Deuteronomy 28 ©
The blessings for obedience. The curses for disobedience.
AND it shall come to pass, aif 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 bon high above all nations of the earth:
The LORD shall lestablish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, mif thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.
The LORD rshall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
And the LORD sshall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; tif that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:
¶But it shall come to pass, vif 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 wall these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
The bLORD shall send upon thee cursing, *vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto 5for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.
The LORD hshall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be 7removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.
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 9shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them.
Moreover gall these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake 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:
Therefore shalt kthou serve thine enemies 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.
And he pshall eat the fruit of thy cattle, 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.
And he shall qbesiege 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.
The utender and delicate woman among you, which would not *adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,
And toward her 15young one that cometh out vfrom 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, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.
Moreover he will bring upon thee zall the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.
Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD 16bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD crejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will drejoice 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.
And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life: