The Geneva Bible 1587 Edition
one of the most historically significant translations of the Bible into the English language,
preceding the King James translation by 51 years.
E. C. Marsh
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1 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 He will make you the most excellent of all people. set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and When you think you are forsaken. overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
3 Blessed [shalt] thou [be] in the You will live richly. city, and blessed [shalt] thou [be] in the field.
4 Blessed [shall be] the fruit Your children and succession. 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.
5 Blessed shalbe thy basket and thy dough.
6 Blessed [shalt] thou [be] when thou All your enterprises will have good success. comest in, and blessed [shalt] thou [be] when thou goest out.
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 Meaning many ways. seven ways.
8 The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine God will bless us, if we do our duty and are not idle. hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
9 The Lorde shal make thee an holy people vnto himself, as he hath sworne vnto thee, if thou shalt keepe the commandements of the Lord thy God, and walke in his wayes.
10 And all people of the earth shall see that thou art In that he is your God, and you are his people. called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.
11 And the Lord shal make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruite of thy body, and in the fruite of thy cattell, and in the fruite of thy grounde, in the land which the Lorde sware vnto thy fathers, to giue thee.
12 The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the For nothing in the earth is profitable but when God sends his blessings from heaven. 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.
13 And the Lord shal make thee the head, & not the tayle, & thou shalt be aboue onely, and shalt not bee beneath, if thou obey the commandements of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to keepe and to do them.
14 But thou shalt not decline from any of the wordes, which I command you this day, either to the right hand or to the left, to goe after other gods to serue them.
15 But if thou wilt not obey the voyce of the Lord thy God, to keepe & to do all his commandementes and his ordinances, which I command thee this day, then al these curses shal come vpon thee, and ouertake thee.
16 Cursed shalt thou bee in the towne, and cursed also in the fielde.
17 Cursed shal thy basket be, & thy dough.
18 Cursed shall be the fruite of thy body, and the fruite of thy land, the increase of thy kine, & the flockes of thy sheepe.
19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou commest in, and cursed also when thou goest out.
20 The Lorde shall sende vpon thee cursing, trouble, & shame, in all that which thou settest thine hand to do, vntil thou be destroyed, and perish quickely, because of the wickednesse of thy workes whereby thou hast forsaken me.
21 The Lord shall make the pestilence cleaue vnto thee, vntill he hath consumed thee from the land, whither thou goest to possesse it.
22 The Lorde shall smite thee with a consumption, and with the feuer, and with a burning ague, and with feruent heate, & with the sworde, and with blasting, and with the mildew, & they shal pursue thee vntill thou perish.
23 And thy heaven that [is] over thy head shall be It will give you no more moisture than if it were of brass. brass, and the earth that is under thee [shall be] iron.
24 The Lorde shal giue thee for the rayne of thy land, dust & ashes: euen from heauen shal it come downe vpon thee, vntil thou be destroyed.
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 Some read, you shall be a terror and fear, when they hear how God has plagued you. removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.
26 And thy You will be cursed both in your life and in your death: for the burial is a testimony of the resurrection a sign you will lack because of your wickedness. carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray [them] away.
27 The Lord wil smite thee with the botch of Egypt, & with the emeroids, & with the skab, and with the itche, that thou canst not be healed.
28 And ye Lorde shal smite thee with madnes, and with blindnes, and with astonying of heart.
29 And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the In things most evident and clear you will lack discretion and judgment. 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].
30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, & another man shal lye with her: thou shalt builde an house, and shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not eate the fruite.
31 Thine oxe shalbe slayne before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eate thereof: thine asse shall be violently taken away before thy face, and shal not be restored to thee: thy sheepe shalbe giuen vnto thine enemies, and no man shal rescue them for thee.
32 Thy sons and thy daughters [shall be] given unto another people, and thine eyes When they will return from their captivity. shall look, and fail [with longing] for them all the day long: and [there shall be] no might in thine hand.
33 The fruite of thy land and all thy labours shall a people, which thou knowest not, eate, and thou shalt neuer but suffer wrong, and violence always:
34 So that thou shalt be madde for the sight which thine eyes shal see.
35 The Lord shal smite thee in the knees, and in the thighes, with a sore botche, that thou canst not be healed: euen from the sole of thy foote vnto the top of thine head.
36 The LORD shall bring thee, and thy As he did Manasseh, Joiakim, Zedekiah and others. 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.
37 And thou shalt be a wonder, a prouerbe and a common talke among all people, whither the Lord shall carie thee.
38 Thou shalt carie out much seede into the fielde, and shalt gather but litle in: for the grashoppers shall destroy it.
39 Thou shalt plant a vineyard, and dresse it, but shalt neither drinke of the wine, nor gather the grapes: for the wormes shall eate it.
