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.

Moses commanded the people, saying,
Keep all the commandments that I command you today.

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:

As soon as you cross the Jordan, set up some big stones and plaster them with plaster.

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.

Write on those stone all the words of this law.

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.

So when you cross over the Jordan, get some big stones on mount Ebal and plaster them with plaster.

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.

Build and altar of stones there to God.

And don't use any iron tools when constructing this altar.

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:

Build the altar with whole stones, and offer burnt offerings to God.

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

Also offer some peace offerings, eat and rejoice in front of 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.

And write on the stones all the words of this law.
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:

On the same day, Moses said,
These six tribes will stand on mount Gerizim to bless the people as they come over the Jordan:

Simeon, Levi, Judah,Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin. [1]

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

And these six tribes will stand on mount Ebal to curse:

Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.

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

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.

Then the Levites will say with a loud voice to all the men of Israel,
Cursed is the man that makes a graven image. [2]

The work of a craftsman is an abomination to God.

And all the people will say,
Amen.

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

Cursed is he that sets light by his father or mother.
And all the people will say,
Amen.

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

Cursed is he that removes his neighbor's landmark.
And all the people will say,
Amen.

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

Cursed is he that makes the blind wander out of the way.
And all the people will say,
Amen.

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

Cursed is he that misjudges strangers, the fatherless, and widows.
And all the people will say,
Amen.

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.

Cursed is he that has sex with his father's wife, because by doing so he uncovers his father's skirt. [3]
And all the people will say,
Amen.

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

Cursed is he that has sex with any kind of beast.
And all the people will say,
Amen.

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.

Cursed is he that has sex with his sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother. [4]
And all the people will say,
Amen.

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

Cursed is he that has sex with his mother in law.
And all the people will say,
Amen.

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

Cursed is he that smites his neighbor secretly.
And all the people will say,
Amen.

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

Cursed is he that takes a reward to kill and innocent person.
And all the people will say,
Amen.

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

Cursed is he that doesn't do all the words of this law. [5]
And all the people will say,
Amen.