Curses from Mount Ebal

Deuteronomy 27

9 Then Moses and the Levitical priests said to all Israel, "Keep silence and hear, O Israel: z this day you have become the people of the Lord your God. 10 You shall therefore obey the voice of the Lord your God, keeping his commandments and his statutes, which I command you today."

11 That day Moses charged the people, saying, 12 "When you have crossed over the Jordan, a these shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin. 13 And these shall stand on Mount Ebal for the curse: Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali. 14 And b the Levites shall declare to all the men of Israel in a loud voice:

15 c "'Cursed be the man who makes a carved or cast metal image, an abomination to the Lord, a thing made by the hands of a craftsman, and sets it up in secret.' d And all the people shall answer and say, 'Amen.'

16 e "'Cursed be anyone who dishonors his father or his mother.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

17 f "'Cursed be anyone who moves his neighbor's landmark.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

18 g "'Cursed be anyone who misleads a blind man on the road.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

19 h "'Cursed be anyone who perverts the justice due to the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

20 i "'Cursed be anyone who lies with his father's wife, because he has j uncovered his father's nakedness.' 1 And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

21 k "'Cursed be anyone who lies with any kind of animal.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

22 l "'Cursed be anyone who lies with his sister, whether the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

23 m "'Cursed be anyone who lies with his mother-in-law.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

24 n "'Cursed be anyone who strikes down his neighbor in secret.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

25 o "'Cursed be anyone who takes a bribe to shed innocent blood.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

26 p "'Cursed be anyone who does not confirm the words of this law by doing them.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'

  1. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 26:18
    And the Lord has declared today that you are a people for his treasured possession, as he has promised you, and that you are to keep all his commandments.
  2. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 11:29
    And when the Lord your God brings you into the land that you are entering to take possession of it, you shall set the blessing on Mount Gerizim and the curse on Mount Ebal.
    Joshua 8:33
    And all Israel, sojourner as well as native born, with their elders and officers and their judges, stood on opposite sides of the ark before the Levitical priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, half of them in front of Mount Gerizim and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, just as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded at the first, to bless the people of Israel.
    Judges 9:7
    When it was told to Jotham, he went and stood on top of Mount Gerizim and cried aloud and said to them, "Listen to me, you leaders of Shechem, that God may listen to you.
  3. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 33:10
    They shall teach Jacob your rules and Israel your law; they shall put incense before you and whole burnt offerings on your altar.
    Daniel 9:11
    All Israel has transgressed your law and turned aside, refusing to obey your voice. And the curse and oath that are written in the Law of Moses the servant of God have been poured out upon us, because we have sinned against him.
  4. Cross References
    Exodus 20:4
    You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
    Exodus 34:17
    You shall not make for yourself any gods of cast metal.
  5. Cross References
    Numbers 5:22
    May this water that brings the curse pass into ...
    Nehemiah 5:13
    I also shook out the fold of my garment and sai...
    Psalms 106:48
    Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from ev...
    Jeremiah 11:5
    That I may confirm the oath that I swore to you...
    Jeremiah 28:6
    And the prophet Jeremiah said, "Amen! May the L...
    1 Corinthians 14:16
    Otherwise, if you give thanks with your spirit,...
  6. Cross References
    Exodus 20:12
    Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
    Exodus 21:17
    Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death.
    Leviticus 19:3
    Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God.
    Deuteronomy 21:18 - 21
    If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and, though they discipline him, will not listen to them.
  7. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 19:14
    You shall not move your neighbor's landmark, which the men of old have set, in the inheritance that you will hold in the land that the Lord your God is giving you to possess.
  8. Cross References
    Leviticus 19:14
    You shall not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.
  9. Cross References
    Exodus 22:21 - 22
    You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.
  10. Cross References
    Leviticus 18:8
    You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife; it is your father's nakedness.
  11. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 22:30
    A man shall not take his father's wife, so that he does not uncover his father's nakedness.
  12. Cross References
    Leviticus 18:23
    And you shall not lie with any animal and so make yourself unclean with it, neither shall any woman give herself to an animal to lie with it: it is perversion.
  13. Cross References
    Leviticus 18:9
    You shall not uncover the nakedness of your sister, your father's daughter or your mother's daughter, whether brought up in the family or in another home.
    Leviticus 20:17
    If a man takes his sister, a daughter of his father or a daughter of his mother, and sees her nakedness, and she sees his nakedness, it is a disgrace, and they shall be cut off in the sight of the children of their people. He has uncovered his sister's nakedness, and he shall bear his iniquity.
    Ezekiel 22:11
    One commits abomination with his neighbor's wife; another lewdly defiles his daughter-in-law; another in you violates his sister, his father's daughter.
  14. Cross References
    Leviticus 18:17
    You shall not uncover the nakedness of a woman and of her daughter, and you shall not take her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter to uncover her nakedness; they are relatives; it is depravity.
    Leviticus 20:14
    If a man takes a woman and her mother also, it is depravity; he and they shall be burned with fire, that there may be no depravity among you.
  15. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 19:11
    But if anyone hates his neighbor and lies in wait for him and attacks him and strikes him fatally so that he dies, and he flees into one of these cities.
    Exodus 21:12
    Whoever strikes a man so that he dies shall be put to death.
    Exodus 21:14
    But if a man willfully attacks another to kill him by cunning, you shall take him from my altar, that he may die.
  16. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 16:19
    You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality, and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous.
    Exodus 23:7 - 8
    Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent and righteous, for I will not acquit the wicked.
    Ezekiel 22:12
    In you they take bribes to shed blood; you take interest and profit and make gain of your neighbors by extortion; but me you have forgotten, declares the Lord God.
  17. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 28:15
    But if you will not obey the voice of the Lord your God or be careful to do all his commandments and his statutes that I command you today, then all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you.
    Jeremiah 11:3
    You shall say to them, Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: Cursed be the man who does not hear the words of this covenant
    Galatians 3:10
    For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, "Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.
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