28:1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently
to 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:
28:2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake
thee, if thou shalt hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God.
28:3 Blessed [shalt] thou [be] in the city, and blessed [shalt]
thou [be] in the field.
28:4 Blessed [shall be] the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of
thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy
cattle, and the flocks of thy sheep.
28:5 Blessed [shall be] thy basket and thy store.
28:6 Blessed [shalt] thou [be] when thou comest in, and blessed
[shalt] thou [be] when thou goest out.
28:7 The LORD shall cause thy 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.
28:8 The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy
store-houses, and in all that thou settest thy hand to: and he
shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth
28:9 The LORD shall establish thee a holy people to himself, as
he hath sworn to thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of
the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.
28:10 And all the people of the earth shall see that thou art
called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of
28:11 And the LORD shall make thee to abound 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 swore to thy
fathers to give thee.
28:12 The LORD shall open to thee his good treasure, the heaven
to give rain to thy land in its season, and to bless all the
work of thy hand: and thou shalt lend to many nations, and thou
shalt not borrow.
28:13 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
thou shalt hearken to the commandments of the LORD thy God,
which I command thee this day, to observe and to do [them]:
28:14 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.
28:15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken to 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:
28:16 Cursed [shalt] thou [be] in the city, and cursed [shalt]
thou [be] in the field.
28:17 Cursed [shall be] thy basket and thy store.
28:18 Cursed [shall be] the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of
thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy
28:19 Cursed [shalt] thou [be] when thou comest in, and cursed
[shalt] thou [be] when thou goest out.
28:20 The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and
rebuke, in all that thou undertakest to perform, until thou
shalt be destroyed, and until thou shalt perish quickly;
because of the wickedness of thy doings by which thou hast
28:21 The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave to thee, until
he shall have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou
goest to possess it.
28:22 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 dost perish.
28:23 And thy heaven that [is] over thy head shall be brass, and
the earth that [is] under thee [shall be] iron.
28:24 The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust:
from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou art
28:25 The LORD shall cause thee to be smitten before thy
enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven
ways before them; and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of
28:26 And thy carcass shall be food to all fowls of the air, and
to the beasts of the earth, and no man shall drive [them] away.
28:27 The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with
the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, of which
thou canst not be healed.
28:28 The LORD shall smite thee with the madness, and blindness,
and astonishment of heart:
28:29 And thou shalt grope at noon-day, 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
28:30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with
her: thou shalt build a house, and thou shalt not dwell in it:
thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes of
28:31 Thy ox [shall be] slain before thy eyes, and thou shalt
not eat of it: thy ass [shall be] violently taken away from
before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep
[shall be] given to thy enemies, and thou shalt have none to
28:32 Thy sons and thy daughters [shall be] given to another
people, and thy eyes shall look, and fail [with longing] for
them all the day long: and [there shall be] no might in thy
28:33 The fruit of thy land, and all thy labors, shall be eaten
by a nation which thou knowest not: and thou shalt be only
oppressed and crushed always:
28:34 So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thy eyes which
thou shalt see.
28:35 The LORD shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs,
with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy
foot to the top of thy head.
28:36 The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt
set over thee, to a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers
have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and
28:37 And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a
by-word, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.
28:38 Thou shalt carry much seed into the field, and shalt
gather [but] little: for the locust shall consume it.
28:39 Thou shalt plant vineyards and dress [them], but shalt
neither drink [of] the wine, nor gather [the grapes]: for the
worm shall eat them.
28:40 Thou shalt have olive-trees throughout all thy coasts, but
thou shalt not anoint [thyself] with the oil: for thy olive
shall cast [its fruit].
28:41 Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not
enjoy them: for they shall go into captivity.
28:42 All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust
28:43 The stranger that [is] within thee shall rise above thee
very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
28:44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he
shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
28:45 Moreover, all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall
pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou art destroyed:
because thou hearkenedst not to the voice of the LORD thy God,
to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded
28:46 And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder,
and upon thy seed for ever.
28:47 Because thou didst not serve the LORD thy God with
joyfulness and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all
28:48 Therefore shalt thou serve thy 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 hath destroyed thee.
28:49 The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from
the end of the earth, [as swift] as the eagle flieth, a nation
whose language thou shalt not understand:
28:50 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the
person of the old, nor show favor to the young:
28:51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of
thy land, until thou art destroyed: which [also] shall not
leave thee [either] corn, wine, or oil, [or] the increase of
thy cattle, or flocks of thy sheep, until he hath destroyed
28:52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high
and fortified walls come down, in which thou didst trust,
throughout all thy land; and he shall besiege thee in all thy
gates throughout all thy land which the LORD thy God hath given
28:53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thy own body, the flesh of
thy sons and of thy daughters which the LORD thy God hath given
thee, in the siege and in the straitness with which thy enemies
shall distress thee:
28:54 [So that] the man [that is] tender among you, and very
delicate, his eye shall be evil towards his brother, and
towards the wife of his bosom, and towards the remnant of his
children whom he shall leave:
28:55 So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of
his children whom he shall eat: because he hath nothing left
him in the siege and in the straitness with which thy enemies
shall distress thee in all thy gates.
28:56 The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not
venture to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for
delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil towards the
husband of her bosom, and towards her son, and towards her
28:57 And towards her young one, her own offspring, and towards
her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for
want of all [things] secretly in the siege and straitness with
which thy enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.
28:58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law
that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this
glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;
28:59 Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the
plagues of thy seed, [even] great plagues, and of long
continuance, and severe sicknesses, and of long continuance.
28:60 Moreover, he will bring upon thee all the diseases of
Egypt, of which thou wast afraid; and they shall cleave to
28:61 Also every sickness, and every plague which [is] not
written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon
thee, until thou art destroyed.
28:62 And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the
stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldst not obey
the voice of the LORD thy God.
28:63 And it shall come to pass, [that] as the LORD rejoiced
over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will
rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to naught;
and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to
28:64 And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people from the
one end of the earth even to the other; and there thou shalt
serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have
known, [even] wood and stone.
28:65 And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither
shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give
thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow
28:66 And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou
shalt fear day and night, and shalt have no assurance of thy
28:67 In the morning thou shalt say, O that it were evening, and
at evening thou shalt say, O that it were morning! for the fear
of thy heart with which thou shalt fear, and for the sight of
thy eyes which thou shalt see.
28:68 And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships,
by the way of which I have said to thee, Thou shalt see it no
more again: and there ye shall be sold to your enemies for
bond-men and bond-women, and no man shall buy [you].