Deuteronomy 27:17

17 “Cursed is anyone who moves their neighbor’s boundary stone.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”

Deuteronomy 27:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour's landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.
ESV
17 "'Cursed be anyone who moves his neighbor's landmark.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
NLT
17 ‘Cursed is anyone who steals property from a neighbor by moving a boundary marker.’ And all the people will reply, ‘Amen.’
MSG
17 God's curse on anyone who moves his neighbor's boundary marker. All respond: Yes. Absolutely.
CSB
17 'Cursed is the one who moves his neighbor's boundary marker.' And all the people will say, 'Amen!'

Deuteronomy 27:17 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 27:17

Cursed [be] he that removeth his neighbour's landmark
Removes it backward, and steals ground, as Jarchi explains it; this is commonly done secretly; see ( Deuteronomy 19:14 ) ; and all the people shall say Amen; (See Gill on Deuteronomy 27:15); (See Gill on Deuteronomy 27:16).

Deuteronomy 27:17 In-Context

15 “Cursed is anyone who makes an idol—a thing detestable to the LORD, the work of skilled hands—and sets it up in secret.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”
16 “Cursed is anyone who dishonors their father or mother.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”
17 “Cursed is anyone who moves their neighbor’s boundary stone.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”
18 “Cursed is anyone who leads the blind astray on the road.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”
19 “Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 19:14; Proverbs 22:28