The Bible in Its Traditions

Deuteronomy 28:1–14

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And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of YHWH thy God, to observe to do all His commandments which I command thee this day, that the YHWH thy God will set thee on high above all the nations of the earth.

“So then, if you will listen to the voice of the Lord your God, so as to keep and do all of his commandments, which I instruct to you this day, the Lord your God will cause you to be more exalted than all the nations which exist upon the earth.

AND if you shall hearken diligently to the voice of the LORD your God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command you this day, the LORD your God will set you on high above all the nations of the earth;

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And all these blessings shall come upon thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of YHWH thy God.

Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.

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Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the young of thy flock.

Blessed shall be the offspring of thy body, and the fruits of thy land, and the herds of thy oxen, and the flocks of thy sheep.

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Blessed shall be thy basket and thy kneading-trough.

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Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

Blessed shall you be entering and departing.

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YHWH will cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thee; they shall come out against thee one way, and shall flee before thee seven ways.

The Lord will grant that your enemies, who rise up against you, will fall down in your sight. They will come against you by one way, and they will flee from your face by seven ways.

The LORD shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to surrender defeated before you; they shall come out against you by one way, and flee before you by seven ways.

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YHWH will command the blessing with thee in thy barns, and in all that thou puttest thy hand unto; and He will bless thee in the land which YHWH thy God giveth thee.

The Lord send upon thee his blessing in thy barns, and on all on which thou shalt put thine hand, in the land which the Lord thy God gives thee.

The Lord will send forth a blessing upon your cellars, and upon all the works of your hands. And he will bless you in the land that you shall receive.

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YHWH will establish thee for a holy people unto Himself, as He hath sworn unto thee; if thou shalt keep the commandments of YHWH thy God, and walk in His ways.

The Lord raise thee up for himself a holy people, as he sware to thy fathers; if thou wilt hear the voice of the Lord thy God, and walk in all his ways.

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10  And all the peoples of the earth shall see that the name of YHWH is called upon thee; and they shall be afraid of thee.

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11  And YHWH will make thee over-abundant for good, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, in the land which the YHWH swore unto thy fathers to give thee.

11  And the LORD shall enrich you in good things, in the fruit of your body and in the bearing of your cattle and in the fruit of your ground, in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give you.

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12  YHWH will open unto thee His good treasure the heaven to give the rain of thy land in its season, and to bless all the work of thy hand; and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow.

12  The LORD shall open to you his good storehouse, the heaven, to give you rain to your land in its season; and he will bless all the works of your hands; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow; and you shall rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over you.

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13  And YHWH will make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if thou shalt hearken unto the commandments of the YHWH thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them;

13  And the Lord will appoint you as the head, and not as the tail. And you shall be always above, and not beneath. But only if you will listen to the commandments of the Lord your God, which I entrust to you this day, and will keep and do them,

14  and shalt not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

14  and will not turn aside from them, neither to the right, nor to the left, nor follow strange gods, nor worship them.