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Deuteronomy 16:9–16

9aYou shall count seven weeks for yourself; you shall begin to count seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain.

10 “Then you shall 1celebrate the Feast of Weeks to the Lord your God with a tribute of a freewill offering of your hand, which you shall give just as the Lord your God blesses you;

11 and you shall arejoice before the Lord your God, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and bthe Levite who is in your 1town, and cthe stranger and the 2orphan and the widow who are in your midst, in the place where the Lord your God chooses to establish His name.

12 “aYou shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and you shall be careful to observe these statutes.

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.

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