1 And Moses with the elders of IsraelAs God's minister and charged with the same.commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this day.
2 And when ye shal passe ouer Iorden vnto the lande which the Lorde thy God giueth thee, thou shalt set thee vp great stones, and playster them with plaister,
3 God would have his law set up in the borders of the land of Canaan, that all that looked on it might know that the land was dedicated to his service.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 God giveth thee, a land that floweth with milk and honey; as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee.
4 Therefore when ye shal passe ouer Iorden, ye shal set vp these stones, which I command you this daye in mount Ebal, and thou shalt plaister them with plaister.
5 And there shalt thou build an altar unto the LORD thy God, an altar of stones: thou shalt not lift up [any]The altar should not be curiously wrought, because it would continue but for a time: for God would have only one altar in Judah.iron [tool] upon them.
6 Thou shalt make the altar of the Lord thy God of whole stones, and offer burnt offerings thereon vnto the Lord thy God.
7 And thou shalt offer peace offrings, & shalt eate there and reioyce before the Lord thy God:
8 And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this lawThat everyone may well read it, and understand it.very plainly.
9 And Moses & the Priestes of the Leuites spake vnto all Israel, saying, Take heede & heare, O Israel: this day thou art become the people of the Lord thy God.
10 ThouThis condition has bound you to it, that if you will be his people, you must keep his laws.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 Moses charged the people the same day, saying,
12 These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the people, when ye are come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, andMeaning, Ephraim and Manasseh.Joseph, and Benjamin:
13 And these shall stand upon mount Ebal toSignifying, that if they would not obey God out of love, they would be made to obey out of fear.curse; Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.
14 And the Leuites shal answere and say vnto all the men of Israel with a loude voyce,
15 Cursed [be] the man that maketh [any] graven or moltenUnder this he contains all the corruptions of God's service, and the transgression of the first table.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.
16 Cursed [be] he thatOr, condemns; and this applies to the second table.setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
17 Cursed [be] he that removeth his neighbour'sHe condemns all injuries and extortions.landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.
18 Cursed [be] he that maketh theMeaning, that does not help and counsel his neighbour.blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen.
19 Cursed be he that hindreth the right of the stranger, the fatherles, and the widow: And all the people shal say: So be it.
20 Cursed [be] he that lieth with his father's wife; because he uncovereth his father'sIn committing wickedness against him, (Lev_20:11; Deu_22:30; Eze_22:10)skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen.
21 Cursed be he that lieth with any beast: And all the people shal say: So be it.
22 Cursed be he that lyeth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother: And all the people shal say: So be it.
23 Cursed [be] he that lieth with hisMeaning, his wife's mother.mother in law. And all the people shall say, Amen.
24 Cursed [be] he that smiteth his neighbourFor God that sees in secret, will avenge it.secretly. And all the people shall say, Amen.
25 Cursed be he that taketh a reward to put to death innocent blood: And all the people shal say: So be it.
26 Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the wordes of this Law, to do them: And all the people shal say: So be it.