And Moses with the elders of Israelcommanded the people,saying , Keep all the commandments which I command you this day.2
And it shall be on the day when ye shall pass overJordan unto the land which the LORD thy Godgiveth thee, that thou shalt set thee upgreatstones, and plaister them with plaister:3
And thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when thou art passed over , that thou mayest go in unto the land which the LORD thy Godgiveth thee, a land that floweth with milk and honey; as the LORDGod of thy fathers hath promised thee.
Therefore it shall be when ye be gone overJordan, that ye shall set up these stones, which I command you this day, in mountEbal, and thou shalt plaister them with plaister .
And there shalt thou build an altar unto the LORD thy God, an altar of stones: thou shalt not lift up any iron tool upon them.
Thou shalt build the altar of the LORD thy God of wholestones: and thou shalt offer burnt offerings thereon unto the LORD thy God:7
And thou shalt offer peace offerings, and shalt eat there, and rejoicebefore the LORD thy God.8
And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this lawveryplainly .
And Moses and the priests the Levitesspake unto all Israel,saying , Take heed , and hearken , O Israel; this day thou art become the people of the LORD thy God.10
Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the LORD thy God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee this day.11
And Mosescharged the people the same day,saying ,
These shall stand upon mountGerizim to bless the people, when ye are come overJordan;Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin:13
And these shall stand upon mountEbal to curse;aReuben,Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun,Dan, and Naphtali.14
And the Levites shall speak , and say unto all the men of Israel with a loudvoice,15Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say , Amen.16Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say , Amen.17Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour'slandmark. And all the people shall say , Amen.18Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say , Amen.19Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger,fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say , Amen.20Cursed be he that lieth with his father'swife; because he uncovereth his father'sskirt. And all the people shall say , Amen.21Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast. And all the people shall say , Amen.22Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say , Amen.23Cursed be he that lieth with his mother in law . And all the people shall say , Amen.24Cursed be he that smiteth his neighboursecretly. And all the people shall say , Amen.25Cursed be he that takethreward to slay an innocentperson . And all the people shall say , Amen.26Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say , Amen.