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Deuteronomy 12:8-11

12:8 You must not do like we are doing here today, with everyone 1  doing what seems best to him, 12:9 for you have not yet come to the final stop 2  and inheritance the Lord your God is giving you. 12:10 When you do go across the Jordan River 3  and settle in the land he 4  is granting you as an inheritance and you find relief from all the enemies who surround you, you will live in safety. 5  12:11 Then you must come to the place the Lord your God chooses for his name to reside, bringing 6  everything I am commanding you – your burnt offerings, sacrifices, tithes, the personal offerings you have prepared, 7  and all your choice votive offerings which you devote to him. 8 

1 tn Heb “a man.”

2 tn Heb “rest.”

3 tn The word “River” is not in the Hebrew text, but has been supplied in the translation for clarity.

4 tn Heb “the Lord your God.” See note on “he” in 12:5.

5 tn In the Hebrew text vv. 10-11 are one long, complex sentence. For stylistic reasons the translation divides this into two sentences.

6 tn Heb “and it will be (to) the place where the Lord your God chooses to cause his name to dwell you will bring.”

7 tn Heb “heave offerings of your hand.”

8 tn Heb “the Lord.” See note on “he” in 12:5.

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