Blessings for Obedience
1If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. 2All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:
3You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.
4The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.
5Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.
6You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.
7The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.
8The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.
9The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in obedience to him. 10Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will fear you. 11The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground—in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you.
12The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. 13The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. 14Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them.
Curses for Disobedience
15However, if you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you:
16You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the country.
17Your basket and your kneading trough will be cursed.
18The fruit of your womb will be cursed, and the crops of your land, and the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.
19You will be cursed when you come in and cursed when you go out.
20The Lord will send on you curses, confusion and rebuke in everything you put your hand to, until you are destroyed and come to sudden ruin because of the evil you have done in forsaking him.28:20 Hebrew me 21The Lord will plague you with diseases until he has destroyed you from the land you are entering to possess. 22The Lord will strike you with wasting disease, with fever and inflammation, with scorching heat and drought, with blight and mildew, which will plague you until you perish. 23The sky over your head will be bronze, the ground beneath you iron. 24The Lord will turn the rain of your country into dust and powder; it will come down from the skies until you are destroyed.
25The Lord will cause you to be defeated before your enemies. You will come at them from one direction but flee from them in seven, and you will become a thing of horror to all the kingdoms on earth. 26Your carcasses will be food for all the birds and the wild animals, and there will be no one to frighten them away. 27The Lord will afflict you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors, festering sores and the itch, from which you cannot be cured. 28The Lord will afflict you with madness, blindness and confusion of mind. 29At midday you will grope about like a blind person in the dark. You will be unsuccessful in everything you do; day after day you will be oppressed and robbed, with no one to rescue you.
30You will be pledged to be married to a woman, but another will take her and rape her. You will build a house, but you will not live in it. You will plant a vineyard, but you will not even begin to enjoy its fruit. 31Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will eat none of it. Your donkey will be forcibly taken from you and will not be returned. Your sheep will be given to your enemies, and no one will rescue them. 32Your sons and daughters will be given to another nation, and you will wear out your eyes watching for them day after day, powerless to lift a hand. 33A people that you do not know will eat what your land and labor produce, and you will have nothing but cruel oppression all your days. 34The sights you see will drive you mad. 35The Lord will afflict your knees and legs with painful boils that cannot be cured, spreading from the soles of your feet to the top of your head.
36The Lord will drive you and the king you set over you to a nation unknown to you or your ancestors. There you will worship other gods, gods of wood and stone. 37You will become a thing of horror, a byword and an object of ridicule among all the peoples where the Lord will drive you.
38You will sow much seed in the field but you will harvest little, because locusts will devour it. 39You will plant vineyards and cultivate them but you will not drink the wine or gather the grapes, because worms will eat them. 40You will have olive trees throughout your country but you will not use the oil, because the olives will drop off. 41You will have sons and daughters but you will not keep them, because they will go into captivity. 42Swarms of locusts will take over all your trees and the crops of your land.
43The foreigners who reside among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower. 44They will lend to you, but you will not lend to them. They will be the head, but you will be the tail.
45All these curses will come on you. They will pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the Lord your God and observe the commands and decrees he gave you. 46They will be a sign and a wonder to you and your descendants forever. 47Because you did not serve the Lord your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity, 48therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the Lord sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until he has destroyed you.
49The Lord will bring a nation against you from far away, from the ends of the earth, like an eagle swooping down, a nation whose language you will not understand, 50a fierce-looking nation without respect for the old or pity for the young. 51They will devour the young of your livestock and the crops of your land until you are destroyed. They will leave you no grain, new wine or olive oil, nor any calves of your herds or lambs of your flocks until you are ruined. 52They will lay siege to all the cities throughout your land until the high fortified walls in which you trust fall down. They will besiege all the cities throughout the land the Lord your God is giving you.
