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.
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:
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:
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 :
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 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.