Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before
the Lord thy God.
] In the city of Jerusalem, when they were come into the land of
Canaan, and the temple was there built: here they were to show
themselves before the Lord as being his, and devoted to his
service; concerning which the Misnic doctors have the following
``all are bound to appear except a man deaf and dumb, a fool, a
little one, one of neither sex, or of both sexes, women, servants
not free, the lame, the blind, the sick, an old man, and he that
cannot go on his feet.''