Leviticus 23:6-8

6 On the fifteenth day of the same month is the festival of matzah; for seven days you are to eat matzah.
7 On the first day you are to have a holy convocation; don't do any kind of ordinary work.
8 Bring an offering made by fire to ADONAI for seven days. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; do not do any kind of ordinary work.'"

Leviticus 23:6-8 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO LEVITICUS 23

In this chapter an account is given of the several holy days, times, and seasons, appointed by God, under the general names of feasts and holy convocations; and first of the sabbath, Le 23:1-4; then of the passover and feast of unleavened bread, Le 23:5-8; to which is annexed the sheaf of the firstfruits, Le 23:9-14; after that of the feast of weeks or pentecost, Le 23:15-22; and of the feast of trumpets, Le 23:23-25; and of the day of atonement, Le 23:26-32; and of the feast of tabernacles, Le 23:33-44.

Leviticus 23:6-8 In-Context

4 "'These are the designated times of ADONAI, the holy convocations you are to proclaim at their designated times
5 "'In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, between sundown and complete darkness, comes Pesach for ADONAI.
6 On the fifteenth day of the same month is the festival of matzah; for seven days you are to eat matzah.
7 On the first day you are to have a holy convocation; don't do any kind of ordinary work.
8 Bring an offering made by fire to ADONAI for seven days. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; do not do any kind of ordinary work.'"
9 ADONAI said to Moshe,
10 "Tell the people of Isra'el, 'After you enter the land I am giving you and harvest its ripe crops, you are to bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the cohen.
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