Debarim 26:1 - 29:9

Deuteronomy 26:1 - 29:9

1  "And it shall be, when you come into the land which יהוה your Elohim is giving you as an inheritance, and you possess it and dwell in it,

2  that you shall take some of the first of all the fruits of the soil which you bring from your land that יהוה your Elohim is giving you, and shall put it in a basket and go to the place where יהוה your Elohim chooses to make His Name dwell there.

3  "And you shall come to the one who is kohen in those days, and say to him, ‘I shall declare today to יהוה your Elohim that I have come to the land which יהוה swore to our fathers to give us.'

4 "And the kohen shall take the basket from your hand and place it before the altar of יהוה your Elohim.

5 "And you shall answer and say before יהוה your Elohim, ‘My father was a perishing Aramean, and he went down to Mitsrayim and sojourned there with few men. And there he became a nation, great, mighty, and numerous.

6 ‘But the Mitsrites did evil to us, and afflicted us, and imposed hard labour on us.

7 ‘Then we cried out to יהוה Elohim of our fathers, and יהוה heard our voice and saw our affliction and our toil and our oppression.

8 ‘And יהוה brought us out of Mitsrayim with a strong hand and with an outstretched arm, with great reverence and with signs and wonders.

9 ‘And He brought us to this place and has given us this land, "a land flowing with milk and honey."

10 ‘And now, see, I have brought the first-fruits of the land which You, O יהוה, have given me.' Then you shall place it before יהוה your Elohim, and bow down before יהוה your Elohim,

11 and shall rejoice in all the good which יהוה your Elohim has given to you and your house, you and the Lĕwite and the stranger who is among you.

12  "When you have completed tithing all the tithe of your increase in the third year, which is the year of tithing, and have given it to the Lĕwite, to the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, and they have eaten within your gates and have been satisfied,

13  then you shall say before יהוה your Elohim, ‘I have put away the qodesh portion from my house, and also have given it to the Lĕwite, and to the stranger, and to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all Your Command which You have commanded me. I have not transgressed Your Commands, nor have I forgotten.

14 ‘I have not eaten any of it when in mourning, nor have I removed any of it for any unclean use, nor given any of it for the dead. I have obeyed the voice of יהוה my Elohim, I have done according to all that You have commanded me.

15  ‘Look from Your qodesh dwelling place, from the shamayim, and baraḵ Your people Yisra'ĕl and the land which You have given us, as You swore to our fathers, "a land flowing with milk and honey." '

16 "Today יהוה your Elohim is commanding you to do these Laws and Right-Rulings. And you shall guard and do them with all your heart and with all your being.

17  "You have today caused יהוה to proclaim to be your Elohim, and to walk in His Ways and guard His Laws, and His Commands, and His Right-Rulings, and to obey His voice.

18  "And יהוה has caused you to proclaim today to be His people, a treasured possession, as He has spoken to you, and to guard all His Commands,

19  so as to make you high above all nations which He has made, for a praise, and for a name, and for esteem, and for you to be a qodesh people to יהוה your Elohim, as He has spoken."

Deuteronomy 27

1 And Mosheh, with the elders of Yisra'ĕl, commanded the people, saying, "Guard all the Commands which I am commanding you today.

2  "And it shall be, on the day when you pass over the Yardĕn to the land which יהוה your Elohim is giving you, that you shall put up for yourselves large stones, and plaster them with plaster,

3  and write on them all the Words of this Torah, when you have passed over, so that you go into the land which יהוה your Elohim is giving you, ‘a land flowing with milk and honey,' as יהוה Elohim of your fathers has spoken to you.

4  "And it shall be, when you have passed over the Yardĕn, that on Mount Ěyḇal you put up these stones, which I command you today, and you shall plaster them with plaster,

5 and build an altar to יהוה your Elohim there, an altar of stones - do not use an iron tool on them.

