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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Deuteronomy 16:13–22

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13aYou shall 1celebrate the Feast of Booths seven days after you have gathered in from your threshing floor and your wine vat;

14 and you shall arejoice in your feast, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and the Levite and the stranger and the 1orphan and the widow who are in your 2towns.

15 “Seven days you shall celebrate a feast to the Lord your God in the place which the Lord chooses, 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.

16aThree times in a year all your males shall appear before the Lord 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 bthey shall not appear before the Lord empty-handed.

17 “Every man 1shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you.

18 “You shall appoint for yourself judges and officers in all your 1towns which the Lord your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

19 “aYou shall not distort justice; byou shall not 1be partial, and cyou shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.

20 “Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue, that ayou may live and possess the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

21aYou shall not plant for yourself an 1Asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of the Lord your God, which you shall make for yourself.

22 “aYou shall not set up for yourself a sacred pillar which the Lord your God hates.

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Lit perform

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Or fatherless

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Lit gates

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Lit according to the gift of his hand

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Lit gates

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Lit regard persons

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I.e. wooden symbol of a female deity

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