Exodus 23:15-25 NLT

15 First, celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread. For seven days the bread you eat must be made without yeast, just as I commanded you. Celebrate this festival annually at the appointed time in early spring, in the month of Abib,a for that is the anniversary of your departure from Egypt. No one may appear before me without an offering.

References for Exodus 23:15

    • ň 23:15 - Hebrew appointed time in the month of Abib. This first month of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar usually occurs within the months of March and April.
      16 “Second, celebrate the Festival of Harvest,b when you bring me the first crops of your harvest. “Finally, celebrate the Festival of the Final Harvestc at the end of the harvest season, when you have harvested all the crops from your fields.

      References for Exodus 23:16

        • ʼn 23:16 - Or Festival of Weeks. This was later called the Festival of Pentecost (see Acts 2:1 ). It is celebrated today as Shavuot (or Shabuoth).
        • Ŋ 23:16 - Or Festival of Ingathering. This was later called the Festival of Shelters or Festival of Tabernacles (see Lev 23:33-36 ). It is celebrated today as Sukkot (or Succoth).
          17 At these three times each year, every man in Israel must appear before the Sovereign, the .
          18 “You must not offer the blood of my sacrificial offerings together with any baked goods containing yeast. And do not leave the fat from the festival offerings until the next morning.
          19 “As you harvest your crops, bring the very best of the first harvest to the house of the your God. “You must not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk.
          20 “See, I am sending an angel before you to protect you on your journey and lead you safely to the place I have prepared for you.
          21 Pay close attention to him, and obey his instructions. Do not rebel against him, for he is my representative, and he will not forgive your rebellion.
          22 But if you are careful to obey him, following all my instructions, then I will be an enemy to your enemies, and I will oppose those who oppose you.
          23 For my angel will go before you and bring you into the land of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hivites, and Jebusites, so you may live there. And I will destroy them completely.
          24 You must not worship the gods of these nations or serve them in any way or imitate their evil practices. Instead, you must utterly destroy them and smash their sacred pillars.
          25 “You must serve only the your God. If you do, Id will bless you with food and water, and I will protect you from illness.

          References for Exodus 23:25

            • ŋ 23:25 - As in Greek and Latin versions; Hebrew reads he.