Deuteronomy 16
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1“Observe the month of Abib, and you have made a Passover to your God YHWH, for in the month of Abib your God YHWH has brought you out of Egypt by night; 2and you have sacrificed a Passover to your God YHWH, of the flock and of the herd, in the place which YHWH chooses to cause His Name to dwell there. 3You do not eat any fermented thing with it; [for] seven days you eat unleavened things with it, bread of affliction (for you have come out of the land of Egypt in haste), so that you remember the day of your coming out of the land of Egypt all [the] days of your life; 4and leaven is not seen with you in all your border [for] seven days, and there does not remain [any] of the flesh which you sacrifice at evening on the first day until morning. 5You are not able to sacrifice the Passover within any of your gates which your God YHWH is giving to you, 6except at the place which your God YHWH chooses to cause His Name to dwell—there you sacrifice the Passover in the evening, at the going in of the sun, the season of your coming out of Egypt; 7and you have cooked and eaten in the place on which your God YHWH fixes, and have turned in the morning and gone to your tents; 8[for] six days you eat unleavened things, and on the seventh day [is] a restraint to your God YHWH; you do no work.

9You number seven weeks for yourself; you begin to number seven weeks from the beginning of the sickle among the standing grain, 10and you have observed the Celebration of Weeks to your God YHWH, a tribute of a free-will offering of your hand, which you give as your God YHWH blesses you. 11And you have rejoiced before your God YHWH, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your manservant, and your handmaid, and the Levite who [is] within your gates, and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who [are] in your midst, in the place which your God YHWH chooses to cause His Name to dwell there, 12and you have remembered that you have been a servant in Egypt, and have observed and done these statutes.

13You observe the Celebration of Shelters for yourself [for] seven days, in your ingathering of your threshing-floor and of your wine-vat; 14and you have rejoiced in your celebration, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your manservant, and your handmaid, and the Levite, and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who [are] within your gates. 15[For] seven days you celebrate before your God YHWH in the place which YHWH chooses, for your God YHWH blesses you in all your increase and in every work of your hands, and you have been only rejoicing.

16Three times in a year all of your males appear before your God YHWH in the place which He chooses: in the Celebration of Unleavened Things, and in the Celebration of Weeks, and in the Celebration of Shelters; and they do not appear before YHWH empty; 17each [gives] according to the gift of his hand, according to the blessing of your God YHWH, which He has given to you.

18You set for yourself judges and authorities within all your gates which your God YHWH is giving to you, for your tribes; and they have judged the people [with] a righteous judgment. 19You do not turn aside judgment; you do not discern faces, nor take a bribe, for the bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous. 20Righteousness—you pursue righteousness, so that you live and have possessed the land which your God YHWH is giving to you.

21You do not plant an Asherah of any trees for yourself near the altar of your God YHWH, which you make for yourself, 22and you do not raise up any standing image for yourself which your God YHWH is hating.”


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