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Deuteronomy 12

CEB 1 These are the regulations and the case laws that you must carefully keep in the fertile land the LORD, your ancestors' God, has given to you to possess for as long as you live on that land: NIV 1 These are the decrees and laws you must be careful to follow in the land that the LORD, the God of your ancestors, has given you to possess—as long as you live in the land. CEB 2 You must completely destroy every place where the nations that you are displacing worshipped their gods—whether on high mountains or hills or under leafy green trees. NIV 2 Destroy completely all the places on the high mountains, on the hills and under every spreading tree, where the nations you are dispossessing worship their gods. CEB 3 Rip down their altars and shatter their sacred stones. Burn their sacred poles with fire. Hack their gods' idols into pieces. Wipe out their names from that place. NIV 3 Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and burn their Asherah poles in the fire; cut down the idols of their gods and wipe out their names from those places. CEB 4 Don't act like they did toward the LORD your God! NIV 4 You must not worship the LORD your God in their way. CEB 5 Instead, you must search for the location the LORD your God will select from all your tribes to put his name there, as his residence, and you must go there. NIV 5 But you are to seek the place the LORD your God will choose from among all your tribes to put his Name there for his dwelling. To that place you must go; CEB 6 You must bring your entirely burned offerings, your sacrifices, your tenth-part gifts, your contributions, your payments for solemn promises, your spontaneous gifts, and the oldest offspring of your herds and flocks to that place. NIV 6 there bring your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and special gifts, what you have vowed to give and your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks. CEB 7 You will have a feast there, each of you and your families, in the LORD your God's presence, and you will celebrate all you have done because the LORD your God has blessed you. NIV 7 There, in the presence of the LORD your God, you and your families shall eat and shall rejoice in everything you have put your hand to, because the LORD your God has blessed you. CEB 8 Don't act like we've been acting here lately—everyone doing what seems right to them— NIV 8 You are not to do as we do here today, everyone doing as they see fit, CEB 9 because up to this point you haven't yet reached the place of rest or the inheritance the LORD your God is giving you. NIV 9 since you have not yet reached the resting place and the inheritance the LORD your God is giving you. CEB 10 But you are about to cross the Jordan River and will settle in the land the LORD your God is giving you as your inheritance. Then he will give you rest from all your enemies on every side so that you live safely and securely. NIV 10 But you will cross the Jordan and settle in the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, and he will give you rest from all your enemies around you so that you will live in safety. CEB 11 At that point, you must bring all that I am commanding you, your entirely burned offerings, your sacrifices, your tenth-part gifts, your contributions, and all your best payments that you solemnly promised to the LORD, to the location the LORD your God selects for his name to reside. NIV 11 Then to the place the LORD your God will choose as a dwelling for his Name—there you are to bring everything I command you: your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and special gifts, and all the choice possessions you have vowed to the LORD. CEB 12 Then you will rejoice in the LORD your God's presence: each of you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levites who dwell in your cities because they have no designated inheritance. NIV 12 And there rejoice before the LORD your God—you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levites from your towns who have no allotment or inheritance of their own. CEB 13 But watch yourself! Make sure you don't offer up your entirely burned offerings in just any place you see. NIV 13 Be careful not to sacrifice your burnt offerings anywhere you please. CEB 14 No, only at the location the LORD selects from one of your tribal areas—that's where you must offer up your entirely burned offerings and that's where you must perform everything I'm telling you. NIV 14 Offer them only at the place the LORD will choose in one of your tribes, and there observe everything I command you. CEB 15 However, whenever you wish, you may slaughter and eat meat, as the LORD your God sees fit to bless you with such in your cities. People who are polluted and people who are purified can join in the feast, as they would if they were eating gazelle or deer. NIV 15 Nevertheless, you may slaughter your animals in any of your towns and eat as much of the meat as you want, as if it were gazelle or deer, according to the blessing the LORD your God gives you. Both the ceremonially unclean and the clean may eat it. CEB 16 But you must not consume any of the animals' blood. Pour it out on the ground, just like water. NIV 16 But you must not eat the blood; pour it out on the ground like water. CEB 17 Within your cities you are not allowed to eat any of the following: your tenth-part gifts of grain, wine, and oil; the oldest