Deuteronomy 27:1-26 NIV

Deuteronomy 27:1-26 NIV [1] Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people: "Keep all these commands that I give you today. [2] When you have crossed the Jordan into the land the LORD your God is giving you, set up some large stones and coat them with plaster. [3] Write on them all the words of this law when you have crossed over to enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your ancestors, promised you. [4] And when you have crossed the Jordan, set up these stones on Mount Ebal, as I command you today, and coat them with plaster. [5] Build there an altar to the LORD your God, an altar of stones. Do not use any iron tool on them. [6] Build the altar of the LORD your God with fieldstones and offer burnt offerings on it to the LORD your God. [7] Sacrifice fellowship offerings there, eating them and rejoicing in the presence of the LORD your God. [8] And you shall write very clearly all the words of this law on these stones you have set up." [9] Then Moses and the Levitical priests said to all Israel, "Be silent, Israel, and listen! You have now become the people of the LORD your God. [10] Obey the LORD your God and follow his commands and decrees that I give you today." [11] On the same day Moses commanded the people: [12] When you have crossed the Jordan, these tribes shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph and Benjamin. [13] And these tribes shall stand on Mount Ebal to pronounce curses: Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan and Naphtali. [14] The Levites shall recite to all the people of Israel in a loud voice: [15] "Cursed is anyone who makes an idol-a thing detestable to the LORD, the work of skilled hands-and sets it up in secret." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!" [16] "Cursed is anyone who dishonors their father or mother." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!" [17] "Cursed is anyone who moves their neighbor's boundary stone." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!" [18] "Cursed is anyone who leads the blind astray on the road." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!" [19] "Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!" [20] "Cursed is anyone who sleeps with his father's wife, for he dishonors his father's bed." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!" [21] "Cursed is anyone who has sexual relations with any animal." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!" [22] "Cursed is anyone who sleeps with his sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!" [23] "Cursed is anyone who sleeps with his mother-in-law." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!" [24] "Cursed is anyone who kills their neighbor secretly." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!" [25] "Cursed is anyone who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!" [26] "Cursed is anyone who does not uphold the words of this law by carrying them out." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!"

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