1Moses called to all Israel and said to them, You have seen all that Adonai did before your eyes in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and all his servants and all his land
2the great trials that your eyes saw, those great signs and wonders.
3But to this day Adonai has not given you a heart to know, or eyes to see, or ears to hear.
4I led you 40 years in the wildernessyour clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandals have not worn out on your feet.
5Bread you have not eaten and wine and strong drink you have not drunkin order that you may know that I am Adonai your God.
6When you came to this place, King Sihon of Heshbon and King Og of the Bashan came out against us to battle, but we struck them down.
7We took their land and gave it as an inheritance to Reuben, Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh.
8So keep the words of this covenant and do them, so that you may prosper in all that you do.
You Are Standing Before the Lord
9You are standing today, all of you, before Adonai your Godthe heads of your tribes, your elders, your officials, all the men of Israel,
10your children, your wives, and the outsider within your camp (from your woodchopper to your water carrier).
11Each of you is to cross over into the covenant of Adonai your God that He is cutting with you today, and into His oath.
12This is in order to confirm you today as His people. So He will be your God, just as He promised you and just as He swore to your fathersto Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob.
13Not with you alone am I cutting this covenant and this oath,
14but with whomever is standing here with us today before Adonai our God and with whomever is not here with us today.
15Indeed you know how we dwelt in the land of Egypt and how we crossed through the nations that we passed through.
16You saw their detestable things and their idols wood and stone, silver and goldthat were with them.
17Beware in case there is among you a man or woman, or family or tribe, whose heart turns away today from Adonai our God to go serve the gods of those nations. Beware in case there is among you a root producing poison and bitter fruit.
18Now when someone hears the words of this oath and in his heart considers himself blessed, thinking, Shalom will be mine, even though I walk in the stubbornness of my heartthus sweeping away the moist with the dry
19Adonai will be unwilling to forgive him. For then the anger of Adonai and His jealousy will smoke against that person. So all the oath that is written in this scroll will settle on him, and Adonai will blot out his name from under the heavens.
20Adonai will single him out from all the tribes of Israel for calamity, according to all the oaths of the covenant written in this scroll of the Torah.
21The following generation, your children who rise up after you, and the foreigner who comes from a distant land will say, when they see the plagues of that land and the sicknesses Adonai afflicted on it:
22Sulfur and salt, the whole land burnt! It cannot be planted, it cannot sprout, no grass can grow up on itlike the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which Adonai overturned in His anger and in His wrath!
23All the nations will say, Why has Adonai done this to this land? Why this great burning anger?
24Then they will say, Because they abandoned the covenant of Adonai, the God of their fathers, which He cut with them when He brought them out from the land of Egypt.
25They went and served other gods and bowed down to themgods they never knew, that He had not allotted to them.
26So Adonais anger burned against that land, bringing on it every curse written in this scroll.
27Adonai has uprooted them from their soil, in anger and wrath and great fury, and hurled them into another land, as is the case this day.
28The secret things belong to Adonai our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children foreverin order to do all the words of this Torah.