Numbers 29:1-6

The Festival of Trumpets

1 “ ‘On the first day of the seventh month hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. It is a day for you to sound the trumpets.
2 As an aroma pleasing to the LORD, offer a burnt offering of one young bull, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect.
3 With the bull offer a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah[a] of the finest flour mixed with olive oil; with the ram, two-tenths[b] ;
4 and with each of the seven lambs, one-tenth.[c]
5 Include one male goat as a sin offering[d] to make atonement for you.
6 These are in addition to the monthly and daily burnt offerings with their grain offerings and drink offerings as specified. They are food offerings presented to the LORD, a pleasing aroma.

Numbers 29:1-6 Meaning and Commentary


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.

Cross References 13

  • 1. Numbers 28:18; Leviticus 23:24
  • 2. Numbers 28:2
  • 3. Leviticus 1:9; Numbers 28:11
  • 4. ver 36
  • 5. Leviticus 1:3; Numbers 28:3
  • 6. ver 14; Numbers 28:12
  • 7. Numbers 28:13
  • 8. Numbers 28:15
  • 9. Numbers 28:11
  • 10. Numbers 28:3
  • 11. Numbers 28:5
  • 12. Numbers 28:7
  • 13. Leviticus 1:9; Numbers 28:2

Footnotes 4

  • [a]. That is, probably about 11 pounds or about 5 kilograms; also in verses 9 and 14
  • [b]. That is, probably about 7 pounds or about 3.2 kilograms; also in verses 9 and 14
  • [c]. That is, probably about 3 1/2 pounds or about 1.6 kilograms; also in verses 10 and 15
  • [d]. Or "purification offering" ; also elsewhere in this chapter
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