The Bible in Its Traditions

Deuteronomy 16:9–12

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Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee; from the time the sickle is first put to the standing corn shalt thou begin to number seven weeks.

You shall number for yourself seven weeks from that day, the day on which you put the sickle to the grain field.

You shall count seven weeks to yourselves; begin to count the seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain.

10  And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto YHWH thy God after the measure of the freewill-offering of thy hand, which thou shalt give, according as the YHWH thy God blesseth thee.

10  And you shall celebrate the Feast of Weeks, to the Lord your God, with a voluntary oblation from your hand, which you shall offer according to the blessing of the Lord your God.

10  And then you shall keep the feast of weeks to the LORD your God with sufficient of freewill offering of your hand, which you shall set aside as the LORD your God has blessed you;

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11  And thou shalt rejoice before YHWH thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, and thy maid- servant, and the Levite that is within they gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are in the midst of thee, in the place which the YHWH thy God shall choose to cause His name to dwell there.

11  And you shall feast in the sight of the Lord your God: you, your son and your daughter, your man servant and your woman servant, and the Levite who is within your gates, and the new arrival as well as the orphan and the widow, who abide with you, in the place which the Lord your God will choose, so that his name may dwell there.

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12  And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt; and thou shalt observe and do these statutes.

12  And you shall recall that you were a servant in Egypt. And you shall preserve and carry out the things that have been instructed.