Deuteronomy 16

VIN(i) 1 "Observe the month of Abib and celebrate the Passover to the LORD your God. It was in the month of Abib that the LORD your God brought you out of Egypt by night. 2 "Sacrifice the Passover to the LORD your God from the flock and the herd, in the place where the LORD chooses to establish his name. 3 "Do not eat leavened bread with it. Eat unleavened bread for seven days. It is the bread of affliction. You should remember all the days of your life the day when you came out of the land of Egypt in haste. 4 Let no yeast be seen with you in all your territory seven days. And let none of the flesh that you shall sacrifice in the evening on the first day lodge until morning. 5 You may not sacrifice the Passover within any of your gates, which the LORD your God gives you; 6 But at the place where your God will choose to establish his name, you shall sacrifice the Passover in the evening at dusk, at the time of day you left Egypt. 7 "Cook and eat it in the place the LORD your God chooses. In the morning you are to return to your tents. 8 Six days you will eat unleavened bread and on the seventh day will be a solemn assembly to the LORD your God. You will do no work. 9 "Count off seven weeks from when the sickle is first put to standing grain. 10 "Then celebrate the Festival of Weeks to the LORD your God. Bring a freewill offering in proportion to the blessings the LORD your God has given you. 11 And thou shall rejoice before LORD thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, and the Levite who is within thy gates, and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are in th 12 "Remember that you were slaves in Egypt. Carefully obey these laws. 13 "Celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days after you harvest from your threshing floor and your wine press. 14 You shall rejoice in your feast, you, your son, your daughter, your male servant, your female servant, the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow who are within your gates. 15 For seven days you shall celebrate before the LORD your God at the place where the LORD will choose; for the LORD your God will bless you in all your harvest and in everything you do, and your joy will be complete. 16 Three times in the year all of your males shall appear before the LORD your God at the place that he will choose, at the Feast of Unleavened Bread and at the Feast of Weeks and at the Feast of Booths, and they shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed. 17 but each one must appear with his own gift, proportional to the blessing that the LORD your God has given you." 18 "Appoint judges and officers for your tribes in every city the LORD your God gives you. They are to judge the people fairly. 19 You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality. You shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous. 20 You shall follow perfect justice, that you may live and possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you. 21 Thou shalt plant no grove, nor any tree near the altar of the Lord thy God: 22 »Never set up a sacred stone. These are things the LORD your God hates.