26:2 you must take the first of all the ground’s produce you harvest from the land the Lord your God is giving you, place it in a basket, and go to the place where he 1 chooses to locate his name. 2 26:3 You must go to the priest in office at that time and say to him, “I declare today to the Lord your 3 God that I have come into the land that the Lord 4 promised 5 to our ancestors 6 to give us.” 26:4 The priest will then take the basket from you 7 and set it before the altar of the Lord your God.
1 tn Heb “the
2 sn The place where he chooses to locate his name. This is a circumlocution for the central sanctuary, first the tabernacle and later the Jerusalem temple. See Deut 12:1-14 and especially the note on the word “you” in v. 14.
3 tc For the MT reading “your God,” certain LXX
4 tc The Syriac adds “your God” to complete the usual formula.
5 tn Heb “swore on oath.”
7 tn Heb “your hand.”