Leviticus 23:36

36 For seven days present food offerings to the LORD, and on the eighth day hold a sacred assembly and present a food offering to the LORD. It is the closing special assembly; do no regular work.

Leviticus 23:36 in Other Translations

KJV
36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein
ESV
36 For seven days you shall present food offerings to the LORD. On the eighth day you shall hold a holy convocation and present a food offering to the LORD. It is a solemn assembly; you shall not do any ordinary work
NLT
36 For seven days you must present special gifts to the LORD . The eighth day is another holy day on which you present your special gifts to the LORD . This will be a solemn occasion, and no ordinary work may be done that day.
MSG
36 Offer Fire-Gifts to God for seven days. On the eighth day hold a sacred assembly and offer a gift to God. It is a solemn convocation. Don't do any ordinary work
CSB
36 You are to present a fire offering to the Lord for seven days. On the eighth day you are to hold a sacred assembly and present a fire offering to the Lord. It is a solemn gathering; you are not to do any daily work.

Leviticus 23:36 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 23:36

Seven days ye shall offer an offering made, by fire unto the
Lord
A burnt offering; what this was, and how many were offered on each day, see at large in ( Numbers 29:13-34 ) ;

on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you;
as on the first day; (See Gill on Leviticus 23:35):

and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord;
which was different from that on all the other days, being one bullock only ( Numbers 29:35 Numbers 29:36 ) ;

it [is] a solemn assembly;
of all the people, when they were gathered together before the Lord. Some render the word used a "restraint" or "detention", and interpret it of restraining or detaining them from servile work, as in the next clause; so Aben Ezra and Gersom; but this sense seems to make that clause unnecessary and is never used elsewhere where that is:

ye shall do no servile work [therein];
as on the first day; (See Gill on Leviticus 23:35).

Leviticus 23:36 In-Context

34 “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month the LORD’s Festival of Tabernacles begins, and it lasts for seven days.
35 The first day is a sacred assembly; do no regular work.
36 For seven days present food offerings to the LORD, and on the eighth day hold a sacred assembly and present a food offering to the LORD. It is the closing special assembly; do no regular work.
37 (“ ‘These are the LORD’s appointed festivals, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies for bringing food offerings to the LORD—the burnt offerings and grain offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings required for each day.
38 These offerings are in addition to those for the LORD’s Sabbaths and in addition to your gifts and whatever you have vowed and all the freewill offerings you give to the LORD.)

Cross References 2

  • 1. S ver 24; 1 Kings 8:2; 2 Chronicles 7:9; Nehemiah 8:18; John 7:37
  • 2. S Leviticus 1:9