NASB — Deuteronomy 28 — KJV

Blessings at Gerizim

1aNow it shall be, if you diligently Iobey the LORD your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the LORD your God bwill set you high above all the nations of the earth. 2 All these blessings will come upon you and aovertake you if you Iobey the LORD your God:

[1] ILit listen to the voice of aEx 15:26; 23:22-27; Lv 26:3-13; Dt 7:12-26; 11:13 bDt 28:13; 26:19; 1Ch 14:2
[2] ILit listen to the voice of aZc 1:6

3 ¶ “Blessed [shall] you [be] in the city, and blessed [shall] you [be] ain the Icountry.

[3] IOr field aGn 39:5

4 ¶ “Blessed [shall be] the Ioffspring of your IIbody and the Iproduce of your ground and the Ioffspring of your beasts, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock.

[4] ILit fruit IILit womb

5 ¶ “Blessed [shall be] your basket and your kneading bowl.

6 ¶ “Blessed [shall] you [be] awhen you come in, and blessed [shall] you [be] when you go out.

[6] aPs 121:8

7 ¶ “The LORD shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to be Idefeated before you; they will come out against you one way and will flee before you seven ways. 8 The LORD will command the blessing upon you in your barns and in aall that you put your hand to, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God gives you. 9 aThe LORD will establish you as a holy people to Himself, as He swore to you, if you keep the commandments of the LORD your God and walk in His ways. 10 So all the peoples of the earth will see that Iayou are called by the name of the LORD, and they will be afraid of you. 11 aThe LORD will make you abound in prosperity, in the Ioffspring of your IIbody and in the Ioffspring of your beast and in the Iproduce of your ground, in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give you. 12 The LORD will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and ayou shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. 13 aThe LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I charge you today, to Iobserve [them] carefully, 14 and ado not turn aside from any of the words which I command you today, to the right or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

[7] ILit smitten
[8] aDt 15:10
[9] aEx 19:5
[10] ILit the name of the LORD is called upon you a2Ch 7:14
[11] ILit fruit IIOr womb aDt 28:4; Pv 10:22
[12] aDt 23:20
[13] ILit keep and do aDt 28:1, 44
[14] aDt 5:32; Jsh 1:7

Consequences of Disobedience

15 ¶ “aBut it shall come about, if you do not Iobey the LORD your God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes with which I charge you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:

[15] ILit listen to the voice of aLv 26:14-43; Jsh 23:15; Dn 9:11

16 ¶ “aCursed [shall] you [be] in the city, and cursed [shall] you [be] in the Icountry.

[16] IOr field aDt 28:3

17 ¶ “aCursed [shall be] your basket and your kneading bowl.

[17] aDt 28:5

18 ¶ “aCursed [shall be] the Ioffspring of your IIbody and the Iproduce of your ground, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock.

[18] ILit fruit IIOr womb aDt 28:4

19 ¶ “aCursed [shall] you [be] when you come in, and cursed [shall] you [be] when you go out.

[19] aDt 28:6

20 ¶ “aThe LORD will send upon you curses, confusion, and brebuke, in all Iyou undertake to do, until you are destroyed and until cyou perish quickly, on account of the evil of your deeds, because you have forsaken Me. 21 aThe LORD will make the pestilence cling to you until He has consumed you from the land where you are entering to possess it. 22 aThe LORD will smite you with consumption and with fever and with inflammation and with fiery heat and with Ithe sword and bwith blight and with mildew, and they will pursue you until cyou perish. 23 IThe heaven which is over your head shall be bronze, and the earth which is under you, iron. 24 aThe LORD will make the rain of your land powder and dust; from heaven it shall come down on you until you are destroyed.

[20] ILit the putting forth of your hand which you do aDt 28:8; Mal 2:2 bPs 80:16; Is 51:20; 66:15 cDt 4:26
[21] aLv 26:25; Nu 14:12; Jr 24:10; Am 4:10
[22] IAnother reading is drought aLv 26:16 bAm 4:9 cDt 4:26
[23] ILit Your
[24] aDt 11:17; 28:12

25 ¶ “aThe LORD shall cause you to be Idefeated before your enemies; you will go out one way against them, but you will flee seven ways before them, and you will bbe [an example of] terror to all the kingdoms of the earth. 26 aYour carcasses will be food to all birds of the sky and to the beasts of the earth, and there will be no one to frighten [them] away.

