The Bible in Its Traditions

Deuteronomy 26:1–19

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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.

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12  When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithe of thine increase in the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, to the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be satisfied,

12  And when thou shalt have completed all the tithings of thy fruits in the third year, thou shalt give the second tenth to the Levite, and stranger, and fatherless, and widow; and they shall eat it in thy cities, and be merry.

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13  then thou shalt say before YHWH thy God: 'I have put away the hallowed things out of my house, and also have given them unto the Levite, and unto the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all Thy commandment which Thou hast commanded me; I have not transgressed any of Thy commandments, neither have I forgotten them.

13  And thou shalt say before the Lord thy God, I have fully collected the holy things out of my house, and I have given them to the Levite, and the stranger, and the orphan, and the widow, according to all commands which thou didst command me: I did not transgress thy command, and I did not forget it.

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14  I have not eaten thereof in my mourning, neither have I put away thereof, being unclean, nor given thereof for the dead; I have hearkened to the voice of YHWH my God, I have done according to all that Thou hast commanded me.

14  And in my distress I did not eat of them, I have not gathered of them for an unclean purpose, I have not given of them to the dead; I have hearkened to the voice of the Lord our God, I have done as thou hast commanded me.

14  I have not eaten from these things in my grief, nor have I separated them due to any kind of uncleanness, nor have I expended any of these things in funerals. I have obeyed the voice of the Lord my God, and I have done all things just as you have instructed me.

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15  Look forth from Thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless Thy people Israel, and the land which Thou hast given us, as Thou didst swear unto our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey.'

15  Look with favor from your sanctuary and from your lofty habitation amid the heavens, and bless your people Israel and the land which you have given to us, just as you swore to our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey.’

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16  This day YHWH thy God commandeth thee to do these statutes and ordinances; thou shalt therefore observe and do them with all thy heart, and with all thy soul.

16  On this day the Lord thy God charged thee to keep all the ordinances and judgements; and ye shall observe and do them, with all your heart, and with all your soul.

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17  Thou hast avouched YHWH this day to be thy God, and that thou wouldest walk in His ways, and keep His statutes, and His commandments, and His ordinances, and hearken unto His voice.

17  Today, you have chosen the Lord to be your God, so that you may walk in his ways, and keep his ceremonies and commandments and judgments, and obey his command.

17  You have confessed the LORD this day to be your God, and promised to walk in his ways and to keep his statutes and his judgments and his commandments, and to hearken to his voice;

18  And YHWH hath avouched thee this day to be His own treasure, as He hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all His commandments;

18  Today, the Lord has chosen you, so that you may be his particular people, just as he has spoken to you, and so that you may keep all his precepts,

18  And the LORD has promised you again this day to be his beloved people, as he had promised you, that you shall keep and do all his commandments;

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19  and to make thee high above all nations that He hath made, in praise, and in name, and in glory; and that thou mayest be a holy people unto YHWH thy God, as He hath spoken.

19  and that thou shouldest be above all nations, as he has made thee renowned, and a boast, and glorious, that thou shouldest be a holy people to the Lord thy God, as he has spoken.

19  and so that he may cause you to be more exalted than all the nations which he has created, for the sake of his own praise and name and glory, in order that you may be a holy people for the Lord your God, just as he has spoken.”