14 “Three times a year you shall celebrate a feast [dedicated] to Me. 15 You shall observe the Appointed time of Unleavened Bread; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the appointed time in the month of Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt.
No one shall appear before Me empty-handed [but you shall bring sacrificial offerings].
16 Also [you shall observe] the Appointed time of Harvest (First Fruits), acknowledging the first fruits of your labor, of what you sow in the field.
And [third] the Appointed time of Ingathering (Booths or Tabernacles) at the end of the year when you gather in [the fruit of] your labors from the field.
17 Three times a year all your males shall appear before Yahuwah your Elohim.
18 “You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread; and the fat of My feast is not to be left overnight until morning. (Passover)
19 “You shall bring the choice first fruits of your ground into the house of Yahuwah your Elohim. (First fruits)
“You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.
(A young goat is someone new to the faith and milk is the word).
20 “Behold, I am going to send an Angel before you to keep and guard you on the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared. 21 Be on your guard before Him, listen to and obey His voice; do not be rebellious toward Him or provoke Him, for He will not pardon your transgression, since My Name (authority) is in Him. (Yahushua).
22 But if you will indeed listen to and truly obey His voice and do everything that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries. 23 When My Angel goes before you and brings you to [the land of] the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Canaanite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, I will reject them and completely destroy them. 24 You shall not bow down to worship their gods, nor serve them, nor do [anything] in accordance with their practices. You shall completely overthrow them and break down their [sacred] pillars and images [of pagan worship].
25 You shall serve [only] Yahuwah your Elohim, and He shall bless your bread and water. I will also remove sickness from among you. 26 No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days. 27 I will send My terror ahead of you, and I will throw into confusion all the people among whom you come, and I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you [in flight].
28 I will send hornets ahead of you which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite before you. 29 I will not drive them out before you in a single year, so that the land does not become desolate [due to lack of attention] and the [wild] animals of the field do not become too numerous for you. 30 I will drive them out before you little by little, until you have increased and are strong enough to take possession of the land. 31 I will establish your borders from the Red Sea to the Sea of the Philistines (the Mediterranean), and from the wilderness to the River Euphrates; for I will hand over the residents of the land to you, and you shall drive them out before you. 32 You shall not make a covenant with them or with their gods. 33 They shall not live in your land, because they will make you sin against Me; for if you serve their gods, it is certain to be a trap for you [resulting in judgment].”
god of the Ammonites – Moloch (Authority)
god of the Hittites – Arinniti (sun goddess) (Self Sacrifice)
god of the Perizzites (meaning “belonging to a village”) – (Dreams and Visions)
god of the Cannanites – (Service)
god of the Hivites – (Prosperity – Shalom)
god of the Jebusites – (Judgement)
16 “Observe the month of Abib and celebrate the Passover to Yahuwah your Elohim, for in the month of Abib Yahuwah your Elohim brought you out of Egypt by night. 2 You shall sacrifice the Passover [lamb] toYahuwah your Elohim from the flock or the herd, in the place where Yahuwah chooses to establish His Name (Presence).
3 You shall not eat leavened bread with it; instead, for seven days you shall eat the Passover with unleavened bread, the bread of affliction (for you left the land of Egypt in haste); [do this] so that all the days of your life you may remember [thoughtfully] the day when you came out of the land of Egypt. 4 For seven days no leaven shall be seen with you in all your territory, and none of the meat which you sacrificed the evening of the first day shall remain overnight until morning. 5 You are not allowed to sacrifice the Passover [lamb] in any of your cities which Yahuwah your Elohimis giving you; 6 but at the place where Yahuwah your Elohim chooses to establish His Name (Presence), you shall sacrifice the Passover [lamb] in the evening at sunset, at the time that you came out of Egypt. 7 You shall cook and eat it in the place which Yahuwah your Elohim chooses. In the morning you are to return to your tents. 8 For six days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a celebration to Yahuwah your Elohim; so you shall do no work [on that day].
The Feast of Weeks
9 “You shall count seven Sabbaths for yourself; you shall begin to count seven Sabbaths from the time you first put the sickle to the standing grain. 10 Then you shall celebrate the Appointed time of Sabbath to Yahuwah your Elohim with a tribute of a freewill offering from your hand, which you shall give [to Him] just as Yahuwah your Elohim blesses you; 11 and you shall rejoice before Yahuwah your Elohim, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and the Levite who is within your [city] gates, and the stranger and the orphan and the widow who are among you, at the place where Yahuwah your Elohim chooses to establish His Name (Presence).12 You shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and you shall be careful to obey these statutes.
The Feast of Booths
13 “You shall celebrate the Appointed time of Booths (Tabernacles) seven days, when you have gathered in [the grain] from your threshing floor and [the wine] from your wine vat. 14 You shall rejoice in your appointed time, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female servants and the Levite and the stranger and the orphan and the widow who are within your city. 15 Seven days you shall celebrate the appointed time to Yahuwah your Elohim in the place which Yahuwah chooses, because Yahuwah your Elohim will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you will be altogether joyful.
16 “Three times a year all your males shall appear before Yahuwah your Elohim in the place which He chooses, at the appointed time of Unleavened Bread (Passover) and at the Appointed time of Sabbaths (Pentecost) and at the Appointed time of Booths (Tabernacles), and they shall not appear before Yahuwah empty-handed. 17 Every man shall give as he is able, in accordance with the blessing which Yahuwah your Elohim has given you.
18 “You shall appoint judges and officers in all your cities (gates) which Yahuwah your Elohim is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. 19 You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous. 20 You shall pursue justice, and only justice [that which is uncompromisingly righteous], so that you may live and take possession of the land which Yahuwah your Elohim is giving you.
21 “You shall not plant for yourself an Asherah of any kind of tree or wood beside the altar of Yahuwah your Elohim, which you shall make. 22 You shall not set up for yourself a sacred pillar which Yahuwah your Elohim hates.