Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there; thither shall ye bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD:
But you must seek only the place he chooses from all your tribes to establish his name as his place of residence, and you must go there.
In the presence of the Lord your God you must eat from the tithe of your grain, your new wine, your olive oil, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks in the place he chooses to locate his name, so that you may learn to revere the Lord your God always.
You and your household must eat them annually before the Lord your God in the place he chooses.
You must sacrifice the Passover animal (from the flock or the herd) to the Lord your God in the place where he chooses to locate his name.
If a matter is too difficult for you to judge -- bloodshed, legal claim, or assault -- matters of controversy in your villages -- you must leave there and go up to the place the Lord your God chooses.
Suppose a Levite comes by his own free will from one of your villages, from any part of Israel where he is living, to the place the Lord chooses
Indeed, he may live among you in any place he chooses, in whichever of your villages he prefers; you must not oppress him.
you must take the first of all the ground's produce you harvest from the land the Lord your God is giving you, place it in a basket, and go to the place where he chooses to locate his name.
when all Israel comes to appear before the Lord your God in the place he chooses, you must read this law before them within their hearing.
The entire Israelite community assembled at Shiloh and there they set up the tent of meeting. Though they had subdued the land,
1 Kings 8:13
O Lord, truly I have built a lofty temple for you, a place where you can live permanently."
He chose the tribe of Judah, and Mount Zion, which he loves.
So, go to the place in Shiloh where I allowed myself to be worshiped in the early days. See what I did to it because of the wicked things my people Israel did.
Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you people say that the place where people must worship is in Jerusalem."
for you may do so only in the place the Lord chooses in one of your tribal areas -- there you may do everything I am commanding you.
"Because you have not served the Lord your God joyfully and wholeheartedly with the abundance of everything you have,