53Because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege, you will eat the fruit of the womb, the flesh of the sons and daughters the Lord your God has given you. 54Even the most gentle and sensitive man among you will have no compassion on his own brother or the wife he loves or his surviving children, 55and he will not give to one of them any of the flesh of his children that he is eating. It will be all he has left because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege of all your cities. 56The most gentle and sensitive woman among you—so sensitive and gentle that she would not venture to touch the ground with the sole of her foot—will begrudge the husband she loves and her own son or daughter 57the afterbirth from her womb and the children she bears. For in her dire need she intends to eat them secretly because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege of your cities.
58If you do not carefully follow all the words of this law, which are written in this book, and do not revere this glorious and awesome name—the Lord your God— 59the Lord will send fearful plagues on you and your descendants, harsh and prolonged disasters, and severe and lingering illnesses. 60He will bring on you all the diseases of Egypt that you dreaded, and they will cling to you. 61The Lord will also bring on you every kind of sickness and disaster not recorded in this Book of the Law, until you are destroyed. 62You who were as numerous as the stars in the sky will be left but few in number, because you did not obey the Lord your God. 63Just as it pleased the Lord to make you prosper and increase in number, so it will please him to ruin and destroy you. You will be uprooted from the land you are entering to possess.
64Then the Lord will scatter you among all nations, from one end of the earth to the other. There you will worship other gods—gods of wood and stone, which neither you nor your ancestors have known. 65Among those nations you will find no repose, no resting place for the sole of your foot. There the Lord will give you an anxious mind, eyes weary with longing, and a despairing heart. 66You will live in constant suspense, filled with dread both night and day, never sure of your life. 67In the morning you will say, “If only it were evening!” and in the evening, “If only it were morning!”—because of the terror that will fill your hearts and the sights that your eyes will see. 68The Lord will send you back in ships to Egypt on a journey I said you should never make again. There you will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you.
Osetie Mu Nhyira
1Na sɛ mutie Awurade, mo Nyankopɔn no, na mudi mmara a mede rema mo nnɛ yi so a, Awurade, mo Nyankopɔn no, bɛpagyaw mo wɔ aman a wɔwɔ wiase nyinaa no so. 2Sɛ mutie Awurade, mo Nyankopɔn no, a mubenya saa nhyira yi nyinaa:
3Wobehyira mo wɔ mo nkurow ne mo man mu.
4Wobehyira mo yafunu mu aba, ne mo nsase so nnɔbae, ne mo nyɛmmoa, nantwimma ne nguamma.
5Wɔde nnuaba nkɛntɛn amaama, ne mmɔre korow a brodo no ahyɛ ma behyira mo.
6Wobehyira mo fieba mu ne mo adifi mu.
7Sɛ atamfo tow hyɛ mo so a, Awurade bedi wɔn so. Wobefi baabi atow ahyɛ mo so na wɔafa akwan ason so ahwete, afi mo anim.
8Biribiara a mobɛyɛ no, Awurade behyira so na obehyira mo asan. Awurade, mo Nyankopɔn no, behyira mo wɔ asase a ɔde rema mo no so.
9Sɛ mudi Awurade, mo Nyankopɔn no, ahyɛde so na moyɛ osetie ma no a, Awurade begyina mo sɛ ne nnipa kronkron sɛnea ɔhyɛɛ mo bɔ sɛ ɔbɛyɛ no. 10Afei, asase so nnipa nyinaa behu sɛ, moyɛ nnipa a Awurade de ne din afrɛ mo na wobesuro mo. 11Awurade bɛma mo yiyedi a ɛboro so–mo yafunu mu aba, nyɛmmoa mma ne mo asase so nnɔbae—wɔ asase a ɔhyɛɛ mo agyanom bɔ sɛ ɔde bɛma mo no so.
12Awurade fi nʼahonya dodow a ɛwɔ soro no mu bɛma osu atɔ wɔ ne bere mu, nam so ahyira mo nnwuma a moyɛ so. Mobɛfɛm aman pii, nanso mo de, moremfɛm hwee mfi wɔn nkyɛn. 13Sɛ mutie saa Awurade, mo Nyankopɔn no, ahyɛde a mede rema mo nnɛ yi na mudi so pɛpɛɛpɛ a, Awurade bɛyɛ mo eti na ɛnyɛ bodua, na moakorɔn daa. 14Ɛnsɛ sɛ moman fa benkum anaa nifa fi ahyɛde a mede rema mo nnɛ yi biara ho sɛ morekodi anyame foforo akyi asom wɔn.
