The Passover Reviewed
1“Observe the #Ex. 12:2month of Abib, and keep the Passover to the Lord your God, for #Ex. 13:4in the month of Abib the Lord your God brought you out of Egypt by night. 2Therefore you shall sacrifice the Passover to the Lord your God, from the flock and #Num. 28:19the herd, in the #Deut. 12:5, 26; 15:20place where the Lord chooses to put His name. 3You shall eat no leavened bread with it; #Num. 29:12seven days you shall eat unleavened bread with it, that is, the bread of affliction (for you came out of the land of Egypt in haste), that you may #Ex. 13:3; Deut. 4:9remember the day in which you came out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life. 4#Ex. 13:7And no leaven shall be seen among you in all your territory for seven days, nor shall any of the meat which you sacrifice the first day at twilight remain overnight until #Num. 9:12morning.
5“You may not sacrifice the Passover within any of your gates which the Lord your God gives you; 6but at the place where the Lord your God chooses to make His name abide, there you shall sacrifice the Passover #Ex. 12:7–10at twilight, at the going down of the sun, at the time you came out of Egypt. 7And you shall roast and eat it in the place which the Lord your God chooses, and #2 Kin. 23:23in the morning you shall turn and go to your tents. 8Six days you shall eat unleavened bread, and #Ex. 12:16; 13:6; Lev. 23:8, 36on the seventh day there shall be a sacred assembly to the Lord your God. You shall do no work on it.
The Feast of Weeks Reviewed
9“You shall count seven weeks for yourself; begin to count the seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the grain. 10Then you shall keep the #Ex. 34:22; Lev. 23:15, 16; Num. 28:26Feast of Weeks to the Lord your God with the tribute of a freewill offering from your hand, which you shall give #1 Cor. 16:2as the Lord your God blesses you. 11#Deut. 16:14You shall rejoice before the Lord your God, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant, the Levite who is within your gates, the stranger and the fatherless and the widow who are among you, at the place where the Lord your God chooses to make His name abide. 12#Deut. 15:15And you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and you shall be careful to observe these statutes.
The Feast of Tabernacles Reviewed
13#Ex. 23:16“You shall observe the Feast of Tabernacles seven days, when you have gathered from your threshing floor and from your winepress. 14And #Neh. 8:9you shall rejoice in your feast, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant and the Levite, the stranger and the fatherless and the widow, who are within your gates. 15#Lev. 23:39–41Seven days you shall keep a sacred feast to the Lord your God in the place which the Lord chooses, because the Lord your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you surely rejoice.
16#Ex. 23:14–17; 34:22–24“Three times a year all your males shall appear before the Lord your God in the place which He chooses: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, at the Feast of Weeks, and at the Feast of Tabernacles; and #Ex. 23:15they shall not appear before the Lord empty-handed. 17Every man shall give as he is able, #Lev. 14:30, 31; Deut. 16:10according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you.
Justice Must Be Administered
18“You shall appoint #Ex. 23:1–8; Deut. 1:16, 17; John 7:24judges and officers in all your gates, which the Lord your God gives you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with just judgment. 19#Ex. 23:2, 6You shall not pervert justice; #Deut. 1:17you shall not show partiality, #Ex. 23:8nor take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous. 20You shall follow what is altogether just, that you may #Ezek. 18:5–9live and inherit the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
21#Ex. 34:13“You shall not plant for yourself any tree, as a wooden image, near the altar which you build for yourself to the Lord your God. 22#Lev. 26:1You shall not set up a sacred pillar, which the Lord your God hates.