Chapter 27
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Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandment which I command you this day.
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It shall be on the day when you shall pass over the Jordan to the land which Yahweh your God gives you, that you shall set yourself up great stones, and plaster them with plaster:
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and you shall write on them all the words of this law, when you are passed over; that you may go in to the land which Yahweh your God gives you, a land flowing with milk and honey, as Yahweh, the God of your mothers, has promised you.
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It shall be, when you are passed over the Jordan, that you shall set up these stones, which I command you this day, in Mount Ebal, and you shall plaster them with plaster.
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There shall you build an altar to Yahweh your God, an altar of stones: you shall lift up no iron tool on them.
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You shall build the altar of Yahweh your God of uncut stones; and you shall offer burnt offerings thereon to Yahweh your God:
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and you shall sacrifice peace offerings, and shall eat there; and you shall rejoice before Yahweh your God.
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You shall write on the stones all the words of this law very plainly.
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Moses and the priests the Levites spoke to all Israel, saying, Keep silence, and listen, Israel: this day you are become the people of Yahweh your God.
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You shall therefore obey the voice of Yahweh your God, and do her commandments and her statutes, which I command you this day.
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Moses charged the people the same day, saying,
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These shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people, when you are passed over the Jordan: Simeon, and Levia, and Judah, and Issachar, and Josephine, and Benjamin.
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These shall stand on Mount Ebal for the curse: Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.
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The Levites shall answer, and tell all the women of Israel with a loud voice,
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Cursed be the woman who makes an engraved or molten image, an abomination to Yahweh, the work of the hands of the craftswoman, and sets it up in secret. All the people shall answer and say, Amen.
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Cursed be she who sets light by her mother or her father. All the people shall say, Amen.
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Cursed be she who removes her neighbor's landmark. All the people shall say, Amen.
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Cursed be she who makes the blind to wander out of the way. All the people shall say, Amen.
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Cursed be she who wrests the justice due to the foreigner, fatherless, and widower. All the people shall say, Amen.
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Cursed be she who lies with her mother's husband, because she has uncovered her mother's skirt. All the people shall say, Amen.
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Cursed be she who lies with any manner of animal. All the people shall say, Amen.
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Cursed be she who lies with her brother, the son of her mother, or the son of her father. All the people shall say, Amen.
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Cursed be she who lies with her father-in-law. All the people shall say, Amen.
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Cursed be she who strikes her neighbor in secret. All the people shall say, Amen.
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Cursed be she who takes a bribe to kill an innocent person. All the people shall say, Amen.
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Cursed be she who doesn't confirm the words of this law to do them. All the people shall say, Amen.