Deuteronomy 16:9-12

The Festival of Weeks

16:9This was a festival to thank God for the harvest. See Leviticus 23:15-21.

9 Count seven weeks from the first day that you bring in crops of grain from your fields. 10 Then eat the Feast of Weeks to worship the Lord your God. Bring the gifts that you want to offer to him. Bring gifts that show how much he has blessed you. 11 You and your family will be happy to worship the Lord your God, at the special place that he chooses. Enjoy time together with your children, your servants and the Levites who live in your town. Also join with the foreign people who live among you, with widows, and children who have no family. Worship God happily together. 12 Remember that you were once slaves in Egypt. So be careful to obey these commands.