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Devarim/Deuteronomy 26:1 - 29:8

Chapter 26

1 It will be when you enter the Land that Hashem, your God, gives you as an inheritance, and you possess it, and dwell in it,  2 that you shall take of the first of every fruit of the ground that you bring in from your Land that Hashem, your God, gives you, and you shall put it in a basket and go to the place that Hashem, your God, will choose, to make His Name rest there.

3 You shall come to whomever will be the Kohen in those days, and you shall say to him, "I declare today to Hashem, your God, that I have come to the Land that Hashem swore to our forefathers to give us."  4 The Kohen shall take the basket from your hand, and lay it before the Altar of Hashem, your God.

5 Then you shall call out and say before Hashem, your God, "An Aramean tried to destroy my forefather. He descended to Egypt and sojourned there, few in number, and there he became a nation — great, strong, and numerous.  6 The Egyptians mistreated us and afflicted us, and placed hard work upon us.  7 Then we cried out to Hashem, the God of our forefathers, and Hashem heard our voice and saw our affliction, our travail, and our oppression.  8 Hashem took us out of Egypt with a strong hand and with an outstretched arm, with great awesomeness, and with signs and with wonders.  9 He brought us to this place, and He gave us this Land, a Land flowing with milk and honey.  10 And now, behold! I have brought the first fruit of the ground that You have given me, O Hashem!" And you shall lay it before Hashem, your God, and you shall prostrate yourself before Hashem, your God.

11 You shall be glad with all the goodness that Hashem, your God, has given you and your household — you and the Levite and the proselyte who is in your midst.

12 When you have finished tithing every tithe of your produce in the third year, the year of the tithe, you shall give to the Levite, to the proselyte, to the orphan, and to the widow, and they shall eat in your cities and be satisfied.  13 Then you shall say before Hashem, your God, "I have removed the holy things from the house, and I have also given it to the Levite, to the proselyte, to the orphan, and to the widow, according to whatever commandment You commanded me; I have not transgressed any of your commandments, and I have not forgotten.  14 I have not eaten of it in my intense mourning, I did not consume it in a state of contamination, and I did not give of it for the needs of the dead; I have hearkened to the voice of Hashem, my God; I have acted according to everything You commanded me.  15 Gaze down from Your holy abode, from the heavens, and bless Your people Israel, and the ground that You gave us, as You swore to our forefathers, a Land flowing with milk and honey."

16 This day, Hashem, your God, commands you to perform these decrees and the statutes, and you shall observe and perform them with all your heart and with all your soul.  17 You have distinguished Hashem today to be a God for you, and to walk in His ways, and to observe His decrees, His commandments, and His statutes, and to hearken to His voice.  18 And Hashem has distinguished you today to be for Him a treasured people, as He spoke to you, and to observe all His commandments,  19 and to make you supreme over all the nations that He made, for praise, for renown, and for splendor, and so that you will be a holy people to Hashem, your God, as He spoke.

Chapter 27

1 Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, "Observe the entire commandment that I command you this day.  2 It shall be on the day that you cross the Jordan to the Land that Hashem, your God, gives you, you shall set up great stones and you shall coat them with plaster.  3 You shall inscribe on them all the words of this Torah, when you cross over, so that you may enter the Land that Hashem, your God, gives you, a Land flowing with milk and honey, as Hashem, the God of your forefathers, spoke about you.  4 It shall be that when you cross the Jordan, you shall erect these stones, of which I command you today, on Mount Ebal, and you shall coat them with plaster.  5 There you shall build an altar for Hashem, your God, an altar of stones; you shall not raise iron upon them.  6 Of whole stones shall you build the altar of Hashem, your God, and you shall bring upon it elevation-offerings to Hashem, your God.  7 You shall slaughter peace-offerings and eat there, and you shall be glad before Hashem, your God.  8 You shall inscribe on the stones all the words of this Torah, well clarified."

9 Moses and the Kohanim, the Levites, spoke to all Israel, saying, "Be attentive and hear, O Israel - This day you have become a people to Hashem, your God.  10 You shall hearken to the voice of Hashem, your God, and you shall perform all His commandments and His decrees, which I command you today."

11 Moses commanded the people on that day, saying,  12 "These shall stand to bless the people on Mount Gerizim, when you have crossed the Jordan - Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin.  13 And these shall stand for the curse on Mount Ebal - Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.  14 The Levites shall speak up and say to every man of Israel, in a loud voice.

15 'Accursed is the man who will make a graven or molten image, an abomination of Hashem, a craftsman's handiwork, and emplace it in secret.' And the entire people shall speak up and say, 'Amen.'

16 'Accursed is one who degrades his father or mother.' And the entire people shall say, 'Amen.'

17 'Accursed is one who moves the boundary of his fellow.' And the entire people shall say, 'Amen.'

18 'Accursed is one who causes a blind person to go astray on the road.' And the entire people shall say, 'Amen.'

19 'Accursed is one who perverts a judgment of a proselyte, orphan, or widow.' And the entire people shall say, 'Amen.'