[25] ILit smitten aDt 28:7; Is 30:17 b2Ch 29:8; Jr 15:4; 24:9; Ezk 23:46
[26] aJr 7:33; 16:4; 19:7; 34:20

27 ¶ “aThe LORD will smite you with the boils of Egypt and with btumors and with the scab and with the itch, from which you cannot be healed. 28 The LORD will smite you with madness and with blindness and with bewilderment of heart; 29 and you will Iagrope at noon, as the blind man gropes in darkness, and you will not prosper in your ways; but you shall only be oppressed and robbed continually, with none to save you. 30 aYou shall betroth a wife, but another man will violate her; byou shall build a house, but you will not live in it; you shall plant a vineyard, but you will not Iuse its fruit. 31 Your ox shall be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will not eat of it; your donkey shall be torn away from you, and will not be restored to you; your sheep shall be given to your enemies, and you will have none to save you. 32 aYour sons and your daughters shall be given to another people, while your eyes look on and yearn for them continually; but there will be nothing Iyou can do. 33 aA people whom you do not know shall eat up the produce of your ground and all your labors, and you will never be anything but oppressed and crushed continually. 34 You shall be driven mad by the sight of Iwhat you see. 35 aThe LORD will strike you on the knees and legs with sore boils, from which you cannot be healed, from the sole of your foot to the crown of your head. 36 aThe LORD will bring you and your king, whom you set over you, to a nation which neither you nor your fathers have known, and there you shall serve other gods, bwood and stone. 37 aYou shall become a horror, a proverb, and a taunt among all the people where the LORD drives you.

[27] aEx 9:9; Dt 7:15; 28:60, 61 b1S 5:6
[29] ILit be groping aEx 10:21
[30] ILit begin it aJb 31:10; Jr 8:10 bAm 5:11
[32] ILit in the power of your hand aDt 28:41
[33] aJr 5:15, 17
[34] ILit your eyes which you
[35] aDt 28:27
[36] a2K 17:4, 6; 24:12, 14; 25:7, 11; 2Ch 36:1-21; Jr 39:1-9 bDt 4:28; Jr 16:13
[37] a1K 9:7, 8; Jr 19:8; 24:9; 25:9; 29:18

38 ¶ “aYou shall bring out much seed to the field but you will gather in little, for bthe locust will consume it. 39 aYou shall plant and cultivate vineyards, but you will neither drink of the wine nor gather [the grapes], for the worm will devour them. 40 aYou shall have olive trees throughout your territory but you will not anoint yourself with the oil, for your olives will drop off. 41 aYou shall Ihave sons and daughters but they will not be yours, for they will go into captivity. 42 aThe cricket shall possess all your trees and the produce of your ground. 43 aThe alien who is among you shall rise above you higher and higher, but you will go down lower and lower. 44 aHe shall lend to you, but you will not lend to him; bhe shall be the head, and you will be the tail.

[38] aIs 5:10; Mi 6:15; Hg 1:6 bEx 10:4; Jol 1:4
[39] aIs 5:10; 17:10, 11
[40] aJr 11:16; Mi 6:15
[41] ILit beget aDt 28:32
[42] aDt 28:38
[43] aDt 28:13
[44] aDt 28:12 bDt 28:13

45 ¶ “So all these curses shall come on you and pursue you and overtake you auntil you are destroyed, because you would not Iobey the LORD your God by keeping His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you. 46 They shall become aa sign and a wonder on you and your Idescendants forever.

[45] ILit listen to the voice of aDt 4:25, 26
[46] ILit seed aNu 26:10; Is 8:18; Ezk 5:15; 14:8

47 ¶ “aBecause you did not serve the LORD your God with joy and a glad heart, for the abundance of all things; 48 therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the LORD will send against you, ain hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in the lack of all things; and He bwill put an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you.

