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Exodus 23:10-19 (Holman Christian Standard)

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Sabbaths and Festivals

10 "Sow your land for six years and gather its produce. 11 But during the seventh year you are to let it rest and leave it uncultivated, so that the poor among your people may eat [from it] and the wild animals may consume what they leave. Do the same with your vineyard and your olive grove. 12 "Do your work for six days but rest on the seventh day so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female slave as well as the foreign resident may be refreshed. 13 "Pay strict attention to everything I have said to you. You must not invoke the names of other gods; they must not be heard on your lips.a 14 "Celebrate a festival in My honor three times a year 15 Observe the Festival of Unleavened Bread. As I commanded you, you are to eat unleavened bread for seven days at the appointed time in the month of Abib, because you came out of Egypt in that month. No one is to appear before Me empty-handed. 16 Also [observe] the Festival of Harvestb with the firstfruits of your produce from what you sow in the field, and [observe] the Festival of Ingatheringc at the end of the year, when you gather your produced from the field. 17 Three times a year all your males are to appear before the Lord God . 18 "You must not offer the blood of My sacrifices with anything leavened. The fat of My festival offering must not remain until morning. 19 "Bring the best of the firstfruits of your land to the house of the Lord your God. "You must not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.
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