Deuteronomy 15:20
New International Version
Each year you and your family are to eat them in the presence of the LORD your God at the place he will choose.

New Living Translation
Instead, you and your family must eat these animals in the presence of the LORD your God each year at the place he chooses.

English Standard Version
You shall eat it, you and your household, before the LORD your God year by year at the place that the LORD will choose.

Berean Study Bible
Each year you and your household are to eat it before the LORD your God in the place the LORD will choose.

New American Standard Bible
"You and your household shall eat it every year before the LORD your God in the place which the LORD chooses.

New King James Version
You and your household shall eat it before the LORD your God year by year in the place which the LORD chooses.

King James Bible
Thou shalt eat it before the LORD thy God year by year in the place which the LORD shall choose, thou and thy household.

Christian Standard Bible
Each year you and your family are to eat it before the LORD your God in the place the LORD chooses.

Contemporary English Version
Instead, each year you must take the first-born of these animals to the place where the LORD your God chooses to be worshiped. You and your family will sacrifice them to the LORD and then eat them as part of a sacred meal.

Good News Translation
Each year you and your family are to eat them in the LORD's presence at the one place of worship.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Each year you and your family are to eat it before the LORD your God in the place the LORD chooses.

International Standard Version
Then in the presence of the LORD your God, you and your household must eat them every year at the place the LORD will choose.

NET Bible
You and your household must eat them annually before the LORD your God in the place he chooses.

New Heart English Bible
You shall eat it before the LORD your God year by year in the place which the LORD shall choose, you and your household.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Every year you and your family must eat these animals in the presence of the LORD your God in the place the LORD will choose.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt eat it before the LORD thy God year by year in the place which the LORD shall choose, thou and thy household.

New American Standard 1977
“You and your household shall eat it every year before the LORD your God in the place which the LORD chooses.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt eat it before the LORD thy God each year in the place which the LORD shall choose, thou and thy household.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall eat it before the LORD your God year by year in the place which the LORD shall choose, you and your household.

American King James Version
You shall eat it before the LORD your God year by year in the place which the LORD shall choose, you and your household.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt eat it before Jehovah thy God year by year in the place which Jehovah shall choose, thou and thy household.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou shalt eat it before the Lord year by year in the place which the Lord thy God shall choose, thou and thy house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the sight of the Lord thy God shalt thou eat them every year, in the place that the Lord shall choose, thou and thy house.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt eat it before Jehovah thy God, year by year, in the place which Jehovah will choose, thou and thy household.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt eat it before the LORD thy God year by year in the place which the LORD shall choose, thou and thy household.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt eat it before the LORD thy God year by year in the place which the LORD shall choose, thou and thy household.

World English Bible
You shall eat it before Yahweh your God year by year in the place which Yahweh shall choose, you and your household.

Young's Literal Translation
before Jehovah thy God thou dost eat it year by year, in the place which Jehovah doth choose, thou and thy house.
Study Bible
Firstborn Animals
19You must set apart to the LORD your God every firstborn male produced by your herds and flocks. You are not to put the firstborn of your oxen to work, nor are you to shear the firstborn of your flock. 20Each year you and your household are to eat it before the LORD your God in the place the LORD will choose. 21But if an animal has a defect, is lame or blind, or has any serious flaw, you must not sacrifice it to the LORD your God.…
Cross References
Leviticus 7:15
The meat of the sacrifice of his peace offering of thanksgiving must be eaten on the day he offers it; none of it may be left until morning.

Deuteronomy 12:5
Instead, you must seek the place that the LORD your God will choose from among all your tribes to establish as a dwelling for His Name, and there you must go.

Deuteronomy 12:11
then the LORD your God will choose a dwelling for His Name. And there you are to bring everything I command you: your burnt offerings and sacrifices, your tithes and special gifts, and all the choice offerings you vow to the LORD.

Deuteronomy 14:23
And you are to eat a tenth of your grain, new wine, and oil, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks, in the presence of the LORD your God at the place where He will choose as a dwelling for His Name, so that you may learn to fear the LORD your God always.

Treasury of Scripture

You shall eat it before the LORD your God year by year in the place which the LORD shall choose, you and your household.

Deuteronomy 12:5-7,17
But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come: …







Lexicon
Each year
שָׁנָ֣ה (šā·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year

you
אַתָּ֖ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

and your household
וּבֵיתֶֽךָ׃ (ū·ḇê·ṯe·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

are to eat it
תֹאכֲלֶ֙נּוּ֙ (ṯō·ḵă·len·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

before
לִפְנֵי֩ (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the LORD
יְהוָ֨ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

your God
אֱלֹהֶ֤יךָ (’ĕ·lō·he·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

in the place
בַּמָּק֖וֹם (bam·mā·qō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

the LORD
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

will choose.
יִבְחַ֣ר (yiḇ·ḥar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 977: To try, select
(20) Thou shalt eat it before the Lord thy God year by year.--This connects the eating of the firstlings with the "second" tithe (Deuteronomy 14:23), There is some difficulty in understanding the exact relation between this precept and that which assigns the firstlings to the priests (Numbers 18:15) with the first tithe. The practical solution is to be sought in the practice of the Jews. One suggestion is (that of Rashi), that "thou shalt eat" in this place refers to the priest; another is, that the firstlings without blemish were for the priest; those that were not fit for sacrifice were for the household of the owner. But it is perfectly conceivable that there was a collection of firstlings at one time of the year for the first tithe, and these were given to the priests. At the time of the collection of the second tithe, there might, and generally would, be other firstlings born since, and these, with the second tithe, would be disposed of in the manner indicated in these verses. And this, upon the whole, seems the most probable explanation. If two tithes were a regular institution, they must have been regularly collected at fixed times. And there might easily be firstlings in both of them; in fact, there almost certainly would be. At any rate, no contradiction can be maintained as between laws which were both observed in practice by the Jews. It appears from the Talmud, that tithes and offerings might be presented, more or less, at any of the three great feasts. They would not all be presented at one time. The tithes and first-fruits in some cases were liable to be delayed. The rule was, that everything due for three years last past must be cleared out of the establishment, and paid over to the proper authorities at the Feast of the Passover in the fourth and eighth years reckoned by the Sabbatical system. (See Deuteronomy 26:12-13, for more on this head.)

15:19-23 Here is a direction what to do with the firstlings. We are not now limited as the Israelites were; we make no difference between a first calf, or lamb, and the rest. Let us then look to the gospel meaning of this law, devoting ourselves and the first of our time and strength to God; and using all our comforts and enjoyments to his praise, and under the direction of his law, as we have them all by his gift.
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