Exodus 23:10-19 NLT

10 "Plant and harvest your crops for six years,
11 but let the land rest and lie fallow during the seventh year. Then let the poor among you harvest any volunteer crop that may come up. Leave the rest for the animals to eat. The same applies to your vineyards and olive groves.
12 "Work for six days, and rest on the seventh. This will give your ox and your donkey a chance to rest. It will also allow the people of your household, including your slaves and visitors, to be refreshed.
13 "Be sure to obey all my instructions. And remember, never pray to or swear by any other gods. Do not even mention their names.
14 "Each year you must celebrate three festivals in my honor
15 The first is the Festival of Unleavened Bread. For seven days you are to eat bread made without yeast, just as I commanded you before. This festival will be an annual event at the appointed time in early spring, a for that is the anniversary of your exodus from Egypt. Everyone must bring me a sacrifice at that time.

References for Exodus 23:15

    • ‡ 23:15 - Hebrew <I>in the month of Abib.</I> This month of the Hebrew lunar calendar usually occurs in March and April.
      16 You must also celebrate the Festival of Harvest, b when you bring me the first crops of your harvest. Finally, you are to celebrate the Festival of the Final Harvest c at the end of the harvest season.

      References for Exodus 23:16

        • ˆ 23:16 - Or <I>Festival of Weeks.</I>
        • ‰ 23:16 - This was later called the Festival of Shelters; see Lev 23:33-36.
          17 At these three times each year, every man in Israel must appear before the Sovereign LORD.
          18 "Sacrificial blood must never be offered together with bread that has yeast in it. And no sacrificial fat may be left unoffered until the next morning.
          19 "As you harvest each of your crops, bring me a choice sample of the first day's harvest. It must be offered to the LORD your God."You must not cook a young goat in its mother's milk