Leviticus 23

Feasts of the  Lord

1The  Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, aThese are the appointed feasts of the  Lord that you shall bproclaim as choly convocations; they are my appointed feasts.

The Sabbath

3 dSix days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work. It is a Sabbath to the  Lord in all your dwelling places.

The Passover

4 e“These are the appointed feasts of the  Lord, the fholy convocations, which you shall proclaim at the time appointed for them. 5 gIn the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight
Hebrew between the two evenings
is the  Lord’s Passover.
6And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the  Lord; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. 7 iOn the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work. 8But you shall present a food offering to the  Lord for seven days. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work.”

The Feast of Firstfruits

9And the  Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 10Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, jWhen you come into the land that I give you and reap its harvest, you shall bring the sheaf of kthe firstfruits of your harvest to the priest, 11and he shall lwave the sheaf before the  Lord, so that you may be accepted. On the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it. 12And on the day when you mwave the sheaf, you shall offer a nmale lamb a year old without blemish as a burnt offering to the  Lord. 13 oAnd the grain offering with it shall be two tenths of an ephah
An  ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters
of fine flour mixed with oil, a food offering to the  Lord with a pleasing aroma qand the drink offering with it shall be of wine, a fourth of a hin.
A  hin was about 4 quarts or 3.5 liters
14And you shall eat neither bread nor grain sparched or tfresh until this same day, until you have brought the offering of your God: it is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

The Feast of Weeks

15 u“You shall count seven full weeks from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the vwave offering. 16You shall count wfifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath. Then you shall present a grain offering of xnew grain to the  Lord. 17You shall bring from your dwelling places two loaves of bread to be waved, made of two tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour, and they shall be baked with leaven, as yfirstfruits to the  Lord. 18And you shall present with the bread seven lambs a year old without blemish, and one bull from the herd and two rams. They shall be a burnt offering to the  Lord, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, a food offering with a pleasing aroma to the  Lord. 19And you shall offer one zmale goat for a sin offering, and two male lambs a year old as a sacrifice of aapeace offerings. 20And the priest shall abwave them with the bread of the firstfruits as a wave offering before the  Lord, with the two lambs. acThey shall be holy to the  Lord for the priest. 21And you shall make a proclamation on the same day. You shall hold a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work. It is a statute forever in all your dwelling places throughout your generations.

22“And adwhen you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, nor shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the  Lord your God.”

The Feast of Trumpets

23And the  Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 24Speak to the people of Israel, saying, In aethe seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of solemn rest afa memorial proclaimed with blast of trumpets, a holy convocation. 25You shall not do any ordinary work, and you shall present a food offering to the  Lord.”

The Day of Atonement

26And the  Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 27Now agon the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be for you a time of holy convocation, and you shall afflict yourselves
Or  shall fast; also verse 32
and present a food offering to the  Lord.
28And you shall not do any work on that very day, for it is a Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the  Lord your God. 29For whoever is not afflicted on that very day aishall be cut off from his people. 30And whoever does any work on that very day, that person I will destroy from among his people. 31You shall not do any work. It is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwelling places. 32It shall be to you a Sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict yourselves. On the ninth day of the month beginning at evening, from evening to evening shall you keep your Sabbath.”

The Feast of Booths

33And the  Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 34Speak to the people of Israel, saying ajOn the fifteenth day of this seventh month and for seven days is the Feast of Booths
Or tabernacles
to the  Lord.
35On the first day shall be a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work. 36For seven days you shall present food offerings to the  Lord. alOn the eighth day you shall hold a holy convocation and present a food offering to the  Lord. It is a amsolemn assembly; you shall not do any ordinary work.

37 an“These are the appointed feasts of the  Lord, which you shall proclaim as times of holy convocation, for presenting to the  Lord food offerings, burnt offerings and grain offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings, each on its proper day, 38 aobesides the  Lord’s Sabbaths and besides your gifts and besides all your vow offerings and besides all your freewill offerings, which you give to the  Lord.

39“On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have apgathered in the produce of the land, you shall celebrate the feast of the  Lord seven days. On the first day shall be a solemn rest, and on the eighth day shall be a solemn rest. 40And aqyou shall take on the first day the fruit of splendid trees, branches of palm trees and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and aryou shall rejoice before the  Lord your God seven days. 41 asYou shall celebrate it as a feast to the  Lord for seven days in the year. It is a statute forever throughout your generations; you shall celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 atYou shall dwell in booths for seven days. All native Israelites shall dwell in booths, 43that auyour generations may know that I made the people of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the  Lord your God.”

44Thus Moses avdeclared to the people of Israel the appointed feasts of the  Lord.

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