offspring of your herds and flocks; any of the payments you have solemnly promised; your spontaneous gifts or your contributions. NIV 17 You must not eat in your own towns the tithe of your grain and new wine and olive oil, or the firstborn of your herds and flocks, or whatever you have vowed to give, or your freewill offerings or special gifts. CEB 18 Only in the presence of the LORD your God, at the location the LORD your God selects, can you eat these things—that holds true for you, your son and daughter, your male and female servant, and the Levite who lives in your city. Then celebrate all you have done in the LORD your God's presence. NIV 18 Instead, you are to eat them in the presence of the LORD your God at the place the LORD your God will choose—you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levites from your towns—and you are to rejoice before the LORD your God in everything you put your hand to. CEB 19 But watch yourself: as long as you are on the land, don't forget about the Levites. NIV 19 Be careful not to neglect the Levites as long as you live in your land. CEB 20 Once the LORD your God has enlarged your territory, as he promised you, and you think to yourself, I'd like to eat some meat (because you have the desire to do so), feel free to do so whenever you want. NIV 20 When the LORD your God has enlarged your territory as he promised you, and you crave meat and say, “I would like some meat,” then you may eat as much of it as you want. CEB 21 But if the location that the LORD your God will choose to put his name is far away from where you live, then slaughter an animal from your herd or flock that the LORD has given you, just as I have commanded you, and eat it in your cities whenever you wish. NIV 21 If the place where the LORD your God chooses to put his Name is too far away from you, you may slaughter animals from the herds and flocks the LORD has given you, as I have commanded you, and in your own towns you may eat as much of them as you want. CEB 22 But be sure to eat it as if it were gazelle or deer. People who are polluted and people who are purified can feast on it together. NIV 22 Eat them as you would gazelle or deer. Both the ceremonially unclean and the clean may eat. CEB 23 Furthermore, make sure that you don't consume any of the blood, because blood is life. You must not consume the life along with the meat. NIV 23 But be sure you do not eat the blood, because the blood is the life, and you must not eat the life with the meat. CEB 24 You must not consume any of it. Pour it out on the ground, just like water. NIV 24 You must not eat the blood; pour it out on the ground like water. CEB 25 You must not consume any of it so that things go well for you and for your children later because you did what was right in the LORD's eyes. NIV 25 Do not eat it, so that it may go well with you and your children after you, because you will be doing what is right in the eyes of the LORD. CEB 26 Note that you must bring your sacred offerings and your payments for solemn promises to the location the LORD selects, NIV 26 But take your consecrated things and whatever you have vowed to give, and go to the place the LORD will choose. CEB 27 offering up your entirely burned sacrifices—both meat and blood—on the LORD your God's altar. The blood from your sacrifices must be poured out on the LORD your God's altar, but you are allowed to eat the meat. NIV 27 Present your burnt offerings on the altar of the LORD your God, both the meat and the blood. The blood of your sacrifices must be poured beside the altar of the LORD your God, but you may eat the meat. CEB 28 Observe and obey all these words that I am commanding you so that things always go well for you and your children later because you did what was good and right in the LORD your God's eyes. NIV 28 Be careful to obey all these regulations I am giving you, so that it may always go well with you and your children after you, because you will be doing what is good and right in the eyes of the LORD your God. CEB 29 Once the LORD your God has removed from before you all the nations that you are entering and taking possession of, and you have displaced them and are living in their land, NIV 29 The LORD your God will cut off before you the nations you are about to invade and dispossess. But when you have driven them out and settled in their land, CEB 30 then watch yourself! Don't be trapped by following their practices after they've been wiped out before you. Don't go investigating their gods, thinking, How did these nations worship their gods? I want to do the very same thing! NIV 30 and after they have been destroyed before you, be careful not to be ensnared by inquiring about their gods, saying, “How do these nations serve their gods? We will do the same.” CEB 31 Don't act like they did toward the LORD your God because they did things for their gods that are detestable to the LORD, which he hates. They even burned their own sons and daughters with fire for their gods! NIV 31 You must not worship the LORD your God in their way, because in worshiping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the LORD hates. They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods. CEB 32 Everything I'm commanding you, you must do it with utmost care! Don't add anything to it or take anything away from it. NIV 32 See that you do all I command you; do not add to it or take away from it.

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