Leviticus 23:7

7 On the first day you are to hold a sacred assembly; you are not to do any daily work.

Leviticus 23:7 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 23:7

In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation
That is, on the first of the seven days of the feast of unleavened bread, even the fifteenth day of the month Nisan; this was separated from the other days of the festival, and more particularly devoted to religions exercises, see ( Exodus 12:16 ) ; ye shall do no servile work therein;
such as agriculture, or any manufacture or mechanical business, which they and their servants were at other times employed in; but they might bake bread, and boil or roast their meat, and walk abroad, which they might not do on their sabbaths; and therefore it is so expressed as to distinguish it from the work forbidden on that day.

Leviticus 23:7 In-Context

5 The Passover to the Lord comes in the first month, at twilight on the fourteenth day of the month.
6 The Festival of Unleavened Bread to the Lord is on the fifteenth day of the same month. For seven days you must eat unleavened bread.
7 On the first day you are to hold a sacred assembly; you are not to do any daily work.
8 You are to present a fire offering to the Lord for seven days. On the seventh day there will be a sacred assembly; you must not do any daily work."
9 The Lord spoke to Moses: