30 Now Joshua built an altar to the Lord God of Israel sin Mount Ebal, 31 as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the Book of the Law of Moses: t“an altar of whole stones over which no man has wielded an iron tool.” And uthey offered on it burnt offerings to the Lord, and sacrificed peace offerings. 32 And there, in the presence of the children of Israel, vhe wrote on the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he had written. 33 Then all Israel, with their elders and officers and judges, stood on either side of the ark before the priests, the Levites, wwho bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord, xthe stranger as well as he who was born among them. Half of them were in front of Mount Gerizim and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, yas Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded before, that they should bless the people of Israel. 34 And afterward zhe read all the words of the law, athe blessings and the cursings, according to all that is written in the bBook of the Law. 35 There was not a word of all that Moses had commanded which Joshua did not read before all the assembly of Israel, cwith the women, the little ones, dand the strangers who were living among them.
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