'And it hath been, if thou dost hearken diligently to the
voice of Jehovah thy God, to observe to do all His commands which I am
commanding thee to-day, that Jehovah thy God hath made thee uppermost above all
the nations of the earth,
and all these blessings have come upon thee, and overtaken
thee, because thou dost hearken to the voice of Jehovah thy God:
'Blessed art thou in the city, and blessed art
thou in the field.
'Blessed is the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of
thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, increase of thine oxen, and wealth of
'Blessed is thy basket and thy kneading-trough.
'Blessed art thou in thy coming in, and blessed art
thou in thy going out.
'Jehovah giveth thine enemies, who are rising up against
thee -- smitten before thy face; in one way they come out unto thee, and in
seven ways they flee before thee.
'Jehovah commandeth with thee the blessing in thy
storehouses, and in every putting forth of thy hand, and hath blessed thee in
the land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee.
'Jehovah doth establish thee to Himself for a holy people,
as He hath sworn to thee, when thou keepest the commands of Jehovah thy God,
and hast walked in His ways;
and all the peoples of the land have seen that the name of
Jehovah is called upon thee, and they have been afraid of thee.
'And Jehovah hath made thee abundant in good, in the fruit
of the womb, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, on
the ground which Jehovah hath sworn to thy fathers to give to thee.
'Jehovah doth open to thee his good treasure -- the heavens
-- to give the rain of thy land in its season, and to bless all the work of thy
hand, and thou hast lent to many nations, and thou -- thou dost not borrow.
'And Jehovah hath given thee for head, and not for tail; and
thou hast been only above, and art not beneath, for thou dost hearken unto the
commands of Jehovah thy God, which I am commanding thee to-day, to keep and to
and thou dost not turn aside from all the words which I am
commanding you to-day -- right or left -- to go after other gods, to serve them.
'And it hath been, if thou dost not hearken unto the voice
of Jehovah thy God to observe to do all His commands, and His statutes, which I
am commanding thee to-day, that all these revilings have come upon thee, and
'Cursed art thou in the city, and cursed art
thou in the field.
'Cursed is thy basket and thy kneading-trough.
'Cursed is the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of
thy land, increase of thine oxen, and wealth of thy flock.
'Cursed art thou in thy coming in, and cursed art
thou in thy going out.
'Jehovah doth send on thee the curse, the trouble, and the
rebuke, in every putting forth of thy hand which thou dost, till thou art
destroyed, and till thou perish hastily, because of the evil of thy doings by
which thou hast forsaken Me.
'Jehovah doth cause to cleave to thee the pestilence, till
He consume thee from off the ground whither thou art going in to possess it.
'Jehovah doth smite thee with consumption, and with fever,
and with inflammation, and with extreme burning, and with sword, and with
blasting, and with mildew, and they have pursued thee till thou perish
'And thy heavens which are over thy head have been
brass, and the earth which is under thee iron;
Jehovah giveth the rain of thy land -- dust and ashes; from
the heavens it cometh down on thee till thou art destroyed.
'Jehovah giveth thee smitten before thine enemies; in one
way thou goest out unto them, and in seven ways dost flee before them, and thou
hast been for a trembling to all kingdoms of the earth;
and thy carcase hath been for food to every fowl of the
heavens, and to the beast of the earth, and there is none causing trembling.
'Jehovah doth smite thee with the ulcer of Egypt, and with
emerods, and with scurvy, and with itch, of which thou art not able to be
'Jehovah doth smite thee with madness, and with blindness,
and with astonishment of heart;
and thou hast been gropling at noon, as the blind gropeth in
darkness; and thou dost not cause thy ways to prosper; and thou hast been only
oppressed and plundered all the days, and there is no saviour.
'A woman thou dost betroth, and another man doth lie with
her; a house thou dost build, and dost not dwell in it; a vineyard thou dost
plant, and dost not make it common;
thine ox is slaughtered before thine eyes, and thou
dost not eat of it; thine ass is taken violently away from before thee,
and it is not given back to thee; thy sheep are given to thine enemies,
and there is no saviour for thee.
'Thy sons and thy daughters are given to another
people, and thine eyes are looking and consuming for them all the day, and thy
hand is not to God!
The fruit of thy ground, and all thy labour, eat up doth a
people whom thou hast not known; and thou hast been only oppressed and bruised
all the days;
and thou hast been mad, because of the sight of thine eyes
which thou dost see.
'Jehovah doth smite thee with an evil ulcer, on the knees,
and on the legs (of which thou art not able to be healed), from the sole of thy
foot even unto thy crown.
