Curses from Mount Ebal

Deuteronomy 27

9 Then Moses and the priests, the Levites, spoke to all Israel, saying, "Take heed and listen, O Israel: h This day you have become the people of the LORD your God. 10 "Therefore you shall obey the voice of the LORD your God, and observe His commandments and His statutes which I command you today."

11 And Moses commanded the people on the same day, saying, 12 "These shall stand i on Mount Gerizim to bless the people, when you have crossed over the Jordan: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin; 13 "and j these shall stand on Mount Ebal to curse: Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali. 14 "And k the Levites shall speak with a loud voice and say to all the men of Israel:

15 l 'Cursed is the one who makes a carved or molded image, 1 an abomination to the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret.'
m "And all the people shall answer and say, 'Amen!'

16 n 'Cursed is the one who treats his father or his mother with contempt.'
"And all the people shall say, 'Amen!'

17 o 'Cursed is the one who moves his neighbor's landmark.'
"And all the people shall say, 'Amen!'

18 p 'Cursed is the one who makes the blind to wander off the road.'
"And all the people shall say, 'Amen!'

19 q 'Cursed is the one who perverts the justice due the stranger, the fatherless, and widow.'
"And all the people shall say, 'Amen!'

20 r 'Cursed is the one who lies with his father's wife, because he has uncovered his father's bed.'
"And all the people shall say, 'Amen!'

21 s 'Cursed is the one who lies with any kind of animal.'
"And all the people shall say, 'Amen!'

22 t 'Cursed is the one who lies with his sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother.'
"And all the people shall say, 'Amen!'

23 u 'Cursed is the one who lies with his mother-in-law.'
"And all the people shall say, 'Amen!'

24 v 'Cursed is the one who attacks his neighbor secretly.'
"And all the people shall say, 'Amen!'

25 w 'Cursed is the one who takes a bribe to slay an innocent person.'
"And all the people shall say, 'Amen!'

26 x 'Cursed is the one who does not confirm all the words of this law.'
"And all the people shall say, 'Amen!'

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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