Then Joshua built an altar to the LORD, the God of Israel, on Mount Ebal.
He followed the instructions that Moses the LORD's servant had written in the Book of the Law: "Make me an altar from stones that are uncut and have not been shaped with iron tools." Then on the altar they presented burnt offerings and peace offerings to the LORD.
And as the Israelites watched, Joshua copied the law of Moses onto the stones of the altar. a33
Then all the Israelites -- foreigners and citizens alike -- along with the leaders, officers, and judges, were divided into two groups. One group stood at the foot of Mount Gerizim, the other at the foot of Mount Ebal. Each group faced the other, and between them stood the Levitical priests carrying the Ark of the LORD's covenant. This was all done according to the instructions Moses, the servant of the LORD, had given for blessing the people of Israel.
Joshua then read to them all the blessings and curses Moses had written in the Book of the Law.
Every command Moses had ever given was read to the entire assembly, including the women and children and the foreigners who lived among the Israelites.
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