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Deuteronomy 28:1-68

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.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Ekyamateeka Olwokubiri 28:1-68

Emikisa Eri Abawulize

128:1 a Kuv 15:26; Lv 26:3; Ma 7:12-26 b Ma 26:19Bw’onoogonderanga Mukama Katonda wo n’okwatanga amateeka ge gonna ge nkuwa leero, Mukama Katonda wo alikugulumiza n’akuteeka waggulu w’amawanga gonna ag’oku nsi. 228:2 Zek 1:6Emikisa gino gyonna onoogifunanga n’obeeranga nagyo, bw’onoowuliranga eddoboozi lya Mukama Katonda wo n’omugonderanga:

328:3 a Zab 128:1, 4 b Lub 39:5Onooweebwanga omukisa bw’onoobeeranga mu kibuga ne bw’onoobeeranga mu kyalo.

428:4 Lub 49:25; Nge 10:22Abaana ab’omu nda yo banaaweebwanga omukisa, n’ebisimbe eby’omu ttaka lyo, n’ebisibo byo ebinaazaalibwanga, Ennyana z’ente ez’amagana go, n’obwana bw’endiga ez’ebisibo byo.

5Ekibbo kyo mw’onookuŋŋaanyizanga, n’olutiba lwo mw’onoogoyeranga nabyo binaabanga n’omukisa.

628:6 Zab 121:8Onoobanga n’omukisa ng’oyingira era onoobanga n’omukisa ng’ofuluma.

728:7 Lv 26:8, 17Mukama anaakuwanga okuwangula abalabe bo abanaakulumbanga. Banajjiranga mu kkubo limu okukulumba, naye ne basaasaanira mu makubo musanvu mu maaso go nga bawanguddwa.

8Mukama anaawanga amawanika go omukisa, ne buli ky’onookwatangako engalo zo okukikola anaakiwanga omukisa. Mukama Katonda wo anaakuwanga omukisa ng’oli mu nsi gy’akuwa.

928:9 Kuv 19:6; Ma 7:6Mukama agenda kukufuula eggwanga lye ettukuvu nga bwe yakusuubiza n’ekirayiro, bw’onookwatanga amateeka ga Mukama Katonda wo n’otambuliranga mu makubo ge. 1028:10 2By 7:14Kale nno abantu ab’omu mawanga gonna ag’ensi balitegeera nga bw’oyitibwa erinnya lya Mukama era banaakutyanga. 1128:11 Ma 30:9; Nge 10:22Mukama anaakugaggawazanga nnyo mu byonna: mu zadde ery’enda yo, ne mu baana ab’ebisibo byo by’onoolundanga, ne mu bibala eby’omu ttaka lyo, ng’oli mu nsi Mukama gye yalayirira bajjajjaabo okugikuwa.

1228:12 a Lv 26:4 b Ma 15:3, 6Mukama alikuggulirawo eggwanika lye ery’obugagga bwe ery’eggulu, n’atonnyesanga enkuba mu ttaka lyo, mu biseera byayo, ne buli kintu kyonna ky’onookolanga anaakiwanga omukisa. Onoowolanga amawanga mangi, kyokka ggwe toogeewolengako n’akatono. 13Mukama anaakufuulanga mutwe so si mukira. Bw’onoogonderanga ebiragiro bya Mukama Katonda wo bye nkutegeeza leero, n’obigobereranga n’obwegendereza, onoobanga ku ntikko waggulu, so tookooberenga. 1428:14 Ma 5:32Tokyamanga kulaga ku ludda olwa ddyo oba olwa kkono, ng’oleka ebiragiro bino bye nkutegeeza leero, n’ogobereranga bakatonda abalala n’obaweerezanga.

Ebikolimo olw’Obutawulira

1528:15 a Lv 26:14 b Yos 23:15; Dan 9:11; Mal 2:2Awo olunaatuukanga bw’otoogonderenga ddoboozi lya Mukama Katonda wo, n’otokwatanga mateeka ge na biragiro bye, bye nkulagira leero, kale ebikolimo bino byonna binaakutuukangako ne bibeera naawe:

16Onookolimirwanga mu kibuga n’okolimirwanga ne mu kyalo.

17Ekibbo kyo mw’onookuŋŋaanyirizanga n’olutiba lwo mw’onoogoyeranga binaakolimirwanga.

18Abaana b’enda yo banaakolimirwanga, n’ekibala ky’ettaka lyo, n’ennyana z’amagana go, n’obwana bw’ebisibo byo byonna binaakolimirwanga.

