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Deuteronomy / 申命纪 Chapter 16

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16:1 Shomer the month of Aviv, and shomer the pesach to Adonai  Eloheicha: for in the month of Aviv Adonai  Eloheicha brought you forth out of Mitzrayim by night.

16:2 You shall therefore zevach the pesach to Adonai  Eloheicha, of the flock and the herd, in the place which Adonai shall choose to place His Name there.

16:3 You shall eat no hametz with it; shivat yamin shall you eat matzot therewith, [even] the lechem oni (bread of affliction); for you camest forth out of the land Mitzrayim in haste: that you may zakar the day when you camest forth out of the land Mitzrayim all the yamin of your life.

16:4 And there shall be no seor (leaven) seen with you in all your coast shivat yamim; neither shall there [any thing] of the flesh, which you zabach (slaughter) ba'Erev ha Rishon, remain all night until the morning.

16:5 You may not Zabach the pesach within any of your she'arim (gates), which Adonai  Eloheicha gives thee:

16:6 But at the place which Adonai  Eloheicha shall choose to place his name in, there you shall zevach the pesach at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that you camest forth out of Mitzrayim.

16:7 And you shall roast and eat [it] in the place which Adonai  Eloheicha shall choose: and you shall turn in the morning, and go to your tents.

16:8 Six yamin you shall eat matzot: and on ha'shevi'i [shall be] a solemn assembly to Adonai Eloheicha: you shall do no melachah (work) [therein].

16:9 Shivah shavu'ot (seven weeks) shall you number to thee: *begin to number the Shivah shavu'ot (seven weeks) from [such time as] you beginnest [to put] the sickle to the corn. *counting of omer

16:10 And you shall shomer the feast of weeks to Adonai Eloheicha with a tribute of a terumah (freewill offering) of thine hand, which you shall give [to Adonai  Eloheicha], according as Adonai  Eloheicha has blessed thee:

16:11 And you shall rejoice before Adonai  Eloheicha, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your eved, and your amah, and the Levy that [is] within your she'arim (gates), and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that [are] among you, in the place which Adonai  Eloheicha has chosen to place his name there.

16:12 And you shall zakar that you wast a bondman in Mitzrayim and you shall shomer and do these chukkot.

16:13 (Maftir) Pilgrimage to Yerushalayim

You shall shomer the Chag HaSukkot Shivat yamin, after that you hast gathered in your corn and your wine:

16:14 And you shall rejoice in your feast, you, and your ben, and your bat (daughter), and your eved, and your maidservant, and the Levy, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that [are] within your she'arim (gates).

16:15 Shivat yamin shall you shomer a solemn feast to Adonai  Eloheicha in the place which Adonai shall choose: because Adonai  Eloheicha shall bless you in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine hands, therefore you shall surely rejoice.

NONE ARE TO COME TO THE FEAST EMPTY-HANDED

16:16 *Shalosh p'amim bashanah shall all your males appear before Adonai  Eloheicha in the place which he shall choose; in the Chag matzot, and in the feast of weeks, and in the Chag HaSukkot: and they shall not appear before Adonai empty: *shalosh (three) times a year

16:17 Every man [shall give] as he is able, according to the blessing of Adonai  Eloheicha which he has given you.

Haftarah Re'eh Yeshayahu 54:11-55:5

Brit Hadashah :- 1 Korinthos 5:9-13; Yochanan Alef 4:1-6

Parashah 48: Shoftim (Judges) 16:18-21:9

16:18   שֹפְטִים וְשֹטְרִים תִּתֶּן-לְךָ בְּכָל-שְעָרֶיךָ אֲשֶר יְהֹוָהאֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לְךָ לִשְבָטֶיךָ וְשָפְטוּ אֶת-הָעָם מִשְפַּט-צֶדֶק׃

Shoftim veshotrim titen-lekha bekhal-sheareikha asher Adonai  Eloheikha noten lekha lishvateikha veshaftu et-haam mishpat-tzedek:"

You shall appoint for yourself judges and officers in all your towns which Adonai your Elohim is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

16:19 You shall not wrest mishpat; you shall not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the devarim of the righteous.

16:20  צֶ֥דֶק צֶ֖דֶק תִּרְדֹּ֑ף לְמַ֤עַן תִּחְיֶה֙ וְיָרַשְתָּ֣אֶת-הָאָ֔רֶץ אֲשֶר-יְהֹוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֶ֖יךָ נֹתֵ֥ן לָֽךְ׃

Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof Lemaan Tikhye Veyarashta et-haaretz asher-Adonai Eloheicha noten lakh

Justice, justice shall you follow, that you may live, and inherit the land which Adonai  Eloheicha gives you.

16:21 You shall not plant you asherah (grove) of any trees near to the altar of Adonai  Eloheicha, which you shall make you.

16:22 Neither shall you set you up [any] image; which Adonai  Eloheicha hates.


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There are about seven gates or openings, in which one must guard against evil, in chinese believe we have seven opening in our head, once poisoned the seven opening will ooz out blood.