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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.

New Amharic Standard Version

ዘዳግም 28:1-68

በመታዘዝ የሚገኝ በረከት

1ለአምላክህ ለእግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም ያህዌ) በፍጹም ብትታዘዝና እኔ ዛሬ የምሰጥህን ትእዛዙን ሁሉ በጥንቃቄ ብትከተል፣ አምላክህ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም ያህዌ) በምድር ላይ ከሚኖሩ አሕዛብ ሁሉ በላይ ከፍ ያደርግሃል። 2አምላክህን እግዚአብሔርን (ኤሎሂም ያህዌ) ብትታዘዝ፣ እነዚህ በረከቶች ሁሉ ያንተ ይሆናሉ፤ አይለዩህምም።

3በከተማ ትባረካለህ፣ በዕርሻህም ትባረካለህ።

4የማሕፀንህ ፍሬ፣ የምድርህ አዝመራ፣ የእንስሳትህ ግልገሎች፣ የከብትህ ጥጃ፣ የበግና የፍየል ግልገሎችህም ይባረካሉ።

5እንቅብህና ቡሓቃህ ይባረካሉ።

6ስትገባ ትባረካለህ፤ ስትወጣም ትባረካለህ።

7እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) በአንተ ላይ የሚነሡ ጠላቶችህን በፊትህ እንዲሸነፉ ያደርጋቸዋል፤ በአንድ አቅጣጫ ይመጡብሃል፤ በሰባት አቅጣጫም ከአንተ ይሸሻሉ።

8እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) በጐተራህና እጅህ በነካው ሁሉ በረከቱን ይልካል። አምላክህ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም ያህዌ) በሚሰጥህም ምድር ላይ ይባርክሃል።

9የአምላክህን የእግዚአብሔርን (ኤሎሂም ያህዌ) ትእዛዞች የምትጠብቅና በመንገዱ የምትሄድ ከሆነ፣ በመሐላ በሰጠህ ተስፋ መሠረት የተቀደሰ ሕዝቡ አድርጎ ያቆምሃል፤ 10ከዚያም የምድር አሕዛብ ሁሉ በእግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ስም መጠራትህን ያያሉ፤ ይፈሩሃልም። 11እግዚአብሔርም (ያህዌ) ሊሰጥህ ለአባቶችህ በማለላቸው ምድር በማሕፀንህ ፍሬ፣ በእንስሳትህም ግልገል፣ በምድርህም ሰብል የተትረፈረፈ ብልጽግና ይሰጥሃል።

12እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ለምድርህ በወቅቱ ዝናብን ለመስጠትና የእጅህን ሥራ ሁሉ ለመባረክ፣ መልካሙን መዝገብ ሰማዩን ይከፍትልሃል፤ አንተም ለብዙ አሕዛብ ታበድራለህ እንጂ ከአንዳቸውም አትበደርም። 13እግዚአብሔርም (ያህዌ) ራስ እንጂ ጅራት አያደርግህም። ዛሬ የምሰጥህን የአምላክህንየእግዚአብሔርን (ኤሎሂም ያህዌ) ትእዛዝ በጥንቃቄ ብትጠብቅ መቼውንም ቢሆን እላይ እንጂ ፈጽሞ እታች አትሆንም። 14ሌሎችን አማልክት በመከተል እነርሱን በማገልገል ዛሬ ከምሰጥህ ትእዛዞች ቀኝም ግራም አትበል።

አለመታዘዝ የሚያስከትላቸው ርግማኖች

15ነገር ግን ለአምላክህ ለእግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም ያህዌ) ባትታዘዝ በዛሬዋ ዕለት የምሰጥህን ትእዛዙንና ሥርዐቱን ሁሉ በጥንቃቄ ባትከተላቸው፣ እነዚህ ርግማኖች ሁሉ ይደርሱብሃል፤ ያጥለቀ ልቁሃልም፦

