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These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the people, when ye are come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin:

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

27:12 upon mount Gerizim. Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal are close together, approximately in the center of the land of Canaan, with the city of Shechem in the valley between them. Those standing on Mount Gerizim were reciting God’s promised blessings, while the curses were pronounced from Mount Ebal. Only the curses are recorded here, however. An abundance of blessings are promised in Deuteronomy 28:2-13.

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