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Exodus 23:10-19 (Good News Translation)

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10 "For six years plant your land and gather in what it produces. 1 11 But in the seventh year let it rest, and do not harvest anything that grows on it. The poor may eat what grows there, and the wild animals can have what is left. Do the same with your vineyards and your olive trees. 12 "Work six days a week, but do no work on the seventh day, so that your slaves and the foreigners who work for you and even your animals can rest. 2 13 "Listen to everything that I, the Lord, have said to you. Do not pray to other gods; do not even mention their names. 14 "Celebrate three festivals a year to honor me 15 In the month of Abib, the month in which you left Egypt, celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread in the way that I commanded you. Do not eat any bread made with yeast during the seven days of this festival. Never come to worship me without bringing an offering. 3 16 "Celebrate the Harvest Festival when you begin to harvest your crops. 4 "Celebrate the Festival of Shelters in the autumn, when you gather the fruit from your vineyards and orchards. 17 Every year at these three festivals all your men must come to worship me, the Lord your God. 18 "Do not offer bread made with yeast when you sacrifice an animal to me. The fat of animals sacrificed to me during these festivals is not to be left until the following morning. 19 "Each year bring to the house of the Lord your God the first grain that you harvest. 5 "Do not cook a young sheep or goat in its mother's milk
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