"Then it shall be, when you enter the landwhich the LORD your Godgives you as an inheritance, and you possess it and live in it,
that you shall takesome of 1the first of all the produce of the groundwhich you bring in from your land that the LORD your Godgives you, and you shall put it in a basket and 2go to the placewhere the LORD your Godchooses to establish His name.
"You shall go to the priestwho is in office at that time and say to him, 'I declare this day to the LORDamy God that I have entered the landwhich the LORDswore to our fathers to give us.'
"Then the priest shall take the basket from your hand and set it downbefore the altar of the LORD your God.
"You shall answer and saybefore the LORD your God, '3My father was a bwanderingAramean, and he wentdown to Egypt and csojournedthere, 4few in number; but there he became a 5great, mighty and populousnation.
'And the 6Egyptianstreated us harshly and afflicted us, and imposedhardlabor on us.
'Then 7we cried to the LORD, the God of our fathers, and the LORDheard our voice and saw our affliction and our toil and our oppression;
88and the LORDbrought us out of Egypt with a mightyhand and an outstretchedarm and with greatterror and with signs and wonders;
and He has brought us to thisplace and has given us thisland, 9a landflowing with milk and honey.