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this day to be his peculiar people, as he
hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest
keep all his commandments ;

19 And to make thee "high above all
nations which he hath made, in praise, and
in name, and in honour; and that thou
mayest be ^an holy people unto the Lord
thy God, as he hath spoken.

CHAP. xxvn.

1 The people are commanded to write the law upon
stones; 5 and to build an altar of whole stones.
11 The tribes divided on Gerizim and Ebal. 14 The
curses pronounced on mount Ebal.

AND Moses with the elders of Israel
commanded the people, saying. Keep
all the commandments which I comE(iand
you this day.

2 And it shall be on the day ' when ye
shall pass over Jordan unto the land which
the Lord thy God giveth thee, that ''thou
shalt set thee up great stones, and plaster
them with plaster :

3 And thou shalt write upon them all
the words of this law, when thou art passed
over, that thou mayest go in uato 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.



CHAP. XXVII.



Before

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p Pa. 118.
141, 153,
176:

LLov. 7. 20.
21.1,11.
Hot. 9. 4.



rlBal.ri3.15.
Zcch. 2. 13.



s Exod. 90.
19.



t Eio<l. 6. 7.
& 10. 5.
ch. 7. 6. t
14. 2. & 23.
9.



u ch. 4. 7, 8.
& 28. 1.
Ps. 148. 14.



X Exod. 10.

6.

ch. 7. G. &

28.9.

1 Pet. 2. 9.



a Josh. 4. 1.



b Josh. 8. 83.



Berore

CHRIST

1451.



c oh. 11.29.
Josh. 8. 30.



Josh. 8. 31.



ch. !6. 18.



fch. 11.29.
Josh. 8. 33.
Jude. 9. 7.



It ch. 11. 29.
Josh. 8. 33.
t Heb./or
a cursing.



h ch. 33. 10.
Josh. 8. 33.
Dan. 9. 11.



i Exod. 20.

4. 23. & 34.
17.

LeT. 19. 4.
& 26. 1.
ch. 4. 16,
23. & 5. 8.
Isai. 44. 9.
Hos. 13. 2.
k Sec Numb.

5. 22.
Jcr. 11. 5.

1 Cor. 14. 16.

1 Exod. 20.
12. & 21. 17.
Lev. 19. 3.
rh. 21. la



m ch. 19. 14.
Prov. 22.28.



n Lev. 19.
14.



o Bkod. 22.
21, 22.
cli. 10. 18.
& 24. 17.
Mai. 3. 5.



p Lev. 18. 8.
& 20. 11.
ch. 22. 30.



Curses pronounced on mount Ebal.

4 Therefore it shall be when ye be gone
over Jordan, that ye shall set up these stones,
which I command you this day, ■'in mount
Ebal, and thou shalt plaster them with
plaster.

5 And there shalt thou build an altar unto
the Lord thy God, an altar of stones : ^thou
shalt not lift up any iron tool upon them.

6 Thou shalt build the altar of the Lord
thy God of whole stones : and thou shalt
offer burnt-offerings thereon unto the Lord
thy God :

7 And thou shalt offer peace-offerings, and
shalt eat there, and rejoice before the Lord
thy God.

8 And thou shalt write upon the stones
all the words of this law, very plainly.

9 H And Moses and the priests the Le-
vites spake unto all Israel, saying. Take
heed and hearken, O Israel, *this day
thou art become the people of the Lord
thy God.

10 Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of
the Lord thy God, and do his command-
ments and his statutes which I command
thee this day.

11 IF And Moses charged the people the
same day, saying,

12 These shall stand '"upon mount Ge-
rizim to bless the people, when ye are
come over Jordan ; Simeon, and Levi, and
Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Ben-
jamin :

13 And s these shall stand upon mount
Ebal t to curse ; Reuben, Gad, and Asher,
and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.

14 IT And ''the Levites shall speak, and say
unto all the men of Israel with a loud voice,

15 'Cursed he the man that maketh any
graven or molten 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 he he that setteth light by his
father or his mother : and all the people
shall say, Amen.

17 ""Cursed he he that removeth his
neighbour's land-mark : and all the people
shall say. Amen.

