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Deuteronomy 16 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Passover

(Exo 12:1–20; 23:14–19; 34:18–26 )
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“Keep the month of Abib and [fn]celebrate the Passover to Yahweh your God, for in the month of Abib Yahweh your God brought you out of Egypt by night.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:2 - “And you shall sacrifice the Passover to Yahweh your God from the flock and the herd, in the place where Yahweh chooses for His name to dwell.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:3 - “You shall not eat leavened bread with it; seven days you shall eat with it unleavened bread, the bread of affliction (for you came out of the land of Egypt in haste), so that you may remember the day when you came out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:4 - “For seven days no leaven shall be seen with you in all your territory, and none of the flesh which you sacrifice on the evening of the first day shall remain overnight until morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:5 - “You are not allowed to sacrifice the Passover in any of your gates of the towns which Yahweh your God is giving you;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:6 - but at the place where Yahweh your God chooses for His name to dwell, there you shall sacrifice the Passover in the evening at sunset, at the appointed time that you came out of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:7 - “And you shall cook and eat it in the place which Yahweh your God chooses. In the morning you are to return to your tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:8 - “Six days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a solemn assembly to Yahweh your God; you shall do no work on it.

The Feast of Weeks

(Exo 34:22; Lev 23:15–21; Num 28:26–31 )
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“You shall count seven weeks for yourself; you shall begin to count seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:10 - “Then you shall [fn]celebrate the Feast of Weeks to Yahweh your God with a tribute of a freewill offering of your hand, which you shall give just as Yahweh your God blesses you;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:11 - and you shall be glad before Yahweh your God, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female slaves and the Levite who is within your gates and the sojourner and the [fn]orphan and the widow who are in your midst, in the place where Yahweh your God chooses for His name to dwell.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:12 - “And you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and you shall be careful to observe these statutes.

The Feast of Booths

(Lev 23:33–43; Num 29:12–40 )
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“You shall [fn]celebrate the Feast of Booths seven days after you have gathered in from your threshing floor and your wine vat;

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:14 - and you shall be glad in your feast, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female slaves and the Levite and the sojourner and the [fn]orphan and the widow who are within your gates.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:15 - “Seven days you shall celebrate a feast to Yahweh your God in the place which Yahweh chooses, because Yahweh your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you will be altogether glad.
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“Three times in a year all your males shall appear before Yahweh your God in the place which He chooses, at the Feast of Unleavened Bread and at the Feast of Weeks and at the Feast of Booths, and they shall not appear before Yahweh empty-handed.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:17 - “Every man [fn]shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of Yahweh your God which He has given you.

Do Not Distort Justice

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“You shall appoint for yourself judges and officers in all your gates of the towns which Yahweh your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:19 - “You shall not distort justice; you shall not [fn]be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:20 - “Righteousness! Righteousness, you shall pursue, that you may live and possess the land which Yahweh your God is giving you.
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“You shall not plant for yourself an [fn]Asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of Yahweh your God, which you shall make for yourself.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:22 - “And you shall not set up for yourself a sacred pillar which Yahweh your God hates.
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