Deuteronomy 16:9–12

The Festival of Weeks

16:9–12pp—Lev 23:15–22; Nu 28:26–31

Count off seven weeksg from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain.h 10 Then celebrate the Festival of Weeks to the Lord your God by giving a freewill offering in proportion to the blessings the Lord your God has given you. 11 And rejoicei before the Lord your God at the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Namej—you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, the Levitesk in your towns, and the foreigners,l the fatherless and the widows living among you.m 12 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt,n and follow carefully these decrees.

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