Deuteronomy 26:4
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New International Version
The priest shall take the basket from your hands and set it down in front of the altar of the LORD your God.

King James Bible
And the priest shall take the basket out of thine hand, and set it down before the altar of the LORD thy God.

Darby Bible Translation
And the priest shall take the basket out of thy hand, and set it down before the altar of Jehovah thy God.

World English Bible
The priest shall take the basket out of your hand, and set it down before the altar of Yahweh your God.

Young's Literal Translation
and the priest hath taken the basket out of thy hand, and placed it before the altar of Jehovah thy God.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit, etc. - This was intended to keep them in continual remembrance of the kindness of God, in preserving them through so many difficulties and literally fulfilling the promises he had made to them. God being the author of all their blessings, the first-fruits of the land were consecrated to him, as the author of every good and perfect gift.

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Matthew 5:23,24 Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has ought against you...

Matthew 23:19 You fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifies the gift?

Hebrews 13:10-12 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle...

The Quiet Land
Gerhard Ter Steegen Deut. xxvi. 9 Stillness midst the ever-changing, Lord, my rest art Thou; So for me has dawned the morning, God's eternal NOW. Now for me the day unsetting, Now the song begun; Now, the deep surpassing glory, Brighter than the sun. Hail! all hail! thou peaceful country Of eternal calm; Summer land of milk and honey, Where the streams are balm. There the Lord my Shepherd leads me, Wheresoe'er He will; In the fresh green pastures feeds me, By the waters still. Well I know them,
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso, and Others

Manner of Covenanting.
Previous to an examination of the manner of engaging in the exercise of Covenanting, the consideration of God's procedure towards his people while performing the service seems to claim regard. Of the manner in which the great Supreme as God acts, as well as of Himself, our knowledge is limited. Yet though even of the effects on creatures of His doings we know little, we have reason to rejoice that, in His word He has informed us, and in His providence illustrated by that word, he has given us to
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Cross References
Deuteronomy 26:3
and say to the priest in office at the time, "I declare today to the LORD your God that I have come to the land the LORD swore to our ancestors to give us."

Deuteronomy 26:5
Then you shall declare before the LORD your God: "My father was a wandering Aramean, and he went down into Egypt with a few people and lived there and became a great nation, powerful and numerous.

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