Bible: Deuteronomy 12:5-14

12:5 But you must seek only the place he 1  chooses from all your tribes to establish his name as his place of residence, 2  and you must go there. 12:6 And there you must take your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tithes, the personal offerings you have prepared, 3  your votive offerings, your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks. 12:7 Both you and your families 4  must feast there before the Lord your God and rejoice in all the output of your labor with which he 5  has blessed you. 12:8 You must not do like we are doing here today, with everyone 6  doing what seems best to him, 12:9 for you have not yet come to the final stop 7  and inheritance the Lord your God is giving you. 12:10 When you do go across the Jordan River 8  and settle in the land he 9  is granting you as an inheritance and you find relief from all the enemies who surround you, you will live in safety. 10  12:11 Then you must come to the place the Lord your God chooses for his name to reside, bringing 11  everything I am commanding you – your burnt offerings, sacrifices, tithes, the personal offerings you have prepared, 12  and all your choice votive offerings which you devote to him. 13  12:12 You shall rejoice in the presence of the Lord your God, along with your sons, daughters, male and female servants, and the Levites in your villages 14  (since they have no allotment or inheritance with you). 15  12:13 Make sure you do not offer burnt offerings in any place you wish, 12:14 for you may do so 16  only in the place the Lord chooses in one of your tribal areas – there you may do everything I am commanding you. 17 

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