"1Now it shall be, if you diligentlyaobey the LORD your God, beingcareful to doall His commandmentswhich I command you today, the LORD your God2will set you highaboveall the nations of the earth.
2"Alltheseblessings will come upon you and 3overtake you if you bobey the LORD your God:
3"Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be 4in the ccountry.
4"Blessed shall be the doffspring of your ebody and the fproduce of your ground and the goffspring of your beasts, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock.
5"Blessed shall be your basket and your kneadingbowl.
6"Blessed shall you be 5when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.
"The LORD shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to be hdefeatedbefore you; they will come out against you oneway and will fleebefore you sevenways.
"The LORD will command the blessing upon you in your barns and in 6all that you put your hand to, and He will bless you in the landwhich the LORD your Godgives you.
"7The LORD will establish you as a holypeople to Himself, as He swore to you, if you keep the commandments of the LORD your God and walk in His ways.
"So all the peoples of the earth will see that i8you are called by the name of the LORD, and they will be afraid of you.
"9The LORD will make you abound in prosperity, in the joffspring of your kbody and in the loffspring of your beast and in the mproduce of your ground, in the landwhich the LORDswore to your fathers to give you.
"The LORD will open for you His goodstorehouse, the heavens, to giverain to your land in its season and to blessall the work of your hand; and 10you shall lend to manynations, but you shall not borrow.
"11The LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I charge you today, to nobserve them carefully,
and 12do not turnaside from any of the wordswhich I command you today, to the right or to the left, to goafterothergods to serve them.
"13But it shall come about, if you do not oobey the LORD your God, to observe to doall His commandments and His statutes with which I charge you today, that allthesecurses will come upon you and overtake you:
"14Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the pcountry.
"15Cursed shall be your basket and your kneadingbowl.
"16Cursed shall be the qoffspring of your rbody and the sproduce of your ground, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock.
"17Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out.
"18The LORD will send upon you curses, confusion, and 19rebuke, in alltyou undertake to do, until you are destroyed and until20you perishquickly, on account of the evil of your deeds, because you have forsaken Me.
"21The LORD will make the pestilencecling to you until He has consumed you from the landwhere you are entering to possess it.
"22The LORD will smite you with consumption and with fever and with inflammation and with fieryheat and with uthe sword and 23with blight and with mildew, and they will pursue you until24you perish.
"vThe heavenwhich is over your head shall be bronze, and the earthwhich is under you, iron.
"25The LORD will make the rain of your landpowder and dust; from heaven it shall comedown on you until you are destroyed.
"26The LORD shall cause you to be wdefeatedbefore your enemies; you will go out onewayagainst them, but you will fleesevenwaysbefore them, and you will 27be an example of terror to all the kingdoms of the earth.
"28Your carcasses will be food to allbirds of the sky and to the beasts of the earth, and there will be noone to frighten them away.
"29The LORD will smite you with the boils of Egypt and with 30tumors and with the scab and with the itch, from which you cannot be healed.
"The LORD will smite you with madness and with blindness and with bewilderment of heart;
and you will x31grope at noon, as the blindmangropes in darkness, and you will not prosper in your ways; but you shall only be oppressed and robbedcontinually , with none to save you.
"32You shall betroth a wife, but anotherman will violate her; 33you shall build a house, but you will not live in it; you shall plant a vineyard, but you will not yuse its fruit.
"Your ox shall be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will not eat of it; your donkey shall be tornaway from you, and will not be restored to you; your sheep shall be given to your enemies, and you will havenone to save you.
"34Your sons and your daughters shall be given to anotherpeople, while your eyeslook on and yearn for them continually ; but there will be nothingzyou can do.
"35A peoplewhom you do not know shall eat up the produce of your ground and all your labors, and you will never be anything but oppressed and crushedcontinually .
"You shall be drivenmad by the sight of aawhat you see.
"36The LORD will strike you on the knees and legs with soreboils, from which you cannot be healed, from the sole of your foot to the crown of your head.
"37The LORD will bring you and your king, whom you setover you, to a nationwhichneither you nor your fathers have known, and there you shall serveothergods, 38wood and stone.
"39You shall become a horror, a proverb, and a taunt among all the peoplewhere the LORDdrives you.
