Exodus 34:23
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New International Version
Three times a year all your men are to appear before the Sovereign LORD, the God of Israel.

New Living Translation
Three times each year every man in Israel must appear before the Sovereign, the LORD, the God of Israel.

English Standard Version
Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the LORD God, the God of Israel.

New American Standard Bible
"Three times a year all your males are to appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.

King James Bible
Thrice in the year shall all your men children appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Three times a year all your males are to appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.

International Standard Version
Three times during the year all your males are to appear in the presence of the LORD God of Israel,

NET Bible
At three times in the year all your men must appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Three times a year all your men must come into the presence of the Master, the LORD God of Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the GOD who is Lord of all, the God of Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
Three times in the year shall all your male children appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.

American King James Version
Thrice in the year shall all your male children appear before the LORD God, the God of Israel.

American Standard Version
Three times in the year shall all thy males appear before the Lord Jehovah, the God of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Three times in a year all thy males shall appear in the sight of the Almighty Lord the God of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
Thrice in the year shall all thy males appear before the Lord Jehovah, the God of Israel.

English Revised Version
Three times in the year shall all thy males appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thrice in the year shall all your male children appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.

World English Bible
Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord Yahweh, the God of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
'Three times in a year do all thy males appear before the Lord Jehovah, God of Israel;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

34:18-27 Once a week they must rest, even in ploughing time, and in harvest. All worldly business must give way to that holy rest; even harvest work will prosper the better, for the religious observance of the sabbath day in harvest time. We must show that we prefer our communion with God, and our duty to him, before the business or the joy of harvest. Thrice a year they must appear before the Lord God, the God of Israel. Canaan was a desirable land, and the neighbouring nations were greedy; yet God says, They shall not desire it. Let us check all sinful desires against God and his glory, in our hearts, and then trust him to check all sinful desires in the hearts of others against us. The way of duty is the way of safety. Those who venture for him never lose by him. Three feasts are here mentioned: 1. The Passover, in remembrance of the deliverance out of Egypt. 2. The feast of weeks, or the feast of Pentecost; added to it is the law of the first-fruits. 3. The feast of in-gathering, or the feast of Tabernacles. Moses is to write these words, that the people might know them better. We can never be enough thankful to God for the written word. God would make a covenant with Israel, in Moses as a mediator. Thus the covenant of grace is made with believers through Christ.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 23. - Thrice in the year, Repeated from Exodus 23:17.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Thrice in the year shall all your men children appear before the Lord God,.... At the three above mentioned feasts; see Gill on Exodus 23:17 here it is added:

the God of Israel; who had chosen them to be his special people, had redeemed them out of Egypt, and done great things for them since; had made a covenant with them, and had now renewed that covenant with them, and was their covenant God, and they his people, and so were under great obligations to present themselves unto him at the times appointed by him.



Exodus 34:23 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Lord Renews the Covenant
22"You shall celebrate the Feast of Weeks, that is, the first fruits of the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the turn of the year. 23"Three times a year all your males are to appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel. 24"For I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your borders, and no man shall covet your land when you go up three times a year to appear before the LORD your God.…
Cross References
Exodus 23:14
"Three times a year you are to celebrate a festival to me.

Exodus 23:17
"Three times a year all the men are to appear before the Sovereign LORD.

Deuteronomy 16:16
Three times a year all your men must appear before the LORD your God at the place he will choose: at the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks and the Festival of Tabernacles. No one should appear before the LORD empty-handed:

1 Samuel 1:3
Year after year this man went up from his town to worship and sacrifice to the LORD Almighty at Shiloh, where Hophni and Phinehas, the two sons of Eli, were priests of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 8:13
according to the daily requirement for offerings commanded by Moses for the Sabbaths, the New Moons and the three annual festivals--the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks and the Festival of Tabernacles.

Psalm 84:7
They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.

Ezekiel 46:9
"'When the people of the land come before the LORD at the appointed festivals, whoever enters by the north gate to worship is to go out the south gate; and whoever enters by the south gate is to go out the north gate. No one is to return through the gate by which they entered, but each is to go out the opposite gate.
Treasury of Scripture

Thrice in the year shall all your male children appear before the LORD God, the God of Israel.

trice

Exodus 23:14,17 Three times you shall keep a feast to me in the year…

Deuteronomy 16:16 Three times in a year shall all your males appear before the LORD …

Psalm 84:7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appears before God.

the God

Genesis 32:28 And he said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: …

Genesis 33:20 And he erected there an altar, and called it EleloheIsrael.

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