6 "Build the altar of יהוה your Elohim with complete stones, and you shall offer burnt offerings on it to יהוה your Elohim,

7 and shall offer peace offerings, and eat there, and rejoice before יהוה your Elohim.

8 "And you shall write all the Words of this Torah on the stones - plainly and well."

9 And Mosheh and the kohenim, the Lĕwites, spoke to all Yisra'ĕl, saying, "Be silent and hear, O Yisra'ĕl: This day you have become the people of יהוה your Elohim,

10 and you shall obey the voice of יהוה your Elohim, and do His Commands and His Laws which I command you today."

11 And Mosheh commanded the people on that day, saying,

12 "These are to stand on Mount Gerizim to barak the people, when you have passed over the Yardĕn: Shimʽon, and Lĕwi, and Yahuḏah, and Yissasḵar, and Yosĕph, and Binyamin.

13 "And these are to stand on Mount Ěyḇal to curse: Re'uḇĕn, Gaḏ, and Ashĕr, and Zeḇulun, Dan, and Naphtali.

14 "And the Lĕwites shall speak with a loud voice and say to all the men of Yisra'ĕl:

15 ‘Cursed is the man who makes a carved or moulded image, an abomination to יהוה, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and puts it up in secret.' And all the people shall answer and say, ‘Amĕn!'

16 ‘Cursed is he who makes light of his father or his mother.' And all the people shall say, ‘Amĕn!'

17 ‘Cursed is he who moves his neighbour's boundary.' And all the people shall say, ‘Amĕn!'

18 ‘Cursed is he who misleads the blind in the way.' And all the people shall say, ‘Amĕn!'

19 ‘Cursed is he who twists the Right-Ruling of the stranger, the fatherless, and widow.' And all the people shall say, ‘Amĕn!'

20 ‘Cursed is he who lies with his father's wife, because he has uncovered his father's bed.' And all the people shall say, ‘Amĕn!'

21 ‘Cursed is he who lies with any beast.' And all the people shall say, ‘Amĕn!'

22 ‘Cursed is he who lies with his sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother.' And all the people shall say, ‘Amĕn!'

23 ‘Cursed is he who lies with his mother-in-law.' And all the people shall say, ‘Amĕn!'

24 ‘Cursed is he who smites his neighbour secretly.' And all the people shall say, ‘Amĕn!'

25 ‘Cursed is he who takes a bribe to slay an innocent being.' And all the people shall say, ‘Amĕn!'

26 ‘Cursed is he who does not establish the Words of this Torah.' And all the people shall say, ‘Amĕn!'

Deuteronomy 28

1  "And it shall be, if you diligently obey the voice of יהוה your Elohim, to guard to do all His Commands which I command you today, that יהוה your Elohim shall make you high above all nations of the earth.

2 "And all these bireḵoth shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of יהוה your Elohim:

3 "Baruḵ are you in the city, and baruḵ are you in the field.

4 "Baruḵ is the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your livestock - the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.

5 "Baruḵ is your basket and your kneading bowl.

6 "Baruḵ are you when you come in, and baruḵ are you when you go out.

7  "יהוה causes your enemies who rise against you to be smitten before your face - they come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.

8  "יהוה commands the beraḵah on you in your storehouses and in all to which you put your hand, and shall baraḵ you in the land which יהוה your Elohim is giving you.

9 "יהוה establishes you as a qodesh people to Himself, as He has sworn to you, if you guard the Commands of יהוה your Elohim and walk in His Ways.

10 "And all peoples of the earth shall see that the Name of יהוה is called upon you, and they shall be afraid of you.

11 "And יהוה shall make you to have plenty of what is good, in the fruit of your body, in the fruit of your livestock, and in the fruit of your ground, in the land of which יהוה swore to your fathers to give you.

12  "יהוה opens to you His good treasure, the shamayim, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to baraḵ all the work of your hand. And you shall lend to many nations, but you do not borrow.