40 Thou shalt haue Oliue trees in all thy coastes, but shalt not anoynt thy selfe with the oyle: for thine oliues shall fall.
41 Thou shalt beget sonnes, and daughters, but shalt not haue them: for they shall goe into captiuitie.
42 All thy trees and fruit of thy land Under one kind he contains all the vermin, which destroy the fruit of the land: and this is an evident token of God's curse. shall the locust consume.
43 The straunger that is among you, shall clime aboue thee vp on hie, and thou shalt come downe beneath alow.
44 He shall lend thee, and thou shalt not lend him: he shalbe the head, & thou shalt be ye tayle.
45 Moreouer, all these curses shall come vpon thee, and shall pursue thee and ouertake thee, till thou be destroyed, because thou obeyedst not the voyce of the Lorde thy God, to keepe his commaundements, and his ordinances, which he commanded thee:
46 And they shalbe vpon thee for signes & wonders, and vpon thy seede for euer,
47 Because thou seruedst not the Lorde thy God with ioyfulnesse and with a good heart for the abundance of all things.
48 Therefore thou shalt serue thine enemies which the Lord shal send vpon thee, in hunger & in thirst, and in nakednesse, and in neede of all things? And he shall put a yoke of yron vpon thy necke vntill he haue destroyed thee.
49 The Lord shall bring a nation vpon thee from farre, euen from the ende of the world, flying swift as an Egle: a nation whose tongue thou shalt not vnderstand:
50 A nation of a fierce countenance, which will not regarde the person of the olde, nor haue compassion of the yong.
51 The same shall eate the fruit of thy cattell, and the fruite of thy land vntill thou be destroyed, and he shall leaue thee neyther wheate, wine, nor oyle, neither the increase of thy kyne, nor the flockes of thy sheepe, vntill he haue brought thee to nought.
52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy cities, vntill thine hie and strong walles fall downe, wherein thou trustedst in all the lande: and hee shall besiege thee in all thy cities throughout all thy lande, which the Lorde thy God hath giuen thee.
53 And thou shalt eate the fruite of thy bodie: euen the flesh of thy sonnes and thy daughters, which the Lorde thy God hath giuen thee, during the siege & straitnesse wherein thine enemie shall inclose thee:
54 So that the man (that is tender and exceeding deintie among you) shalbe grieued at his brother, and at his wife, that lieth in his bosome, and at the remnant of his children, which hee hath yet left,
55 For feare of giuing vnto any of them of the flesh of his children, whom he shall eate, because he hath nothing left him in that siege, and straitnesse, wherewith thine enemie shall besiege thee in all thy cities.
56 The tender and delicate As came to pass in the days of Joram king of Israel, (2Ki_6:28) and when the Romans besieged Jerusalem. 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,
57 And toward her Hunger will so bite her, that she will be ready to eat her child before it is delivered. 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.
58 If thou wilt not observe to do For he that offends in one, is guilty of all, (Jam_2:10) 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;
59 The the Lord wil make thy plagues wonderfull, and the plagues of thy seede, euen great plagues and of long continuance, and sore diseases, and of long durance.
60 Moreouer, he will bring vpon thee all the diseases of Egypt, whereof thou wast afraide, and they shall cleaue vnto thee.
61 Also every sickness, and every plague, which [is] not Declaring, that God has infinite means to plague the wicked, besides those that are ordinary or written. written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
62 And ye shall be left few in nomber, where ye were as the starres of heauen in multitude, because thou wouldest not obey the voyce of the Lord thy God.
63 And as the Lord hath reioyced ouer you, to doe you good, and to multiply you, so he will reioyce ouer you, to destroy you, and bring you to nought, and ye shalbe rooted out of the land, whither thou goest to possesse it.
64 And the LORD shall Signifying that it is a singular gift from God to be in a place where we may worship God purely and declare our faith and religion. 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.
65 Also among these nations thou shalt finde no rest, neither shall the sole of thy foote haue rest: for the Lord shal giue thee there a trembling heart, and looking to returne till thine eyes fall out, and a sorowfull minde.
66 And thy life shall hang before thee, and thou shalt feare both night and day, and shalt haue none assurance of thy life.
67 In the morning thou shalt say, Woulde God it were euening, and at the euening thou shalt say, Would God it were morning, for ye feare of thine heart, which thou shalt feare, and for the sight of thine eyes, which thou shalt see.
68 And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with Because they were unmindful of that miracle, when the sea made room for them to pass through. 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].Presented by The Common Man's Prospective. Copyright© 1999-2012 Ernest C. Marsh