Numbers 29:12-40

The Festival of Tabernacles

12 “ ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. Celebrate a festival to the LORD for seven days.
13 Present as an aroma pleasing to the LORD a food offering consisting of a burnt offering of thirteen young bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.
14 With each of the thirteen bulls offer a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with oil; with each of the two rams, two-tenths;
15 and with each of the fourteen lambs, one-tenth.
16 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.
17 “ ‘On the second day offer twelve young bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.
18 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified.
19 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering, and their drink offerings.
20 “ ‘On the third day offer eleven bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.
21 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified.
22 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.
23 “ ‘On the fourth day offer ten bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.
24 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified.
25 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.
26 “ ‘On the fifth day offer nine bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.
27 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified.
28 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.
29 “ ‘On the sixth day offer eight bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.
30 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified.
31 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.
32 “ ‘On the seventh day offer seven bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.
33 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified.
34 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.
35 “ ‘On the eighth day hold a closing special assembly and do no regular work.
36 Present as an aroma pleasing to the LORD a food offering consisting of a burnt offering of one bull, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect.
37 With the bull, the ram and the lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified.
38 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.
39 “ ‘In addition to what you vow and your freewill offerings, offer these to the LORD at your appointed festivals: your burnt offerings, grain offerings, drink offerings and fellowship offerings.’ ”
40 Moses told the Israelites all that the LORD commanded him.[a]

Numbers 29:12 in Other Translations

KJV
12 And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work, and ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days:
ESV
12 "On the fifteenth day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work, and you shall keep a feast to the LORD seven days.
NLT
12 “Five days later, on the fifteenth day of the same month, you must call another holy assembly of all the people, and you may do no ordinary work on that day. It is the beginning of the Festival of Shelters, a seven-day festival to the LORD .
MSG
12 "Gather in holy worship on the fifteenth day of the seventh month; do no regular work. Celebrate a Festival to God for seven days.
CSB
12 "You are to hold a sacred assembly on the fifteenth day of the seventh month; you must not do any daily work. You are to celebrate a seven-day festival for the Lord.

Numbers 29:12-40 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO NUMBERS 29

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.

Numbers 29:12-40 In-Context

10 and with each of the seven lambs, one-tenth.
11 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the sin offering for atonement and the regular burnt offering with its grain offering, and their drink offerings.
12 “ ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. Celebrate a festival to the LORD for seven days.
13 Present as an aroma pleasing to the LORD a food offering consisting of a burnt offering of thirteen young bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.
14 With each of the thirteen bulls offer a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with oil; with each of the two rams, two-tenths;
15 and with each of the fourteen lambs, one-tenth.
16 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.
17 “ ‘On the second day offer twelve young bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.
18 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified.
19 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering, and their drink offerings.
20 “ ‘On the third day offer eleven bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.
21 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified.
22 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.
23 “ ‘On the fourth day offer ten bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.
24 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified.
25 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.
26 “ ‘On the fifth day offer nine bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.
27 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified.
28 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.
29 “ ‘On the sixth day offer eight bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.
30 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified.
31 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.
32 “ ‘On the seventh day offer seven bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.
33 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified.
34 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.
35 “ ‘On the eighth day hold a closing special assembly and do no regular work.
36 Present as an aroma pleasing to the LORD a food offering consisting of a burnt offering of one bull, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect.
37 With the bull, the ram and the lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified.
38 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.
39 “ ‘In addition to what you vow and your freewill offerings, offer these to the LORD at your appointed festivals: your burnt offerings, grain offerings, drink offerings and fellowship offerings.’ ”
40 Moses told the Israelites all that the LORD commanded him.

Cross References 26

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. In Hebrew texts this verse (29:40) is numbered 30:1.
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