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Deuteronomy 26


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Deuteronomy 26:1–11

Moses commands the Israelites to set aside the firstfruits of their harvest for the Suzerain (Ruler) God once they were settled in the Promised Land. This offering was an acknowledgement of God’s gifts of redemption, covenant, and land.

Deuteronomy 26:12–15

Moses commands the Israelites to offer a special tithe to the Suzerain God every third year to support the vulnerable of the Israelite society.

Deuteronomy 26:16–19

Moses told the Israelites that this covenant renewal was a reminder of their special relationship with Yahweh and their special status among the nations of the earth.