The Feasts of Passover, of Weeks, and of Booths
1 "Observe the R564 month of Abib and celebrate R565 F236 the Passover to the LORD your God, for in the month of Abib the LORD your God brought you out of Egypt by night. 2 "You shall sacrifice the Passover to the LORD your God from the flock and the herd, in the place where the LORD chooses to establish His name. 3 "You R566 shall not eat leavened bread with it; seven days you shall eat with it unleavened bread, the bread of affliction (for you came out of the land of Egypt in haste), so that you may remember all R567 the days of your life the day when you came out of the land of Egypt. 4 "For seven days no leaven shall be seen with you in all your territory, and none R568 of the flesh which you sacrifice on the evening of the first day shall remain overnight until morning. 5 "You are not allowed to sacrifice the Passover in any of your towns F237 which the LORD your God is giving you; 6 but at R569 the place where the LORD your God chooses to establish His name, you shall sacrifice the Passover in the evening at sunset, at the time that you came out of Egypt. 7 "You shall cook R570 and eat it in the place which the LORD your God chooses. In the morning you are to return to your tents. 8 "Six days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on R571 the seventh day there shall be a R572 solemn assembly to the LORD your God; you shall do no work on it.
9 "You R573 shall count seven weeks for yourself; you shall begin to count seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain. 10 "Then you shall celebrate F238 the Feast of Weeks to the LORD your God with a tribute of a freewill offering of your hand, which you shall give just as the LORD your God blesses you; 11 and you shall rejoice R574 before the LORD your God, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and the R575 Levite who is in your town, F239 and the R576 stranger and the orphan F240 and the widow who are in your midst, in the place where the LORD your God chooses to establish His name. 12 "You R577 shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and you shall be careful to observe these statutes.
13 "You R578 shall celebrate F241 the Feast of Booths seven days after you have gathered in from your threshing floor and your wine vat; 14 and you shall rejoice R579 in your feast, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and the Levite and the stranger and the orphan F242 and the widow who are in your towns. F243 15 "Seven days you shall celebrate a feast to the LORD your God in the place which the LORD chooses, because the LORD your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you will be altogether joyful.
16 "Three R580 times in a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God in the place which He chooses, at the Feast of Unleavened Bread and at the Feast of Weeks and at the Feast of Booths, and they R581 shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed. 17 "Every man shall F244 give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you.
18 "You shall appoint for yourself judges and officers in all your towns F245 which the LORD your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. 19 "You R582 shall not distort justice; you R583 shall not be F246 partial, and you R584 shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous. 20 "Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue, that you R585 may live and possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you.
21 "You R586 shall not plant for yourself an Asherah F247 of any kind of tree beside the altar of the LORD your God, which you shall make for yourself. 22 "You R587 shall not set up for yourself a sacred pillar which the LORD your God hates.
F236: Lit perform
F237: Lit gates
F238: Lit perform
F239: Lit gates
F240: Or fatherless
F241: Lit perform
F242: Or fatherless
F243: Lit gates
F244: Lit according to the gift of his hand
F245: Lit gates
F246: Lit regard persons
F247: I.e. wooden symbol of a female deity
R564: Exodus 12:2
R565: Numbers 28:16
R566: Exodus 12:8,15,19,39; 13:3; 34:18
R567: Deuteronomy 4:9
R568: Exodus 12:8,10; 34:25
R569: Deuteronomy 12:5
R570: Exodus 12:8; 2 Chronicles 35:13
R571: Numbers 28:25
R572: Exodus 12:16; 13:6; Leviticus 23:8,36
R573: Exodus 23:16; 34:22; Leviticus 23:15; Numbers 28:26
R574: Deuteronomy 12:7
R575: Deuteronomy 12:12
R576: Deuteronomy 14:29
R577: Deuteronomy 15:15
R578: Leviticus 23:34-43
R579: Deuteronomy 16:11
R580: Exodus 23:14-17; 34:23,24
R581: Exodus 34:20
R582: Exodus 23:2; Leviticus 19:15; Deuteronomy 1:17; 10:17
R583: Proverbs 24:23
R584: Exodus 23:8; Proverbs 17:23; Ecclesiastes 7:7
R585: Deuteronomy 4:1
R586: Deuteronomy 7:5; 2 Kings 17:16; 21:3; 2 Chronicles 33:3
R587: Leviticus 26:1