1 And it shall be, when you come into the land which Jehovah your God is giving to you
as an inheritance, and you have possessed it and dwelt in it,
2 that you shall take some of the first of all the produce of the ground, which you shall
bring from your land that Jehovah your God is giving to you, and put it in a basket and go
to the place where Jehovah your God chooses to establish His name.
3 And you shall go to the one who is priest in those days, and say to him, I declare today
unto Jehovah your God that I have come to the land which Jehovah has sworn to our
fathers to give to us.
4 And the priest shall take the basket out of your hand and set it down before the altar of
Jehovah your God.
5 And you shall answer and say before Jehovah your God: My father was an Aramean,
about to perish, and he went down to Egypt and sojourned there, few in number; and there
he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous.
6 And the Egyptians mistreated us, afflicted us, and laid cruel labor upon us.
7 And we cried out unto Jehovah the God of our fathers, and Jehovah heard our voice
and looked upon our affliction and our labor and our oppression.
8 And Jehovah brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm,
with great terror and with signs and wonders.
9 And He has brought us to this place and has given us this land, a land flowing with milk
10 and now, behold, I have brought the firstfruits of the land which you, O Jehovah, have
given me. And you shall set it before Jehovah your God, and bow down before Jehovah
11 And you shall rejoice in every good thing which Jehovah your God has given to you
and your house, you and the Levite and the sojourner who is among you.
12 When you have finished tithing all the tithe of your increase in the third year; the year
of tithing; and have given it to the Levite, the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, so
that they may eat within your gates and be filled,
13 then you shall say before Jehovah your God: I have removed the holy things from my
house, and also have given them to the Levite, the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow,
according to all Your commandments which You have commanded me; I have not
transgressed Your commandments, nor have I forgotten them.
14 I have not eaten any of it when in mourning, nor have I removed any of it for an
unclean use, nor given any of it for the dead. I have obeyed the voice of Jehovah my God,
and have done according to all that You have commanded me.
15 Look down from Your holy habitation, from Heaven, and bless Your people Israel and
the land which You have given to us, as You have sworn to our fathers, a land flowing
with milk and honey.
16 This day Jehovah your God is commanding you to do these statutes and judgments;
therefore you shall take heed to do them with all your heart and with all your soul.
17 Today you have declared Jehovah to be your God, and to walk in His ways and to
keep His statutes, His commandments, and His judgments, and to obey His voice.
18 And today Jehovah has declared you to be His treasured people, as He has promised
you; for you to keep all His commandments,
19 and to make you high above all nations which He has made, in praise, in name, and in
honor, and that you may be a holy people unto Jehovah your God, as He has spoken.