16በከተማ ትረገማለህ፤ በዕርሻም ትረገማለህ።

17እንቅብህና ቡሓቃህ የተረገሙ ይሆናሉ።

18የማሕፀንህ ፍሬ፣ የዕርሻህ ሰብል፣ የመንጋህ ጥጆች፣ የበግና የፍየል ግልገሎችህ ይረገማሉ።

19ስትገባ ትረገማለህ፤ ስትወጣም ትረገማለህ።

20እርሱን28፥20 ዕብራይስጡ፣ እኔን ይላል። በመተው ክፉ ድርጊት ከመፈጸምህ የተነሣ፣ እስክትደመሰስ ፈጥነህም እስክትጠፋ ድረስ እጅህ በነካው ሁሉ ላይ እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ርግማንን፣ መደናገርንና ተግሣጽን ይሰድብሃል። 21እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ልትወርሳት ከምትገባባት ምድር ላይ እስኪ ያጠፋህ ድረስም፣ በደዌ ይቀሥፍሃል። 22እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) እስክትጠፋ ድረስ በሚቀሥፍ ደዌ፣ ትኵሳትና ዕባጭ፣ ኀይለኛ ሙቀትና ድርቅ፣ ዋግና አረማሞ ይመታሃል። 23ከራስህ በላይ ያለው ሰማይ ናስ፣ ከእግርህ በታች ያለው ምድርም ብረት ይሆናል። 24እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) የምድርህን ዝናብ ወደ ዐቧራነትና ወደ ትቢያነት ይለውጠዋል፤ ይህም እስክትጠፋ ድረስ ከሰማይ ይወርድብሃል።

25እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) በጠላቶችህ ፊት እንድትሸነፍ ያደርግሃል፤ በአንድ አቅጣጫ ትመጣባቸዋለህ፤ ነገር ግን በሰባት አቅጣጫ ከፊታቸው ትሸሻለህ፤ ለምድር መንግሥታትም ሁሉ መሸማቀቂያ ትሆናለህ። 26ሬሳህ የሰማይ አሞሮችና የምድር አራዊት ሲሳይ ይሆናል፤ በማስፈራራትም የሚያባርራቸው አይኖርም። 27እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) በማትድንበት በግብፅ ብጉንጅ፣ በእባጭ፣ በሚመግል ቊስልና በዕከክ ያሠቃይሃል። 28እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) በእብደት በዕውርነትና ግራ በማጋባት ያስጨንቅሃል። 29በእኩለ ቀን፣ በጨለማ እንዳለ ዕውር በዳበሳ ትሄዳለህ። የምታደርገው ሁሉ አይሳካልህም። በየዕለቱ ትጨቈናለህ፤ ትመዘበራለህም፤ የሚታደግህ አይኖርም።

30ሚስት ለማግባት ልጃገረድ ታጫለህ፤ ሌላው ግን ወስዶ ይደፍራታል። ቤት ትሠራለህ፣ ግን አትኖርበትም። ወይን ትተክላለህ፤ ፍሬውን ግን አትበላም። 31በሬህ ዐይንህ እያየ ይታረዳል፤ ከሥጋውም አንዳች አትቀምስም። አህያህም በግድ ይወሰድብሃል፤ አይመለስልህም። በጎችህ ለጠላቶችህ ይሰጣሉ፤ የሚያስጥላቸውም አይኖርም። 32ወንዶችና ሴቶች ልጆችህ ለባዕድ ሕዝብ ይሰጣሉ፤ እጅህንም ለማንሣት ዐቅም ታጣለህ፤ ከዛሬ ነገ ይመጣሉ፤ በማለትም ዐይኖችህ ሁል ጊዜ እነርሱን በመጠባበቅ ይደክማሉ። 33የምድርህንና የድካምህን ፍሬ ሁሉ የማታውቀው ሕዝብ ይበላዋል፤ ዕድሜ ልክህን በጭካኔና በጭቈና ከመኖር በቀር የሚተርፍህ ነገር አይኖርም። 34የምታየው ሁሉ ያሳብድሃል። 35እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ከእግርህ ጥፍር እስከ ራስህ ጠጒር በሚዛመት፣ ሊድን በማይችልና በሚያሠቃይ ቊስል ጒልበትህንና እግርህን ይመታሃል።

36እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) አንተንና በላይህ ያነገሥኸውን ንጉሥ፣ አንተና አባቶችህ ወደማታውቁት ሕዝብ ይወስዳችኋል፤ ከዚያም ከዕንጨትና ከድንጋይ የተሠሩ ሌሎች አማልክትን ታመልካለህ። 37እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) እንድትገባ በሚያደርግበት ምድር ለአሕዛብ ሁሉ መሸማቀቂያ፣ ማላገጫና መዘባበቻ ትሆናለህ።

