The Source of Blessings - Deuteronomy 28

And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken  diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe  and to do all his commandments which I command thee  this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above  all nations of the earth: Deuteronomy 28:1 

Deuteronomy 28:2 And all these blessings shall  come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto  the voice of the LORD thy God. 

Deuteronomy 28:3 Blessed shalt thou  be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.  

Deuteronomy 28:4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit  of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy  kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. 

Deuteronomy 28:5 Blessed shall be  thy basket and thy store. 

Deuteronomy 28:6 Blessed shalt thou be  when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when  thou goest out. 

Deuteronomy 28:7 The LORD shall cause thine enemies  that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they  shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee  seven ways. 

Deuteronomy 28:8 The LORD shall command the blessing  upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest  thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which  the LORD thy God giveth thee. 

Deuteronomy 28:9 The LORD shall  establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn  unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the  LORD thy God, and walk in his ways. 

Deuteronomy 28:10 And all  people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name  of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee. 

Deuteronomy 28:11 And  the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of  thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy  ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers  to give thee. 

Deuteronomy 28:12 The LORD shall open unto thee his  good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in  his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou  shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.  

Deuteronomy 28:13 And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not  the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be  beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the  LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe  and to do them: 

Deuteronomy 28:14 And thou shalt not go aside from  any of the words which I command thee this day, to the  right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve  them.  

Deuteronomy 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken  unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all  his commandments and his statutes which I command thee  this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and  overtake thee: 

Deuteronomy 28:16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city,  and cursed shalt thou be in the field. 

Deuteronomy 28:17 Cursed  shall be thy basket and thy store. 

Deuteronomy 28:18 Cursed shall  be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the  increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. 

Deuteronomy 28:19  Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed  shalt thou be when thou goest out. 

Deuteronomy 28:20 The LORD  shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all  that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be  destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the  wickedness of thy 
doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.  

Deuteronomy 28:21 The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto  thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither  thou goest to possess it. 

Deuteronomy 28:22 The LORD shall smite thee  with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an  inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the  sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall  pursue thee until thou perish. 

Deuteronomy 28:23 And thy heaven that  is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under  thee shall be iron. 

Deuteronomy 28:24 The LORD shall make the rain  of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come  down upon thee, until thou be destroyed. 

Deuteronomy 28:25 The  LORD shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies:  thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways  before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of  the earth. 

Deuteronomy 28:26 And thy carcase shall be meat unto all  fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man  shall fray them away. 

Deuteronomy 28:27 The LORD will smite thee  with the botch of Egypt, and with 
the emerods, and with the  scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.   

Deuteronomy 28:28 The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and  blindness, and astonishment of heart: 

Deuteronomy 28:29 And thou  shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in 
darkness, and  thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only  oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save  thee. 

Deuteronomy 28:30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man  shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt  not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not  gather the grapes thereof. 

Deuteronomy 28:31 Thine ox shall be slain  before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass  shall be violently taken away from before thy face, and  shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given unto  thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them.  

Deuteronomy 28:32 Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto  another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with  longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no  might in thine hand. 

Deuteronomy 28:33 The fruit of thy land, and all  thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up;  and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:  

Deuteronomy 28:34 So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes  which thou shalt see. 

Deuteronomy 28:35 The LORD shall smite thee in  the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be  healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head.  

Deuteronomy 28:36 The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which  thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou  nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other  gods, wood and stone. 

Deuteronomy 28:37 And thou shalt become an  astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations  whither the LORD shall lead thee. 

Deuteronomy 28:38 Thou shalt carry  much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in;  for the locust shall consume it. 

Deuteronomy 28:39 Thou shalt plant  vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the  wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them.  

Deuteronomy 28:40 Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy  coasts, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the oil; for  thine olive shall cast his fruit. 

Deuteronomy 28:41 Thou shalt beget  sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they  shall go into captivity. 

Deuteronomy 28:42 All thy trees and fruit of thy  land shall the locust consume. 

Deuteronomy 28:43 The stranger that is  within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt  come down very low. 

Deuteronomy 28:44 He shall lend to thee, and  thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou  shalt be the tail. 

Deuteronomy 28:45 Moreover all these curses shall  come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee,  till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto  the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his 
commandments  and his statutes which he commanded thee: 

Deuteronomy 28:46 And  they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and  upon thy seed for ever. 

Deuteronomy 28:47 Because thou servedst not  the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of  heart, for the abundance of all things; 

Deuteronomy 28:48 Therefore  shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send  against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and  in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon  thy neck, until he have destroyed thee. 

Deuteronomy 28:49 The LORD  shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of  the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose  tongue thou shalt not understand; 

Deuteronomy 28:50 A nation of fierce  countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old,  nor shew favour to the young: 

Deuteronomy 28:51 And he shall eat the  fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be  destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either corn,  wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee. 

Deuteronomy 28:52 And he shall  besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls  come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land:  and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy  land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee. 

Deuteronomy 28:53  And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of  thy sons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy God  hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness,  wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee: 

Deuteronomy 28:54 So  that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate,  his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife  of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which  he shall leave: 

Deuteronomy 28:55 So that he will not give to any of  them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because  he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness,  wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates.   

Deuteronomy 28:56 The tender and delicate woman among you, which  would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the  ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil  toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and  toward her daughter, 

Deuteronomy 28:57 And toward her young one  that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her  children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for  want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness,  wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.  

Deuteronomy 28:58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this  law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this  glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD; 

Deuteronomy 28:59  Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the  plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long  continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.  

Deuteronomy 28:60 Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases  of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave  unto thee. 

Deuteronomy 28:61 Also every sickness, and every plague,  which is not written in the book of this law, them will the  LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed. 

Deuteronomy 28:62  And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the  stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not  obey the voice of the LORD thy God. 

Deuteronomy 28:63 And it shall  come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do  you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice  over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye  shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to  possess it. 

Deuteronomy 28:64 And the LORD shall scatter thee among  all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the  other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither  thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.  

Deuteronomy 28:65 And among these nations shalt thou find no ease,  neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD  shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes,  and sorrow of mind: 

Deuteronomy 28:66 And thy life shall hang in  doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and  shalt have none assurance of thy life: 

Deuteronomy 28:67 In the  morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and 
at  even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the  fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the  sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see. 

Deuteronomy 28:68 And the  LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the  way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more  again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for  bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you. KJV

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