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Ki Tavo

26:9 He brought us to this area, giving us this land flowing with milk and honey.
Vayevi'enu el-hamakom hazeh vayiten-lanu et-ha'arets hazot erets zavat chalav udvash.
26:10 I am now bringing the first fruit of the land that God has given me.'

With that, you shall set the basket down before God your Lord, and you shall then bow down before God your Lord.
Ve'atah hineh heveti et-reshit pri ha'adamah asher natatah li Adonay vehinachto lifney Adonay Eloheycha vehishtachavita lifney Adonay Eloheycha.


  Literally (Yad, Bikkurim 3:12). Or, 'wave' (Sukkah 47b). Thus, some say that it was waved twice (Sifri; Rash on Bikkurim 3:6; Tosafoth, Makkoth 18b), or put down twice (Shenoth Eliahu on Bikkurim 3:6; Lekach Tov; Midrash HaGadol).

before God
  On the southwest corner of the altar (Yerushalmi, Bikkurim 3:4; Yad, Bikkurim 3:12). See Leviticus 6:7 (Malbim).

bow down
  Literally, 'prostrate yourself' (Ralbag; Tifereth Yisrael on Shekalim 6:1).

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