Leviticus 23:22

Overview - Leviticus 23
The feasts of the Lord.
The sabbath.
The passover.
The sheaf of first-fruits.
15 The feast of Pentecost.
22 Gleanings to be left for the poor.
23 The feast of trumpets.
26 The day of atonement.
33 The feast of tabernacles.
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Leviticus 23:22  (King James Version)
And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the LORD your God.
 


Leviticus 19:9 Leviticus 19:10 Deuteronomy 16:11-14 ; 24:19-21 Ruth 2:3-7 Ruth 2:15 Ruth 2:16-23 ; Job 31:16-21
Psalms 41:1-3 ; 112:9 Proverbs 11:24 Proverbs 11:25 ; Isaiah 58:7 Isaiah 58:8 Isaiah 58:10 ; Luke 11:41 ; 2 Corinthians 9:5-12
To the institution of the feast of pentecost is annexed a repetition of that law, by which they were required to leave the gleanings of their fields, and the corn that grew on the ends of the butts, for the poor. It may come in here as a thing which the priests must take occasion to remind the people of, when they brought their first-fruits, intimating to them, that to obey even in this small matter was better than sacrifice; and that unless they were obedient, their offerings should not be accepted. It also taught them that the joy of harvest should express itself in charity to the poor, who must have their due out of what we have, as well as God his. They that are truly sensible of the mercy they receive from God, will without grudging shew mercy to the poor.
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