Asoɔden Ho Nnome
15Na sɛ moantie Awurade, mo Nyankopɔn no, anni ne mmara ne nʼahyɛde a mede rema mo nnɛ yi nyinaa so pɛpɛɛpɛ a, saa nnome yi nyinaa bɛba abebunkam afa mo so.
16Nnome bɛka mo wɔ mo nkuropɔn ne mo man mu.
17Wɔde nkɛntɛn a aduaba biara nni mu ne mmɔre korow a brodo nni mu bɛdome mo.
18Wɔbɛdome wo yafunu aba, ne wʼasase so nnɔbae. Ne wo nyɛmmoa mu nantwimma ne nguamma.
19Wɔbɛdome wo fieba ne wo adifi.
20Awurade bɛma nnome, basabasayɛ ne huammɔdi aba ade biara a moyɛ mu, kosi sɛ awiei no wɔbɛsɛe mo koraa sɛ moayɛ bɔne na moagyaw no nti. 21Awurade de nyarewa bɛba mo so akosi sɛ ɔbɛsɛe mo nyinaa wɔ asase a morebɛkɔ akɔfa no so. 22Awurade de ɔyare a ɛbɛma mo afonfɔn bɛka mo. Ɔbɛma atiridii ne ahonhon abɔ mo na wama ɔhyew a ano yɛ den, nnɔbae nyarewa ne kakawirewire aba mo so na ahaw mo ara akosi sɛ mo ase bɛtɔre. 23Ɔsoro a ɛkata mo ti so no bɛdan sumpii na fam adan dade. 24Awurade bɛdan osutɔ a ɛwɔ mo man mu no mfutuma; ɛbɛtɔ afi soro agu mo so akosi sɛ mobɛsɛe.
25Awurade bɛma mo adi nkogu wɔ mo atamfo anim. Mobɛfa baabi akɔtow ahyɛ mo atamfo so, nanso mobɛfa akwan ahorow ason so aguan afi wɔn anim. Mobɛyɛ atantanne ama ahenni a ɛwɔ asase yi so no nyinaa. 26Mo afunu bɛyɛ nnomaa ne wuram mmoa aduan na obiara nso nni hɔ saa bere no a, ɔbɛpam wɔn. 27Awurade bɛma mpɔmpɔ a esisii wɔ Misraim no bi asisi mo. Na ɔde mpɔmpɔ, ntutui ne ntwom a wɔrentumi nsa bɛbobɔ mo. 28Awurade de adammɔ, anifurae ne adwene mu basabasayɛ bɛto mo so. 29Mode mo nsa bɛkeka awia ketee te sɛnea onifuraefo de ne nsa keka anadwo no. Biribiara a moyɛ no, morenni mu nkonim. Wɔbɛhyɛ mo so, abɔ mo korɔn daa na obiara remmegye mo.
30Mubesi ɔbea asiwa nso obi bɛhyɛ no ne no ada. Mubesi dan, nanso morentena mu. Mobɛyɛ bobeturo nanso morenni mu aba. 31Wobekum mo nantwi wɔ mo anim, nanso morennya ne nam bi nwe. Wobegye mo afurum afi mo nsam a wɔrensan mfa mmrɛ mo. Wɔde mo nguan bɛma mo atamfo na morennya ɔboafo a obegye wɔn ama mo. 32Wɔde mo mmabarima ne mo mmabea bɛma ɔman foforo na daa mobɛhwɛ wɔn ara ama mo ani atɔ dwe nanso morentumi nyɛ ho hwee. 33Nnipa a munnim wɔn na wɔbɛfow mo brɛ so ade adi na daa wɔasan ahyɛ mo so. 34Mo ani so ade a mubehu no bɛbɔ mo dam. 35Awurade bɛma mpɔmpɔ a ɛyɛ yaw a wɔko a ɛnkɔ abobɔ mo nkotodwe ne mo anan ho na atrɛw afi mo nantin akosi mo mpampam.
