Both you and your families 1 must feast there before the Lord your God and rejoice in all the output of your labor with which he 2 has blessed you.
The Lord will decree blessing for you with respect to your barns and in everything you do – yes, he will bless you in the land he 1 is giving you.
They will stay away from all the hills that were cultivated, for fear of the thorns and briers. 1 Cattle will graze there and sheep will trample on them. 2
They will swoop down 1 on the Philistine hills to the west; 2 together they will loot the people of the east. They will take over Edom and Moab, 3 and the Ammonites will be their subjects.
Only in the presence of the Lord your God may you eat these, in the place he 1 chooses. This applies to you, your son, your daughter, your male and female servants, and the Levites 2 in your villages. In that place you will rejoice before the Lord your God in all the output of your labor. 3
You must by all means lend 1 to him and not be upset by doing it, 2 for because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you attempt.
You may lend with interest to a foreigner, but not to your fellow Israelite; if you keep this command the Lord your God will bless you in all you undertake in the land you are about to enter to possess.
“The Lord will send on you a curse, confusing you and opposing you 1 in everything you undertake 2 until you are destroyed and quickly perish because of the evil of your deeds, in that you have forsaken me. 3
This is why the Jews who are in the rural country – those who live in rural cities – set aside the fourteenth day of the month of Adar as a holiday for happiness, banqueting, holiday, and sending gifts to one another.
as the time when the Jews gave themselves rest from their enemies – the month when their trouble was turned to happiness and their mourning to a holiday. These were to be days of banqueting, happiness, sending gifts to one another, and providing for the poor.