Deuteronomy 16:12
New International Version
Remember that you were slaves in Egypt, and follow carefully these decrees.

New Living Translation
Remember that you were once slaves in Egypt, so be careful to obey all these decrees.

English Standard Version
You shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt; and you shall be careful to observe these statutes.

Berean Study Bible
Remember that you were slaves in Egypt, and carefully follow these statutes.

King James Bible
And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt: and thou shalt observe and do these statutes.

New King James Version
And you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and you shall be careful to observe these statutes.

New American Standard Bible
You shall also remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and you shall be careful and comply with these statutes.

NASB 1995
“You shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and you shall be careful to observe these statutes.

NASB 1977
“And you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and you shall be careful to observe these statutes.

Amplified Bible
You shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and you shall be careful to obey these statutes.

Christian Standard Bible
Remember that you were slaves in Egypt; carefully follow these statutes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Remember that you were slaves in Egypt; carefully follow these statutes.”

American Standard Version
And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt: and thou shalt observe and do these statutes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And remember that you were a Servant in Egypt; keep and do all these laws.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and thou shalt observe and do these commands.

Contemporary English Version
Remember that you used to be slaves in Egypt, so obey these laws.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt remember that thou wast a servant in Egypt: and thou shalt keep and do the things that are commanded.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt: and thou shalt observe and do these statutes.

Good News Translation
Be sure that you obey these commands; do not forget that you were slaves in Egypt.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Remember that you were slaves in Egypt, and obey these laws carefully.

International Standard Version
Remember that you were slaves in Egypt, so keep and observe these statutes."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt; and thou shalt observe and do these statutes.

Literal Standard Version
and you have remembered that you have been a servant in Egypt, and have observed and done these statutes.

NET Bible
Furthermore, remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and so be careful to observe these statutes.

New Heart English Bible
You shall remember that you were a bondservant in Egypt: and you shall observe and do these statutes.

World English Bible
You shall remember that you were a bondservant in Egypt: and you shall observe and do these statutes.

Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast remembered that a servant thou hast been in Egypt, and hast observed and done these statutes.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Feast of Weeks
11and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God in the place He will choose as a dwelling for His Name—you, your sons and daughters, your menservants and maidservants, and the Levite within your gates, as well as the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widows among you. 12Remember that you were slaves in Egypt, and carefully follow these statutes.

Cross References
Deuteronomy 15:15
Remember that you were slaves in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God redeemed you; that is why I am giving you this command today.

Deuteronomy 16:13
You are to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days after you have gathered the produce of your threshing floor and your winepress.


Treasury of Scripture

And you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt: and you shall observe and do these statutes.

Deuteronomy 16:15
Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD shall choose: because the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice.

Deuteronomy 15:15
And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee this thing to day.

Lamentations 3:19,20
Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall…











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Remember
וְזָ֣כַרְתָּ֔ (wə·zā·ḵar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 2142: To mark, to remember, to mention, to be male

that
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

you were
הָיִ֖יתָ (hā·yî·ṯā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

slaves
עֶ֥בֶד (‘e·ḇeḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

in Egypt,
בְּמִצְרָ֑יִם (bə·miṣ·rā·yim)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4714: Egypt -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their country in Northwest Africa

and carefully
וְשָׁמַרְתָּ֣ (wə·šā·mar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

follow
וְעָשִׂ֔יתָ (wə·‘ā·śî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

these
הָאֵֽלֶּה׃ (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

statutes.
הַֽחֻקִּ֖ים (ha·ḥuq·qîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2706: Something prescribed or owed, a statute


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