Deuteronomy 27:14-26

Curses

14 The Levites will shout this with a loud voice to all the Israelites:

15 ‘God will curse anyone who makes any image of a god and who worships it secretly. The Lord hates all idols that people make with metal or with wood.’ Then all the people will say, ‘Yes, we agree!’

16 ‘God will curse anyone who does not respect his parents.’ Then all the people will say, ‘Yes, we agree!’

17 ‘God will curse anyone who moves the stones at the edge of his neighbour's land.’ Then all the people will say, ‘Yes, we agree!’

27:17They used stones to show where the edge of someone's land started. If you moved one of these stones, it showed that you were trying to take the person's land for yourself.

18 ‘God will curse anyone who leads a blind person along the wrong path.’ Then all the people will say, ‘Yes, we agree!’

19 ‘God will curse anyone who stops foreigners, widows or children who have no parents from receiving justice.’ Then all the people will say, ‘Yes, we agree!’

20 ‘God will curse any man who has sex with his father's wife. That would bring shame on his father.’ Then all the people will say, ‘Yes, we agree!’

21 ‘God will curse any man who has sex with any animal.’ Then all the people will say, ‘Yes, we agree!’

22 ‘God will curse any man who has sex with his sister, whether she is his father's daughter or his mother's daughter.’ Then all the people will say, ‘Yes, we agree!’

23 ‘God will curse any man who has sex with his wife's mother.’ Then all the people will say, ‘Yes, we agree!’

24 ‘God will curse anyone who murders anyone secretly.’ Then all the people will say, ‘Yes, we agree!’

25 ‘God will curse anyone who receives a bribe to kill someone who has done nothing wrong.’ Then all the people will say, ‘Yes, we agree!’

26 ‘God will curse anyone who refuses to obey all the words of this law.’ Then all the people will say, ‘Yes, we agree!’