Exodus 33:12-34:26: Observing the Festivals

The Torah reading for Shabbat that falls on the intermediate days of Sukkot

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34:16.     And when you take wives from among their daughters for your sons, their daughters will lust after their gods and will cause your sons to lust after their gods.

34:17.     You shall not make molten gods for yourselves.

34:18.     You shall observe the Feast of Unleavened bread -- eating unleavened bread for seven days, as I have commanded you -- at the set time of the month" of Abib, for in the month of Abib you went forth from Egypt.

34:19.     Every first issue of the womb is Mine, from all your livestock that drop a male as firstling, whether cattle or sheep.

34:20.     But the firstling of an ass you shall redeem with a sheep; if you do not redeem it, you must break its neck. And you must redeem every first-born among your sons.

None shall appear before Me empty-handed.

34:21.     Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall cease from labor; you shall cease from labor even at plowing time and harvest time.

34:22.     You shall observe the Feast of Weeks, of the first fruits of the wheat harvest; and the Feast of Ingathering at the turn of the year.

34:23.     Three times a year all your males shall appear before the Sovereign LORD, the God of Israel.

34:24.     I will drive out nations from your path and enlarge your territory; no one will covet your land when you go up to appear before the LORD your God three times a year.

34:25.     You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with anything leavened; and the sacrifice of the Feast of Passover shall not be left lying until morning.

34:26.     The choice first fruits of your soil you shall bring to the house of the LORD your God.

You shall not boil a kid in its mother's milk.

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