38በዕርሻ ላይ ብዙ ዘር ትዘራለህ፤ አንበጣ ስለሚበላው የምትሰበስበው ጥቂት ይሆናል። 39ወይን ትተክላለህ፤ ትንከባከበዋለህ፤ ነገር ግን ዘለላውን አትሰበስብም። 40በአገርህ ምድር ሁሉ የወይራ ዛፍ ይኖርሃል፤ ፍሬው ስለሚረግፍብህ ግን ዘይቱን አትጠቀምበትም። 41ወንዶችና ሴቶች ልጆች ትወልዳለህ፤ ነገር ግን በምርኮ ስለሚወሰዱ፣ አብረውህ አይኖሩም። 42ዛፍህንና የምድርህን ሰብል ሁሉ የአንበጣ መንጋ ይወረዋል።

43በመካከልህ የሚኖር መጻተኛ ከአንተ በላይ ከፍ ከፍ ሲል አንተ ግን ዝቅ ዝቅ ትላለህ። 44እርሱ ያበድርሃል እንጂ አንተ አታበድረውም። እርሱ ራስ ይሆናል፤ አንተ ግን ጅራት ትሆናለህ።

45እነዚህ ርግማኖች ሁሉ በአንተ ላይ ይመጣሉ፤ አምላክህን እግዚአብሔርን (ኤሎሂም ያህዌ) ስላል ታዘዝህና የሰጠህን ትእዛዝና ሥርዐት ስላልጠበቅህ እስክትጠፋ ድረስ ይከተሉሃል፤ ይወርዱብሃልም። 46ለአንተና ለዘርህ ለዘላለም ምልክትና መገረም ይሆናሉ። 47በብልጽግና ጊዜ አምላክህን እግዚአብሔርን (ኤሎሂም ያህዌ) በደስታና በሐሤት ስላላገለገልኸው፣ 48በራብና በጥም፣ በእርዛትና በከፋ ድኽነት እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) የሚያስነሣብህን ጠላቶችህን ታገለግላለህ፤ እስኪያጠፋህም ድረስ በዐንገትህ ላይ የብረት ቀንበር ይጭንብሃል። 49እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) እንደ ንስር ፈጥኖ የሚወርድንና ቋንቋውን የማታውቀውን ሕዝብ እጅግ ሩቅ ከሆነ፣ ከምድርም ዳርቻ ያሰነሣብሃል፤ 50ሽማግሌ የማያከብር፣ ለብላቴና የማይራራ፣ ሲያዩት የሚያስፈራ ሕዝብ ነው። 51እስክትጠፋም ድረስ የእንስሳትህን ግልገልና የምድርህን ሰብል ይበላል፤ እስኪያጠፋህም ድረስ እህል፣ አዲስ የወይን ጠጅ ሆነ ዘይት፣ የመንጋህን ጥጃ ሆነ፣ የበግና ፍየል መንጋህን ግልገል አያስቀርልህም። 52የምትታመንባቸውን ታላላቅ የተመሸጉ ቅጥሮች እስኪወድቁ ድረስ በመላው አገርህ ያሉትን ከተሞችህን ሁሉ ይከባል፤ አምላክህ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም ያህዌ) በሚሰጥህ ምድር ያሉትን ከተሞች በሙሉ ይወራቸዋል።

