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Leviticus 23 (New International Version)

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1 The LORD said to Moses, 2 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'These are my appointed feasts,1 the appointed feasts of the LORD, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.2

The Sabbath

3 " 'There are six days when you may work,3 but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest,4 a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work;5 wherever you live, it is a Sabbath to the LORD.

The Passover and Unleavened Bread

23:4-8pp -- Ex 12:14-20; Nu 28:16-25; Dt 16:1-8

4 " 'These are the LORD's appointed feasts, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times:#cr 5 The LORD's Passover6 begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month.7 6 On the fifteenth day of that month the LORD's Feast of Unleavened Bread8 begins; for seven days9 you must eat bread made without yeast. 7 On the first day hold a sacred assembly10 and do no regular work. 8 For seven days present an offering made to the LORD by fire.11 And on the seventh day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.' "

Firstfruits

9 The LORD said to Moses, 10 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When you enter the land I am going to give you12 and you reap its harvest,13 bring to the priest a sheaf14 of the first grain you harvest.15 11 He is to wave the sheaf before the LORD 16 so it will be accepted17 on your behalf; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath. 12 On the day you wave the sheaf, you must sacrifice as a burnt offering to the LORD a lamb a year old18 without defect,19 13 together with its grain offering20 of two-tenths of an ephaha21 of fine flour mixed with oil--an offering made to the LORD by fire, a pleasing aroma--and its drink offering22 of a quarter of a hinb of wine.23 14 You must not eat any bread, or roasted or new grain,24 until the very day you bring this offering to your God.25 This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come,26 wherever you live.

Feast of Weeks

23:15-22pp -- Nu 28:26-31; Dt 16:9-12

15 " 'From the day after the Sabbath, the day you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, count off seven full weeks. 16 Count off fifty days up to the day after the seventh Sabbath,27 and then present an offering of new grain to the LORD. 17 From wherever you live, bring two loaves made of two-tenths of an ephah28 of fine flour, baked with yeast, as a wave offering of firstfruits29 to the LORD. 18 Present with this bread seven male lambs, each a year old and without defect, one young bull and two rams. They will be a burnt offering to the LORD, together with their grain offerings and drink offerings30--an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the LORD. 19 Then sacrifice one male goat for a sin offering and two lambs, each a year old, for a fellowship offering.#fn 20 The priest is to wave the two lambs before the LORD as a wave offering,31 together with the bread of the firstfruits. They are a sacred offering to the LORD for the priest. 21 On that same day you are to proclaim a sacred assembly32 and do no regular work.33 This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live 22 " 'When you reap the harvest34 of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest.35 Leave them for the poor and the alien.36 I am the LORD your God.' "

Feast of Trumpets

23:23-25pp -- Nu 29:1-6

23 The LORD said to Moses, 24 "Say to the Israelites: 'On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of rest, a sacred assembly37 commemorated with trumpet blasts.38 25 Do no regular work,39 but present an offering made to the LORD by fire.40' "

Day of Atonement

23:26-32pp -- Lev 16:2-34; Nu 29:7-11

26 The LORD said to Moses, 27 "The tenth day of this seventh month41 is the Day of Atonement.42 Hold a sacred assembly43 and deny yourselves,c and present an offering made to the LORD by fire. 28 Do no work44 on that day, because it is the Day of Atonement, when atonement is made for you before the LORD your God. 29 Anyone who does not deny himself on that day must be cut off from his people.45 30 I will destroy from among his people46 anyone who does any work on that day. 31 You shall do no work at all. This is to be a lasting ordinance47 for the generations to come, wherever you live. 32 It is a sabbath of rest48 for you, and you must deny yourselves. From the evening of the ninth day of the month until the following evening you are to observe your sabbath."49

Feast of Tabernacles

23:33-43pp -- Nu 29:12-39; Dt 16:13-17

33 The LORD said to Moses, 34 "Say to the Israelites: 'On the fifteenth day of the seventh50 month the LORD's Feast of Tabernacles51 begins, and it lasts for seven days. 35 The first day is a sacred assembly;52 do no regular work.53 36 For seven days present offerings made to the LORD by fire, and on the eighth day hold a sacred assembly54 and present an offering made to the LORD by fire.55 It is the closing assembly; do no regular work 37 (" 'These are the LORD's appointed feasts, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies for bringing offerings made to the LORD by fire--the burnt offerings and grain offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings56 required for each day. 38 These offerings57 are in addition to those for the LORD's Sabbaths58 andd in addition to your gifts and whatever you have vowed and all the freewill offerings59 you give to the LORD. 39 " 'So beginning with the fifteenth day of the seventh month, after you have gathered the crops of the land, celebrate the festival60 to the LORD for seven days;61 the first day is a day of rest, and the eighth day also is a day of rest. 40 On the first day you are to take choice fruit from the trees, and palm fronds, leafy branches62 and poplars,63 and rejoice64 before the LORD your God for seven days. 41 Celebrate this as a festival to the LORD for seven days each year. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come; celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 Live in booths65 for seven days: All native-born Israelites are to live in booths 43 so your descendants will know66 that I had the Israelites live in booths when I brought them out of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.' " 44 So Moses announced to the Israelites the appointed feasts of the LORD.
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