1Observe the month of Abib, and keep the Passover to Yahweh your
God; for in the month of Abib Yahweh your God brought you forth out of Egypt
2You shall sacrifice the Passover to Yahweh your God, of the
flock and the herd, in the place which Yahweh shall choose, to cause his name
to dwell there.
3You shall eat no leavened bread with it; seven days
shall you eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for
you came forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that you may remember the
day when you came forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life.
4There shall be no yeast seen with you in all your borders seven days;
neither shall any of the flesh, which you sacrifice the first day at even,
remain all night until the morning.
5You may not sacrifice the Passover
within any of your gates, which Yahweh your God gives you;
6but at the
place which Yahweh your God shall choose, to cause his name to dwell in,
there you shall sacrifice the Passover at even, at the going down of the sun,
at the season that you came forth out of Egypt.
7You shall roast and eat
it in the place which Yahweh your God shall choose: and you shall turn in the
morning, and go to your tents.
8Six days you shall eat unleavened bread;
and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to Yahweh your God; you
shall do no work therein.
9Seven weeks shall you number to you:
from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain shall you
begin to number seven weeks.
10You shall keep the feast of weeks to
Yahweh your God with a tribute of a freewill offering of your hand, which you
shall give, according as Yahweh your God blesses you:
11and you shall
rejoice before Yahweh your God, you, and your son, and your daughter, and
your male servant, and your female servant, and the Levite who is within your
gates, and the foreigner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are in the
midst of you, in the place which Yahweh your God shall choose, to cause his
name to dwell there.
12You shall remember that you were a bondservant in
Egypt: and you shall observe and do these statutes.
13You shall keep the
feast of tents seven days, after that you have gathered in from your
threshing floor and from your winepress:
14and you shall rejoice in your
feast, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your male servant, and your
female servant, and the Levite, and the foreigner, and the fatherless, and the
widow, who are within your gates.
15Seven days shall you keep a feast to
Yahweh your God in the place which Yahweh shall choose; because Yahweh your
God will bless you in all your increase, and in all the work of your hands,
and you shall be altogether joyful.
16Three times in a year shall all
your males appear before Yahweh your God in the place which he shall choose:
in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast
of tents; and they shall not appear before Yahweh empty:
shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of Yahweh your God which
he has given you.
18Judges and officers shall you make you in all your
gates, which Yahweh your God gives you, according to your tribes; and they
shall judge the people with righteous judgment.
19You shall not wrest
justice: you shall not respect persons; neither shall you take a bribe; for a
bribe does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the
20That which is altogether just shall you follow, that you may
live, and inherit the land which Yahweh your God gives you.
not plant you an Asherah of any kind of tree beside the altar of Yahweh your
God, which you shall make you.
22Neither shall you set yourself up a
pillar; which Yahweh your God hates.