Leviticus 23:4-8

The Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread

4 “ ‘These are the LORD’s appointed festivals, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times:
5 The LORD’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month.
6 On the fifteenth day of that month the LORD’s Festival of Unleavened Bread begins; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast.
7 On the first day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.
8 For seven days present a food offering to the LORD. And on the seventh day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.’ ”

Leviticus 23:4-8 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 7

  • 1. Nahum 1:15
  • 2. S Exodus 12:11
  • 3. S Exodus 12:6; Exodus 12:18-19; Numbers 28:16-17; Deuteronomy 16:1-8
  • 4. Exodus 12:17
  • 5. S Exodus 12:19
  • 6. ver 3,8
  • 7. S Leviticus 1:9
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