20 'Accursed is one who lies with the wife of his father, for he will have uncovered the robe of his father.' And the entire people shall say, 'Amen.'

21 'Accursed is one who lies with any animal.' And the entire people shall say, 'Amen.'

22 'Accursed is one who lies with his sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother.' And the entire people shall say, 'Amen.'

23 'Accursed is one who lies with his mother-in-law.' And the entire people shall say, 'Amen.'

24 'Accursed is one who strikes his fellow stealthily.' And the entire people shall say, 'Amen.'

25 'Accursed is one who takes a bribe to kill a person of innocent blood.' And the entire people shall say, 'Amen.'

26 'Accursed is one who will not uphold the words of this Torah, to perform them.' And the entire people shall say, 'Amen.'"

Chapter 28

1 It shall be that if you hearken to the voice of Hashem, your God, to observe, to perform all of His commandments that I command you this day, then Hashem, your God, will make you supreme over all the nations of the earth.  2 All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you, if you hearken to the voice of Hashem, your God.

3 Blessed shall you be in the city and blessed shall you be in the field.  4 Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb, and the fruit of your ground, and the fruit of your animals; the offspring of your cattle and the flocks of your sheep and goats.  5 Blessed shall be your fruit basket and your kneading bowl.  6 Blessed shall you be when you come in and blessed shall you be when you go out.  7 Hashem shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to be struck down before you; on one road will they go out toward you and on seven roads will they flee before you.  8 Hashem will command the blessing for you in your storehouses and your every undertaking; and He will bless you in the Land that Hashem, your God, gives you.  9 Hashem will confirm you for Himself as a holy people, as He swore to you — if you observe the commandments of Hashem, your God, and you go in His ways.  10 Then all the peoples of the earth will see that the Name of Hashem is proclaimed over you, and they will revere you.  11 Hashem shall give you bountiful goodness, in the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your animals and the fruit of your ground, on the ground that Hashem swore to your forefathers to give you.  12 Hashem shall open for you His storehouse of goodness, the heavens, to provide rain for your Land in its time, and to bless all your handiwork; you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.  13 Hashem shall place you as a head and not as a tail; you shall be only above and you shall not be below — if you hearken to the commandments of Hashem, your God, that I command you today, to observe and to perform,  14 and you do not turn away from any of the words that I command you this day, right or left, to follow gods of others, to worship them.

15 But it will be that if you do not hearken to the voice of Hashem, your God, to observe, to perform all His commandments and all His decrees that I command you today, then all these curses will come upon you and overtake you.