13 "And יהוה shall make you the head and not the tail. And you shall be only on top, and not be beneath, if you obey the Commands of יהוה your Elohim, which I command you today, to guard and do.

14  "And do not turn aside from any of the Words which I am commanding you today, right or left, to go after other mighty ones to serve them.

15  "And it shall be, if you do not obey the voice of יהוה your Elohim, to guard to do all His Commands and His Laws which I command you today, that all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you:

16 "Cursed are you in the city, and cursed are you in the field.

17 "Cursed is your basket and your kneading bowl.

18 "Cursed is the fruit of your body and the fruit of your land, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.

19 "Cursed are you when you come in, and cursed are you when you go out.

20  "יהוה sends on you the curse, the confusion, and the rebuke in all that you put your hand to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly, because of the evil of your doings by which you have forsaken Me.

21 "יהוה makes the plague cling to you until He has consumed you from the land which you are going to possess.

22 "יהוה smites you with wasting disease, and with inflammation, and with burning, and with extreme heat, and with the sword, and with blight, and with mildew. And they shall pursue you until you perish.

23 "And your shamayim which are over your head shall be bronze, and the earth which is under you iron.

24  "יהוה makes the rain of your land powder and dust; from the shamayim it comes down on you until you are destroyed.

25 "יהוה causes you to be defeated before your enemies - you go out one way against them and flee seven ways before them. And you shall become a horror to all the reigns of the earth.

26 "And your carcasses shall be food for all the birds of the shamayim and the beasts of the earth, with no one to frighten them away.

27 "יהוה shall smite you with the boils of Mitsrayim, with tumours, with the scab, and with the itch, from which you are unable to be healed.

28 "יהוה shall smite you with madness and blindness and bewilderment of heart.

29 "And you shall be groping at noon, as a blind man gropes in darkness, and not prosper in your ways. And you shall be only oppressed and plundered all the days, with no one to save you.

30 "You become engaged to a wife, but another man lies with her. You build a house, but do not dwell in it. You plant a vineyard, but do not use its fruit.

31 "Your ox is slaughtered before your eyes, but you do not eat of it. Your donkey is violently taken from before you, and it is not given back to you. Your sheep are given to your enemies, with no one to save them.

32 "Your sons and your daughters are given to another people, and your eyes look and fail for them all day long, and your hand powerless.

33 "A people whom you have not known eat the fruit of your land and all your labours. And you shall be only oppressed and crushed all the days.

34 "And you shall be maddened because of the sight which your eyes see.

35 "יהוה smites you in the knees and on the legs with evil boils of which you are unable to be healed, and from the sole of your foot to the top of your head.

36  "יהוה brings you and the sovereign whom you appoint over you to a nation which neither you nor your fathers have known, and there you shall serve other mighty ones, wood and stone.

37 "Thus you shall become an astonishment, a proverb, and a mockery among all the peoples to which יהוה drives you.

38 "You take much seed out into the field but gather little in, for the locust consumes it.

39 "You plant vineyards, and shall labour, but you neither drink of the wine nor gather, for the worm eats it.

40 "You have olive trees in all your border, but do not anoint with oil, for your olives drop off.

41 "You bring forth sons and daughters, but they are not with you, for they go into captivity.

42 "Locusts possess all your trees and the fruit of your ground.

43 "The sojourner who is among you rises higher and higher above you, but you come down lower and lower.

44 "He lends to you, but you do not lend to him. He is the head, and you are the tail.

45  "And all these curses shall come upon you, and they shall pursue and overtake you, until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of יהוה your Elohim, to guard His Commands and His Laws which He commanded you.

46 "And they shall be upon you for a sign and for a wonder, and on your seed, forever.

47 "Because you did not serve יהוה your Elohim with joy and gladness of heart for all the plenty,

48 you shall serve your enemies whom יהוה sends against you, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in need of all. And he shall put a yoke of iron on your neck until he has destroyed you.

