The form of words with which the firstfruits and tithes are to be offered. God's covenant.
1 And when thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God will give thee to possess, and hast conquered it, and dwellest in it:
Cumque intraveris terram, quam Dominus Deus tuus tibi daturus est possidendam, et obtinueris eam, atque habitaveris in ea :
2 Thou shalt take the first of all thy fruits, and put them in a basket, and shalt go to the place which the Lord thy God shall choose, that his name may be invocated there:
tolles de cunctis frugibus tuis primitias, et pones in cartallo, pergesque ad locum quem Dominus Deus tuus elegerit, ut ibi invocetur nomen ejus :
3 And thou shalt go to the priest that shall be in those days, and say to him: I profess this day before the Lord thy God, that I am come into the land, for which he swore to our fathers, that he would give it us.
accedesque ad sacerdotem, qui fuerit in diebus illis, et dices ad eum : Profiteor hodie coram Domino Deo tuo, quod ingressus sum in terram, pro qua juravit patribus nostris, ut daret eam nobis.
4 And the priest taking the basket at thy hand, shall set it before the altar of the Lord thy God:
Suscipiensque sacerdos cartallum de manu tua, ponet ante altare Domini Dei tui :
5 And thou shalt speak thus in the sight of the Lord thy God: The Syrian pursued my father, who went down into Egypt, and sojourned there in a very small number, and grew into a nation great and strong and of an infinite multitude.
et loqueris in conspectu Domini Dei tui : Syrus persequebatur patrem meum, qui descendit in Aegyptum, et ibi peregrinatus est in paucissimo numero : crevitque in gentem magnam ac robustam et infinitae multitudinis.
6 And the Egyptians afflicted us, and persecuted us, laying on us most grievous burdens:
Afflixeruntque nos Aegyptii, et persecuti sunt, imponentes onera gravissima :
7 And we cried to the Lord God of our fathers: who heard us, and looked down upon our affliction, and labour, and distress:
et clamavimus ad Dominum Deum patrum nostrorum : qui exaudivit nos, et respexit humilitatem nostram, et laborem, atque angustiam :
8 And brought us out of Egypt with a strong hand, and a stretched out arm, with great terror, with signs and wonders:
et eduxit nos de Aegypto in manu forti, et brachio extento, in ingenti pavore, in signis atque portentis :
9 And brought us into this place, and gave us this land flowing with milk and honey.
et introduxit ad locum istum, et tradidit nobis terram lacte et melle manantem.
10 And therefore now I offer the firstfruits of the land which the Lord hath given me. And thou shalt leave them in the sight of the Lord thy God, adoring the Lord thy God.
Et idcirco nunc offero primitias frugum terrae, quam Dominus dedit mihi. Et dimittes eas in conspectu Domini Dei tui, et adorato Domino Deo tuo.
11 And thou shalt feast in all the good things which the Lord thy God hath given thee, and thy house, thou and the Levite, and the stranger that is with thee.
Et epulaberis in omnibus bonis, quae Dominus Deus tuus dederit tibi, et domui tuae, tu et Levites, et advena qui tecum est.
12 When thou hast made an end of tithing all thy fruits, in the third year of tithes thou shalt give it to the Levite, and to the stranger, and to the fatherless, and to the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled:
Quando compleveris decimam cunctarum frugum tuarum, anno decimarum tertio, dabis Levitae, et advenae, et pupillo et viduae, ut comedant intra portas tuas, et saturentur :
13 And thou shalt speak thus in the sight of the Lord thy God: I have taken that which was sanctified out of my house, and I have given it to the Levite, and to the stranger, and to the fatherless, and to the widow, as thou hast commanded me: I have not transgressed thy commandments nor forgotten thy precepts.
loquerisque in conspectu Domini Deo tui : Abstuli quod sanctificatum est de domo mea, et dedi illud Levitae et advenae, et pupillo ac viduae, sicut jussisti mihi : non praeterivi mandata tua, nec sum oblitus imperii tui.
14 I have not eaten of them in my mourning, nor separated them for any uncleanness, nor spent any thing of them in funerals. I have obeyed the voice of the Lord my God, and have done all things as thou hast commanded me.
Non comedi ex eis in luctu meo, nec separavi ea in qualibet immunditia, nec expendi ex his quidquam in re funebri. Obedivi voci Domini Dei mei, et feci omnia sicut praecepisti mihi.
15 Look from thy sanctuary, and thy high habitation of heaven, and bless thy people Israel, and the land which thou hast given us, as thou didst swear to our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey.
Respice de sanctuario tuo, et de excelso caelorum habitaculo, et benedic populo tuo Israel, et terrae, quam dedisti nobis, sicut jurasti patribus nostris, terrae lacte et melle mananti.
16 This day the Lord thy God hath commanded thee to do these commandments and judgments: and to keep and fulfill them with all thy heart, and with all thy soul.
Hodie Dominus Deus tuus praecepit tibi ut facias mandata haec atque judicia : et custodias et impleas ex toto corde tuo, et ex tota anima tua.
17 Thou hast chosen the Lord this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways and keep his ceremonies, and precepts, and judgments, and obey his command.
Dominum elegisti hodie, ut sit tibi Deus, et ambules in viis ejus, et custodias caeremonias illius, et mandata atque judicia, et obedias ejus imperio.
18 And the Lord hath chosen thee this day, to be his peculiar people, as he hath spoken to thee, and to keep all his commandments:
Et Dominus elegit te hodie ut sis ei populus peculiaris, sicut locutus est tibi, et custodias omnia praecepta illius :
19 And to make thee higher than all nations which he hath created, to his own praise, and name, and glory: that thou mayst be a holy people of the Lord thy God, as he hath spoken.
et faciat te excelsiorem cunctis gentibus quas creavit, in laudem, et nomen, et gloriam suam : ut sis populus sanctus Domini Dei tui, sicut locutus est.