53ጠላቶችህ ከበው በሚያስጨንቁህ ጊዜ፣ ከሥቃይ የተነሣ፣ አምላክህ እግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም ያህዌ) የሰጠህን፣ የወገብህ ፍሬ የሆኑትን የወንዶችና የሴቶች ልጆችህን ሥጋ ትበላለህ። 54ሌላው ይቅርና በመካከልህ በጣም ደግና ርኅሩኅ የሆነው ሰው እንኳ ለገዛ ወንድሙ ወይም ለሚወዳት ሚስቱ ወይም ለተረፉት ልጆቹ አይራራላቸውም። 55ከሚበላው ከልጆቹ ሥጋ ላይም ቅንጣት ታህል እንኳ ከእነርሱ ለአንዱ አያቀምስም፤ ከተሞችህ ሁሉ በመከበባቸው ጠላቶችህ ከሚያደርሱብህ ሥቃይ የተነሣ ለእርሱ የቀረለት ይህ ብቻ ነውና። 56በመካከልህ ተለሳልሳና ተቀማጥላ የምትኖር፣ ከልስላሴና ከቅምጥልነት የተነሣ፣ እግሯን ዐፈር ነክቶት የማያውቅ ሴት፣ የምትወደውን ባሏን፣ የገዛ ወንድ ወይም ሴት ልጆቿን ትንቃለች። 57ከማሕፀኗ የወጣውን እንግዴ ልጇንና የምትወልዳቸውን ሕፃናት ትጠየፋለች፤ ይህን የምታደርገውም በመከራው ወቅት ጠላቶችህ ከተሞችህን ከበው በሚያስጨንቁህ ጊዜ፣ እነርሱን ደብቃ ለመብላት ስትል ነው።

58በዚህ መጽሐፍ የተጻፈውን የዚህን ሕግ ቃሎች በጥንቃቄ ባትከተልና አስደናቂና አስፈሪ የሆነውን የአምላክህንየእግዚአብሔርን (ኤሎሂም ያህዌ) ስም ባታከብር፣ 59እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) አስፈሪ መቅሠፍት፣ አስጨናቂና ለብዙ ጊዜ የሚቈይ መዓት፣ አሠቃቂና በቀላሉ የማይወገድ ደዌ በአንተና በዘሮችህ ላይ ይልክባችኋል። 60የምትፈራቸውንም የግብፅ በሽታዎች ሁሉ ያመጣብሃል፤ በአንተም ላይ ይጣበቃሉ። 61ደግሞም እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) በዚህ የሕግ መጽሐፍ ያልተጻፈውን ማንኛውንም ዐይነት ደዌና መከራ እስክትጠፋ ድረስ ያመጣብሃል። 62ለአምላካችሁ ለእግዚአብሔር (ኤሎሂም ያህዌ) ስላልታዘዛችሁ፣ እንደ ሰማይ ከዋክብት በዝታችሁ የነበራችሁት እናንተ ጥቂት ብቻ ትቀራላችሁ። 63እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) እናንተን በማበልጸግና ቊጥራችሁን በማብዛት ደስ እንደ ተሰኘ፣ እናንተን በማጥፋትና በመደምሰስም ደስ ይለዋል፤ ልትወርሷት ከምትገቡባት ምድር ትነቀላላችሁ።

64ከዚያም እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) ከአንዱ የምድር ዳርቻ እስከ ሌላው ዳርቻ በሕዝቦች ሁሉ መካከል ይበትንሃል። በዚያ አንተም ሆንህ አባቶችህ የማታውቋቸውን ከዕንጨትና ከድንጋይ የተሠሩ ሌሎች አማልክትን ታመልካለህ። 65በእነዚያ ሕዝቦች መካከል ዕረፍት አታገኝም፤ ለእግርህም ጫማ ማረፊያ ቦታ አይኖርም። እዚያም እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) የሚጨነቅ አእምሮ፣ በናፍቆት የሚደክም ዐይንና ተስፋ የሚቈርጥ ልብ ይሰጥሃል። 66ቀንም ሆነ ሌሊት በፍርሀት እንደ ተዋጥህ፣ ሕይወትህ ዋስትና ሳታገኝ፣ ዘወትር በሥጋት ትኖራለህ። 67ልብህ በፍርሀት ከመሞላቱና ዐይንህ ከሚያየው የተነሣ፣ ሲነጋ፣ “ምነው አሁን በመሺ” ሲመሽ ደግሞ፣ “ምነው አሁን በነጋ!” ትላለህ። 68ዳግመኛ አትመለስባትም ባልሁህ መንገድም እግዚአብሔር (ያህዌ) በመርከብ ወደ ግብፅ ይመልስሃል። እዚያም ወንዶችና ሴቶች ባሮች እንድትሆኗቸው ለጠላቶቻችሁ ለመሸጥ ራሳችሁን ታቀርባላችሁ፤ የሚገዛችሁ ግን አይኖርም።