Deuteronomy 16:16
New International Version
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:

New Living Translation
"Each year every man in Israel must celebrate these three festivals: the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Harvest, and the Festival of Shelters. On each of these occasions, all men must appear before the LORD your God at the place he chooses, but they must not appear before the LORD without a gift for him.

English Standard Version
“Three times a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God at the place that he will choose: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, at the Feast of Weeks, and at the Feast of Booths. They shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed.

Berean Study Bible
Three times a year all your men are to appear before the LORD your God in the place He will choose: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Tabernacles No one should appear before the LORD empty-handed.

New American Standard Bible
"Three times in a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God in the place which He chooses, at the Feast of Unleavened Bread and at the Feast of Weeks and at the Feast of Booths, and they shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed.

King James Bible
Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:

Christian Standard Bible
"All your males are to appear three times a year before the LORD your God in the place he chooses: at the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks, and the Festival of Shelters. No one is to appear before the LORD empty-handed.

Contemporary English Version
Each year there are three festivals when all Israelite men must go to the place where the LORD chooses to be worshiped. These are the Festival of Thin Bread, the Harvest Festival, and the Festival of Shelters. And don't forget to take along a gift for the LORD.

Good News Translation
"All the men of your nation are to come to worship the LORD three times a year at the one place of worship: at Passover, Harvest Festival, and the Festival of Shelters. Each man is to bring a gift

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All your males are to appear three times a year before the LORD your God in the place He chooses: at the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks, and the Festival of Booths. No one is to appear before the LORD empty-handed.

International Standard Version
"Every male must appear in the presence of the LORD your God three times a year at the place where he will choose: for the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Seven Weeks, and the Festival of Tents. He must not appear in the LORD's presence empty-handed,

NET Bible
Three times a year all your males must appear before the LORD your God in the place he chooses for the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks, and the Festival of Temporary Shelters; and they must not appear before him empty-handed.

New Heart English Bible
Three times in a year shall all your males appear before the LORD your God in the place which he shall choose: in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tents; and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Three times a year all your men must come into the presence of the LORD your God at the place he will choose: at the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks, and the Festival of Booths. But no one may come into the presence of the LORD without an offering.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which He shall choose; on the feast of unleavened bread, and on the feast of weeks, and on the feast of tabernacles; and they shall not appear before the LORD empty;

New American Standard 1977
“Three times in a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God in the place which He chooses, at the Feast of Unleavened Bread and at the Feast of Weeks and at the Feast of Booths, and they shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Three times each year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose: in the solemn feast of unleavened bread and in the solemn feast of weeks and in the solemn feast of the tabernacles. And they shall not appear before the LORD empty,

King James 2000 Bible
Three times in a year shall all your males appear before the LORD your God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:

American King James Version
Three times in a year shall all your males appear before the LORD your God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:

American Standard Version
Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before Jehovah thy God in the place which he shall choose: in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles; and they shall not appear before Jehovah empty:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the Lord thy God in the place which he shall choose: in the feast of unleavened bread, in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles. No one shall appear with his hands empty before the Lord:

Darby Bible Translation
Three times in the year shall all thy males appear before Jehovah thy God in the place which he will choose, at the feast of unleavened bread, and at the feast of weeks, and at the feast of tabernacles; and they shall not appear before Jehovah empty:

English Revised Version
Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:

Webster's Bible Translation
Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:

World English Bible
Three times in a year shall all your males appear before Yahweh your God in the place which he shall choose: in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tents; and they shall not appear before Yahweh empty:

Young's Literal Translation
'Three times in a year doth every one of thy males appear before Jehovah thy God in the place which He doth choose -- in the feast of unleavened things, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of booths; and they do not appear before Jehovah empty;
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The Feast of Tabernacles
15For seven days you shall celebrate a feast for the LORD your God in the place He will choose, because the LORD your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that your joy will be complete. 16Three times a year all your men are to appear before the LORD your God in the place He will choose: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Tabernacles No one should appear before the LORD empty-handed. 17Everyone must appear with a gift as he is able, according to the blessing the LORD your God has given you.…
Cross References
John 7:2
However, the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near.

Exodus 23:14
Three times a year you are to celebrate a feast to Me.

Exodus 23:17
Three times a year all your males are to appear before the Lord GOD.

Exodus 34:20
You must redeem the firstborn of a donkey with a lamb; but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. You must redeem all the firstborn of your sons. No one shall appear before Me empty-handed.

Exodus 34:23
Three times a year all your males are to appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.

Exodus 34:24
For I will drive out the nations before you and enlarge your borders, and no one will covet your land when you go up three times a year to appear before the LORD your God.

Leviticus 23:34
"Speak to the Israelites and say, 'On the fifteenth day of the seventh month the Feast of Tabernacles to the LORD begins, and it continues for seven days.

Deuteronomy 16:15
For seven days you shall celebrate a feast for the LORD your God in the place He will choose, because the LORD your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that your joy will be complete.

Deuteronomy 16:17
Everyone must appear with a gift as he is able, according to the blessing the LORD your God has given you.

Deuteronomy 31:11
when all Israel comes before of the LORD your God at the place He will choose, you are to read this law in the hearing of all Israel.

