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Deuteronomy 28

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1And if thou wilt indeed be obedient to the Word of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments which I command thee this day, the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all the peoples of the earth;
2And all these blessings shall come upon thee and keep with thee, if thou wilt be obedient to the Word of the Lord thy God.
3Blessed (shalt) thou (be) in the city, and blessed in the field.
4Blessed shall be the offspring of thy womb, and the produce of thy land, the increase of thy cattle, the oxen of thy herd, and the flocks of thy sheep.
5Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
6Blessed shalt thou be in thy coming in, and blessed in thy going out.
7The Lord shall cause thy adversaries that rise up against thee to be shattered before thee; they will come out to thee in one way, but in seven ways shall they flee from before thee.
8The Lord will command blessing upon thee in all thy storehouses, and on all that thou settest thy hand unto, and will bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth to thee.
9The Lord shall confirm thee for Himself to be a holy people, as He hath sworn to thee, if thou wilt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in the ways which are right before Him.
10And all the nations of the earth shall see that the Name of the Lord is invoked upon thee, and they will be afraid of thee.
11And the Lord will make thee to abound in good, in the offspring of thy womb, and of thy cattle, and in the produce of thy ground, in the land which the Lord sware to thy fathers to give thee.
12The Lord will open for thee His good treasure, the heavens, to give rain to thy land in its season, and to bless all the works of thy hand; and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but not borrow;
13And the Lord will make thee strong and not weak, and thou shalt evermore be upper and not under, if thou wilt obey the commandments of the Lord thy God which I command thee this day to keep and to perform.
14And you shall not go astray from any of the things I command you this day, right or left, to walk after the gods of the Gentiles to serve them.
15But if thou wilt not obey the Word of the Lord thy God to observe and do all His commandments, and His statutes which I command you this day, all these curses shall come upon thee and cleave to thee.
16Accursed shalt thou be in the city, and accursed in the field;
17Accursed thy basket and thy store;
18Accursed the generation of thy womb, the produce of thy ground, the oxen of thy herd, and the folds of thy sheep.

19Accursed shalt thou be in thy coming in, and accursed in thy going out.
20The Lord shall send upon thee malediction and trouble and rebuke (or menace) in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou art consumed and perish quickly, on account of the wickedness of thy works, when thou hast forgotten to fear Me (or, whereby thou hast forgotten My fear).
21The Lord shall make the pestilence cleave to thee, until He have destroyed thee from off the land into which thou art going to possess it.
22The Lord will smite thee with wasting, with fever, with inflammation, with dryness, and with the sword, and with jaundice (or mildew?). And they shall follow thee till thou art destroyed.
23And the heavens over thy head will be obdurate as brass in withholding rain, and the ground under thee obstinate as iron in producing no fruit.
24The Lord will give thee ashes for the rain of thy land; and dust will come down from the heavens upon thee, until thou be consumed.
25The Lord will deliver thee up to be broken before thy enemies; thou wilt go out to them by one way, but by seven ways shalt thou flee before them, and thou shalt be dispersed in all the kingdoms of the earth.
26And thy carcase shall be cast out for food for all the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth, and there shall be none to drive (them) away.
27And the Lord will smite thee with the ulcer of the Mizraee, with emerods, soreness, and the dry scurvy, from which thou canst not be healed.
28And the Lord will smite thee with distraction, and blindness, and with bewilderment of heart;
29And thou shalt grope in the noonday as the blind gropeth in darkness; and thou shalt not prosper in thy way, but be only oppressed and despoiled always, and no man will be able to save.
30Thou wilt betroth a wife, but another man shall have her; thou wilt build a house, but not dwell in it, and plant a vineyard, but have no use thereof.
31Thy ox will all be killed in thy sight; but thou shalt not eat of it; thy ass shall be taken away from thee, and not be returned to thee; thy sheep will be delivered to thy enemies, and thou wilt have no one to rescue them;
32Thy sons and daughters will be given up to another people, and thy eyes look and fail (with longing) for them all the day, and there shall be no power in thy hand.
33The produce of thy land and all thy labours a people whom thou knowest not shall devour, and thou wilt only be oppressed and crushed all the days.
34And thou wilt be mad through the sight of thy eyes which thou seest.
35The Lord will smite thee with an evil ulcer upon thy knees and thy thighs, from which thou wilt not be able to be healed from the sole of thy foot unto thy brain.
36The Lord will make thee and thy king whom thou mayest have set over thee to be captive to a people whom thou and thy fathers have not known; and there shalt thou serve a people, worshippers of idols of wood and stone;