18 " Cursed he he that maketh the blind
to wander out of the way : and all the peo-
ple shall say, Amen.

19 ° Cursed he he that perverteth the
judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and
widow : and all the people shall say,
Amen.

20 P Cursed he he that lieth with his father's
wife ; because he uncoverelh his father's
skirt : and all the people shall say, Amen.

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Blessings for obedience.



DEUTERONOMY.



Curses for disobedience.



mo-
say,



21 1 Cursed be he that lieth with any man-
ner of beast : and all the people shall say,
Amen.

22 ■■ Cursed 6e he that lieth -with his sister,
the daughter of his father, or the daughter of
his mother: and all the people shall say,
Amen.

23 -Cursed be he that Ueth with his
ther-in-law : and all the people shall
Amen.

24 'Cursed be he that smiteth his neigh-
bour secretly : and all the people shall say,
Amen.

25 " Cursed be he that taketh reward to
slay an innocent person : and all the people
shall say. Amen.

26 ^Cursed be he that confirmeth not all
the words of this law to do them : and all
the people shall say, Amen.

CHAP. XXVIII.

1 The blessi7igs for obedience. 15 TJie curses for dis-
obedience.
AND it shall come to pass, " if thou shalt
hearken diligently unto the voice of the
Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his
commandments which I command thee this
day: that the Lord thy God •'will set thee
on high above all nations of the earth :

2 And all these blessings shall come on
thee, and "overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken
unto the voice of the Lord thy God.

3 "^Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and
blessed shalt thou be "m the field.

4 Blessed shall be ''the fruit of thy body,
and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of
thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the
flocks of thy sheep.

5 Blessed shall be thy basket and thy
[| store.

6 e Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest
in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest
out.

7 The Lord ''shall cause thine enemies
that rise up against thee to be smitten before
thy face : they shall come out against thee
one way, and flee before thee seven ways.

8 The Lord shall 'command the blessing
upon thee in thy || store-houses, and in all
that thou ''settest thine hand unto : and he
shall bless thee in the land which the Lord
thy God giveth thee.

9 'The Lord shall establish thee an holy
people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto
thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments
of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways.

10 And all people of the earth shall see
that thou art ""called by the name of the
Lord; and they shall be "afraid of thee.

11 And "the Lord shall make thee plen-
teous II in goods, in the fruit of thy t body.



Before

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1451.



q Lev. 13.
23. 4. 2U. 15.

r Lev. 18. 9.
& 20. 17.



s Lev. 18. 17.
& 20. 14.



t Exod. 20.

13. & 21. 12,

14.

Lev. 24. 17.

Numb. 35.

31.

ch. 19. 11.

u Exod. 23.

7, 3.

ch. 10. 17.
&. 16. 19.
E/.ek. 22.12.



i«li.28. 15.
Ps. 119.21.
.ler. 11. 3.
Gal. 3. 10.



n Exod. 15.

2(i.

Lev. 26. 3.

Isai. S3. 2.



b ch. 26. 19.



r, vpr. 15.
Zech. 1. 6.



d Ps. 128. 1,

4.

e Gen. 39.5.

f ver. 11.
Gen. 22. 17.
& 49. 2.5.
ch. 7. 13.
Pb. 107. 38.
& 127. 3. &
128. 3.
Prov. 10.22.
1 Tim. 4. 8.



II Or, doush,
or, kncacf
inff-trov.sk.
e Ps. 121. 8.



h Lev. 26.
7, 8.

2 Sum. 22.
.38, 39, 41.
Ps. 89. 23.
Soo ver. 25.



i Lev. 25. 21.

U Or, barts.
Prov. 3. W.
k ch. 15. 10.



1 Exod. 19.
5, 6.

ch. 7. 6. &
26. 18, 19. &
29 13.

m Numb. 6.
27.

2 C'hron. 7.
14.

Isai. 63. 19.
Dan. 9. 18,
19.

n ch. 11. 25.
o ver. 4.
ch. 30. 9.
Prov. 10. 22.
II Or,



loT



t Rob. belli/-



Before

CHRIST

1451.



p Lev. 26. 4.
ch. 11. 14.

