Deuteronomy 16:14

“And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And thou shalt reioice in thy feast, thou, and thy sonne, and thy daughter, and thy man seruant, and thy maid seruant, and the Leuite, the stranger, and the fatherlesse, and the widow, that are within thy gates.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and you shall rejoice in your feast, 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 in your towns.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, and the Levite, and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You are to keep the feast with joy, you and your son and your daughter, your man-servant and your woman-servant, and the Levite, and the man from a strange country, and the child without a father, and the widow, who are living among you.
- Basic English Bible

And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy bondman, and thy handmaid, and the Levite, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are in thy gates.
- Darby Bible

And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates:
- Webster's Bible

and you shall rejoice in your feast, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your male servant, and your female servant, and the Levite, and the foreigner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are within your gates.
- World English Bible

and thou hast rejoiced in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, and thy handmaid, and the Levite, and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who [are] within thy gates.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, and the Levite, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Deuteronomy 16

  • A disciple
    "Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee.." The Bible isn't open for anyone to interpret it any way he wants; and the holy Glad Tidings of our Lord Jesus Christ is not open to be modernized by casual contemporary rock and roll rejects, for what they want to make of it. The Lord is holy, and He commands us to be holy and perfect with Him.
  • Lu2677
    Adding to my comment when I said "following false teachers" The "following" would not go on for long, if at all. Jesus said "My sheep hear my voice and follow me, they do not hear the voice of strangers" The Holy Spirit teaches truth, The Holy Spirit guides and makes the path of the righteous straight.
  • Lu2677
    God knows we cannot keep his commandments; we won't be perfect until glorified with Christ, the flesh is weak, Satan deceives the whole world; if we could keep them we would not need to be reminded to repent, a believer's heart desires to keep them. In His mercy He offers salvation by grace Eph.2:8-10. Many break this one; Lean not on your understanding,and following false teachers.
  • A disciple
    To Eric 2 mths ago;What are you arguing about? Irene is right; God gave Israel a Covenant for being His people, close to Him and above all people of the earth: but they refused and went instead after the gods of the heathen. And where is it said that God gives us His commandments with the thought that He already knows we can't keep them? And how do you think God feels about hostility to His Elect?
  • A disciple
    To Irene (cont.); Another thing I got out of reading some of Josephus about those times; is how that the Country was filled with violence and sedition, and there were Zealot Extremists inciting revolt against "the Powers that be;" like there is today! Meanwhile in Jerusalem, the Rulers could only obsess with persecuting everything around the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Sound familiar?
  • A disciple
    Hello Irene; Haven't heard from you for a while; how are you doing? I hope you're well and in good health. I just happened to be in this Chapter this morning, and just now saw that you wrote me back about two months ago. Sorry for the lapse. Yes, continuing about the destruction of the Temple; Josephus has quite a remarkable account of the events, as he was actually there! A recommended reading:)

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