16 Accursed will you be in the city and accursed will you be in the field.  17 Accursed will be your fruit basket and your kneading bowl.  18 Accursed will be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, the offspring of your cattle and the flocks of your sheep and goats.  19 Accursed will you be when you come in and accursed will you be when you go out.  20 Hashem will send in your midst attrition, confusion, and worry, in your every undertaking that you will do, until you are destroyed, and until you are quickly annihilated, because of the evil of your deeds, for having forsaken Me.  21 Hashem will attach the plague to you, until it consumes you from upon the ground to which you are coming, to possess it.  22 Hashem will strike you with fever, with swelling lesions, with burning heat, with thirst, and with sword; and with wind blasts and with withering — and they will pursue you until your destruction.  23 Your heavens over your head will be copper and the land beneath you will be iron.  24 Hashem will make the rain of your Land dust and dirt; from the heaven it will descend upon you until you are destroyed.  25 Hashem will cause you to be struck down before your enemies; on one road you will go out against him, but on seven roads will you flee before him; and you will be a cause of terror to all the kingdoms of the earth.  26 Your carcass will be food for every bird of the sky and animal of the earth, and nothing will frighten them.  27 Hashem will strike you with the boils of Egypt, with hemorrhoids, with wet boils and dry boils, of which you cannot be cured.  28 Hashem will strike you with madness and with blindness, and with confounding of the heart.  29 You will grope at noontime as a blind man gropes in the darkness, but you will not succeed on your way; you will be only cheated and robbed all the days, and there will be no savior.  30 You will betroth a woman, but another man will lie with her; you will build a house, but you will not dwell in it; you will plant a vineyard, but you will not redeem it.  31 Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will not eat from it; your donkey will be robbed from before you, but it will not return to you; your flocks will be given to your enemies, and you will have no savior.  32 Your sons and daughters will be given to another people — and your eyes will see and pine in vain for them all day long, but your hand will be powerless.  33 A nation unknown to you will devour the fruit of your ground and all your labor, and you will be only cheated and downtrodden all the days.  34 You will go mad from the sight of your eyes that you will see.  35 Hashem will strike you with a foul boil, on the knees and on the legs, that cannot be cured, from the sole of your foot to your crown.  36 Hashem will lead you and your king whom you will set up over yourself to a nation you never knew — neither you nor your forefathers — and there you will work for the gods of others — of wood and of stone.  37 You will be a source of astonishment, a parable, and a conversation piece, among all the peoples where Hashem will lead you.  38 You will take abundant seed out to the field, but you will harvest little, for the locust will devour it.  39 You will plant vineyards and work them, but you will not drink and you will not gather in, for the worm will eat it.  40 You will have olive trees throughout your boundaries, but you will not anoint with oil, for your olives will drop.  41 You will bear sons and daughters, but they will not be yours, for they will go into captivity.  42 All your trees and the fruits of your ground, the chirping locust will impoverish.  43 The stranger who is among you will ascend higher and higher, while you will descend lower and lower.  44 He will lend to you, but you will not lend to him; he will be a head, but you will be a tail.  45 All these curses will come upon you and pursue you and overtake you, until you are destroyed, because you will not have hearkened to the voice of Hashem, your God, to observe His commandments and decrees that He commanded you.  46 They will be a sign and a wonder, in you and in your offspring, forever,  47 because you did not serve Hashem, your God, amid gladness and goodness of heart, when everything was abundant.  48 So you will serve your enemies whom Hashem will send against you, in hunger and in thirst, in nakedness and without anything; and he will put an iron yoke on your neck, until he destroys you.  49 Hashem will carry against you a nation from afar, from the end of the earth, as an eagle will swoop, a nation whose language you will not understand,  50 a brazen nation that will not be respectful to the old nor gracious to the young.  51 It will devour the fruit of your animals and the fruit of your ground, until you are destroyed — it will not leave you grain, wine, or oil, offspring of your cattle or flocks of your sheep and goats — until it causes you to perish.  52 It will besiege you in all your cities, until the collapse of your high and fortified walls in which you trusted throughout your Land; it will besiege you in all your cities, in all your Land, which Hashem, your God, has given you.  53 You will eat the fruit of your womb — the flesh of your sons and daughters, which Hashem, your God, had given you — in the siege and distress that your enemy will distress you.  54 The man among you who is tender and very delicate will turn selfish against his brother and the wife of his bosom, and against the remaining children that he has let survive,  55 not to give even one of them of the flesh of his children that he will eat, not leaving anything for him, in the siege and distress that your enemy will distress you in all your cities.  56 The tender and delicate woman among you, who had never tried to set the sole of her foot on the ground, because of delicacy and tenderness, will turn selfish against the husband of her bosom, and against her son and daughter,  57 against the afterbirth that emerges from between her legs, and against her children whom she will bear — for she will eat them in secret for lack of anything, in the siege and distress that your enemy will distress you in your cities.  58 If you will not be careful to perform all the words of this Torah that are written in this Book, to fear this honored and awesome Name - Hashem, your God,  59 then Hashem will make extraordinary your blows and the blows of your offspring — great and faithful blows, and evil and faithful illnesses.  60 He will bring back upon you all the sufferings of Egypt, of which you were terrified, and they will cleave to you.  61 Even any illness and any blow that is not written in this Book of the Torah, Hashem will bring upon you, until you are destroyed.  62 You will be left few in number, instead of having been like the stars of heaven in abundance, for you will not have hearkened to the voice of Hashem, your God.  63 And it will be that just as Hashem rejoiced over you to benefit you and multiply you, so Hashem will cause them to rejoice over you to make you perish and to destroy you; and you will be torn from upon the ground to which you come to possess it.  64 Hashem will scatter you among all the peoples, from the end of the earth to the end of the earth, and there you will work for gods of others, whom you did not know — you or your forefathers — of wood and of stone.  65 And among those nations you will not be tranquil, there will be no rest for the sole of your foot; there Hashem will give you a trembling heart, longing of eyes, and suffering of soul.  66 Your life will hang in the balance, and you will be frightened night and day, and you will not be sure of your livelihood.  67 In the morning you will say, "Who can give back last night!" And in the evening you will say, "Who can give back this morning!" — for the fright of your heart that you will fear and the sight of your eyes that you will see.  68 Hashem will return you to Egypt in ships, on the road of which I said to you, "You shall never again see it!" And there you will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as slaves and maidservants — but there will be no buyer.

69 These are the words of the covenant that Hashem commanded Moses to seal with the Children of Israel in the land of Moab, beside the covenant that He sealed with them in Horeb.

Chapter 29

1 Moses summoned all of Israel and said to them, "You have seen everything that Hashem did before your eyes in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land,  2 the great trials that your eyes beheld, those great signs and wonders.  3 But Hashem did not give you a heart to know, or eyes to see, or ears to hear until this day.  4 I led you for forty years in the Wilderness, your garment did not wear out from on you, and your shoe did not wear out from on your foot.  5 Bread you did not eat and wine or intoxicant you did not drink, so that you would know that I am Hashem, your God.  6 Then you arrived at this place, and Sihon, king of Heshbon, and Og, king of Bashan, went out toward us to battle, and we smote them.  7 We took their land and gave it as an inheritance to the Reubenite, the Gadite, and to half the tribe of the Manassite.  8 You shall observe the words of this covenant, so that you will succeed in all that you do."

 


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