"After you have occupied the land that the Lord your God is giving you and have settled there,
each of you must place in a basket the first part of each crop that you harvest and you must take it with you to the one place of worship. 1
Go to the priest in charge at that time and say to him, "I now acknowledge to the Lord my God that I have entered the land that he promised our ancestors to give us.'
"The priest will take the basket from you and place it before the altar of the Lord your God.
Then, in the Lord's presence you will recite these words: "My ancestor was a wandering Aramean, who took his family to Egypt to live. They were few in number when they went there, but they became a large and powerful nation.
The Egyptians treated us harshly and forced us to work as slaves.
Then we cried out for help to the Lord, the God of our ancestors. He heard us and saw our suffering, hardship, and misery.
By his great power and strength he rescued us from Egypt. He worked miracles and wonders, and caused terrifying things to happen.