19Onookolimirwanga ng’oyingira era onookolimirwanga ng’ofuluma.

2028:20 a Mal 2:2 b Is 51:20; 66:15 c Ma 4:26Mukama anaakusindikiranga ebikolimo, n’okutabukatabuka, n’okunenyezebwa mu buli kintu kyonna ky’onoogezangako okukola, okutuusa lw’olizikirizibwa n’osaanawo mangu nnyo olw’ebikolwa byo ebibi, olwokubanga onoobanga omusenguse. 2128:21 Lv 26:25; Yer 24:10Mukama alikulwaza olumbe olutawona olw’olukonvuba, okutuusa lwe lulikumalawo mu nsi gy’ogenda okuyingiramu ogirye. 2228:22 a Lv 26:16 b Am 4:9Mukama alikulwaza akafuba, n’omusujja n’okubugujja. Era alikusindikira ebbugumu eryokya ennyo, n’ekyeya, n’ekitala, n’okugengewala; era binaakugobereranga okutuusa lw’olizikirira. 2328:23 Lv 26:19Eggulu waggulu w’omutwe gwo liribeera ng’ekikomo, n’ettaka wansi wo liriba ng’ekyuma. 24Mukama alifuula enkuba y’omu nsi yo olufufugge, n’enfuufu yokka y’eneekuyiikiranga okuva waggulu mu bire, okutuusa lw’olizikirizibwa.

2528:25 a Is 30:17 b Yer 15:4; 24:9; Ez 23:46Mukama anaakulekeranga abalabe bo ne bakuwangulanga. Onoobalumbiranga mu kkubo limu, kyokka n’obadduka ng’obunye emiwabo mu makubo musanvu. Olifuuka kyakikangabwa mu maaso g’amawanga gonna ag’oku nsi. 2628:26 Yer 7:33; 16:4; 34:20Omulambo gwo gulifuuka mmere ya nnyonyi zonna ez’omu bbanga, n’eri ensolo ez’oku nsi, era tewaabeerengawo n’omu anaazigugobangako. 2728:27 nny 60-61; 1Sa 5:6Mukama anaakulwazanga amayute g’e Misiri, n’ebizimba, n’amabwa, n’obuwere, by’otoowonyezebwenga. 28Mukama anaakusuulanga eddalu, anaakuzibanga amaaso, n’okukutabulatabulanga mu ndowooza yo. 2928:29 Yob 5:14; Is 59:10Mu ttuntu onoowammantanga ng’omuzibe w’amaaso abeera mu kizikiza obudde bwe bwonna. Buli ky’onookolanga onoolemwanga okukituukiriza; onoovumibwanga era onoobbibwanga buli kakedde, naye nga tewaabengawo akudduukirira.

3028:30 a Yob 31:10; Yer 8:10 b Am 5:11 c Yer 12:13Onooyogerezanga omukazi, n’osembereranga n’okumuwasa, naye omusajja omulala anaakumutwalangako n’asulanga naye. Oneezimbiranga ennyumba naye toogisulengamu. Oneesimbiranga ennimiro z’emizabbibu, naye toolyenga ku bibala byamu. 31Sseddume zo zinattirwanga mu maaso go, naye toolyenga ku nnyama zaazo. Endogoyi zo zinabbirwanga mu maaso go, so tebaazikuddizenga. Endiga zo zinaaweebwanga abalabe bo, ne watabaawo adduukirira okuzikuddiza. 3228:32 nny 41Batabani bo ne bawala bo banaagabibwanga mu baamawanga amalala ng’olaba; onoobanoonyanga buli lunaku okutuusa n’amaaso lwe ganaakumyukanga, naye nga tolina maanyi kubaako na kya kukola. 3328:33 Yer 5:15-17Ab’eggwanga ly’otomanyi banaalyanga ebibala by’ettaka lyo by’onoobanga weerimidde, toobengako na kya kukola wabula okutulugunyizibwanga buli kiseera. 34Amaaso go bye ganaalabanga binaakusuulanga eddalu. 3528:35 nny 27Mukama anaakulwazanga amayute ku maviivi ne ku magulu, agataayinzenga kuwonyezebwa, era ne gasaasaananga okuva mu bigere okutuuka ku kawumpo k’omutwe.

