Numbers 29

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Offerings for the Feast of Trumpets

1 "On the first day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work. 1It is a day for you to blow the trumpets,
2 and you shall offer a burnt offering, for a pleasing aroma to the LORD: one bull from the herd, one ram, seven male lambs a year old without blemish;
3 also their grain offering of fine flour mixed with oil, three tenths of an ephah[a] for the bull, two tenths for the ram,
4 and one tenth for each of the seven lambs;
5 with 2one male goat for a sin offering, to make atonement for you;
6 besides 3the burnt offering of the new moon, and its grain offering, and 4the regular burnt offering and its grain offering, and their drink offering, according to the rule for them, for a pleasing aroma, a food offering to the LORD.

Offerings for the Day of Atonement

7 5"On the tenth day of this seventh month you shall have a holy convocation and 6afflict yourselves. You shall do no work,
8 but you shall offer a burnt offering to the LORD, a pleasing aroma: one bull from the herd, one ram, seven male lambs a year old: 7see that they are without blemish.
9 And their grain offering shall be of fine flour mixed with oil, three tenths of an ephah for the bull, two tenths for the one ram,
10 a tenth for each of the seven lambs:
11 also 8one male goat for a sin offering, besides 9the sin offering of atonement, and the regular burnt offering and its grain offering, and their drink offerings.

Offerings for the Feast of Booths

12 10"On the fifteenth day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work, and you shall keep a feast to the LORD seven days.
13 And 11you shall offer a burnt offering, a food offering, with a pleasing aroma to the LORD, thirteen bulls from the herd, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old; they shall be without blemish;
14 and their grain offering of fine flour mixed with oil, three tenths of an ephah for each of the thirteen bulls, two tenths for each of the two rams,
15 and a tenth for each of the fourteen lambs;
16 also one male goat for a sin offering, besides the regular burnt offering, its grain offering and its drink offering.
17 "On the second day twelve bulls from the herd, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without blemish,
18 with the grain offering and the drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, 12in the prescribed quantities;
19 also one male goat for a sin offering, besides the regular burnt offering and its grain offering, and their drink offerings.
20 "On the third day eleven bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without blemish,
21 with the grain offering and the drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, in the prescribed quantities;
22 also one male goat for a sin offering, besides the regular burnt offering and its grain offering and its drink offering.
23 "On the fourth day ten bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without blemish,
24 with the grain offering and the drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, in the prescribed quantities;
25 also one male goat for a sin offering, besides the regular burnt offering, its grain offering and its drink offering.
26 "On the fifth day nine bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without blemish,
27 with the grain offering and the drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, in the prescribed quantities;
28 also one male goat for a sin offering; besides the regular burnt offering and its grain offering and its drink offering.
29 "On the sixth day eight bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without blemish,
30 with the grain offering and the drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, in the prescribed quantities;
31 also one male goat for a sin offering; besides the regular burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offerings.
32 "On the seventh day seven bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without blemish,
33 with the grain offering and the drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the lambs, in the prescribed quantities;
34 also one male goat for a sin offering; besides the regular burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offering.
35 13"On the eighth day you shall have a 14solemn assembly. You shall not do any ordinary work,
36 but you shall offer a burnt offering, a food offering, with a pleasing aroma to the LORD: one bull, one ram, seven male lambs a year old without blemish,
37 and the grain offering and the drink offerings for the bull, for the ram, and for the lambs, in the prescribed quantities;
38 also one male goat for a sin offering; besides the regular burnt offering and its grain offering and its drink offering.
39 "These you shall offer to the LORD at your 15appointed feasts, in addition to your 16vow offerings and your freewill offerings, for your burnt offerings, and for your grain offerings, and for your drink offerings, and for your peace offerings."
40 [b] So Moses told the people of Israel everything just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Numbers 29 Commentary

Chapter 29

The offering at the feats of trumpets, and on the day of atonement. (1-11) Offerings at the feast of tabernacles. (12-40)

Verses 1-11 There were more sacred solemnities in the seventh month than in any other. It was the space between harvest and seed-time. The more leisure we have from the pressing occupations of this life, the more time we should spend in the immediate service of God. The blowing of the trumpets was appointed, ( Leviticus 22:24 ) . Here they are directed what sacrifices to offer on that day. Those who would know the mind of God in the Scriptures, must compare one part with another. The latter discoveries of Divine light explain what was dark, and supply what was wanting, in the former, that the man of God may be perfect.

Verses 12-40 Soon after the day of atonement, the day in which men were to afflict their souls, followed the feast of Tabernacles, in which they were to rejoice before the Lord. Their days of rejoicing were to be days of sacrifices. A disposition to be cheerful does us good, when it encourages our hearts in the duties of God's service. All the days of dwelling in booths they must offer sacrifices; while we are here in a tabernacle state, it is our interest, as well as our duty, constantly to keep up communion with God. The sacrifices for each of the seven days are appointed. Every day there must be a sin-offering, as in the other feasts. Our burnt-offerings of praise cannot be accepted of God, unless we have an interest in the great sacrifice which Christ offered, when he made himself a Sin-offering for us. And no extraordinary services should put aside stated devotions. Every thing here reminds us of our sinfulness. The life that we live in the flesh must be by the faith of the Son of God; until we go to be with him, to behold his glory, and praise his mercy, who hath loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood. To whom be honour and glory for ever. Amen.

Cross References 16

  • 1. Leviticus 23:24; See Numbers 10:1-10
  • 2. [See Numbers 28:30 above]
  • 3. See Numbers 28:11-15
  • 4. See Numbers 28:3-8
  • 5. Leviticus 16:29; Leviticus 23:27
  • 6. Numbers 30:13; Psalms 35:13; Isaiah 58:5
  • 7. ver. 13, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32, 36; See Numbers 28:19
  • 8. See Numbers 28:15
  • 9. Leviticus 16:3, 5
  • 10. See Leviticus 23:34
  • 11. Ezra 3:4
  • 12. ver. 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 37; Numbers 15:12; Numbers 28:7, 14
  • 13. [John 7:37]
  • 14. See Leviticus 23:36
  • 15. Leviticus 23:2, 4; 1 Chronicles 23:31; 2 Chronicles 31:3; Ezra 3:5; Nehemiah 10:33; [Isaiah 1:14]
  • 16. Leviticus 7:11, 16; Leviticus 22:21, 23

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters
  • [b]. Ch 30:1 in Hebrew

Chapter Summary

INTRODUCTION TO NUMBERS 29

In this chapter an account is given of the various offerings on the several remarkable days in the seventh month of the year; at the feast of blowing the trumpets on the first day of the month, Nu 29:1-6, at the great fast or day of atonement, which was the tenth of the month, Nu 29:7-11, and at the feast of tabernacles, which began on the fifteenth day of the same month, and continued eight days, and the sacrifices of every day are particularly mentioned; of the first day, Nu 29:12-16, of the second day, Nu 29:17-19, of the third day, Nu 29:20-22, of the fourth day, Nu 29:23,24, of the fifth day, Nu 29:26-28, of the sixth day, Nu 29:29-31, of the seventh day, Nu 29:32-34, and of the eighth day, Nu 29:35-38, which sacrifices were to be offered, besides their vows and freewill offerings, of which Moses gave a faithful account, according to the command of God, Nu 29:39,40.

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