"40You shall bring out muchseed to the field but you will gather in little, for 41the locust will consume it.
"42You shall plant and cultivatevineyards, but you will neitherdrink of the winenorgather the grapes, for the worm will devour them.
"43You shall haveolivetreesthroughout your territory but you will not anoint yourself with the oil, for your olives will dropoff.
"44You shall bbhavesons and daughters but they will not be yours, for they will go into captivity.
"45The cricket shall possessall your trees and the produce of your ground.
"46The alienwho is among you shall riseabove you higher and higher, but you will godownlower and lower.
"47He shall lend to you, but you will not lend to him; 48he shall be the head, and you will be the tail.
"So allthesecurses shall come on you and pursue you and overtake you 49until you are destroyed, because you would not ccobey the LORD your God by keeping His commandments and His statuteswhich He commanded you.
"They shall become50a sign and a wonder on you and your dddescendantsforever .
"51Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joy and a gladheart, for the abundance of allthings;
therefore you shall serve your enemieswhom the LORD will send against you, 52in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in the lack of allthings; and He 53will put an ironyoke on your neckuntil He has destroyed you.
"54The LORD will bring a nationagainst you from afar, from the end of the earth, 55as the eagleswoopsdown, a nationwhoselanguage you shall not understand,
a nation of fiercecountenancewho will 56havenorespect for the old, norshowfavor to the young.
"Moreover, it shall eat the eeoffspring of your herd and the produce of your grounduntil you are destroyed, who also leaves you nograin, newwine, or oil, nor the increase of your herd or the young of your flockuntil they have caused you to perish.
"57It shall besiege you in all your fftownsuntil your high and fortifiedwalls in which you trustedcomedownthroughout your land, and it shall besiege you in all your ggtownsthroughout your landwhich the LORD your God has given you.
"58Then you shall eat the hhoffspring of your own body, the flesh of your sons and of your daughterswhom the LORD your God has given you, during the siege and the distress by which your enemy will iioppress you.
"The man who is jjrefined and verydelicate among you kkshall be hostile toward his brother and toward the wifellhe cherishes and toward the rest of his childrenwhoremain,
55so that he will not give even one of them any of the flesh of his childrenwhich he will eat, since he has nothing else left, during the siege and the distress by which your enemy will mmoppress you in all your nntowns.
"59The oorefined and delicatewoman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground for delicateness and pprefinement, qqshall be hostile toward the husbandrrshe cherishes and toward her son and daughter,
and toward her afterbirth which issues from between her sslegs and toward her childrenwhom she bears; for 60she will eat them secretly for lack of anything else, during the siege and the distress by which your enemy will ttoppress you in your uutowns.
58"If you are not careful to observeall the words of thislaw which are written in thisbook, to vv61fearthishonored and awesome62name, wwthe LORD your God,
then the LORD will bringextraordinaryplagues on you and xxyour descendants, even yysevere and lastingplagues, and miserable and chronicsicknesses.
"63He will bringback on you all the diseases of Egypt of which you were afraid, and they will cling to you.
61"Alsoeverysickness and everyplaguewhich, not written in the book of thislaw, the LORD will bring on you 64until you are destroyed.
"Then you shall be leftfew in number, 65whereas you were as numerous as the stars of heaven, because you did not zzobey the LORD your God.
"It shall come about that as the LORD66delightedover you to prosper you, and multiply you, so the LORD will 67delightover you to make you perish and destroy you; and you will be 68torn from the landwhere you are entering to possess it.
"Moreover, the LORD will 69scatter you among allpeoples, from one end of the earth to the other end of the earth; and there you shall 70serveothergods, wood and stone, which you or your fathers have not known.
"71Among thosenations you shall findnorest, and there will be norestingplace for the sole of your foot; but there72the LORD will give you a tremblingheart, failing of eyes, and despair of soul.
"So your life shall 52hang in doubt before you; and you will be in dreadnight and day, and shall havenoassurance of your life.
"73In the morning you shall say, 'Would that it were evening!' And at evening you shall say, 'Would that it were morning!' because of the dread of your heartwhich you dread, and for the sight of your eyeswhich you will see.
"The LORD will bring you back to Egypt in ships, by the way about which I spoke to you, 'You will neversee it again!' And there you will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and femaleslaves , but there will be nobuyer."