1 And it shall come to pass, if you take heed to obey the voice of Jehovah your God, to
take heed to do all His commandments which I am commanding you today, that Jehovah
your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.
2 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the
voice of Jehovah your God:
3 Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field.
4 Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb, the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your
livestock, the offspring of your cattle and the increase of your flocks.
5 Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.
6 Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.
7 Jehovah shall cause your enemies who rise against you to be stricken before your face;
they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.
8 Jehovah shall command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you
put your hand, and He will bless you in the land which Jehovah your God is giving to you.
9 Jehovah will establish you as a holy people unto Himself, as He has sworn unto you, if
you keep the commandments of Jehovah your God and have walked in His ways.
10 And all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of Jehovah, and
they shall be afraid of you.
11 And Jehovah will make you exceed in prosperity, in the fruit of your womb, in the fruit
of your livestock, and in the fruit of your ground, in the land of which Jehovah has sworn
to your fathers to give to you.
12 Jehovah will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land
in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but
you shall not borrow.
13 And Jehovah will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not
be beneath, if you heed the commandments of Jehovah your God, which I am
commanding you today, and take heed to do them.
14 And you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I am commanding you this
day, to the right or the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
15 But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of Jehovah your God, to take
heed to do all His commandments and His statutes which I am commanding you today,
that all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you:
16 Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the field.
17 Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.
18 Cursed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your land, the offspring of your
cattle and the increase of your flocks.
19 Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out.
20 Jehovah will send upon you cursing, turmoil, and rebuke in all that you set your hand
to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly, because of the evil of your
doings in which you have forsaken Me.
21 Jehovah will make the plague cling to you until He has consumed you from off the
land which you are going in to possess.
22 Jehovah will strike you with consumption, with fever, with inflammation, with burning
fever, with the sword, with blight, and with mildew; they shall pursue you until you perish.
23 And your heavens over your head shall be bronze, and the earth under you shall be
24 Jehovah will make the rain of your land into dust and powder; from the heavens it shall
come down upon you until you are destroyed.
25 Jehovah will cause you to be stricken before your enemies; you shall go out one way
against them and flee seven ways before them; and you shall be an object of terror to all
the kingdoms of the earth.
26 Your carcasses shall be food for all the birds of the heavens and the beasts of the earth,
and no one shall frighten them away.
27 Jehovah will strike you with the boils of Egypt, with tumors, with the scab, and with
the itch, from which you cannot be healed.
28 Jehovah will strike you with madness and blindness and bewilderment of heart.
29 And you shall grope at noonday, as a blind man gropes in darkness; you shall not
prosper in your ways; you shall be only oppressed and plundered all your days, and no one
shall deliver you.
30 You shall betroth a wife, but another man shall lie with her; you shall build a house,
but you shall not dwell in it; you shall plant a vineyard, but shall not begin to eat.
31 Your ox shall be slaughtered before your eyes, but you shall not eat of it; your donkey
shall be violently taken away from before you, and shall not be restored to you; your sheep
shall be given to your enemies, and you shall have no one to rescue them.
32 Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people, and your eyes shall
look and fail with longing for them all day long; and there shall be no might in your hand.
33 A nation whom you have not known shall eat the fruit of your land and your produce,
and you shall be only oppressed and crushed continually.
34 Thus you shall be driven mad because of the sight which your eyes see.
35 Jehovah will strike you in the knees and on the legs with severe boils which cannot be
healed, and from the sole of your foot to the top of your head.
36 Jehovah will bring you and the king whom you set over you to a nation which neither
you nor your fathers have known, and there you shall serve other gods; wood and stone.
37 And you shall become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword among all the nations
where Jehovah shall drive you.
38 You shall carry much seed out to the field but gather little in, for the locust shall
39 You shall plant vineyards and tend them, but you shall neither drink of the wine nor
gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them.
40 You shall have olive trees throughout all your territory, but you shall not anoint
yourself with the oil; for your olives shall drop off.
41 You shall beget sons and daughters, but they shall not be yours; for they shall go into
42 Locusts shall dispossess all your trees and the produce of your land.
43 The sojourners among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come
down lower and lower.
44 He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall
be the tail.
45 Moreover all these curses shall come upon you and pursue and overtake you, until
you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of Jehovah your God, to keep His
commandments and His statutes which He has commanded you.
46 And they shall be upon you for a sign and a wonder, and upon your seed perpetually.
47 Because you did not serve Jehovah your God with joy and gladness of heart, for the
abundance of all things,
48 therefore you shall serve your enemies, whom Jehovah will send against you, in
hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in need of everything; and He will put a yoke of iron
upon your neck until He has destroyed you.
49 Jehovah will bring a nation against you from afar, from the ends of the earth, as the
eagle flies, a nation whose language you will not understand,
50 a nation of fierce countenance, which does not regard the face of the old nor show favor to the young.
51 And they shall eat the fruit of your livestock and the fruit of your land, until you are
destroyed; they shall not leave you grain or new wine or oil, or the offspring of your cattle
or the increase of your flocks, until they have destroyed you.
52 They shall besiege you at all your gates until your high and fortified walls, in which you
trust, come down throughout all your land; and they shall besiege you at all your gates
throughout all your land which Jehovah your God has given to you.
53 You shall eat the fruit of your own womb, the flesh of your sons and your daughters
whom Jehovah your God has given to you, in the siege and desperate straits in which your
enemies shall distress you.
54 The eye of the man who is tender and very delicate shall quiver with hostility toward his brother, toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the rest of his children whom he leaves behind,
55 so that he will not give to any of them the flesh of his children whom he shall eat,
because he has nothing left in the siege and desperate straits in which your enemy shall
distress you in all your gates.
56 The eye of the tender and dainty woman among you, who would not have ventured to
set the sole of her foot on the ground because of her delicateness and tenderness, will
quiver with hostility toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son and her
57 and toward her afterbirth which comes forth from between her feet and her children
whom she bears; for she shall eat them secretly for lack of everything in the siege and
desperate straits in which your enemy shall distress you in all your gates.
58 If you do not take heed to do all the Words of this Law that are written in this book, to
fear this glorious and awesome name, JEHOVAH GOD,
59 then Jehovah will bring upon you and your seed extraordinary plagues; great and long
lasting plagues; and evil long lasting sicknesses.
60 Moreover He will bring back upon you all the diseases of Egypt, of which you were
afraid, and they shall cleave to you.
61 Also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in this Book of the Law, will
Jehovah bring upon you to destroy you.
62 You shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of heaven in multitude,
because you would not obey the voice of Jehovah your God.
63 And it shall be, that just as Jehovah has rejoiced over you to do you good and multiply
you, so Jehovah will rejoice over you to destroy you and annihilate you; and you shall be
torn away from off the land which you are going in to possess.
64 And Jehovah will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other,
and there you shall serve other gods, which neither you nor your fathers have known;
wood and stone.
65 And among those nations you shall find no rest, nor shall the sole of your foot have a
resting place; but there Jehovah shall give you a trembling heart, failing eyes, and fainting
66 Your life shall hang in doubt before you; you shall fear day and night, and have no
assurance of life.
67 In the morning you shall say, Oh, that it were evening! And at evening you shall say,
Oh, that it were morning! because of the fear which terrifies your heart, and because of the
sight which your eyes see.
68 And Jehovah will take you back to Egypt in ships, by the way of which I had said to
you, You shall never see it again. And there you shall have been sold to your enemies as
male and female slaves, but no one will buy you.