36Awurade bɛpam mo ne mo hene a odi mo so no akɔ ɔman bi a mo ne mo agyanom nnim so so. Ɛhɔ na mobɛsom anyame afoforo, anyame a wɔde nnua ne abo ayɛ. 37Mobɛyɛ atantanne, akyiwade ne aserewde ama aman a Awurade de mobɛkɔ so no nyinaa so.
38Mubedua bebree wɔ mo nsase so, nanso mubetwa kakraa bi, efisɛ mmoadabi bɛwe mo nnɔbae. 39Mobɛyɛ bobe nturo ahwɛ so yiye nanso morennom anaa morenni so aba, efisɛ asunson bedi. 40Mubedua ngonnua afa mo nsase so nyinaa, nanso morennya mu ngo biara, efisɛ ngo aba no bɛtetew agu fam. 41Mobɛwo mmabarima ne mmabea, nanso nyɛ mo na mobɛtetew wɔn, efisɛ wɔbɛkɔ nnommum mu. 42Mmoadabi kuw bɛfa mo asase so nnua ne nnɔbae.
43Ahɔho a wɔte mo mu no bɛkorɔn abunkam mo so, nanso mobɛkɔ so amem akɔ fam. 44Wɔbɛbɔ mo bosea a moremmɔ wɔn bi. Wɔbɛyɛ eti na moayɛ dua.
45Sɛ moanyɛ osetie amma Awurade, mo Nyankopɔn no, anni ahyɛde a ɔde ama mo no so a, saa nnome yi nyinaa bɛba mo so na ebedi mo akyi na abunkam afa mo so akosi sɛ wɔbɛsɛe mo. 46Saa nsɛm a ɛyɛ hu yi bɛba sɛ nsɛnkyerɛnne ne kɔkɔbɔ ama mo ne mo asefo daa nyinaa. 47Esiane sɛ moamfa anigye ne ahosɛpɛw ansom Awurade, mo Nyankopɔn no, wɔ bere a esii mo yiye no, nti, 48enti mubefi ɔkɔm ne osukɔm, adagyaw ne ohia buruburoo mu asom mo atamfo a Awurade, mo Nyankopɔn no, bɛsoma wɔn aba mo so no. Wɔbɛhyɛ mo nnade konnua akosi sɛ mobɛsɛe.
49Awurade de ɔman bi a ɛwɔ akyirikyiri baabi, wɔ asase ano, ɔman a monte wɔn kasa no, bɛba mo so na wɔatow ahyɛ mo so te sɛnea ɔkɔre sian no, 50ɔman a wɔn ho yɛ hu na wommu ɔpanyin, na wonni ahummɔbɔ mma mmofra. 51Nʼasraafo bɛtow ahyɛ mo nyɛmmoa ne mo asase so nnɔbae so adi no fuu akosi sɛ mubewuwu. Wɔrennyaw atoko, nsa foforo anaa ngo; mo nyɛmmoa nantwimma anaa nguamma kosi sɛ mobɛsɛe. 52Wobetua mo nkuropɔn nyinaa ano akosi sɛ wɔbɛka mo afasu dennen a mode mo ho too so sɛ ɛbɛbɔ mo ho ban wɔ mo asase no so no nyinaa no agu. Wobetua asase a Awurade, mo Nyankopɔn no, de rema mo no so nkuropɔn no nyinaa ano.