3628:36 a 2Bk 17:4, 6; 24:12, 14; 25:7, 11 b Yer 16:13 c Ma 4:28Mukama alikuleka, ggwe ne kabaka wo gw’onoobanga weerondedde n’otwalibwa mu ggwanga eddala ly’otowulirangako, ne bajjajjaabo lye bataamanya, n’oweererezanga eyo bakatonda abalala ab’emiti n’amayinja. 3728:37 Yer 24:9Olifuuka ekintu ekyesisiwaza, ekinaanyoomebwanga era ekinaasekererwanga mu mawanga gonna Mukama gy’anaabanga akulazizza. 3828:38 a Mi 6:15; Kag 1:6, 9 b Yo 1:4Onoosiganga ensigo nnyingi mu nnimiro yo, kyokka onookungulangamu katono, kubanga enzige zinaalyanga ebibala byo byonna. 3928:39 Is 5:10; 17:10-11Onoosimbanga essamba z’emizabbibu n’ogisaliranga bulungi, naye toonywenga ku nvinnyo wadde okukuŋŋaanya ebibala bya zabbibu, kubanga ensiriŋŋanyi zinaabiryanga. 4028:40 Mi 6:15Onoobeeranga n’emiti egy’emizeeyituuni mu nsi yo yonna, naye togenda kukozesanga ku mafuta gaagyo, kubanga emizeeyituuni gyo ginaakunkumukanga ne gigwa wansi. 4128:41 nny 32Olizaala abaana aboobulenzi n’aboobuwala, naye toosigalenga nabo, kubanga banaatwalibwanga mu busibe. 42Enzige zineefuganga emiti gyo gyonna n’ebibala eby’omu ttaka lyo.

4328:43 nny 13Bannamawanga b’onoobeeranga nabo bagenda kukulaakulananga balinnye waggulu okukusinganga, nga ggwe weeyongeranga kukka bussi wansi. 4428:44 a nny 12 b nny 13Banaakuwolanga, naye ggwe toobawolenga. Be banaabanga omutwe naye ggwe onoobanga mukira.

4528:45 nny 15Ebikolimo ebyo byonna binaakujjiranga ne bikulondoolanga ne bikutuukako okutuusa lwe binaakuzikirizanga olw’obutagonderanga Mukama Katonda wo, n’otokwatanga mateeka ge na biragiro bye, bye yakulagiranga. 4628:46 Is 8:18; Ez 14:8Binaabeeranga mu ggwe ng’akabonero era ekyewuunyisa gy’oli n’eri bazzukulu bo emirembe gyonna. 4728:47 a Ma 32:15 b Nek 9:35Kubanga bwe wabeeranga obulungi n’ebintu ebingi, tewaweerezanga Mukama Katonda wo n’omutima ogujjudde essanyu. 4828:48 Yer 28:13-14Noolwekyo ng’oli mu njala ne mu nnyonta, ng’oli bwereere, ng’oli mwavu lunkupe, ojjanga kuweerezanga balabe bo, Mukama b’anaakusindikiranga okulwana naawe! Anaakwambazanga mu bulago bwo ekikoligo eky’ekyuma okutuusa lw’alikuzikiririza ddala.

4928:49 a Yer 5:15; 6:22 b Kgb 4:19; Kos 8:1Mukama alikuleetera eggwanga eririva ewala ennyo, ku nkomerero y’ensi, ne likulumba, nga likukkako ng’empungu bw’eva waggulu n’ekka n’amaanyi ku nsi; liriba eggwanga ng’olulimi lwalyo tolutegeera. 5028:50 Is 47:6Liribeera eggwanga erijjudde obukambwe mu maaso, eritassaamu kitiibwa bantu bakulu wadde okusaasira abato. 5128:51 nny 33Balirya abaana b’ebisolo by’omu malundiro go, n’ebibala eby’omu ttaka lyo okutuusa lw’olizikirizibwa. Tebalikulekerawo ku mmere ya mpeke, wadde ku nvinnyo oba ku mafuta, wadde ku nnyana ez’ebiraalo byo, oba ku baana b’endiga ab’ebisibo byo, okutuusa lw’olizikirira. 5228:52 Yer 10:18; Zef 1:14-16, 17Banaazingizanga ebibuga byo byonna mu nsi yo yonna okutuusa ebisenge ebiwanvu eby’ebigo bye weesiga lwe birigwa wansi. Banaazingizanga ebibuga byonna mu nsi yonna Mukama Katonda wo gy’akuwa.

