New Salem Missionary Baptist Church
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Today's Scriptures

 
Deuteronomy 16:1-22 
 
     Learning to Live Thankfully
 
1   Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the Lord thy God: for in the month  of Abib the Lord thy
     God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.
 
Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the passover unto the Lord thy God, of the flock and the herd, in the place
    which the
Lord shall choose to place his name there.
 
Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith, even the
    bread of affliction; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that thou mayest remember the
    day when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life.
 
And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy coast seven days; neither shall there any
    thing of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst the first day at even, remain all night until the morning.
 
5 Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which the Lord thy God giveth
    
thee:# sacrifice: or, kill
 
But at the place which the Lord thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice
    the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that thou camest forth out of Egypt.
 
And thou shalt roast and eat it in the place which the Lord thy God shall choose: and thou shalt turn
    in the morning, and go unto thy tents.
 
Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the 
    
Lord thy God: thou shalt do no work therein.#
solemn…: Heb. restraint
 
Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee: begin to number the seven weeks from such time as thou
    beginnest to put the sickle to the corn.
 
10  And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto the Lord thy God with a tribute of a freewill offering of thine
     hand, which thou shalt give unto the
Lord thy God, according as the Lord thy God hath blessed thee:#

     tribute: or, sufficiency
 
11  And thou shalt rejoice before the Lord thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, 
     and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the
     widow, that are among you, in the place which the
Lord thy God hath chosen to place his name there.
 
12  And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt: and thou shalt observe and do these statutes.
 
13  Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy corn and
      thy wine:
#
corn…: Heb. floor, and thy winepress
 
14  And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy 
     maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.
 
15  Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the Lord thy God in the place which the Lord shall
      choose: because the
Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine
      hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice.
 
16  Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the Lord thy God in the place which he shall
      choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles:
      and they shall not appear before the
Lord empty:
 
17  Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord thy God which he hath given
      thee.
#
as…: Heb. according to the gift of his hand
 
18  Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the Lord thy God giveth thee,
      throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.
 
19  Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind
      the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
#
words: or, matters 
 
20  That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the Lord 
      thy God giveth thee.
#
 That which…: Heb. Justice, justice
 
21  Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the Lord thy God, which thou
      shalt make thee.
 
22  Neither shalt thou set thee up any image; which the Lord thy God hateth.