'Jehovah doth cause thee to go, and thy king whom thou
raisest up over thee, unto a nation which thou hast not known, thou and thy
fathers, and thou hast served there other gods, wood and stone;
and thou hast been for an astonishment, for a simile, and
for a byword among all the peoples whither Jehovah doth lead thee.
'Much seed thou dost take out into the field, and little
thou dost gather in, for the locust doth consume it;
vineyards thou dost plant, and hast laboured, and wine thou
dost not drink nor gather, for the worm doth consume it;
olives are to thee in all thy border, and oil thou dost not
pour out, for thine olive doth fall off.
'Sons and daughters thou dost beget, and they are not with
thee, for they go into captivity;
all thy trees and the fruit of thy ground doth the locust
the sojourner who is in thy midst goeth up above thee
very high, and thou goest down very low;
he doth lend to thee, and thou dost not lend to
him; he is for head, and thou art for tail.
'And come upon thee have all these curses, and they have
pursued thee, and overtaken thee, till thou art destroyed, because thou hast
not hearkened to the voice of Jehovah thy God, to keep His commands, and His
statutes, which he hath commanded thee;
and they have been on thee for a sign and for a wonder, also
on thy seed -- to the age.
'Because that thou hast not served Jehovah thy God with joy,
and with gladness of heart, because of the abundance of all things --
thou hast served thine enemies, whom Jehovah sendeth against
thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in lack of all things;
and he hath put a yoke of iron on thy neck, till He hath destroyed thee.
'Jehovah doth lift up against thee a nation, from afar, from
the end of the earth, as the eagle it flieth; a nation whose tongue thou hast
a nation -- fierce of countenance -- which accepteth not the
face of the aged, and the young doth not favour;
and it hath eaten the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of
thy ground, till thou art destroyed; which leaveth not to thee corn, new wine,
and oil, increase of thine oxen, and wealth of thy flock, till it hath
'And it hath laid siege to thee in all thy gates, till thy
walls come down, the high and the fenced ones in which thou art trusting, in
all thy land; yea, it hath laid siege to thee in all thy gates, in all thy
land, which Jehovah thy God hath given to thee;
and thou hast eaten the fruit of thy body, flesh of thy sons
and thy daughters (whom Jehovah thy God hath given to thee), in the siege, and
in the straitness with which thine enemies do straiten thee.
'The man who is tender in thee, and who is very
delicate -- his eye is evil against his brother, and against the wife of his
bosom, and against the remnant of his sons whom he leaveth,
against giving to one of them of the flesh of his sons whom
he eateth, because he hath nothing left to him, in the siege, and in the
straitness with which thine enemy doth straiten thee in all thy gates.
'The tender woman in thee, and the delicate, who hath not
tried the sole of her foot to place on the ground because of delicateness and
because of tenderness -- her eye is evil against the husband of her bosom, and
against her son, and against her daughter,
and against her seed which cometh out from between her feet,
even against her sons whom she doth bear, for she doth eat them for the lacking
of all things in secret, in the siege and in the straitness with which thine
enemy doth straiten thee within thy gates.
'If thou dost not observe to do all the words of this law
which are written in this book, to fear this honoured and fearful name --
Jehovah thy God --
then hath Jehovah made wonderful thy strokes, and the
strokes of thy seed -- great strokes, and stedfast, and evil sicknesses, and
'And He hath brought back on thee all the diseases of Egypt,
of the presence of which thou hast been afraid, and they have cleaved to thee;
also every sickness and every stroke which is not written in
the book of this law; Jehovah doth cause them to go up upon thee till thou art
and ye have been left with few men, instead of which ye have
been as stars of the heavens for multitude, because thou hast not hearkened to
the voice of Jehovah thy God.
'And it hath been, as Jehovah hath rejoiced over you to do
you good, and to multiply you, so doth Jehovah rejoice over you to destroy you,
and to lay you waste; and ye have been pulled away from off the ground whither
thou art going in to possess it;
and Jehovah hath scattered thee among all the peoples, from
the end of the earth even unto the end of the earth; and thou hast served there
other gods which thou hast not known, thou and thy fathers -- wood and stone.
'And among those nations thou dost not rest, yea, there is
no resting-place for the sole of thy foot, and Jehovah hath given to thee there
a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and grief of soul;
and thy life hath been hanging in suspense before thee, and
thou hast been afraid by night and by day, and dost not believe in thy life;
in the morning thou sayest, O that it were evening! and in
the evening thou sayest, O that it were morning! from the fear of thy heart,
with which thou art afraid, and from the sight of thine eyes which thou seest.
'And Jehovah hath brought thee back to Egypt with ships, by
a way of which I said to thee, Thou dost not add any more to see it, and ye
have sold yourselves there to thine enemies, for men-servants and for
maid-servants, and there is no buyer.'