Leviticus 23:7

7 1On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary 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 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight, is the LORD's Passover.
6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the LORD; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.
7 On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work.
8 But you shall present a food offering to the LORD for seven days. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work."
9 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Cross References 1

  • 1. Exodus 12:16; Numbers 28:18, 25