Leviticus 23 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
  Search
Good News Translation (GNT) New International Version (NIV)
1 The Lord gave Moses 1 The LORD said to Moses,
2 the following regulations for the religious festivals, when the people of Israel are to gather for worship. 2 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'These are my appointed feasts, the appointed feasts of the LORD, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.
3 You have six days in which to do your work, but remember that the seventh day, the Sabbath, is a day of rest. On that day do not work, but gather for worship. The Sabbath belongs to the Lord, no matter where you live. 3 " 'There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a Sabbath to the LORD.
4 Proclaim the following festivals at the appointed times 4 " 'These are the LORD's appointed feasts, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times:#cr
5 The Passover, celebrated to honor the Lord, begins at sunset on the fourteenth day of the first month. 5 The LORD's Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month.
6 On the fifteenth day the Festival of Unleavened Bread begins, and for seven days you must not eat any bread made with yeast. 6 On the fifteenth day of that month the LORD's Feast of Unleavened Bread begins; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast.
7 On the first of these days you shall gather for worship and do none of your daily work. 7 On the first day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.
8 Offer your food offerings to the Lord for seven days. On the seventh day you shall again gather for worship, but you shall do none of your daily work. 8 For seven days present an offering made to the LORD by fire. And on the seventh day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.' "
9 When you come into the land that the Lord is giving you and you harvest your grain, take the first sheaf to the priest. 9 The LORD said to Moses,
11 He shall present it as a special offering to the Lord, so that you may be accepted. The priest shall present it the day after the Sabbath. 11 "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: 'When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest.
12 On the day you present the offering of grain, also sacrifice as a burnt offering a one-year-old male lamb that has no defects. 12 He is to wave the sheaf before the LORD so it will be accepted on your behalf; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath.
13 With it you shall present four pounds of flour mixed with olive oil as a food offering. The odor of this offering is pleasing to the Lord. You shall also present with it an offering of one quart of wine. 13 On the day you wave the sheaf, you must sacrifice as a burnt offering to the LORD a lamb a year old without defect,
14 Do not eat any of the new grain, whether raw, roasted, or baked into bread, until you have brought this offering to God. This regulation is to be observed by all your descendants for all time to come 14 together with its grain offering of two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil--an offering made to the LORD by fire, a pleasing aroma--and its drink offering of a quarter of a hin of wine.
15 Count seven full weeks from the day after the Sabbath on which you bring your sheaf of grain to present to the Lord. 15 You must not eat any bread, or roasted or new grain, until the very day you bring this offering to your God. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.
16 On the fiftieth day, the day after the seventh Sabbath, present to the Lord another new offering of grain. 16 " 'From the day after the Sabbath, the day you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, count off seven full weeks.
17 Each family is to bring two loaves of bread and present them to the Lord as a special gift. Each loaf shall be made of four pounds of flour baked with yeast and shall be presented to the Lord as an offering of the first grain to be harvested. 17 Count off fifty days up to the day after the seventh Sabbath, and then present an offering of new grain to the LORD.
18 And with the bread the community is to present seven one-year-old lambs, one bull, and two rams, none of which may have any defects. They shall be offered as a burnt offering to the Lord, along with a grain offering and a wine offering. The odor of this offering is pleasing to the Lord. 18 From wherever you live, bring two loaves made of two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour, baked with yeast, as a wave offering of firstfruits to the LORD.
19 Also offer one male goat as a sin offering and two one-year-old male lambs as a fellowship offering 19 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 offerings--an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.
20 The priest shall present the bread with the two lambs as a special gift to the Lord for the priests. These offerings are holy. 20 Then sacrifice one male goat for a sin offering and two lambs, each a year old, for a fellowship offering.#fn
21 On that day do none of your daily work, but gather for worship. Your descendants are to observe this regulation for all time to come, no matter where they live 21 The priest is to wave the two lambs before the LORD as a wave offering, together with the bread of the firstfruits. They are a sacred offering to the LORD for the priest.
22 When you harvest your fields, do not cut the grain at the edges of the fields, and do not go back to cut the heads of grain that were left; leave them for poor people and foreigners. The Lord is your God. 22 On that same day you are to proclaim a sacred assembly and do no regular work. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live
23 On the first day of the seventh month observe a special day of rest, and come together for worship when the trumpets sound. 23 " 'When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the LORD your God.' "
25 Present a food offering to the Lord and do none of your daily work. 25 The LORD said to Moses,
26 The tenth day of the seventh month is the day when the annual ritual is to be performed to take away the sins of the people. On that day do not eat anything at all; come together for worship, and present a food offering to the Lord. 26 "Say to the Israelites: 'On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts.
28 Do no work on that day, because it is the day for performing the ritual to take away sin. 28 Do no regular work, but present an offering made to the LORD by fire.' "
29 Any who eat anything on that day will no longer be considered God's people. 29 The LORD said to Moses,
30 And if any do any work on that day, the Lord himself will put them to death. 30 "The tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. Hold a sacred assembly and deny yourselves, and present an offering made to the LORD by fire.
31 This regulation applies to all your descendants, no matter where they live. 31 Do no work on that day, because it is the Day of Atonement, when atonement is made for you before the LORD your God.
32 From sunset on the ninth day of the month to sunset on the tenth observe this day as a special day of rest, during which nothing may be eaten. 32 Anyone who does not deny himself on that day must be cut off from his people.
33 The Festival of Shelters begins on the fifteenth day of the seventh month and continues for seven days. 33 I will destroy from among his people anyone who does any work on that day.
35 On the first of these days come together for worship and do none of your daily work. 35 You shall do no work at all. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.
36 Each day for seven days you shall present a food offering. On the eighth day come together again for worship and present a food offering. It is a day for worship, and you shall do no work 36 It is a sabbath of rest 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."
37 (These are the religious festivals on which you honor the Lord by gathering together for worship and presenting food offerings, burnt offerings, grain offerings, sacrifices, and wine offerings, as required day by day. 37 The LORD said to Moses,
38 These festivals are in addition to the regular Sabbaths, and these offerings are in addition to your regular gifts, your offerings as fulfillment of vows, and your freewill offerings that you give to the Lord. 38 "Say to the Israelites: 'On the fifteenth day of the seventh month the LORD's Feast of Tabernacles begins, and it lasts for seven days.
39 When you have harvested your fields, celebrate this festival for seven days, beginning on the fifteenth day of the seventh month. The first day shall be a special day of rest. 39 The first day is a sacred assembly; do no regular work.
40 On that day take some of the best fruit from your trees, take palm branches and limbs from leafy trees, and begin a religious festival to honor the Lord your God. 40 For seven days present offerings made to the LORD by fire, and on the eighth day hold a sacred assembly and present an offering made to the LORD by fire. It is the closing assembly; do no regular work
41 Celebrate it for seven days. This regulation is to be kept by your descendants for all time to come. 41 (" '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 offerings required for each day.
42 All the people of Israel shall live in shelters for seven days, 42 These offerings are in addition to those for the LORD's Sabbaths and in addition to your gifts and whatever you have vowed and all the freewill offerings you give to the LORD.
43 so that your descendants may know that the Lord made the people of Israel live in simple shelters when he led them out of Egypt. He is the Lord your God. 43 " 'So beginning with the fifteenth day of the seventh month, after you have gathered the crops of the land, celebrate the festival to the LORD for seven days; the first day is a day of rest, and the eighth day also is a day of rest.
44 So in this way Moses gave the people of Israel the regulations for observing the religious festivals to honor the Lord. 44 On the first day you are to take choice fruit from the trees, and palm fronds, leafy branches and poplars, and rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days.
41 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 42 Live in booths for seven days: All native-born Israelites are to live in booths
43 43 so your descendants will know that I had the Israelites live in booths when I brought them out of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.' "
44 44 So Moses announced to the Israelites the appointed feasts of the LORD.