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Deuteronomy 26

The confession of him that offereth the basket of firstfruits.

Deuteronomy 26:1 Also when thou shalt come into the lande which the Lord thy God giueth thee for inheritance, and shalt possesse it, & dwell therein, Deuteronomy 26:2 Then shalt thou take of the first of all the fruite of the earth, and bring it out of the lande that the Lord thy God giueth thee, and put it in a basket, and goe vnto the place, which the Lorde thy God shall chose to place his Name there. Deuteronomy 26:3 And thou shalt come vnto the Priest, that shall be in those dayes, and say vnto him, I acknowledge this day vnto the Lord thy God, that I am come vnto the countrey which the Lorde sware vnto our fathers for to giue vs. Deuteronomy 26:4 Then the Priest shall take the basket out of thine hand, & set it downe before the altar of the Lord thy God. Deuteronomy 26:5 And thou shalt answere and say before the Lord thy God, A Syrian was my father, who being ready to perish for hunger, went downe into Egypt, and soiourned there with a smal company, and grew there vnto a nation great, mightie and full of people. Deuteronomy 26:6 And the Egyptians vexed vs, and troubled vs, and laded vs with cruell bondage. Deuteronomy 26:7 But when we cried vnto the Lord God of our fathers, the Lord heard our voyce, & looked on our aduersitie, and on our labour, and on our oppression. Deuteronomy 26:8 And the Lord brought vs out of Egypt in a mightie hande, and a stretched out arme, with great terriblenesse, both in signes and wonders. Deuteronomy 26:9 And he hath brought vs into this place, & hath giuen vs this land, euen a lande that floweth with milke and hony. Deuteronomy 26:10 And now, lo, I haue brought ye first fruites of the land which thou, O Lorde, hast giuen me, and thou shalt set it before the Lord thy God, & worship before the Lord thy God: Deuteronomy 26:11 And thou shalt reioyce in all the good things which the Lord thy God hath giuen vnto thee & to thine houshold, thou and the Leuite, and the stranger that is among you.

The prayer of him that giveth his third year's tithes.

Deuteronomy 26:12 When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tythes of thine increase, the thirde yeere, which is the yeere of tithing, and hast giuen it vnto the Leuite, to the stranger, to the fatherlesse, & to the widowe, that they may eate within thy gates, and be satisfied, Deuteronomy 26:13 Then thou shalt say before the Lord thy God, I haue brought the halowed thing out of mine house, & also haue giuen it vnto the Leuites & to the strangers, to the fatherlesse, & to the widow, according to all thy comandements which thou hast commanded me: I haue transgressed none of thy comandements, nor forgotten them. Deuteronomy 26:14 I haue not eaten therof in my mourning, nor suffred ought to perish through vncleannes, nor giuen ought thereof for the dead, but haue hearkened vnto the voyce of the Lord my God: I haue done after al that thou hast comaded me. Deuteronomy 26:15 Looke downe from thine holy habitation, euen from heauen, and blesse thy people Israel, & the lande which thou hast giuen vs (as thou swarest vnto our fathers) the land that floweth with milke and hony.

The Covenant between God and the people.

Deuteronomy 26:16 This day the Lord thy God doeth command thee to do these ordinances, & lawes: keepe them therefore, & do them with al thine heart, and with all thy soule. Deuteronomy 26:17 Thou hast set vp the Lorde this day to be thy God, and to walke in his wayes, and to keepe his ordinances, and his commandements, and his lawes, and to hearken vnto his voyce. Deuteronomy 26:18 And the Lorde hath set thee vp this day, to be a precious people vnto him (as hee hath promised thee) and that thou shouldest keepe all his commandements, Deuteronomy 26:19 And to make thee high aboue al nations (which he hath made) in praise, & in name, and in glory, & that thou shouldest be an holy people vnto the Lord thy God, as he hath said.

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