49 "יהוה brings a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies, a nation whose language you shall not understand,

50 a fierce-looking nation, which shows no regard for the elderly nor show favour to the young,

51 and they shall eat the fruit of your livestock and the fruit of your land, until you are destroyed. They leave you no grain, nor new wine, nor oil, nor the increase of your cattle or the offspring of your flocks, until they have destroyed you.

52 "And they shall besiege you at all your gates till your high and fenced walls, in which you are trusting, come down in all your land. And they shall besiege you at all your gates in all your land which יהוה your Elohim has given you.

53 "And you shall eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and your daughters whom יהוה your Elohim has given you, in the siege and distress in which your enemies distress you.

54 "The man among you who is tender, and who is very delicate, his eye is evil against his brother, against the wife of his bosom, and against the rest of his children whom he leaves behind,

55  against giving any of them the flesh of his children that he eats, because it is all that has been left to him in the siege and distress with which your enemy distresses you in all your gates.

56  "The tender and the delicate woman among you, who have not tried to set the sole of her foot on the ground because of her delicateness and tenderness, her eye is evil against the husband of her bosom, and against her son, and against her daughter,

57  and against her seed which comes out from between her legs, and her children whom she bears, for she eats them in secret for lack of all, in the siege and distress with which your enemy distresses you in all your gates.

58  "If you do not guard to do all the Words of this Torah that are written in this Book, to revere this esteemed and awesome Name, יהוה your Elohim,

59 then יהוה shall bring upon you and your descendants extraordinary plagues, great and lasting plagues, and grievous and lasting sicknesses.

60 "And He shall bring back on you all the diseases of Mitsrayim, of which you were afraid, and they shall cling to you,

61 also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in the book of this Torah, יהוה brings upon you until you are destroyed.

62 "And you shall be left with few men, although you had become as numerous as the stars of the shamayim, because you did not obey the voice of יהוה your Elohim.

63  "And it shall be, that as יהוה rejoiced over you to do you good and increase you, so יהוה rejoices over you to destroy you and lay you waste. And you shall be plucked from off the land which you go to possess.

64 "And יהוה shall scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other, and there you shall serve other mighty ones, which neither you nor your fathers have known, wood and stone.

65 "And among those nations you are to find no rest, nor have a resting place for the sole of your foot. But there יהוה shall give you a trembling heart, and failing eyes, and sorrow of being.

66 "And your life shall be hanging in suspense before you, and you shall fear day and night, and not be certain of your life.

67 "In the morning you say, ‘Oh, that it were evening!' And at evening you say, ‘Oh, that it were morning!' because of the fear of your heart, with which you fear, and because of the sight which your eyes see.

68 "And יהוה shall bring you back to Mitsrayim in ships, by a way of which I said to you, ‘You are never to see it again.' And there you shall be sold to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one to buy."

Deuteronomy 29

1 These are the words of the Covenant which יהוה commanded Mosheh to make with the children of Yisra'ĕl in the land of Mo'aḇ, besides the Covenant which He made with them in Ḥorĕḇ.

2 And Mosheh called all Yisra'ĕl and said to them, "You yourselves saw all that יהוה did before your eyes in the land of Mitsrayim, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land.

3 "Your eyes saw the great trials, the signs, and those great wonders.

4 "But יהוה has not given you a heart to know and eyes to see and ears to hear, till this day.

5 "And I have led you forty years in the wilderness. Your garments have not worn out on you, and your sandals have not worn out on your feet.

6 "You ate no bread and drank no wine nor strong drink, so that you might know that I am יהוה your Elohim.

7  "And when you came to this place, Siḥon sovereign of Ḥeshbon and Oḡ sovereign of Bashan came out against us to battle, and we smote them,

8 and took their land and gave it as an inheritance to the Re'uḇĕnites, and to the Gaḏites, and to half the tribe of Menashsheh.

9 "Therefore you shall guard the words of this Covenant, and do them, so that you prosper in all that you do.