Q ch. 14. 29.
r ch. 15. 6.



s Tsai. 9. 14,
15.



t ch 5. 32.
Ic 11. 16.



u Lev. 26.

14.

Lam. 2. 17.

Dan. 9. 11,

13.

Mai. 2. 2.



y ver. 3, &c.



I Mai. 2. 2.

a 1 Sam. 14.
20.

Zech. 14. 13.
h Pb. 80. 16.
Isai. 30. 17.
& 51. 20. &
66. 1.5.
t Hob.
which tliou
wouldest do.



c Lev 26.
25. '
Jer. 24. 10.



d Lev. 26.
10.



II Or,
drought.
Amos 4. 9.



f Lev. 26. 19.



Lver, 7.
ev. 26. 17,
37.

ch. 32. 30.
Isai. 30. 17.



and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the
fruit of thy ground, in the land which the
Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee.

12 The Lord shall open unto thee his
good treasure, the heaven Pto give the rain
unto thy land in his season, and ito bless all
the work of thine hand: and 'thou shalt
lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not
borrow.

13 And the Lord shall make thee nhe
head, and not the tail ; and thou shalt be
above only, and thou shalt not be beneath ;
if that thou hearken unto the commandments
of the Lord thy God, which I command thee
this day, to observe and to do them :

14 'And thou shalt not go aside from any
of the words which I command thee this day,
to the right hand or to the left, to go after
other gods to serve them.

15 IT But it shall come to pass, "if thou
wilt not hearken unto the voice of the
Lord thy God, to observe to do all his
commandments and his statutes which I
command thee this day : that all these
curses shall come upon thee, and ^ overtake
thee :

16 Cursed shalt thou be ^in the city, and
cursed shalt thou be in the field.

17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy
store.

18 Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body,
and the fruit of thy land, the increase of
thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.

19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest
in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest
out.

20 The Lord shall send upon thee ^curs-
ing, "vexation, and ''rebuke, in all that thou
settest thine hand unto ffor to do, until thou
be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly :
because of the wickedness of thy doings
whereby thou hast forsaken me.

21 The Lord shall make "the pestilence
cleave unto thee, until he have consumed
thee from off" the land, whither thou goest
to possess it.

22 *The Lord shaU smite thee with a
consumption, and with a fever, and with an
inflammation, and with an extreme burning,
and with the || sword, and with "blasting, and
with mildew : and they shall pursue thee until
thou perish.

23 And Hhy heaven that is over thy head
shall be brass, and the earth that is under
thee shall be iron.

24 The Lord shall make the rain of thy
land powder and dust : from heaven shall
it come down upon thee, until thou be
destroyed.

25 K The Lord shall cause thee to be

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Curses threatened



CHAP. XXVIII



smitten before thine enemies : thou shalt go
out one way against them, and flee seven
ways before them; and ''shalt be f removed
into all the kingdoms of the earth.

26 And ' thy carcass shall be meat unto all
fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the
earth, and no man shall fray them away.

27 The Lord will smite thee with ^ the
botch of Egypt, and with 'the cmerods, and
with the scab, and with the itch, whereof
thou canst not be healed.

28 The Loud shall smite thee with mad-
ness, and blindness, and ■" astonishment of
heart :

29 And thou shalt "grope at noon-day, as
the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt
not prosper in thy ways : and thou shalt be
only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and
no man shall save thee,

30 "Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another
man shall lie with her: Pthou shalt build, an
house, and thou shalt not dwell therein :
ithou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not
t gather the grapes thereof.

31 Thine ox shall be slain before thine
eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine
ass shall be violently taken away from before
thy face, and f shall not be restored to thee:
thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies,
and thou shalt have none to rescue them.

32 Thy sons and thy daughters shall be
given unto another people, and thine eyes

. shall look, and ■■ fail with longing for them
all the day long : and there shall be no might
in thine hand.

33 ^The fruit of thy land, and all thy
labours, shall a nation which thou knowest
not eat up : and thou shalt be only oppressed
and crushed alway :

34 So that thou shalt be mad 'for the sight
of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

35 The Lord shall "smite thee in the
knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that
cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot
unto the top of thy head.

