Exodus 23:14

The Three Annual Festivals

14 “Three times a year you are to celebrate a festival to me.

Exodus 23:14 in Other Translations

14 Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year.
14 "Three times in the year you shall keep a feast to me
14 “Each year you must celebrate three festivals in my honor.
14 "Three times a year you are to hold a festival for me
14 "Celebrate a festival in My honor three times a year

Exodus 23:14 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 23:14

Three times thou shall keep a feast unto me in the year.
] The feast of the passover, on the fourteenth of the month Nisan or March; and the feast of weeks or pentecost fifty days after that; and the feast of tabernacles on the fifteenth day of Tisri or September.

Exodus 23:14 In-Context

12 “Six days do your work, but on the seventh day do not work, so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and so that the slave born in your household and the foreigner living among you may be refreshed.
13 “Be careful to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips.
14 “Three times a year you are to celebrate a festival to me.
15 “Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread; for seven days eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Aviv, for in that month you came out of Egypt. “No one is to appear before me empty-handed.
16 “Celebrate the Festival of Harvest with the firstfruits of the crops you sow in your field. “Celebrate the Festival of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in your crops from the field.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 17; S Exodus 12:14; Exodus 34:23,24; Deuteronomy 16:16; 1 Kings 9:25; 2 Chronicles 8:13; Ezekiel 46:9
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