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Deuteronomy 16 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:1 - "Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover to the LORD your God; for in the month of Abib the LORD your God brought you out of Egypt by night.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:2 - And you shall offer the passover sacrifice to the LORD your God, from the flock or the herd, at the place which the LORD will choose, to make his name dwell there.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:3 - You shall eat no leavened bread with it; seven days you shall eat it with unleavened bread, the bread of affliction--for you came out of the land of Egypt in hurried flight--that all the days of your life you may remember the day when you came out of the land of Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:4 - No leaven shall be seen with you in all your territory for seven days; nor shall any of the flesh which you sacrifice on the evening of the first day remain all night until morning.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:5 - You may not offer the passover sacrifice within any of your towns which the LORD your God gives you;

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:6 - but at the place which the LORD your God will choose, to make his name dwell in it, there you shall offer the passover sacrifice, in the evening at the going down of the sun, at the time you came out of Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:7 - And you shall boil it and eat it at the place which the LORD your God will choose; and in the morning you shall turn and go to your tents.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:8 - For six days you shall eat unleavened bread; and on the seventh day there shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD your God; you shall do no work on it.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:9 - "You shall count seven weeks; begin to count the seven weeks from the time you first put the sickle to the standing grain.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:10 - Then you shall keep the feast of weeks to the LORD your God with the tribute of a freewill offering from your hand, which you shall give as the LORD your God blesses you;

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:11 - and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you and your son and your daughter, your manservant and your maidservant, the Levite who is within your towns, the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow who are among you, at the place which the LORD your God will choose, to make his name dwell there.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:12 - You shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt; and you shall be careful to observe these statutes.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:13 - "You shall keep the feast of booths seven days, when you make your ingathering from your threshing floor and your wine press;

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:14 - you shall rejoice in your feast, you and your son and your daughter, your manservant and your maidservant, the Levite, the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow who are within your towns.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:15 - For seven days you shall keep the feast to the LORD your God at the place which the LORD will choose; because the LORD your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you will be altogether joyful.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:16 - "Three times a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God at the place which he will choose: at the feast of unleavened bread, at the feast of weeks, and at the feast of booths. They shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed;

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:17 - every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which he has given you.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:18 - "You shall appoint judges and officers in all your towns which the LORD your God gives you, according to your tribes; and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:19 - You shall not pervert justice; you shall not show partiality; and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:20 - Justice, and only justice, you shall follow, that you may live and inherit the land which the LORD your God gives you.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:21 - "You shall not plant any tree as an Ashe'rah beside the altar of the LORD your God which you shall make.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:22 - And you shall not set up a pillar, which the LORD your God hates.
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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