37And thou wilt become a ruin, a proverb, and a history, among all nations whither the Lord shall make thee go.
38Much seed wilt thou carry out into the field, but little shalt thou gather in, for the locust will consume it;
39Thou wilt plant and till vineyards, but wilt not drink the wine, nor gather in, for the worm shall eat it;
40Thou wilt have olive trees in all thy borders, but with the oil thou wilt not anoint, for thy olive trees shall waste;
41Thou wilt beget sons and daughters, but wilt not have them (with thee), for they shall go into captivity.
42The locust will consume all the fruitage and the trees of thy land.
43The uncircumcised stranger who is among thee will rise up high above thee, but thou shalt be brought down very low:
44He shall lend to thee, but thou wilt not lend to him; he will be strong, and thou wilt be weak.
45And all these curses shall come upon thee, and follow thee, and cleave to thee till thou art consumed, because thou wast not obedient to the Word of the Lord thy God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He hath commanded thee.
46And they will be upon thee for a sign and a wonder, and upon thy children forever.
47Because thou wouldst not worship before the Lord thy God with cheerfulness and comeliness of heart for the abundance of all (His benefits):
48But thou shalt serve thy enemies whom the Lord will send against thee, in hunger, thirst, nakedness, and want of all things; and He will put a yoke of iron upon thy neck until He hath destroyed thee.
49And the Lord will bring upon thee a nation from afar, from the ends of the earth, like the flying eagle, a people whose language thou wilt not understand,
50a people of mighty presence, who will not regard the old man, nor have mercy on the infant.
51And he will eat up the increase of thy cattle, and the fruitage of thy ground, until he hath consumed thee; for he will not leave thee corn, wine, nor oil, the oxen of thy herd, nor the sheep of thy flock, until he hath brought thee to ruin.
52And he will shut thee up in all thy cities, till he hath brought down thy high and fenced walls, wherein thou didst confide to be saved by them throughout all thy land; and he will besiege thee in all thy cities in all thy land which the Lord thy God did give thee.
53And thou wilt eat the offspring of thy womb, the flesh of thy sons and daughters whom the Lord thy God had given thee, in the siege and straitness with which thy enemies shall straiten thee.
54The man who is gentle among you, and very delicate, will look with an evil eye upon his brother, and upon the wife of his covenant, and upon the remnant of his children whom he will leave;

55He will not give to one of them of the flesh of his children which he shall eat, for that nothing remaineth to him of all, in the siege and the straitness with which thy enemies shall straiten thee in all thy cities.
56She who is tender among you, and delicate, who had not (been used to) put the sole of her foot upon the ground under her, from delicateness and tenderness, will look with an evil eye upon the husband of her covenant, and upon her son and her daughter,
57and against her little children who have been brought forth of her, and against her children whom she hath borne; for she will eat them in secret, in the want of all things, in the siege and the straitness with which thy enemies shall straiten thee in thy cities.
58If thou wilt not observe to perform all the words of this law which are written in this book, to reverence this glorious and fearful Name, THE LORD THY GOD.
59And the Lord will make thy plagues to be manifest (distinguished), and the plagues of thy children great plagues and continuous, afflictions evil and abiding.
60And He will lay upon thee all the strokes of Mizraim of which thou wast afraid, and they shall cleave to thee.
61All the diseases also and all the plagues that are not written in the book of this law, will the Lord lay upon thee till He hath destroyed thee.
62And you, who had been as the stars of heaven for multitude, will be left a small people, because you would not be obedient to the Word of the Lord your God.
63And as the Lord rejoiced over you to do you good and to multiply you, so will the Lord rejoice over you to destroy and consume you, and to carry you away from off the land which you are entering to possess it.
64And the Lord will scatter thee among all nations unto the ends of the earth; and thou shalt there serve peoples who worship idols of wood and stone, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known.
65But among those nations thou wilt have no repose, nor will the sole of thy foot have rest, but the Lord will give thee there a timorous heart, darkness of eyes, and feebleness of mind;
66And thou wilt hold thy life in suspense, and be afraid by night and day, for thou wilt be never sure of thy life.
67In the morning thou wilt say, O that it were evening I but in the evening thou wilt say, O that it were morning! From the fearfulness of thy heart with which thou wilt fear, and the sight of thy eyes which thou shalt see.
68And the Lord will cause thee to return to Mizraim, in ships, by the way of which I spake with thee, thou shalt see it no more: and there shall you be offered for sale for bondmen and bondwomen, but none shall buy.
69These are the words of the covenant which the Lord commanded Mosheh to ratify with the children of Israel in the land of Moab; besides the covenant which He ratified with them at Horeb.