36 The Lord shall ^ bring thee, and thy
king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a
nation which neither thou nor thy fathers
have known ; and y there shalt thou serve
other gods, wood and stone.

37 And thou shalt become ^an astonish-
ment, a proverb, ^and a by- word, among all
nations whither the Lord shall lead thee.

38 ''Thou shalt carry much seed out into
the field, and shalt gather but little in : for
«=the locust shall consume it.

39 Thou shalt plant vineyards and dress
them, but shalt neither drink of the wine,
nor gather the grapes: for the worms shall
eat them.

25



Beforo

CHRIST

1431.



h Jcr. 15. 4.
& i".!, 9.
Ezek. 23.46.
t Mcb./ura
rcJitovinff.
i 1 Snm. 17.
44, 4(i.
Ps. 7!l. 2.
Jcr. 7. 33. &
16. 4. & 34.
20.

k vcr. 3a.
Rxo.l. !1. 9.
& 1.1. 2(1,
I lSiim..^.6.
Ps. 7B. m.



n Job .'■>. 14.
ISHL. Si. 10.



o.Toh 31.10.
Jcr. 8. 10.

n Job 31. 8.
Jcr. 12. 13.
AmoB .5. 11.
Mic. 0. 15.
Zeph. 1. 13.
q ch. 20. 0.

t Hcb.
profane, or,
nsc it as
common
meat : as
cb. 20. 6.



t Heb.
shall nfit re-
turn to thee.



s vcr. 51.
Lev. 26. 16.
Jcr. 5. 17.



u vcr. 27.



X 2 Kings 17.

4.6. & 14.

12, 14. &. 25.

7, 11.

2 Cliron. .13.

11. & 36. 6,

20.

y ch. 4. 28.

& vcr. 04.

Jcr. 16. 13.



7. 1 Kings 9.
7, 8.

Jcr. 24. 9.
Sl 25. 9.
Zecli. 8. 13.
a Fs. 44. 14.

h Mic. C. 15.
Hug. 1. 6.



c Joel 1. 4.



Rpfore

CHRIST

1431.



t Heb.
Ilmi sliall
vtit be tliinc.
(1 Lam. 1. 5.



II Or, pos-
sess.



c vcr. 12



f vcr. 13.
Lam. 1. 5.



p vcr. 15.



h Tsai. 8. IS.
Ezok. 14. 8.



i Neb. 9. 35,
36, 37.



k ch.32.15.



m Jcr. 5. 15.
& 6. 22. 23.
Luke 19. 43.
n Jer. 48.
40. &. 49. 22.
Lara. 4. 19.
Ezck. 17. 3,
12.

Hos. 8. I.
t Heb. hear.
\ Hob.
strong of
face.

Trov. 7. 13.
Eccles.S. 1.
Dan. 8. 23.
o 2 Cliron.
36. 17.
Isai. 47. 6.
p vcr. 33.
Isai. 1. 7. &
62. 8.



q 2 Kings
25. 1, 2, 4.



r Lev. 28.
29.

2 Kings 6.
28. 29.
Jer. 19. 9,
Lam. 2. 20.
& 4. 10.
t Heb. helly.



I ch 15 9.



for disobedience.

40 Thou shalt have olive-trees through-
out all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint
thyself ^ with the oil : for thine olive shall
cast his fruit.

41 Thou shalt beget sons and daughters,
but tthou shalt not enjoy them : for ''they
shall go into captivity.

42 All thy trpes and fruit of thy land shall
the locust II consume.

43 The stranger that is within thee shall
get up above thee very high; and thou shalt
come down very low.

44 "He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt
not lend to him : ''he shall be the head, and
thou shalt be the tail.

45 Moreover, sail these curses shall come
upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and over-
take thee, till thou be destroyed : because
thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the
Lord thy God, to keep his commandments
and his statutes which he commanded thee.

46 And they shall be upon thee ''for a
sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed
for ever.

47 'Because thou servedst not the Lord
thy God with joyfulness and with gladness of
heart, ''for the abundance of all things ;

48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine ene-
mies which the Lord shall send against thee,
in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness,
and in want of all things : and he 'shall put
a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have
destroyed thee.

