Deuteronomy 27 CSB

The Law Written on Stones

1 Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, "Keep every command I am giving you today.

References for Deuteronomy 27:1

      2 At the time you cross the Jordan into the land the Lord your God is giving you, you must set up large stones and cover them with plaster.
      3 Write all the words of this law on the stones after you cross to enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you.
      4 When you have crossed the Jordan, you are to set up these stones on Mount Ebal, as I am commanding you today, and you are to cover them with plaster.
      5 Build an altar of stones there to the Lord your God-you must not use any iron tool on them.
      6 Use uncut stones to build the altar of the Lord your God and offer burnt offerings to the Lord your God on it.a

      References for Deuteronomy 27:6

          7 There you are to sacrifice fellowship offerings, eat, and rejoice in the presence of the Lord your God.
          8 Write clearly all the words of this law on the [plastered] stones."b

          References for Deuteronomy 27:8

            • b 27:8 - Jos 8:30-32

              The Covenant Curses

              9 Moses and the Levitical priests spoke to all Israel, "Be silent, Israel, and listen! This day you have become the people of the Lord your God.

              References for Deuteronomy 27:9

                  10 Obey the Lord your God and follow His commands and statutes I am giving you today."
                  11 On that day Moses commanded the people,
                  12 "When you have crossed the Jordan, these [tribes] will stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin.
                  13 And these [tribes] will stand on Mount Ebal to deliver the curse: Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.c

                  References for Deuteronomy 27:13

                    • c 27:13 - Dt 11:29-30; Jos 8:33-35
                      14 The Levites will proclaim in a loud voice to every Israelite:
                      15 'Cursed is the person who makes a carved idol or cast image, which is detestable to the Lord, the work of a craftsman, and sets [it] up in secret.'d And all the people will reply, 'Amen!'

                      References for Deuteronomy 27:15

                        • d 27:15 - Ex 34:17; Lv 19:4
                          16 'Cursed is the one who dishonors his father or mother.'e And all the people will say, 'Amen!'

                          References for Deuteronomy 27:16

                            • e 27:16 - Dt 5:16; Ex 20:12
                              17 'Cursed is the one who moves his neighbor's boundary marker.'f And all the people will say, 'Amen!'

                              References for Deuteronomy 27:17

                                • f 27:17 - Dt 19:14; Pr 22:28; Hs 5:10
                                  18 'Cursed is the one who leads a blind person astray on the road.'g And all the people will say, 'Amen!'

                                  References for Deuteronomy 27:18

                                      19 'Cursed is the one who denies justice to a foreign resident, a fatherless child, or a widow.'h And all the people will say, 'Amen!'

                                      References for Deuteronomy 27:19

                                        • h 27:19 - Dt 24:17; Ex 22:21-24
                                          20 'Cursed is the one who sleeps with his father's wife, for he has violated his father's marriage bed.'i j And all the people will say, 'Amen!'

                                          References for Deuteronomy 27:20

                                            • i 27:20 - Lit has uncovered the edge of his father's garment; Ru 3:9; Ezk 16:8
                                            • j 27:20 - Dt 22:30; Lv 18:8; 20:11
                                              21 'Cursed is the one who has sexual intercourse with any animal.'k And all the people will say 'Amen!'

                                              References for Deuteronomy 27:21

                                                • k 27:21 - Lv 18:23; 20:15
                                                  22 'Cursed is the one who sleeps with his sister, whether his father's daughter or his mother's daughter.'l And all the people will say, 'Amen!'

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                                                      23 'Cursed is the one who sleeps with his mother-in-law.'m And all the people will say, 'Amen!'

                                                      References for Deuteronomy 27:23

                                                        • m 27:23 - Lv 18:17; 20:14
                                                          24 'Cursed is the one who kills his neighbor in secret.'n And all the people will say, 'Amen!'

                                                          References for Deuteronomy 27:24

                                                            • n 27:24 - Dt 5:17; Ex 20:13
                                                              25 'Cursed is the one who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person.'o And all the people will say, 'Amen!'

                                                              References for Deuteronomy 27:25

                                                                  26 'Cursed is anyone who does not put the words of this law into practice.' And all the people will say, 'Amen!'