Deuteronomy 26:1-9 (New American Standard)

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Offering First Fruits

1 "Then it shall be, when you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance, and you possess it and live in it, 2 that you shall take some of 1the first of all the produce of the ground which you bring in from your land that the LORD your God gives you, and you shall put it in a basket and 2go to the place where the LORD your God chooses to establish His name. 3 "You shall go to the priest who is in office at that time and say to him, 'I declare this day to the LORD amy God that I have entered the land which the LORD swore to our fathers to give us.' 4 "Then the priest shall take the basket from your hand and set it down before the altar of the LORD your God. 5 "You shall answer and say before the LORD your God, '3My father was a bwandering Aramean, and he went down to Egypt and csojourned there, 4few in number ; but there he became a 5great, mighty and populous nation. 6 'And the 6Egyptians treated us harshly and afflicted us, and imposed hard labor on us. 7 'Then 7we cried to the LORD, the God of our fathers, and the LORD heard our voice and saw our affliction and our toil and our oppression ; 8 8and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with great terror and with signs and wonders ; 9 and He has brought us to this place and has given us this land, 9a land flowing with milk and honey.
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