Leviticus 23

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Leviticus 23

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1. And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

2. “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘Concerning the appointed feasts of the LORD, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are My appointed feasts.

3. Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of rest, a holy convocation. You shall not do any work. It is a Sabbath to the LORD in all your dwellings.

4. These are the appointed feasts of the LORD, holy convocations which you shall proclaim in their appointed seasons.

5. In the fourteenth day of the first month, between the two evenings,     starbetween sunset and darkpointer is the LORD’S Passover,

6. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the LORD. You must eat unleavened bread seven days.

7. On the first day you shall have a holy convocation. You shall not do any servile work therein,

8. But you shall offer a fire offering to the LORD seven days. In the seventh day is a holy convocation. You shall do no servile work therein.’ ”

9. And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

10. “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘When you have come into the land which I give to you, and shall reap the harvest of it, then you shall bring the premier sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest.

11. And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD to be accepted for you. On the next day after the Sabbath starHeb. ha sabbat refers to the weekly Sabbath, not the annual high day Sabbath.pointer the priest shall wave it.

12. And you shall offer that day when you wave the sheaf, a male lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering to the LORD.

13. And its grain offering shall be two tenth parts of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to the LORD for a sweet savor. And the drink offering of it shall be of wine, the fourth part of a hin.

14. And you shall eat neither bread, nor parched grain, nor green ears until the same day, until you have brought an offering to your God. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

15. And you shall count to you beginning with the next day after the Sabbath, beginning with the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Sabbaths shall be complete. starThe Hebrew means: seven complete weeks, each ending with the seventh-day Sabbath.pointer

16. Even unto the day after the seventh Sabbath you shall number fifty days. starThe fiftieth day is always the first day after the seventh Sabbath,which is also the first day of the eighth week.pointer And you shall offer a new grain offering to the LORD.

17. You shall bring out of your homes two wave loaves of two tenth parts. They shall be of fine flour. They shall be baked with leaven, They are the firstfruits to the LORD.

18. And you shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bull, and two rams. They shall be for a burnt offering to the LORD with their grain offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savor to the LORD.

19. Then you shall sacrifice one male goat for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings.

20. And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits, a wave offering before the LORD, with the two lambs. They shall be holy to the LORD for the priest.

21. And you shall proclaim on the same day that it may be a holy convocation to you. You shall do no servile work therein. It shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

22. And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not completely reap the corners of your field. And the gleaning of your harvest you shall not gather. But you shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger. I am the LORD your God.’ ”

23. And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

24. “Speak to the children of Israel saying, ‘In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, you shall have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of ram’s horns, starA day of horn blastingpointer a holy convocation.

25. You shall do no servile work therein but you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD.’ ”

26. And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

27. “Also, on the tenth day of this seventh month, is the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation to you. And you shall afflict your souls and offer an offering made by fire to the LORD.

28. And you shall do no work in that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, in order to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God,

29. For whoever is not afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.

30. And whoever does any work in that same day, the same one will I destroy from among his people.

31. You shall do no manner of work. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

32. It shall be to you a Sabbath of rest, and you shall afflict yourselves. In the ninth day of the month at sunset, from sunset to sunset, you shall keep your Sabbath.”

33. And the LORD spoke to Moses saying,

34. “Speak to the children of Israel, saying, ‘The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the LORD.

35. On the first day shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no servile work therein.

36. Seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. On the eighth day shall be a holy convocation to you. And you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. It is a solemn assembly. And you shall do no servile work therein.

37. These are the feasts of the LORD which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations to offer an offering made by fire to the LORD, a burnt offering and a grain offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, everything on its day;

38. Besides the Sabbaths of the LORD, and besides your gifts, and besides all your vows, and besides all your freewill offerings which you give to the LORD.

39. Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep a feast to the LORD seven days. On the first day shall be a Sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a Sabbath.

40. And you shall take the boughs of beautiful trees for yourselves on the first day, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook. And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.

41. And you shall keep it a feast to the LORD seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations. You shall keep it in the seventh month.

42. You shall dwell in booths seven days. All that are born Israelites shall dwell in booths,

43. So that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.’ ”

44. And Moses declared the appointed feasts of the LORD to the children of Israel.

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