Then Joshua built on Mount Ebal1 an altar2 to the LORD, the God of Israel,
as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded the Israelites. He built it according to what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses--an altar of uncut stones, on which no iron tool3 had been used. On it they offered to the LORD burnt offerings and sacrificed fellowship offerings.a432
There, in the presence of the Israelites, Joshua copied on stones the law of Moses, which he had written.533
All Israel, aliens and citizens6 alike, with their elders, officials and judges, were standing on both sides of the ark of the covenant of the LORD, facing those who carried it--the priests, who were Levites.7 Half of the people stood in front of Mount Gerizim and half of them in front of Mount Ebal,8 as Moses the servant of the LORD had formerly commanded when he gave instructions to bless the people of Israel.
Afterward, Joshua read all the words of the law--the blessings and the curses--just as it is written in the Book of the Law.935
There was not a word of all that Moses had commanded that Joshua did not read to the whole assembly of Israel, including the women and children, and the aliens who lived among them.10