1 Samuel 1:3
Year after year Elkanah would go up from his city to worship and sacrifice to the LORD of Hosts at Shiloh, where Eli's two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, were priests to the LORD.

1 Samuel 6:3
They replied, "If you return the ark of the God of Israel, do not send it away empty, but by all means return it to Him with a guilt offering. Then you will be healed, and you will understand why His hand has not been lifted from you."

1 Kings 9:25
Three times a year Solomon offered burnt offerings and peace offerings on the altar he had built for the LORD, burning incense with them before the LORD. So he completed the temple.

2 Chronicles 8:13
He observed the daily requirement for offerings according to the commandment of Moses for Sabbaths, New Moons, and the three annual appointed feasts--the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Tabernacles.

Nehemiah 8:15
So they proclaimed this message and spread it throughout their towns and in Jerusalem, saying, "Go out to the hill country and bring back branches of olive, wild olive, myrtle, palm, and other leafy trees, to make booths, as it is written."

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

Psalm 122:4
where the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, as a testimony for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

Three times in a year shall all your males appear before the LORD your God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:

Three times

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

Exodus 34:22,23 And you shall observe the feast of weeks, of the first fruits of …

1 Kings 9:25 And three times in a year did Solomon offer burnt offerings and peace …

and they shall

Exodus 23:15 You shall keep the feast of unleavened bread: (you shall eat unleavened …

Exodus 34:20 But the firstling of an donkey you shall redeem with a lamb: and …

1 Chronicles 29:3-9,14-17 Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, …

Psalm 96:8 Give to the LORD the glory due to his name: bring an offering, and …

Proverbs 3:9,10 Honor the LORD with your substance, and with the first fruits of …

Isaiah 23:18 And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to the LORD: it …

Isaiah 60:6-9 The multitude of camels shall cover you, the dromedaries of Midian …

Haggai 1:9 You looked for much, and, see it came to little; and when you brought …

Matthew 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child …

Mark 12:3 And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.







Lexicon
Three
שָׁל֣וֹשׁ (šā·lō·wōš)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice

times
פְּעָמִ֣ים ׀ (pə·‘ā·mîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6471: A beat, foot, anvil, occurrence

a year
בַּשָּׁנָ֡ה (baš·šā·nāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year

all
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

your men
זְכוּרְךָ֜ (zə·ḵū·rə·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2138: A male

are to appear
יֵרָאֶ֨ה (yê·rā·’eh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

before
פְּנֵ֣י ׀ (pə·nê)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the LORD
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

your God
אֱלֹהֶ֗יךָ (’ĕ·lō·he·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

in the place
בַּמָּקוֹם֙ (bam·mā·qō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

He will choose:
יִבְחָ֔ר (yiḇ·ḥār)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 977: To try, select

at the Feast
בְּחַ֧ג (bə·ḥaḡ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2282: A festival gathering, feast, pilgrim feast

of Unleavened Bread,
הַמַּצּ֛וֹת (ham·maṣ·ṣō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4682: Sweetness, sweet, an unfermented cake, loaf, the festival of Passover

the Feast
וּבְחַ֥ג (ū·ḇə·ḥaḡ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2282: A festival gathering, feast, pilgrim feast

of Weeks,
הַשָּׁבֻע֖וֹת (haš·šā·ḇu·‘ō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7620: A period of seven (days, years), heptad, week

and the Feast
וּבְחַ֣ג (ū·ḇə·ḥaḡ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2282: A festival gathering, feast, pilgrim feast

of Tabernacles
הַסֻּכּ֑וֹת (has·suk·kō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5521: A thicket, booth

No one
וְלֹ֧א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

should appear
יֵרָאֶ֛ה (yê·rā·’eh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

before
פְּנֵ֥י (pə·nê)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

empty-handed.
רֵיקָֽם׃ (rê·qām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 7387: Emptily, ineffectually, undeservedly
(16) Three times in a year.--So Exodus 23:17. And in Exodus 34:23-24 a promise is added that their land should be safe in their absence.

Verses 16, 17. - (Cf. Exodus 23:17; Exodus 34:23.) The law is repeated here with the additional clause, "at the place which the Lord shall choose;" and the words, "not empty," are explained to mean with gifts according to the gift of their hands, according to the blessing of Jehovah their God, which he had given them. 16:1-17 The laws for the three yearly feasts are here repeated; that of the Passover, that of the Pentecost, that of Tabernacles; and the general law concerning the people's attendance. Never should a believer forget his low estate of guilt and misery, his deliverance, and the price it cost the Redeemer; that gratitude and joy in the Lord may be mingled with sorrow for sin, and patience under the tribulations in his way to the kingdom of heaven. They must rejoice in their receivings from God, and in their returns of service and sacrifice to him; our duty must be our delight, as well as our enjoyment. If those who were under the law must rejoice before God, much more we that are under the grace of the gospel; which makes it our duty to rejoice evermore, to rejoice in the Lord always. When we rejoice in God ourselves, we should do what we can to assist others also to rejoice in him, by comforting the mourners, and supplying those who are in want. All who make God their joy, may rejoice in hope, for He is faithful that has promised.
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