Deuteronomy 27:18-19
אָרוּר מַשְׁגֶּה עִוֵּר בַּדָּרֶךְ וְאָמַר כָּל הָעָם אָמֵן: אָרוּר מַטֶּה מִשְׁפַּט גֵּר יָתוֹם וְאַלְמָנָה וְאָמַר כָּל הָעָם אָמֵן:
Cursed be the one who misdirects a blind person on his/her way. -- And all the people shall say, Amen. Cursed be the one who subverts the rights of the stranger, the orphan, and the widow. -- And all the people shall say, Amen. [JPS translation. Edited for gender-neutrality]

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. Who is speaking in this text? What is the significance of "and all the people shall say amen"?

2. What is assumed about the blind person, the stranger, the fatherless and the widow?

3. What effect does the curse have? Is it a deterrent or a punishment or both?

Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)