Bible: Deuteronomy 26:1-6

Presentation of the First Fruits

26:1 When 1  you enter the land that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, and you occupy it and live in it, 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 2  chooses to locate his name. 3  26:3 You must go to the priest in office at that time and say to him, “I declare today to the Lord your 4  God that I have come into the land that the Lord 5  promised 6  to our ancestors 7  to give us.” 26:4 The priest will then take the basket from you 8  and set it before the altar of the Lord your God. 26:5 Then you must affirm before the Lord your God, “A wandering 9  Aramean 10  was my ancestor, 11  and he went down to Egypt and lived there as a foreigner with a household few in number, 12  but there he became a great, powerful, and numerous people. 26:6 But the Egyptians mistreated and oppressed us, forcing us to do burdensome labor.

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