Deuteronomy 27

The entire law written on plastered stones
27:1-10

27:1 And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this day.

27:2 And it shall be on the day when ye shall pass over Jordan unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, that thou shalt set thee up great stones, and plaister them with plaister:

27:3 And thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when thou art passed over, that thou mayest go in unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, a land that floweth with milk and honey; as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee.

27:4 Therefore it shall be when ye be gone over Jordan, that ye shall set up these stones, which I command you this day, in mount Ebal, and thou shalt plaister them with plaister.

27:5 And there shalt thou build an altar unto the LORD thy God, an altar of stones: thou shalt not lift up any iron tool upon them.

27:6 Thou shalt build the altar of the LORD thy God of whole stones: and thou shalt offer burnt offerings thereon unto the LORD thy God:

27:7 And thou shalt offer peace offerings, and shalt eat there, and rejoice before the LORD thy God.

27:8 And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law very plainly.

27:9 And Moses and the priests the Levites spake unto all Israel, saying, Take heed, and hearken, O Israel; this day thou art become the people of the LORD thy God.

27:10 Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the LORD thy God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee this day.

(27:1-10) As soon as the Israelites cross the Jordan, God tells the Israelites to set up some big stones, covered with plaster, upon which the entire law will be written. Good idea.
The twelve curses from Mount Ebal
27:11-26

27:11 And Moses charged the people the same day, saying,

27:12 These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the people, when ye are come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin:

27:13 And these shall stand upon mount Ebal to curse; Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.

27:14 And the Levites shall speak, and say unto all the men of Israel with a loud voice,

(27:12-13) God says that six tribes will bless people from Mount Gerizim, while the other six tribes will curse people from Mount Ebal. Another good idea.
What are the twelve tribes of Israel?

27:15 Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen.

(27:15) Curse 1: The work of a craftsman
Is is OK to make images?

An abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman.

27:16 Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.

(27:16) Curse 2: Setting light by your father or mother

27:17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour's landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.

(27:17) Curse 3: Removing your neighbor's landmark

27:18 Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen.

(27:18) Curse 4: Misguiding the blind

27:19 Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.

(27:19) Curse 5: Misjudging strangers, the fatherless, or widows.

27:20 Cursed be he that lieth with his father's wife; because he uncovereth his father's skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen.

(27:20) Curse 6: Lying with your father's wife
(because that uncovers your father's skirt)
Skirts in the Bible

27:21 Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast. And all the people shall say, Amen.

(27:21) Curse 7: Lying with a beast

27:22 Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.

(27:22) Curse 8: Lying with your sister
Is incest forbidden?

27:23 Cursed be he that lieth with his mother in law. And all the people shall say, Amen.

(27:23) Curse 9: Lying with your mother-in-law

27:24 Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. And all the people shall say, Amen.

(27:24) Curse 10: Smiting your neighbor secretly

27:25 Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

(27:25) Curse 11: Taking a reward to slay an innocent person

27:26 Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.

(27:26) Curse 12: Not confirming and doing all the words of the law
Are those who obey the law cursed?