but you must sacrifice it 1 in the evening in 2 the place where he 3 chooses to locate his name, at sunset, the time of day you came out of Egypt.
You must eat bread made without yeast for six days. The seventh day you are to hold an assembly for the Lord your God; you must not do any work on that day. 1
You shall rejoice before him 1 – you, your son, your daughter, your male and female slaves, the Levites in your villages, 2 the resident foreigners, the orphans, and the widows among you – in the place where the Lord chooses to locate his name.
You are to celebrate the festival seven days before the Lord your God in the place he 1 chooses, for he 2 will bless you in all your productivity and in whatever you do; 3 so you will indeed rejoice!
You must not pervert justice or show favor. Do not take a bribe, for bribes blind the eyes of the wise and distort 1 the words of the righteous. 2
You must not erect a sacred pillar, 1 a thing the Lord your God detests.
by serving other gods and worshiping them – the sun, 1 moon, or any other heavenly bodies which I have not permitted you to worship. 2
When it is reported to you and you hear about it, you must investigate carefully. If it is indeed true that such a disgraceful thing 1 is being done in Israel,
At the testimony of two or three witnesses they must be executed. They cannot be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.
If a matter is too difficult for you to judge – bloodshed, 1 legal claim, 2 or assault 3 – matters of controversy in your villages 4 – you must leave there and go up to the place the Lord your God chooses. 5
You must do what you are instructed, and the verdict they pronounce to you, without fail. Do not deviate right or left from what they tell you.
It must be with him constantly and he must read it as long as he lives, so that he may learn to revere the Lord his God and observe all the words of this law and these statutes and carry them out.
For the Lord your God has chosen them and their sons from all your tribes to stand 1 and serve in his name 2 permanently.
Suppose a Levite comes by his own free will 1 from one of your villages, from any part of Israel where he is living, 2 to the place the Lord chooses
and serves in the name of the Lord his God like his fellow Levites who stand there before the Lord.
There must never be found among you anyone who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, 1 anyone who practices divination, 2 an omen reader, 3 a soothsayer, 4 a sorcerer, 5
I will raise up a prophet like you for them from among their fellow Israelites. I will put my words in his mouth and he will speak to them whatever I command.
I will personally hold responsible 1 anyone who then pays no attention to the words that prophet 2 speaks in my name.
“But if any prophet presumes to speak anything in my name that I have not authorized 1 him to speak, or speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet must die.
Now if you say to yourselves, 1 ‘How can we tell that a message is not from the Lord?’ 2 –