Exodus 34:23
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English Standard Version
Three times in the year shall all your males 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.

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.

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.

Exodus 34:23 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The true way to worship Jehovah is then pointed out, first of all negatively, in the prohibition against making molten images, with an allusion to the worship of the golden calf, as evinced by the use of the expression מסּכה אלהי, which only occurs again in Leviticus 19:4, instead of the phrase "gods of silver and gold" (Exodus 20:23); and then positively, by a command to observe the feast of Mazzoth and the consecration of the first-born connected with the Passover (see at Exodus 13:2, Exodus 13:11, and Exodus 13:12), also the Sabbath (Exodus 34:21), the feasts of Weeks and Ingathering, the appearance of the male members of the nation three times a year before the Lord (Exodus 34:22, see at Exodus 23:14-17), together with all the other instructions connected with them (Exodus 34:25, Exodus 34:26). Before the last, however, the promise is introduced, that after the expulsion of the Canaanites, Jehovah would enlarge the borders of Israel (cf. Exodus 23:31), and make their land so secure, that when they went up to the Lord three times in the year, no one should desire their land, sc., because of the universal dread of the might of their God (Exodus 23:27).

Exodus 34:23 Parallel Commentaries

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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 your God in the place which he shall choose...

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

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Genesis 32:28 And he said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince have you power with God and with men...

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

Cross References
Exodus 23:14
"Three times in the year you shall keep a feast to me.

Exodus 23:17
Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the Lord GOD.

Deuteronomy 16:16
"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.

1 Samuel 1:3
Now this man used to go up year by year from his city to worship and to sacrifice to the LORD of hosts at Shiloh, where the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were priests of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 8:13
as the duty of each day required, offering according to the commandment of Moses for the Sabbaths, the new moons, and the three annual feasts--the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Booths.

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

Ezekiel 46:9
"When the people of the land come before the LORD at the appointed feasts, he who enters by the north gate to worship shall go out by the south gate, and he who enters by the south gate shall go out by the north gate: no one shall return by way of the gate by which he entered, but each shall go out straight ahead.

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