26:14 I have not eaten anything when I was in mourning, or removed any of it while ceremonially unclean, or offered any of it to the dead;22 I have obeyed you23 and have done everything you have commanded me.
sn These practices suggest overtones of pagan ritual, all of which the confessor denies having undertaken. In Canaan they were connected with fertility practices associated with harvest time. See E. H. Merrill, Deuteronomy (NAC), 335–36.
tnHeb “the Lord my God.” See note on “he” in 26:2.