1 Vocavitque Moyses omnem Israel et dixit ad eos: "Vos vidistis universa, quae fecit Dominus coram vobis in terra Aegypti pharaoni et omnibus servis eius universaeque terrae illius,
2 tentationes magnas, quas viderunt oculi tui, signa illa portentaque ingentia;
3 et non dedit Dominus vobis cor intellegens et oculos videntes et aures, quae possint audire, usque in praesentem diem.
4 Adduxi vos quadraginta annis per desertum; non sunt attrita vestimenta vestra, nec calceamenta pedum tuorum vetustate consumpta sunt,
5 panem non comedistis, vinum et siceram non bibistis, ut sciretis quia ego sum Dominus Deus vester.
6 Et venistis ad hunc locum, egressusque est Sehon rex Hesebon et Og rex Basan occurrentes nobis ad pugnam, et percussimus eos.
7 Et tulimus terram eorum ac tradidimus possidendam Ruben et Gad et dimidiae tribui Manasse.
8 Custodite ergo verba pacti huius et implete ea, ut prosperemini in universis, quae facitis.
9 Vos statis hodie cuncti coram Domino Deo vestro, principes vestri ac tribus et maiores natu atque praefecti, omnis vir Israel,
10 liberi et uxores vestrae et advena tuus, qui tecum moratur in castris, a lignorum caesoribus usque ad hos, qui hauriunt aquas tuas,
11 ut transeas in foedere Domini Dei tui et in iure iurando, quod hodie Dominus Deus tuus percutit tecum,
12 ut suscitet te sibi hodie in populum, et ipse sit Deus tuus, sicut locutus est tibi et sicut iuravit patribus tuis, Abraham, Isaac et Iacob.
13 Nec vobis solis ego hoc foedus ferio et haec iuramenta confirmo,
14 sed cunctis hic nobiscum hodie praesentibus coram Domino Deo nostro et illis, qui hodie hic nobiscum non adsunt.
15 Vos enim nostis quomodo habitaverimus in terra Aegypti et quomodo transierimus per medium nationum, quas transeuntes
16 vidistis abominationes et idola eorum, lignum et lapidem, argentum et aurum, quae colebant.
17 Ne forte sit inter vos vir aut mulier, familia aut tribus, cuius cor aversum est hodie a Domino Deo nostro, ut vadat et serviat diis illarum gentium, et sit inter vos radix germinans fel et absinthium;
18 cumque audierit verba iuramenti huius, benedicat sibi in corde suo dicens: "Pax erit mihi, etsi ambulabo in pravitate cordis mei" et absumat terram irriguam et sitientem.
19 Dominus non ignoscet ei, sed tunc quam maxime furor eius fumabit et zelus contra hominem illum, et sedebunt super eum omnia maledicta, quae scripta sunt in hoc volumine, et delebit Dominus nomen eius sub caelo
20 et consumet eum in perditionem ex omnibus tribubus Israel, iuxta maledictiones foederis, quae in hoc libro legis scriptae sunt.
21 Dicetque sequens generatio, filii vestri, qui nascentur deinceps, et peregrini, qui de longe venerint, videntes plagas terrae illius et infirmitates, quibus eam afflixerit Dominus,
22 sulphur et salem: combusta est omnis humus eius, ita ut ultra non seratur, nec virens quippiam germinet in exemplum subversionis Sodomae et Gomorrae, Adamae et Seboim, quas subvertit Dominus in ira et furore suo.
23 Et dicent omnes gentes: "Quare sic fecit Dominus terrae huic? Quae est haec ira furoris immensa?"
24 Et respondebunt: "Quia dereliquerunt pactum Domini, Dei patrum suorum, quod pepigit cum eis, quando eduxit eos de terra Aegypti,
25 et servierunt diis alienis et adoraverunt eos, quos nesciebant et quibus non fuerant attributi;
26 idcirco iratus est furor Domini contra terram istam, ut induceret super eam omnia maledicta, quae in hoc volumine scripta sunt,
27 et eiecit eos de terra eorum in ira et furore et indignatione maxima proiecitque in terram alienam, sicut hodie comprobatur"
28 Abscondita Domino Deo nostro, manifesta autem nobis et filiis nostris usque in sempiternum, ut faciamus universa verba legis huius.
King James Version
1 These are the words of the covenant, which the LORD commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, beside the covenant which he made with them in Horeb.
2 ¶ And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them, Ye have seen all that the LORD did before your eyes in the land of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, and unto all his land;
3 The great temptations which thine eyes have seen, the signs, and those great miracles:
4 Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.
5 And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot.
6 Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink: that ye might know that I am the LORD your God.
7 And when ye came unto this place, Sihon the king of Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, came out against us unto battle, and we smote them:
8 And we took their land, and gave it for an inheritance unto the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half tribe of Manasseh.
9 Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.
10 ¶ Ye stand this day all of you before the LORD your God; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, with all the men of Israel,
11 Your little ones, your wives, and thy stranger that is in thy camp, from the hewer of thy wood unto the drawer of thy water:
12 That thou shouldest enter into covenant with the LORD thy God, and into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day:
13 That he may establish thee to day for a people unto himself, and that he may be unto thee a God, as he hath said unto thee, and as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
14 Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath;
15 But with him that standeth here with us this day before the LORD our God, and also with him that is not here with us this day:
16 (For ye know how we have dwelt in the land of Egypt; and how we came through the nations which ye passed by;
17 And ye have seen their abominations, and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among them:)
18 Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood;
19 And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst:
20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven.
21 And the LORD shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law:
22 So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD hath laid upon it;
23 And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath:
24 Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger?
25 Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD God of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them forth out of the land of Egypt:
26 For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and whom he had not given unto them:
27 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book:
28 And the LORD rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.
29 The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.