First-fruits1 And it will be whenever you should enter into the land which the lord your God gives to you by lot to inherit it, and should dwell upon it; 2 that you shall take from the first-fruit of the fruits of your land, which the lord your God gives by lot, and you shall put them into a basket, and you shall go into the place which ever [3should choose 1the lord 2your God] to call upon his name there. 3 And you shall come to the priest, who ever might be in those days, and you shall say to him, I announce today to the lord your God, that I have entered into the land which the lord swore by an oath to our fathers to give to us. 4 And [3shall take 1the 2priest] the basket from out of your hands, and he shall put it before the altar of the lord your God. 5 And you shall respond and shall say before the lord your God, [2threw off Syria 1My father], and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there with [2in number 1few], and became there into [2nation 1a great] and [2multitude 1a populous]. 6 And [3maltreated 4us 1the 2Egyptians], and humbled us, and placed upon us [2works 1hard]. 7 And we yelled out to the lord God of our fathers, and the lord listened to our voice, and beheld our humiliation, and our trouble, and our affliction. 8 And [2led 3us 1the lord] out of Egypt with [2strength 1great], and with [2hand 1a fortified], and with [2arm 1a high], and with [2visions 1great], and with signs, and with miracles. 9 And he brought us into this place, and he gave to us this land, a land flowing milk and honey. 10 And now, behold, I have brought the first-fruit of the produce of the land which you gave to me, O lord. And you shall leave it before the lord your God, and you shall do obeisance before the lord your God. 11 And you shall be glad in all the good things which [3gave 4to you 1the lord 2your God], and to your family, you and the Levite and the foreigner among you.
The Tithe12 And whenever you should complete to tithe all the tenth part of the produce of your land in the [2year 1third], the second tenth part you shall give to the Levite, and to the foreigner, and to the orphan, and to the widow; and they shall eat in your cities, and they shall be satisfied. 13 And you shall say before the lord your God, I cleared the holy things from out of my house, and I gave them to the Levite, and to the foreigner, and to the orphan, and to the widow, according to all your commandments which you gave charge to me; I did not pass by your commandment, and I did not forget. 14 And I did not eat [3in 4my grief 1of 2them]; I did not yield of them in an unclean manner; I did not give of them to the one having died; I obeyed the voice of the lord my God to do as he gave charge to me. 15 Look down from out of [2house 1your holy], from heaven, and bless your people Israel! and the land which you gave to them, as you swore by an oath to our fathers, to give to us a land flowing milk and honey! 16 On this day the lord your God gave charge to you to do all these ordinances and judgments. And you shall guard and observe them from [2entire 3heart 1your], and from [2entire 3soul 1your]. 17 You took God today to be your God, and to go in all his ways, and to guard the ordinances, and the commandments, and his judgments, and to obey his voice. 18 And the lord took you today for you to be to him [2people 1a prized], just as he spoke to you -- for you to guard all his commandments; 19 and for you to be above all the nations, as he made you famous, and a boasting, and glorious; for you to be [2people 1a holy] to the lord your God as he spoke.
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