The Bible in Its Traditions

Deuteronomy 26:1–11

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And it shall be, when thou art come in unto the land which YHWH thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and dost possess it, and dwell therein;

“And when you will have entered into the land which the Lord your God will give to you to possess, and when you will have obtained it and are living within it

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that thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which thou shalt bring in from thy land that YHWH thy God giveth thee; and thou shalt put it in a basket and shalt go unto the place which the YHWH thy God shall choose to cause His name to dwell there.

you shall take the first of all your crops, and place them in a basket, and you shall travel to the place which the Lord your God will choose, so that his name may be invoked there.

You shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the land, which you shall bring in from the land which the LORD your God gives you, and shall put it in a basket, and you shall arise and go to the place where the LORD your God chooses to place his name.

And thou shalt come unto the priest that shall be in those days, and say unto him: 'I profess this day unto YHWH thy God, that I am come unto the land which the YHWH swore unto our fathers to give us.'

And you shall approach the priest who will be in those days, and you shall say to him: ‘I profess this day, before the Lord your God, that I have entered into the land about which he swore to our fathers that he would give it to us.’

And you shall go to the priest who shall be in those days: and say to him, I profess this day to the LORD your God that I have come into the land which the LORD swore to our fathers to give us.

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And the priest shall take the basket out of thy hand, and set it down before the altar of YHWH thy God.

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And thou shalt speak and say before YHWH thy God: 'A wandering Aramean was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there, few in number; and he became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous.

And you shall say, in the sight of the Lord your God: ‘The Syrian pursued my father, who descended into Egypt, and he sojourned there in a very small number, and he increased into a great and strong nation and into an innumerable multitude.

And you shall speak and say before the LORD your God, My father was led to Aram and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there for a short time, and there he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous;

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And the Egyptians dealt ill with us, and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage.

And the Egyptians afflicted us, and they persecuted us, imposing upon us the most grievous burdens.

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And we cried unto YHWH, the God of our fathers, and the YHWH heard our voice, and saw our affliction, and our toil, and our oppression.

and we cried to the Lord our God, and the Lord heard our voice, and saw our humiliation, and our labour, and our affliction.

And when we cried to the LORD God of our fathers, the LORD heard our voice and saw our affliction, our labor, and our oppression;

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And YHWH brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders.

And the Lord brought us out of Egypt himself with his great strength, and his mighty hand, and his high arm, and with great visions, and with signs, and with wonders.

And he led us away from Egypt, with a strong hand and an outstretched arm, with a mighty terror, with signs and wonders.

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And He hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.

And he led us into this place, and he delivered to us the land flowing with milk and honey.

And we came to this place, and the LORD has given us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.

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10  And now, behold, I have brought the first of the fruit of the land, which Thou, O YHWH, hast given me.' And thou shalt set it down before YHWH thy God, and worship before the LORD thy God.

10  And because of this, I now offer the first fruits of the land which the Lord has given to me.’ And you shall leave them in the sight of the Lord your God, and you shall adore the Lord your God.

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11  And thou shalt rejoice in all the good which YHWH thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thy house, thou, and the Levite, and the stranger that is in the midst of thee.

11  And you shall feast on all the good things which the Lord your God will give to you and to your house: you, and the Levite, and the new arrival who is with you.