1 Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people. They said: »Keep all the commandments that I command you today.
2 »This is the way it will be on the day when you cross the Jordan to the land that Jehovah your God gives you. You will set up for yourself large stones and coat them with lime
3 and write on them all the words of the Law. When you cross over to enter the land Jehovah your God gives you, a land flowing with milk and honey, as Jehovah, the God of your fathers, promised you.
4 »When you cross the Jordan, you shall set up these stones on Mount Ebal, as I am commanding you today, and you shall coat them with lime.
5 »Build an altar there to Jehovah your God. Build the altar of stones. Do not use an iron tool on them.
6 »Build the altar of Jehovah your God of uncut stones. Offer on it burnt offerings to Jehovah your God
7 and sacrifice peace offerings and eat there, and rejoice before Jehovah your God.
8 »Write on the stones all the words of the Law very distinctly.«
9 Moses and the Levitical priests spoke to all Israel. They said: »Be silent and listen, O Israel! This day you have become a people for Jehovah your God.
10 »Obey Jehovah your God, and do his commandments and his statutes which I command you today.«
11 Moses also charged the people on that day. He said:
13 »For the curse, these will stand on Mount Ebal: Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.
14 »The Levites will answer all the men of Israel with a loud voice:
15 »Cursed is the man who makes an idol or a molten image. It is an abomination to Jehovah! It is the secret work of the hands of the craftsman. All the people will answer: Amen.
16 »Cursed is the man who dishonors his father or mother. All the people will say: Amen.
17 »Cursed is he who moves his neighbor's boundary mark. All the people will say: Amen.
18 »Cursed is the man who misleads a blind person on the road. And all the people answer: Amen.
19 »Cursed is he who withholds justice due an alien, orphan, and widow. The people all say: Amen.
20 »Cursed is the man who has sexual activities with his father's wife, because he has violated his fathers rights. And all the people say: Amen.
21 »Cursed is he who has sex with any animal. All the people will say: Amen.
22 »Cursed is he who has sexual activities with his sister, the daughter of his father or of his mother. All the people answer: Amen.
23 »Cursed is he who indulges in sex with his mother-in-law. And all the people say: Amen.
24 »Cursed is he who beats his neighbor in secret. And all the people will say: Amen.
25 »Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to punish an innocent person. All the people will say: Amen.
26 »Cursed is he who does not abide by all things written in the book of the law by obeying them. And all the people will say: Amen.