1 “When you have come to the land Adonai your God is giving you as your inheritance, taken possession of it and settled there;
2 you are to take the firstfruits of all the crops the ground yields, which you will harvest from your land that Adonai your God is giving you, put them in a basket and go to the place where Adonaiyour God will choose to have his name live.
3 You will approach the cohen holding office at the time and say to him, ‘Today I declare to Adonai your God that I have come to the land Adonai swore to our ancestors that he would give us.’
4 The cohen will take the basket from your hand and put it down in front of the altar of Adonai your God.
5 “Then, in the presence of Adonai your God, you are to say, ‘My ancestor was a nomad from Aram. He went down into Egypt few in number and stayed. There he became a great, strong, populous nation.
6 But the Egyptians treated us badly; they oppressed us and imposed harsh slavery on us.
7 So we cried out to Adonai, the God of our ancestors. Adonai heard us and saw our misery, toil and oppression;
8 and Adonai brought us out of Egypt with a strong hand and a stretched-out arm, with great terror, and with signs and wonders.
9 Now he has brought us to this place and given us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.
10 Therefore, as you see, I have now brought the firstfruits of the land which you, Adonai, have given me.’ You are then to put the basket down before Adonai your God, prostrate yourself before Adonai your God,
11 and take joy in all the good that Adonai your God has given you, your household, the Levi and the foreigner living with you.