49 ""The Lord shall bring a nation against
thee from far, from the end of the earth, " as
swift as the eagle flieth, a nation whose
tongue thou shalt not t understand ;

50 A nation fof fierce countenance, ° which
shall not regard the person of the old, nor
shew favour to the young :

51 And he shall Peat the fruit of thy cat-
tle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be
destroyed : which also shall not leave thee
either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy
kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have
destroyed thee.

52 And he shall i besiege thee in all thy
gates, until thy high and fenced walls come
down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all
thy land : and he shall besiege thee in all thy
gates throughout all thy land which the
Lord thy God hath given thee.

53 And 'thou shalt eat the fruit of thine
own tbody, the flesh of thy sons and of
thy daughters which the Lord thy God
hath given thee, in the siege and in the
straitness wherewith thine enemies shall
distress thee :

5 A So that the man that is tender among
you, and very delicate, = his eye shall be evil
193



Curses for disobedience.



DEUTERONOMY.



An exhortation to obedience.



toward his brother, and toward 'the wife of
his bosom, and toward the remnant of his
children which he shall leave :

55 So that he will not give to any of
them of the flesh of his children whom he
shdll eat : because he hath nothing left him
in the siege and in the straitness where-
with thine enemies shall distress thee in all
thy gates.

56 The tender and delicate woman among
you, which would not adventure to set the
sole of her foot upon the ground for delicate-
ness and tenderness, "her eye shall be evil
toward the husband of her bosom, and to-
vs'ard her son, and toward her daughter,

57 And toward her t young one that
cometh out ^from between her feet, and
toward her children which she shall bear :
for she shall eat them for want of all things
secretly in the siege and straitness where-
with thine enemy shall distress thee in thy
gates.

58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the
words of this law that are written in this
book, that thou mayest fear ^this glorious
and fearful name THE LORD THY
GOD;

59 Then the Lord will make thy plagues
'wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even
great plagues, and of long continuance, and
sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.

60 Moreover, he will bring upon thee all
"the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast
afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.

61 Also every sickness, and every plague
which is not written in the book of this law,
them will the Lord t bring upon thee, until
thou be destroyed.

62 And ye •'shall be left few in number,
whereas ye were " as the stars of heaven for
multitude ; because thou wouldest not obey
the voice of the Lord thy God.

63 And it shall come to pass, that as the
Lord '•rejoiced over you to do you good,
and to multiply you ; so the Lord "will re-
joice over you to destroy you and to bring
you to nought ; and ye shall be plucked
from off" the land whither thou goest to
possess it.

64 And the Lord ''shall scatter thee
among all people from the one end of the
earth even unto the other ; and « there thou
shalt serve other gods, which neither thou
nor thy fathers have known, even wood and
stone.

65 And •'among these nations shalt thou
find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot
have rest: 'but the Lord shall give thee

' there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes,
and ''sorrow of mind.



t ch. 13. 6.



t Heb.
afUr-birtk.
% Gon. 49.
lU.



Before

CIIRiST

1451.



y Exod. 6. 3.



z Dan. 9. 12.



t Heb. cause
to ascend.



c ch. 10. 22.
Neh. 9. 2.3.



(i ch. 30. 9.
Jer.32. 41.
e Prov. 1.
26.
Isai. 1. 24.



f Lev. 26. 33.
ch. 4. 27, 28.
Nell. 1. 8.
Jer. 16. 13.

S ver. 36.



i Lev. 26. 3«.



k Lev. 26.
16.



I Job 7. 4.



n Jer. 41. 7.
Hoa. 8. 13.
& 9. 3.

o ch. 17. 16.



h E.xod. 19.
4.



ch. 4. 34.
Sl 7. 19.



d See Tsai.
6. 9, 10. &
63. 17.
John 8. 43.
Acts 28. 26,
27.

EpVicB. 4. 18.
2 Thcss. 2.
11, 12.
e ch. 1. 3.
& 8. 2.
t ch. 8. 4.



e See

Exod. 16. 12.
ch. 8. 3.
r«. 78. 24,
25.



h Nnmb.

21. 23, 24,

33.

ch. 2. 32. &.

3. 1.



i Numb. 32.