5328:53 Lv 26:29; 2Bk 6:28-29; Yer 19:9; Kgb 2:20; 4:10Olw’okubonaabona abalabe bo kwe banaakutuusangako nga bakuzingizza, onoolyanga ebibala by’olubuto lwo, ennyama ya batabani bo ne bawala bo Mukama Katonda wo b’anaabanga akuwadde. 54Omusajja asingira ddala obuntubulamu era omuwombeefu mu mmwe, taasaasirenga na muganda we yennyini, oba mukyala we omwagalwa, oba abaana be abanaabanga bakyasigaddewo; 55taawengako n’omu ku nnyama y’abaana be b’anaabanga alya. Kubanga nga takyalina ky’asigazza kyonna mu kubonaabona okungi omulabe wo kw’anaabanga akutuusizzaako ng’akuzingirizza mu bibuga byo byonna. 5628:56 nny 54Omukazi asinga obuntubulamu n’eggonjebwa mu mmwe, nga mwenaanyi nnyo, ataŋŋanga na kulinnyisa kigere kye ku ttaka nga kyereere, taamanyisenga bba omwagalwa, wadde mutabani we, oba muwala we, 57ku mwana gw’anaabanga y’akazaala ow’omu lubuto lwe, n’abaana b’anaazaalanga. Kubanga anaabanga ategese okubalyanga mu nkukutu olw’okubulwako ekyokulya ekirala mu biseera eby’okuzingizibwa era eby’ennaku enzibu ennyo, omulabe wo by’anaabanga akutuusizzaako mu bibuga byo.

5828:58 a Mal 1:14 b Kuv 6:3Bw’otoogonderenga na bwegendereza ebigambo byonna ebiri mu mateeka gano, ebiwandiikiddwa mu kitabo kino, n’ototya era n’otossaamu kitiibwa erinnya lino ery’ettendo era ery’entiisa, eriyitibwa: Mukama Katonda wo, 59kale nno, Mukama anaakuweerezanga endwadde enkambwe ennyo, eri ggwe n’eri ezzadde lyo; endwadde ez’olutentezi era enkambwe ennyo ez’olukonvuba. 6028:60 nny 27Anaakuleeteranga endwadde zonna ez’e Misiri, ezaakutiisa ennyo, ne zikwezingangako. 6128:61 Ma 4:25-26Era Mukama anaakuleeteranga endwadde eza buli ngeri, n’ebibonoobono ebitawandiikiddwa mu Kitabo eky’Amateeka gano, okutuusa lw’olizikirizibwa. 6228:62 Ma 4:27; 10:22; Nek 9:23Era mulisigala ng’omuwendo gwammwe gusse nnyo wansi, songa mwali ng’emmunyeenye ez’oku ggulu olw’obungi bwammwe; lwa kubanga tewagonderanga ddoboozi lya Mukama Katonda wo. 6328:63 a Yer 32:41 b Nge 1:26 c Yer 12:14; 45:4Nga bwe kyasanyusanga ennyo Mukama okubagaggawazanga n’okubaazanga mweyongerenga obungi, bwe kityo kinaamusanyusanga okubaavuwazanga n’okubazikirizanga. Olisimbulwa n’oggibwa mu nsi gy’ogenda okuyingira okugirya.

6428:64 a Lv 26:33; Ma 4:27 b Nek 1:8Mukama anaakusaasaanyanga mu mawanga gonna, okutandikira ku ludda olumu olw’ensi gy’etandikira, okutuuka ku ludda olulala gy’ekoma. Eyo gy’onoosinzizanga bakatonda abalala abakolebwa mu miti ne mu mayinja, ggwe ne bajjajjaabo be mutamanyangako. 6528:65 Lv 26:16, 36Mu mawanga ago togenda kuweereraweererangayo wadde ebigere byo okufunirangayo ekiwummulo. Eyo, Mukama anaakuweerangayo omutima ogujugumira, n’amaaso agaagala okuziba olw’okujulirira, n’emmeeme eweddemu essuubi. 66Onoobanga mu kubuusabuusa buli kaseera, ng’ojjudde okutya emisana n’ekiro, ng’obulamu bwo tobwekakasa. 6728:67 nny 34; Yob 7:4Mu makya onoogambanga nti, “Singa nno bubadde kiro!” Ate ekiro ng’ogamba nti, “Singa nno bubadde makya!” olw’okutya okunajjulanga mu mutima gwo, n’ebyo amaaso go bye ganaalabanga. 68Mukama anaakuzzangayo mu Misiri mu kyombo, ku lugendo lwe nakugaana okuddayo okutambula. Ng’oli eyo oneewangayo weetunde ng’omuddu omusajja oba ng’omuddu omukazi, naye toofunengayo muntu n’omu akugula.