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Deuteronomy 26:1–11

Offerings of Firstfruits and Tithes

26 “And it shall be, when you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, and you possess it and dwell in it, athat you shall take some of the first of all the produce of the ground, which you shall bring from your land that the Lord your God is giving you, and put it in a basket and bgo to the place where the Lord your God chooses to make His name abide. And you shall go to the one who is priest in those days, and say to him, ‘I declare today to the Lord 1your God that I have come to the country which the Lord swore to our fathers to give us.’

“Then the priest shall take the basket out of your hand and set it down before the altar of the Lord your God. And you shall answer and say before the Lord your God: ‘My father was ca 2Syrian, dabout to perish, and ehe went down to Egypt and 3dwelt there, ffew in number; and there he became a nation, ggreat, mighty, and populous. But the hEgyptians mistreated us, afflicted us, and laid hard bondage on us. iThen we cried out to the Lord God of our fathers, and the Lord heard our voice and looked on our affliction and our labor and our oppression. So jthe Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm, kwith great terror and with signs and wonders. He has brought us to this place and has given us this land, l“a land flowing with milk and honey”; 10 and now, behold, I have brought the firstfruits of the land which you, O Lord, have given me.’

“Then you shall set it before the Lord your God, and worship before the Lord your God. 11 So myou shall rejoice in every good thing which the Lord your God has given to you and your house, you and the Levite and the stranger who is among you.

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