33.

ch. 3. 12, 13.



k ch. 4. 6.
Josh. 1. 7.
1 Kings 2. 3.
I Josli. 1. 7.



66 And thy life shall hang in doubt before
thee : and thou shalt fear day and night, and
shalt have none assurance of thy life :

67 'In the morning thou shalt say. Would
God it were even ! and at even thou shalt
say. Would God it were morning ! for the
fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear,
and " for the sight of thine eyes which thou
shalt see.

68 And the Lord "shall bring thee into
Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof
I spake unto thee, °Thou shalt see it no
more again : and there ye shall be sold unto
your enemies for bond-men and bond- women,
and no man shall buy you.

CHAP. XXIX.

1 Moses exhorteth them to obedience, by the merrwry of
the ivorks they have seen.' 10 All are presented before
the Lord to enter into his covenant. IS The great
wrath on him that fiattereth himself in his wickedness.
29 Secret things belong unto God.

THESE are the words of the covenant
which the Lord commanded Moses to
make with the children of Israel in the land
of Moab, besides *the covenant which he
made with them in Horeb.

2 H And Moses called unto all Israel, and
said unto them, •'Ye have seen all that the
Lord did before your eyes in the land of
Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his ser-
vants, and unto all his land ;

3 ■'The great temptations which thine
eyes have seen, the signs, and those great
miracles :

4 Yet "^the Lord hath not given you an
heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears
to hear, unto this day.

5 "And I have led you' forty years in the
wilderness: '"your clothes are not waxen old
upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old
upon thy foot.

6 e Ye have not eaten bread, neither have
ye drunk wine or strong drink : that ye
might know that I am the Lord your God.

7 And when ye came unto this place,
•'Sihon the King of Heshbon, and Og the
king of Bashan, came out against us unto
battle, and we smote them :

8 And we took their land, and ' gave it
for an inheritance unto the Reubenites, and
to the Gadites, and to the half-tribe of
Manasseh.

9 ^ Keep therefore the words of this cove-
nant, and do them, that ye may 'prosper in
all that ye do.

10 ^ Ye stand this day all of you before
the Lord your God ; your captains of your
tribes, your elders, and your officers, with
all the men of Israel,

11 Your little ones, your wives, and thy

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God's covenant with Israel.

stranger that is in thy camp, from "the hewer
of thy wood, unto the drawer of thy water :

12 That thou shouldest t enter into cove-
nant with the Lord thy God, and "into
his oath, which the Lord thy God maketh
with thee this day :

13 That he may ° establish thee to-day for
a people unto himself, and that he may be
unto thee a God, p as he hath said unto thee,
and las he hath sworn unto thy fathers, to
Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

14 Neither with you only 'do I make this
covenant and this oath ;

15 But with Jdm that standeth here with
us this day before the Lord our God, ^and
also with Mm that is not here with us this
day:

16 (For ye know how we have dwelt in
the land of Egypt ; and how we came
through the nations which ye passed by ;

17 And ye have seen their abominations,
and their f idols, wood and stone, silver and
gold, which were among them :)

18 Lest there should be among you man,
or woman, or family or tribe, * whose heart
turneth away this day from the Lord our
God, to go and serve the gods of these na-
tions ; " lest there should be among you a root
that beareth || f gall and wormwood ;

1 9 And it come to pass, when he heareth
the words of this curse, that he bless him-
self in his heart, saying I shall have peace,
though I walk ^in the || imagination of mine
heart, ''to add f drunkenness to thirst:

20 y The L-ORD will not spare him, but
then ^the anger of the Lord and ''his jea-
lousy shall smoke against that man, and all
the curses that are written in this book shall
lie upon him, and the Lord '•shall blot out
his name from under heaven.

21 And the Lord "shall separate him unto
evil out of all the tribes of Israel according
to all the curses of the covenant that t are
written in this book of the law :

22 So that the generation to come of your
children that shall rise up after you, and the
stranger that shall come from a far land,
shall say, when they see the plagues of that
land, and the sicknesses f which the Lord
hath laid upon it ;

23 And that the whole land thereof is
brimstone, ^ and salt, and burning, that it is
not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth
therein, *like the overthrow of Sodom, and
Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the



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