New International Version
"Three times a year all the men are to appear before the Sovereign LORD.
King James Bible
Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord GOD.
Darby Bible Translation
Three times in the year all thy males shall appear in the presence of the Lord Jehovah.
World English Bible
Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
'Three times in a year do all thy males appear before the face of the Lord Jehovah.
Exodus 23:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
All thy males - Old men, sick men, male idiots, and male children under thirteen years of age, excepted; for so the Jewish doctors understand this command.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Feast of Ingathering in the End of the Year
'And the feast of harvest, the first-fruits of thy labours, which them hast sown In thy field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.' --EXODUS xxiii. 16. The Israelites seem to have had a double beginning of the year--one in spring, one at the close of harvest; or it may only be that here the year is regarded from the natural point of view--a farmer's year. This feast was at the gathering in of the fruits, which was …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Blessing of Jacob Upon Judah. (Gen. Xlix. 8-10. )
In the Temple at the Feast of Tabernacles.
"Three times a year you are to celebrate a festival to me.
Three times a year all your men are to appear before the Sovereign LORD, the God of Israel.
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:
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?
That is where the tribes go up-- the tribes of the LORD-- to praise the name of the LORD according to the statute given to Israel.
When you come to appear before me, who has asked this of you, this trampling of my courts?
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