Deuteronomy 16:17
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English Standard Version
Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God that he has given you.

King James Bible
Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.

American Standard Version
every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of Jehovah thy God which he hath given thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But every one shall offer according to what he hath, according to the blessing of the Lord his God, which he shall give him.

English Revised Version
every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

With regard to the Feast of Weeks (see at Exodus 23:16), it is stated that the time for its observance was to be reckoned from the Passover. Seven weeks shall they count "from the beginning of the sickle to the corn," i.e., from the time when the sickle began to be applied to the corn, or from the commencement of the corn-harvest. As the corn-harvest was opened with the presentation of the sheaf of first-fruits on the second day of the Passover, this regulation as to time coincides with the rule laid down in Leviticus 23:15. "Thou shalt keep the feast to the Lord thy God according to the measure of the free gift of thy hand, which thou givest as Jehovah thy God blesseth thee." The ἁπ. λεγ. מסּת is the standing rendering in the Chaldee for דּי, sufficiency, need; it probably signifies abundance, from מסס equals מסה, to flow, to overflow, to derive. The idea is this: Israel was to keep this feast with sacrificial gifts, which every one was able to bring, according to the extent to which the Lord had blessed him, and (Deuteronomy 16:11) to rejoice before the Lord at the place where His name dwelt with sacrificial meals, to which the needy were to be invited (cf. Deuteronomy 14:29), in remembrance of the fact that they also were bondmen in Egypt (cf. Deuteronomy 15:15). The "free-will offering of the hand," which the Israelites were to bring with them to this feast, and with which they were to rejoice before the Lord, belonged to the free-will gifts of burnt-offerings, meat-offerings, drink-offerings, and thank-offerings, which might be offered, according to Numbers 29:39 (cf. Leviticus 23:38), at every feast, along with the festal sacrifices enjoined upon the congregation. The latter were binding upon the priests and congregation, and are fully described in Numbers 28 and 29, so that there was no necessity for Moses to say anything further with reference to them.

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as he is able [heb] according to the gift of his hand

Deuteronomy 16:10 And you shall keep the feast of weeks to the LORD your God with a tribute of a freewill offering of your hand...

Leviticus 27:8 But if he be poorer than your estimation, then he shall present himself before the priest, and the priest shall value him...

Ezra 2:63 And the Tirshatha said to them, that they should not eat of the most holy things...

Mark 12:41-44 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much...

2 Corinthians 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man has, and not according to that he has not.

2 Corinthians 9:6,7 But this I say, He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which sows bountifully shall reap also bountifully...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 16:16
"Three times a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God at the place that he will choose: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, at the Feast of Weeks, and at the Feast of Booths. They shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed.

Deuteronomy 16:18
"You shall appoint judges and officers in all your towns that the LORD your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

Ezekiel 46:7
As a grain offering he shall provide an ephah with the bull and an ephah with the ram, and with the lambs as much as he is able, together with a hin of oil to each ephah.

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