[47] aDt 12:7; Ne 9:35-37
[48] aLm 4:4-6 bJr 28:13, 14

49 ¶ “aThe LORD will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, bas the eagle swoops down, a nation whose language you shall not understand, 50 a nation of fierce countenance who will ahave no respect for the old, nor show favor to the young. 51 Moreover, it shall eat the Ioffspring of your herd and the produce of your ground until you are destroyed, who also leaves you no grain, new wine, or oil, nor the increase of your herd or the young of your flock until they have caused you to perish. 52 aIt shall besiege you in all your Itowns until your high and fortified walls in which you trusted come down throughout your land, and it shall besiege you in all your Itowns throughout your land which the LORD your God has given you. 53 aThen you shall eat the Ioffspring of your own body, the flesh of your sons and of your daughters whom the LORD your God has given you, during the siege and the distress by which your enemy will IIoppress you. 54 The man who is Irefined and very delicate among you IIshall be hostile toward his brother and toward the wife IIIhe cherishes and toward the rest of his children who remain, 55 so that he will not give [even] one of them any of the flesh of his children which he will eat, since he has nothing [else] left, during the siege and the distress by which your enemy will Ioppress you in all your IItowns. 56 aThe Irefined and delicate woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground for delicateness and IIrefinement, IIIshall be hostile toward the husband IVshe cherishes and toward her son and daughter, 57 and toward her afterbirth which issues from between her Ilegs and toward her children whom she bears; for ashe will eat them secretly for lack of anything [else], during the siege and the distress by which your enemy will IIoppress you in your IIItowns.

[49] aIs 5:26-30; 7:18-20; Jr 5:15; 6:22, 23 bJr 48:40; 49:22; Lm 4:19; Ho 8:1
[50] aIs 47:6
[51] ILit fruit
[52] ILit gates aJr 10:17, 18; Zp 1:15, 16
[53] ILit fruit IIOr distress aLv 26:29; 2K 6:28, 29; Jr 19:9; Lm 2:20; 4:10
[54] ILit tender IILit his eye shall be evil toward IIILit of his bosom
[55] IOr distress IILit gates
[56] ILit tender IILit tenderness IIILit her eye shall be evil toward IVLit of her bosom aLm 4:10
[57] ILit feet IIOr distress IIILit gates a2K 6:28, 29; Lm 4:10

58 ¶ “If you are not careful to observe all the words of this law which are written in this book, to Iafear this honored and awesome bname, IIthe LORD your God, 59 then the LORD will bring extraordinary plagues on you and Iyour descendants, even IIsevere and lasting plagues, and miserable and chronic sicknesses. 60 aHe will bring back on you all the diseases of Egypt of which you were afraid, and they will cling to you. 61 Also every sickness and every plague which, not written in the book of this law, the LORD will bring on you auntil you are destroyed. 62 Then you shall be left few in number, awhereas you were as numerous as the stars of heaven, because you did not Iobey the LORD your God. 63 It shall come about that as the LORD adelighted over you to prosper you, and multiply you, so the LORD will bdelight over you to make you perish and destroy you; and you will be ctorn from the land where you are entering to possess it. 64 Moreover, the LORD will ascatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other end of the earth; and there you shall bserve other gods, wood and stone, which you or your fathers have not known. 65 aAmong those nations you shall find no rest, and there will be no resting place for the sole of your foot; but there bthe LORD will give you a trembling heart, failing of eyes, and despair of soul. 66 So your life shall Ihang in doubt before you; and you will be in dread night and day, and shall have no assurance of your life. 67 aIn the morning you shall say, ‘Would that it were evening!’ And at evening you shall say, ‘Would that it were morning!’ because of the dread of your heart which you dread, and for the sight of your eyes which you will see. 68 The LORD will bring you back to Egypt in ships, by the way about which I spoke to you, ‘You will never see it again!’ And there you will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but there will be no buyer.”

[58] IOr reverence IIHeb YHWH aPs 99:3; Mal 1:14 bIs 42:8
[59] ILit plague on your seed IILit great
[60] aDt 28:27
[61] aDt 4:25, 26
[62] ILit listen to the voice of aDt 1:10; Ne 9:23
[63] aJr 32:41 bPv 1:26 cJr 12:14; 45:4
[64] aLv 26:33; Dt 4:27; Ne 1:8 bDt 4:28; 29:26; 32:17
[65] aLm 1:3 bLv 26:36
[66] ILit be hung for you in front
[67] aJb 7:4


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The blessings for obedience.

