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Deuteronomy 12:5-13 (New International Version)

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5 But you are to seek the place the LORD your God will choose from among all your tribes to put his Name1 there for his dwelling.2 To that place you must go; 6 there bring your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes3 and special gifts, what you have vowed4 to give and your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks.5 7 There, in the presence6 of the LORD your God, you and your families shall eat and shall rejoice7 in everything you have put your hand to, because the LORD your God has blessed you. 8 You are not to do as we do here today, everyone as he sees fit,8 9 since you have not yet reached the resting place9 and the inheritance10 the LORD your God is giving you. 10 But you will cross the Jordan and settle in the land the LORD your God is giving11 you as an inheritance, and he will give you rest12 from all your enemies around you so that you will live in safety. 11 Then to the place the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling for his Name13--there you are to bring everything I command you: your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and special gifts, and all the choice possessions you have vowed to the LORD.14 12 And there rejoice15 before the LORD your God, you, your sons and daughters, your menservants and maidservants, and the Levites16 from your towns, who have no allotment or inheritance17 of their own. 13 Be careful not to sacrifice your burnt offerings anywhere you please.18
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