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Deuteronomy 15

The Fifth Book of Moses, called Deuteronomy

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Chapter 16

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Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto Yahweh thy Elohim; for in the month of Abib Yahweh thy Elohim brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.

2

And thou shalt sacrifice the passover unto Yahweh thy Elohim, of the flock and the herd, in the place which Yahweh shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there.

3

Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life.

4

And there shall be no leaven seen with thee in all thy borders seven days; neither shall any of the flesh, which thou sacrificest the first day at even, remain all night until the morning.

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Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which Yahweh thy Elohim giveth thee;

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but at the place which Yahweh thy Elohim shall choose, to cause his name to dwell in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that thou camest forth out of Egypt.

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And thou shalt roast and eat it in the place which Yahweh thy Elohim shall choose: and thou shalt turn in the morning, and go unto thy tents.

8

Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread; and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to Yahweh thy Elohim; thou shalt do no work therein.

9

Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee: from the time thou beginnest to put the sickle to the standing grain shalt thou begin to number seven weeks.

10

And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto Yahweh thy Elohim with a tribute of a freewill-offering of thy hand, which thou shalt give, according as Yahweh thy Elohim blesseth thee:

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and thou shalt rejoice before Yahweh thy Elohim, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, and the Levite that is within thy gates, and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are in the midst of thee, in the place which Yahweh thy Elohim shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there.

12

And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt: and thou shalt observe and do these statutes.

13

Thou shalt keep the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in from thy threshing-floor and from thy winepress:

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and thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, and the Levite, and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.

15

Seven days shalt thou keep a feast unto Yahweh thy Elohim in the place which Yahweh shall choose; because Yahweh thy Elohim will bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the work of thy hands, and thou shalt be altogether joyful.

16

Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before Yahweh thy Elohim in the place which he shall choose: in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles; and they shall not appear before Yahweh empty:

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every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of Yahweh thy Elohim which he hath given thee.

18

Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which Yahweh thy Elohim giveth thee, according to thy tribes; and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

19

Thou shalt not wrest justice: thou shalt not respect persons; neither shalt thou take a bribe; for a bribe doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

20

That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which Yahweh thy Elohim giveth thee.

21

Thou shalt not plant thee an Asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of Yahweh thy Elohim, which thou shalt make thee.

22

Neither shalt thou set thee up a pillar; which Yahweh thy Elohim hateth.

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