Deuteronomy 11:29
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English Standard Version
And when the LORD your God brings you into the land that you are entering to take possession of it, you shall set the blessing on Mount Gerizim and the curse on Mount Ebal.

King James Bible
And it shall come to pass, when the LORD thy God hath brought thee in unto the land whither thou goest to possess it, that thou shalt put the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal.

American Standard Version
And it shall come to pass, when Jehovah thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, that thou shalt set the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land, whither thou goest to dwell, thou shalt put the blessing upon mount Garizim, the curse upon mount Hebal:

English Revised Version
And it shall come to pass, when the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, that thou shalt set the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it shall come to pass when the LORD thy God hath brought thee in to the land whither thou goest to possess it, that thou shalt put the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

But if, on the other hand, their heart was foolish to turn away from the Lord and serve other gods, the wrath of the Lord would burn against them, and God would shut up the heaven, that no rain should fall and the earth should yield no produce, and they would speedily perish (cf. Leviticus 26:19-20, and Deuteronomy 28:23-24). Let them therefore impress the words now set before them very deeply upon themselves and their children (Deuteronomy 11:18-21, in which there is in part a verbal repetition of Deuteronomy 6:6-9). The words, "as the days of the heaven above the earth," i.e., as long as the heaven continues above the earth, - in other words, to all eternity (cf. Psalm 89:30; Job. Deu 14:12), - belong to the main sentence, "that your days may be multiplied," etc. (Deuteronomy 11:21). "The promise to give the land to Israel for ever was not made unconditionally; an unconditional promise is precluded by the words, 'that your days may be multiplied'" (Schultz). (For further remarks, see at Deuteronomy 30:3-5.) For (Deuteronomy 11:22-25) if they adhered faithfully to the Lord, He would drive out before them all the nations that dwelt in the land, and would give them the land upon which they trod in all its length and breadth, and so fill the Canaanites with fear and terror before them, that no one should be able to stand against them. (On Deuteronomy 11:23, cf. Deuteronomy 7:1-2; Deuteronomy 9:1, and Deuteronomy 1:28.) The words, "every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours," are defined more precisely, and restricted to the land of Canaan on both sides of the Jordan by the boundaries which follow: "from the desert (of Arabia on the south), and Lebanon (on the north), and from the river Euphrates (on the east) to the hinder sea" (the Mediterranean on the west; see Numbers 34:6). The Euphrates is given as the eastern boundary, as in Deuteronomy 1:7, according to the promise in Genesis 15:18. (On Deuteronomy 11:25, cf. Deuteronomy 7:24; Deuteronomy 2:25, and Exodus 23:27.)

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

put the blessing

Deuteronomy 27:12-26 These shall stand on mount Gerizim to bless the people, when you are come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar...

Joshua 8:30-35 Then Joshua built an altar to the LORD God of Israel in mount Ebal...

Gerizim Gerizim and ebal, mountains west of Jordan, and in the tribe of Ephraim, are opposite, or parallel to each other, extending from east to west; mount Gerizim being on the south, and mount Ebal on the north. They are separated by the beautiful valley in which Shechem or Nablous is situated, which is only about

200 paces in width. Both mountains are much alike in height, length, and figure; being about a league in length, in the form of a semicircle, and so steep, on the side of Shechem, that there is scarcely any shelving: their altitude appeared to Mr. Buckingham nearly equal, not exceeding

700 or

800 feet from the level of the valley, which is itself elevated. But though they resemble each other in these particulars, yet in another they are very dissimilar; for, says Maundree, `though neither of the mountains has much to boast of as to its pleasantness, yet, as one passed between them, Gerizim seems to discover a somewhat more verdant, fruitful aspect then Ebal: the reason of which may be, because fronting towards the north, it is sheltered from the heat of the sun by its own shade; whereas Ebal, looking southward, and receiving the sun that comes directly upon it, must by consequence be rendered more scorched and unfruitful.'

A LIST OF THE MOST FAMOUS MOUNTAINS NAMED IN SCRIPTURE

Amalek, in the tribe of Ephraim.

Judges 12:15 And Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite died, and was buried in Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the mount of the Amalekites.

Calvary, near Jerusalem.

Luke 23:33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand...

Carmel, near the Mediterranean.

Joshua 19:26 And Alammelech, and Amad, and Misheal; and reaches to Carmel westward, and to Shihorlibnath;

Ebal, near to Gerizim.

Joshua 8:30 Then Joshua built an altar to the LORD God of Israel in mount Ebal,

En-gedi, near the Dead Sea.

Joshua 15:62 And Nibshan, and the city of Salt, and Engedi; six cities with their villages.

Gaash, in the tribe of Ephraim.

Joshua 24:30 And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathserah, which is in mount Ephraim...

Gilboa, south of the valley of Israel.

2 Samuel 1:21 You mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, neither let there be rain, on you, nor fields of offerings...

Gilead, beyond Jordan.

Genesis 31:21-25 So he fled with all that he had; and he rose up, and passed over the river, and set his face toward the mount Gilead...

Gerizim, on which afterwards stood a temple of the Samaritans. Ju

Genesis 9:7 And you, be you fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

Hermon, beyond Jordan.

Joshua 11:3 And to the Canaanite on the east and on the west, and to the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite...

Hor, in Idumeae.

Numbers 20:22 And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, journeyed from Kadesh, and came to mount Hor.

Horeb, in Arabia Petraea, near to Sinai.

Deuteronomy 1:2 (There are eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir to Kadeshbarnea.)

Lebanon, separates Syria from Palestine.

Deuteronomy 3:25 I pray you, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon.

Moriah, where the temple was built.

2 Chronicles 3:1 Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the Lord appeared to David his father...

Nebo, part of the mountains of Abarim.

Numbers 32:3 Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Shebam, and Nebo, and Beon,

Olives, east of Jerusalem, divided only by brook Kidron.

1 Kings 11:1,7 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians...

2 Kings 23:13 And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the mount of corruption...

Acts 1:12 Then returned they to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

Paran, in Arabia Petraea.

Genesis 14:6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, to Elparan, which is by the wilderness.

Deuteronomy 1:1 These be the words which Moses spoke to all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea...

Pisgah, beyond Jordan.

Numbers 21:20 And from Bamoth in the valley, that is in the country of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looks toward Jeshimon.

Deuteronomy 34:1 And Moses went up from the plains of Moab to the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho...

Seir, in Idumae.

Genesis 14:6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, to Elparan, which is by the wilderness.

Sinai, in Arabia Petraea.

Exodus 19:2 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness...

Deuteronomy 33:2 And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir to them; he shined forth from mount Paran...

Sion, near to mount Moriah.

2 Samuel 5:7 Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.

Tabor, in the Lower Galilee Ju

2 Samuel 4:6 And they came thither into the middle of the house, as though they would have fetched wheat; and they smote him under the fifth rib...

Cross References
John 4:20
Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship."

Deuteronomy 27:4
And when you have crossed over the Jordan, you shall set up these stones, concerning which I command you today, on Mount Ebal, and you shall plaster them with plaster.

Deuteronomy 27:12
"When you have crossed over the Jordan, these shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin.

Joshua 8:33
And all Israel, sojourner as well as native born, with their elders and officers and their judges, stood on opposite sides of the ark before the Levitical priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD, half of them in front of Mount Gerizim and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, just as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded at the first, to bless the people of Israel.

Judges 9:7
When it was told to Jotham, he went and stood on top of Mount Gerizim and cried aloud and said to them, "Listen to me, you leaders of Shechem, that God may listen to you.

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