1 ¶ And it shall come to pass, if 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 on high above all nations of the earth: 2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God. 3 Blessed [shalt] thou [be] in the city, and blessed [shalt] thou [be] in the field. 4 Blessed [shall be] the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. 5 Blessed [shall be] thy basket and thy store. 6 Blessed [shalt] thou [be] when thou comest in, and blessed [shalt] thou [be] when thou goest out. 7 The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways. 8 The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 9 The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways. 10 And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee. 11 And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers to give thee. 12 The LORD shall 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. 13 And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do [them]: 14 And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, [to] the right hand, or [to] the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

[1] Ex 15:26; Lv 26:3; Dt 11:13; 15:5; 26:19; 27:1; Ps 91:14; 106:3; 111:10; 119:6, 128; 148:14; Is 1:19; 3:10; 55:2; Jr 11:4; 12:16; 17:24; Lk 1:6; 9:48; 11:28; Jn 15:14; Ro 2:7; Ga 3:10; Jm 2:10.
[2] Dt 28:15, 45; Zc 1:6; 1Ti 4:8.
[3] Gn 26:12; 39:5; Ps 107:36; 128:1; 144:12; Is 65:21; Am 9:13; Hg 2:19; Zc 8:3; Mal 3:10.
[4] Gn 22:17; 49:25; Lv 26:9; Dt 7:13; 28:11; Ps 107:38; 127:3; 128:3; Pv 10:22; 13:22; 20:7; 1Ti 4:8.
[5] Dt 28:5.
[6] Nu 27:17; Dt 31:2; 2S 3:25; 2Ch 1:10; Ps 121:8.
[7] Lv 26:7; Dt 28:25; 32:30; Jsh 8:22; 10:10, 42; 1S 7:3, 10; 2S 22:38; 2Ch 14:2, 9; 19:4; 20:22; 31:20; 32:21; Ps 89:23.
[8] Lv 25:21; 26:4, 10; Dt 15:10; 2K 6:27; Ps 42:8; 44:4; 133:3; 144:13; Pv 3:9; Hg 2:19; Mal 3:10; Mt 6:26; 13:30; Lk 12:18, 24.
[9] Gn 17:7; Ex 19:5; Dt 7:6, 8; 13:17; 26:18; 29:12, 13; Ps 87:5; Is 1:26; 62:12; Jr 11:5; 2Th 3:3; Tit 2:14; He 6:13; 1P 2:9; 5:10.
[10] Ex 12:33; 14:25; Nu 6:27; Dt 4:6; 11:25; Jsh 5:1; 1S 18:12, 28; 1Ch 14:17; 2Ch 7:14; Is 63:19; Jr 33:9; Dn 9:18; Mal 3:12; Rv 3:9.
[11] Lv 26:9; Dt 28:4; 30:9; Jb 19:17; Ps 132:11; Pv 10:22.
[12] Lv 26:4; Dt 11:14; 14:29; 15:6, 10; 28:44; Jb 38:22; Ps 65:9; 135:7; Pv 22:7; Jol 2:23.
[13] Nu 24:18; Dt 4:6; 28:1; Is 9:14; Php 1:27.
[14] Dt 5:32; 11:16, 26; Jsh 23:6; 2K 22:2; Pv 4:26; Is 30:21.

The curses for disobedience.

15 ¶ But it shall come to pass, if 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 all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: 16 Cursed [shalt] thou [be] in the city, and cursed [shalt] thou [be] in the field. 17 Cursed [shall be] thy basket and thy store. 18 Cursed [shall be] the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. 19 Cursed [shalt] thou [be] when thou comest in, and cursed [shalt] thou [be] when thou goest out. 20 The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me. 21 The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it. 22 The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish. 23 And thy heaven that [is] over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee [shall be] iron. 24 The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed. 25 The LORD shall 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 removed into all the kingdoms of the earth. 26 And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray [them] away. 27 The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed. 28 The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart: 29 And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save [thee]. 30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof. 31 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,