Deuteronomy 16:12

12 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt, and follow carefully these decrees.

Read Deuteronomy 16:12 Using Other Translations

And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt: and thou shalt observe and do these statutes.
You shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt; and you shall be careful to observe these statutes.
Remember that you were once slaves in Egypt, so be careful to obey all these decrees.

What does Deuteronomy 16:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Deuteronomy 16:12

And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt,
&c.] And now delivered from that bondage; the consideration of which should make them liberal in their freewill offering, and generous in the feast they provided, and compassionate to the stranger, widow, and fatherless:

and thou shalt observe and do these statutes;
concerning the passover, the feast of unleavened bread, and of Pentecost, and the peace offerings and the freewill offerings belonging to them: and nothing could more strongly oblige them to observe them than their redemption from their bondage in Egypt; as nothing more engages to the performance of good works than the consideration of our spiritual and eternal redemption by Christ, ( 1 Corinthians 6:19 1 Corinthians 6:20 ) ( Titus 1:14 ) ( 1 Peter 1:17-19 ) .

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