Leviticus 23:27-32

27 “The tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. Hold a sacred assembly and deny yourselves,[a] and present a food offering to the LORD.
28 Do not do any work on that day, because it is the Day of Atonement, when atonement is made for you before the LORD your God.
29 Those who do not deny themselves on that day must be cut off from their people.
30 I will destroy from among their people anyone who does any work on that day.
31 You shall do no work at all. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.
32 It is a day of sabbath rest for you, and you must deny yourselves. From the evening of the ninth day of the month until the following evening you are to observe your sabbath.”

Leviticus 23:27-32 Meaning and Commentary


In this chapter an account is given of the several holy days, times, and seasons, appointed by God, under the general names of feasts and holy convocations; and first of the sabbath, Le 23:1-4; then of the passover and feast of unleavened bread, Le 23:5-8; to which is annexed the sheaf of the firstfruits, Le 23:9-14; after that of the feast of weeks or pentecost, Le 23:15-22; and of the feast of trumpets, Le 23:23-25; and of the day of atonement, Le 23:26-32; and of the feast of tabernacles, Le 23:33-44.

Cross References 9

  • 1. S Leviticus 16:29
  • 2. S Exodus 30:10
  • 3. S ver 2,S 24; Numbers 29:7
  • 4. ver 31
  • 5. Genesis 17:14; Leviticus 7:20; Numbers 5:2
  • 6. S Leviticus 20:3
  • 7. Leviticus 3:17
  • 8. S Leviticus 16:31
  • 9. Nehemiah 13:19

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "and fast" ; similarly in verses 29 and 32
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