Reuben, you are my firstborn,(A)
my strength and the firstfruits of my virility,(B)
excelling in prominence, excelling in power.

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16 Also observe the Festival of Harvest[a] with the firstfruits of your produce from what you sow in the field, and observe the Festival of Ingathering[b](A) at the end of the year, when you gather your produce[c] from the field.

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Footnotes

  1. 23:16 The Festival of Harvest is called Festival of Weeks elsewhere; Ex 34:22. In the NT it is called Pentecost; Ac 2:1.
  2. 23:16 The Festival of Ingathering is called Festival of Shelters elsewhere; Lv 23:34–36.
  3. 23:16 Lit labors

19 “Bring the best of the firstfruits of your land to the house of the Lord your God.

“You must not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.(A)

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