers wife, because he vncouereth his fathers skirt: and all the people shall say, Amen.
21Cursed be hee that lieth with any maner of beast: and all the people shall say, Amen.
22Cursed be hee that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother: and all the people shall say, Amen.
23Cursed be hee that lieth with his mother in law: and all the people shall say, Amen.
24Cursed be hee that smiteth his neighbour secretly: and all the people shall say, Amen.
25Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person: and all the people shall say, Amen.25
26Cursed be hee that confirmeth not all the words of this Law to doe them: and al the people shal say, Amen.26
Original 1611 KJV Sidenote References for Deuteronomy Chapter 27
2 Iosh. 4.1
5 Exod.20. 25. iosh.8.31.
13 Hebr. for a cursing.
25 Ezech. 22. 12.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania