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Deuteronomy 27:1–10

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The Altar on Mount Ebal

27 Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people: “Keep all these commandsw that I give you today. When you have crossed the Jordanx into the land the Lord your God is giving you, set up some large stonesy and coat them with plaster.z Write on them all the words of this law when you have crossed over to enter the land the Lord your God is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey,a just as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, promised you. And when you have crossed the Jordan, set up these stones on Mount Ebal,b as I command you today, and coat them with plaster. Build there an altarc to the Lord your God, an altar of stones. Do not use any iron toold on them. Build the altar of the Lord your God with fieldstones and offer burnt offerings on it to the Lord your God. Sacrifice fellowship offeringse there, eating them and rejoicingf in the presence of the Lord your God.g And you shall write very clearly all the words of this law on these stonesh you have set up.”i

Curses From Mount Ebal

Then Moses and the Leviticalj priests said to all Israel, “Be silent, Israel, and listen! You have now become the people of the Lord your God.k 10 Obey the Lord your God and follow his commands and decrees that I give you today.”

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