New International Version - UK

Deuteronomy 26

Firstfruits and tithes

1When you have entered the land that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance and have taken possession of it and settled in it, take some of the firstfruits of all that you produce from the soil of the land that the Lord your God is giving you and put them in a basket. Then go to the place that the Lord your God will choose as a dwelling for his Name and say to the priest in office at the time, ‘I declare today to the Lord your God that I have come to the land the Lord swore to our ancestors to give us.’ The priest shall take the basket from your hands and set it down in front of the altar of the Lord your God. Then you shall declare before the Lord your God: ‘My father was a wandering Aramean, and he went down into Egypt with a few people and lived there and became a great nation, powerful and numerous. But the Egyptians ill-treated us and made us suffer, subjecting us to harsh labour. Then we cried out to the Lord, the God of our ancestors, and the Lord heard our voice and saw our misery, toil and oppression. So the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great terror and with signs and wonders. He brought us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey; 10 and now I bring the firstfruits of the soil that you, Lord, have given me.’ Place the basket before the Lord your God and bow down before him. 11 Then you and the Levites and the foreigners residing among you shall rejoice in all the good things the Lord your God has given to you and your household.

12 When you have finished setting aside a tenth of all your produce in the third year, the year of the tithe, you shall give it to the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, so that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied. 13 Then say to the Lord your God: ‘I have removed from my house the sacred portion and have given it to the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, according to all you commanded. I have not turned aside from your commands nor have I forgotten any of them. 14 I have not eaten any of the sacred portion while I was in mourning, nor have I removed any of it while I was unclean, nor have I offered any of it to the dead. I have obeyed the Lord my God; I have done everything you commanded me. 15 Look down from heaven, your holy dwelling-place, and bless your people Israel and the land you have given us as you promised on oath to our ancestors, a land flowing with milk and honey.’

Follow the Lord’s commands

16 The Lord your God commands you this day to follow these decrees and laws; carefully observe them with all your heart and with all your soul. 17 You have declared this day that the Lord is your God and that you will walk in obedience to him, that you will keep his decrees, commands and laws – that you will listen to him. 18 And the Lord has declared this day that you are his people, his treasured possession as he promised, and that you are to keep all his commands. 19 He has declared that he will set you in praise, fame and honour high above all the nations he has made and that you will be a people holy to the Lord your God, as he promised.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

申命記 26

奉獻初熟的物產

1「你們進入你們的上帝耶和華將要賜給你們作產業的土地,征服那裡,安居下來以後, 要把在那裡收穫的各種初熟的物產放在籃子裡,帶到你們的上帝耶和華選定的敬拜場所。 你們要對當值的祭司說,『今天我們要向我們的上帝耶和華宣告,我們已經進入祂向我們祖先起誓要賜給我們的土地。』 祭司要從你們手中接過籃子,放在你們的上帝耶和華的祭壇前。 你們要在你們的上帝耶和華面前宣告,『我們的祖先原是到處流浪的亞蘭人。他到埃及寄居時,家中人丁稀少,後來成為人口眾多的強大民族。 埃及人苦待我們,壓迫我們,強迫我們做奴隸。 於是,我們呼求我們祖先的上帝耶和華。祂聽見我們的呼求,看見我們的艱難、困苦和所受的壓迫, 就伸出臂膀,用大能的手行神蹟奇事,以偉大而可畏的作為帶領我們離開埃及。 祂帶領我們來到這個地方,把這奶蜜之鄉賜給我們。 10 耶和華啊,現在我們從你賜給我們的土地上帶來初熟的物產。』你們要把籃子放在你們的上帝耶和華面前,敬拜祂。 11 你們和利未人以及住在你們中間的外族人,都要因你們的上帝耶和華賜給你們和你們家人的美物而歡喜快樂。

十一奉獻年

12 「每逢第三年是十一奉獻年。你們應當把自己的十一奉獻拿出來分給利未人、寄居者和孤兒寡婦,使他們在你們居住的城邑吃飽喝足。 13 然後,你們要在你們的上帝耶和華面前宣告,『我們已經按照你的誡命,從我們家裡拿出聖物分給利未人、寄居者和孤兒寡婦。我們沒有觸犯也沒有忘記你的任何誡命。 14 這些聖物,我們守喪期間沒有吃過,不潔淨時沒有拿過,也沒有獻給死人。我們聽從你——我們的上帝耶和華,遵行你的一切吩咐。 15 求你從天上聖潔的居所垂看,賜福給你的以色列子民和你賜給我們的土地——你向我們祖先起誓應許的奶蜜之鄉。』

16 「你們的上帝耶和華今天吩咐你們遵守這些律例和典章,你們要全心全意地謹慎遵守。 17 你們今天已經宣稱耶和華是你們的上帝,答應要聽從祂,行祂的道,遵守祂的一切律例、誡命和典章。 18 耶和華今天已經照祂的應許宣稱你們是祂的子民,是祂寶貴的產業。因此,你們要遵守祂的一切誡命, 19 這樣祂必使你們備受讚譽和尊崇,超越祂所造的萬國,並照著祂的應許使你們做屬於祂的聖潔子民。」