53Esiane ɔhaw ne abɛbrɛsɛ a ɔtamfo de bɛba mo so wɔ bere a wɔatua mo ano no mu no nti, mobɛwe mo yafunu mu aba, mo mmabarima ne mmabea a Awurade mo Nyankopɔn no de ama mo no nam. 54Mpo, mo mu ɔhobrɛaseni a nʼani da hɔ no renhu ɔno ara ne nuabarima anaa ne yere a ɔdɔ no, anaa ne mma a wɔte ase no mmɔbɔ, 55na ɔremma wɔn mu biara ne mma no mu bi nam a ɔrewe no. Esiane sɛ ɛno ara ne nea aka a ɔbɛwe wɔ bere a mo atamfo atua mo nkuropɔn no nyinaa ano rehiahia mo ho no nti. 56Mo mu ɔbea a ɔbrɛ ne ho ase na ɔwɔ nkatede wɔ ne mu, a mpo ɔmpɛ sɛ ɔde ne nantin besi fam no benya ne kunu a ɔdɔ no ne ɔno ara ne mmabarima anaa ne mmabea ho menasepɔw. 57Ɔbea no de awo akyi ade ne abofra a wawo no foforo no besie wɔn sɛnea obetumi awe ne nyinaa wɔ kokoa mu, esiane ɔhaw ne abɛbrɛsɛ a mo atamfo de bɛba mo so, bere a wɔatua mo nkuropɔn ano no nti.
58Sɛ moanni mmara a wɔakyerɛw wɔ saa nhoma yi mu no nyinaa so pɛpɛɛpɛ, na moanni saa onuonyamfo ne ɔnwonwani Awurade, mo Nyankopɔn no, no din ni a, 59Awurade de ɔyaredɔm a ɛyɛ hu bɛba mo ne mo asefo. Ɛbɛyɛ atoyerɛnkyɛm a ano yɛ den ne ɔyaredɔm a ano yɛ den na ɛbɛtena hɔ akyɛ. 60Ɔde ɔyaredɔm ahorow a ɛbaa wɔ Misraim a ɛbɔɔ mo hu no bɛba bɛtena mo so. 61Awurade de nyarewa ahorow bebree ne atoyerɛnkyɛm a wɔnkyerɛw wɔ Mmara Nhoma yi mu no bɛbrɛ mo akosi sɛ mobɛsɛe. 62Mo a na modɔɔso te sɛ ɔsoro nsoromma no, mo so bɛtew koraa, efisɛ moantie Awurade, mo Nyankopɔn no. 63Sɛnea na ɛyɛ Awurade anisɔ sɛ ɔbɛma mo adi yiye na moadɔɔso no, saa ara nso na ɛbɛyɛ no anisɔ sɛ ɔbɛdwerɛw mo na wasɛe mo. Obetutu mo ase afi asase a morekɔ so akɔfa no so.
64Na Awurade bɛbɔ mo apansam afra aman nyinaa afi asase ano akosi asase ano. Ɛhɔ na mobɛsom ahɔho anyame a mo anaa mo agyanom nhuu bi da; anyame a wɔde nnua ne abo ayɛ! 65Morennya guankɔbea anaa homebea mma mo anantin wɔ saa aman no so. Ɛhɔ na Awurade bɛma mo adwene a ɛpere, aniwa a ayɛ siamoo ne koma a apa abawa. 66Mo asetena bedi nsensɛnmu daa, na ehu bɛhyɛ mo so anadwo ne awia a munnim nea ɛrekɔ so wɔ mo asetena mu. 67Anɔpa mobɛka se, “Sɛ ɛyɛɛ anwummere a!” Na anwummere nso mobɛka se, “Sɛ ɛyɛɛ anɔpa a!” Mobɛka saa, esiane ehu a ɛbɛhyɛ mo koma amaama ne nea atwa mo ho ahyia a mo ani behu no. 68Na Awurade bɛma mo atenatena ahyɛn mu asan akɔ Misraim, akwantu a mehyɛɛ sɛ ɛnsɛ sɛ mutu bio no. Ɛhɔ na mode mo ho bɛma mo atamfo sɛ wɔntɔ mo sɛ nkoa, nanso obiara rempɛ sɛ ɔbɛtɔ mo.