Deuteronomy 26 ©

3 The confession of him that offereth the basket of firstfruits. 12 The prayer of him that giveth his third year's tithes. 16 The covenant between God and the people.


AND it shall be, when athou art come in unto bthe land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and possessest it, and dwellest therein;

b ch. 4.1; 27.2,3. v.2,3,9,10,15.

That thou cshalt take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which thou shalt bring of thy land that the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt put it in a basket, and shalt dgo unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name there.


And thou shalt go eunto the priest that shall be in those days, and say unto him, fI profess this day unto the LORD thy God, that I am come unto the country which the LORD sware unto our fathers for to give us.


And the priest shall take the basket out of thine hand, and set it down gbefore the altar of the LORD thy God.


And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, A hSyrian iready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there with a jfew, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous:

i Ge. 43.1,2.

And the Egyptians kevil *entreated us, and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage:


And lwhen we cried unto the LORD God of our fathers, the LORD heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression:


And the LORD mbrought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders:


And nhe hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, even a land that floweth with milk and honey.


And now, behold, oI have brought the firstfruits of the land, which thou, O LORD, hast given me. And thou shalt set it before the LORD thy God, and worship before the LORD thy God:


And thou pshalt rejoice in every good thing which the LORD thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thine house, thou, and the Levite, and the stranger that is among you.


¶When thou hast made an end of tithing all the qtithes of thine increase the rthird year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;


Then thou shalt say before the LORD thy God, I have brought away the hallowed things out of mine house, and also have given them unto the Levite, and unto the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all thy commandments which thou hast commanded me: I have not transgressed thy commandments, sneither have I forgotten them :


I have tnot eaten thereof in my mourning, neither have I taken away ought thereof for any unclean use, nor given ought thereof for the dead: but I have hearkened to the voice of the LORD my God, and have done according to all that thou hast commanded me.


Look udown from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thy people Israel, and the land which thou hast given us, as thou swarest unto our fathers, a land that floweth with milk and honey.


¶This vday the LORD thy God hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgments: wthou shalt therefore keep and do them with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.


Thou xhast *avouched the LORD this day to be thy God, and yto walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice:


And zthe LORD hath *avouched thee this day to be his *peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments;


And to make thee ahigh above all nations which he hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honour; and that thou mayest be ban holy people unto the LORD thy God, as he hath spoken.