Obey what I command1 you today. I will drive out before you the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.212
Be careful not to make a treaty3 with those who live in the land where you are going, or they will be a snare4 among you.
Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles.a514
Do not worship any other god,6 for the LORD, whose name7 is Jealous, is a jealous God.815
"Be careful not to make a treaty9 with those who live in the land; for when they prostitute10 themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices.1116
And when you choose some of their daughters as wives12 for your sons and those daughters prostitute themselves to their gods,13 they will lead your sons to do the same.
"Do not make cast idols.1418
"Celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread.15 For seven days eat bread made without yeast,16 as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Abib,17 for in that month you came out of Egypt.
"The first offspring18 of every womb belongs to me, including all the firstborn males of your livestock, whether from herd or flock.
Redeem the firstborn donkey with a lamb, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck.19 Redeem all your firstborn sons.20 "No one is to appear before me empty-handed.2121
"Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest;22 even during the plowing season and harvest23 you must rest.
"Celebrate the Feast of Weeks with the firstfruits24 of the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering25 at the turn of the year.b23
Three times26 a year all your men are to appear before the Sovereign LORD, the God of Israel.
I will drive out nations27 before you and enlarge your territory,28 and no one will covet your land when you go up three times each year to appear before the LORD your God.
"Do not offer the blood of a sacrifice to me along with anything containing yeast,29 and do not let any of the sacrifice from the Passover Feast remain until morning.3026
"Bring the best of the firstfruits31 of your soil to the house of the LORD your God. "Do not cook a young goat in its mother's milk."32