The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring, &c.] This, and another law in this verse, concerning not seething a kid in his mother's milk, are repeated from ( Exodus 23:19 ) . (See Gill on Exodus 23:19).
You won't have to worry about your land when you appear before your God three times each year, for I will drive out the nations before you and give you plenty of land. Nobody's going to be hanging around plotting ways to get it from you.
"Don't mix the blood of my sacrifices with anything fermented. "Don't leave leftovers from the Passover Feast until morning.
"Bring the finest of the firstfruits of your produce to the house of your God. "Don't boil a kid in its mother's milk."
God said to Moses: "Now write down these words, for by these words I've made a covenant with you and Israel."
Moses was there with God forty days and forty nights. He didn't eat any food; he didn't drink any water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Words.
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