De 26:2
26:2 {a} That thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of
     the earth, which thou shalt bring of thy land that the LORD
     thy God giveth thee, and shalt put [it] in a basket, and
     shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose
     to {b} place his name there.

     (a) By this ceremony they acknowledged that they received
         the land of Canaan as a free gift from God.
     (b) To be called upon, served and worshipped spiritually,
         De 12:5.

De 26:5
26:5 And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, A {c}
     Syrian ready to perish [was] my father, and he went down
     into Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and became
     there a nation, great, mighty, {d} and populous:

     (c) Meaning, Jacob, who served 20 years in Syria.

     (d) Only by God's mercy, and not by their father's

De 26:7
26:7 And when we {e} cried unto the LORD God of our fathers, the
     LORD heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our
     labour, and our oppression:

     (e) Alleging the promises made to our fathers, Abraham,
         Isaac and Jacob.

De 26:10
26:10 And now, behold, I have {f} brought the firstfruits of the
      land, which thou, O LORD, hast given me. And thou shalt
      set it before the LORD thy God, and worship before the
      LORD thy God:

      (f) In token of a thankful heart, and mindful of this

De 26:11
26:11 And thou shalt rejoice in every good [thing] which the
      LORD thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thine {g}
      house, thou, and the Levite, and the stranger that [is]
      among you.

      (g) Signifying that God does not give us goods for
          ourselves only, but to be used also by those who are
          committed to our charge.

De 26:13
26:13 Then thou shalt {h} say before the LORD thy God, I have
      brought away the hallowed things out of [mine] house, and
      also have given them unto the Levite, and unto the
      stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according
      to all thy commandments which thou hast commanded me: I
      have not {i} transgressed thy commandments, neither have I
      forgotten [them]:

      (h) Without hypocrisy.
      (i) Of malice and contempt.

De 26:14
26:14 I have not eaten thereof in my mourning, neither have I
      taken away [ought] thereof for [any] unclean [use], nor
      given [ought] thereof for the dead: [but] I have hearkened
      to the voice of the LORD my God, [and] have done {m}
      according to all that thou hast commanded me.

      (m) As far as my sinful nature would allow: or else as
          David and Paul say, there is not one just,
          Ps 14:3, Ro 3:10.

De 26:16
26:16 This day the LORD thy God hath commanded thee to do these
      statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do
      them with {n} all thine heart, and with all thy soul.

      (n) With a good and simple conscience.

De 26:18
26:18 {o} And the LORD hath avouched thee this day to be his
      peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that [thou]
      shouldest keep all his commandments;

      (o) Signifying that there is a mutual bond between God and
          his people.