Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Deuteronomy 16

The feast of the Passover,

Deuteronomy 16:1 Observe the month of Abib, when thou shalt keep a passover unto Yahweh thy God,—for, in the month of Abib, did Yahweh thy God bring thee forth out of Egypt, by night: Deuteronomy 16:2 therefore shalt thou sacrifice a passover unto Yahweh thy God, of flock or herd,—in the place which Yahweh shall choose, to make a habitation for his name there. Deuteronomy 16:3 Thou shalt not eat therewith, any thing leavened, seven days, shalt thou eat therewith unleavened cakes, the bread of humiliation,—for, in haste, camest thou forth out of the land of Egypt, that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt, all the days of thy life. Deuteronomy 16:4 And there shall not be seen with thee leaven, in any of thy bounds, seven days,—neither shall there remain all night of the flesh which thou shalt sacrifice in the evening, on the first day, unto the morning. Deuteronomy 16:5 Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover,—within any of thine own gates, which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee; Deuteronomy 16:6 but, in the place which Yahweh thy God shall choose to make a habitation for his name, there, shalt thou sacrifice the passover, in the evening,—at the going in of the sun, at the very time thou camest forth out of Egypt. Deuteronomy 16:7 Therefore shalt thou cook and eat it in the place which Yahweh thy God, shall choose,—and shalt turn away in the morning, and go thy way unto thy tents. Deuteronomy 16:8 Six days, shalt thou eat unleavened cakes,—and, on the seventh day, shall be a closing feast, unto Yahweh thy God, thou shalt do no work.

of Weeks,

Deuteronomy 16:9 Seven weeks, shalt thou count unto thee,—from the beginning of thrusting in the sickle into the standing corn, shalt thou begin to count, seven weeks. Deuteronomy 16:10 So shalt thou keep the festival of weeks unto Yahweh thy God, in the measure of the freewill offering of thy hand, which thou shalt give,—as Yahweh thy God, shall bless thee. Deuteronomy 16:11 So shalt thou rejoice before Yahweh thy God—thou, and thy son and thy daughter, and thy servant and thy handmaid, and the Levite who is within thy gates, and the sojourner, and the fatherless and the widow, who are in thy midst,—in the place which Yahweh thy God shall choose, to make a habitation for his name there. Deuteronomy 16:12 So shalt thou remember that, a servant, thou wast, in Egypt,—and shalt observe and do these statutes.

of Tabernacles.

Deuteronomy 16:13 The festival of booths, shalt thou keep for thyself, seven days,—when thou hast gathered in out of thy threshing-floor, and out of thy wine-vat. Deuteronomy 16:14 And thou shalt rejoice, in thy festival,—thou, and thy son and thy daughter, and thy servant and thy handmaid, and the Levite and the sojourner, and the fatherless and the widow, who are within thy gates. Deuteronomy 16:15 Seven days, shalt thou keep festival unto Yahweh thy God, in the place which Yahweh shall choose,—for Yahweh thy God, will bless thee, in all thine increase, and in all the work of thy hands,—therefore shalt thou do nothing but rejoice.

Every male must offer, as he is able, at these three feasts.

Deuteronomy 16:16 Three times in the year, shall each one of thy males see the face of Yahweh thy God, in the place which he shall choose, at the festival of unleavened cakes, and at the festival of weeks, and at the festival of booths,—and none shall see the face of Yahweh empty-handed: Deuteronomy 16:17 every man, according as his hand can give,—according to the blessing of Yahweh thy God, which he hath bestowed upon thee.

Of judges and justice.

Deuteronomy 16:18 Judges and officers, shalt thou appoint thee, in all thy gates, which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee, by thy tribes,—and they shall judge the people, with righteous judgment. Deuteronomy 16:19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment, thou shalt not take note of faces,—nor shalt thou accept a bribe, for, the bribe, blindeth the eyes of wise men, and perverteth the words of righteous men. Deuteronomy 16:20 What is right, what is right, shalt thou pursue,—that thou mayest live, and possess the land, which, Yahweh thy God, is giving unto thee.

Groves and images are forbidden.

Deuteronomy 16:21 Thou shalt not plant thee, as a sacred stem, any tree,—near unto the altar of Yahweh thy God, which thou shalt make for thyself; Deuteronomy 16:22 neither shalt thou set thee up a pillar,—which Yahweh thy God, doth hate.

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