23 2 The feasts of the Lord. 3 The Sabbath. 5 The Passover. 6 The feast of unleavened bread. 10 The feast of firstfruits. 16 Whitsuntide. 24 The feast of blowing trumpets. 34 The feast of Tabernacles.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, The feasts of the Lord which ye shall call the holy [a]assemblies, even these are my feasts.

(A)Six days [b]shall work be done, but in the seventh day shall be the Sabbath of rest, an holy [c]convocation: ye shall do no work therein, it is the Sabbath of the Lord, in all your dwellings.

¶ These are the feasts of the Lord, and holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their [d]seasons.

In the first month and in the fourteenth day of the month at evening shall be the Passover of the Lord.

And on the fifteenth day of this month shall be the feast (B)of unleavened bread unto the Lord: seven days ye shall eat unleavened bread.

In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no [e]servile work therein.

Also ye shall offer sacrifice made by fire unto the Lord seven days, and in the [f]seventh day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

¶ And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring [g]a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the Priest,

11 And he shall shake the sheaf before the Lord, that it may be acceptable for you: the morrow after the [h]Sabbath, the Priest shall shake it.

12 And that day when ye shake the sheaf, shall ye prepare a lamb without blemish of a year old, for a burnt offering unto the Lord:

13 And the meat offering thereof shall be two [i]tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, for a sacrifice made by fire unto the Lord of sweet savor: and the drink offering thereof the fourth part [j]of an Hin of wine.

14 And ye shall eat neither bread nor parched corn, nor [k]green ears until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: this shall be a Law forever in your generations and in all your dwellings.

15 ¶ Ye shall count also to you from the morrow after the [l]Sabbath, even from the day that ye shall bring the sheaf of the shake offering, seven [m]Sabbaths, they shall be complete.

16 Unto the morrow after the seventh Sabbath shall ye number fifty days: then ye shall bring a new meat offering unto the Lord.

17 Ye shall bring out of your habitations bread for the shake offering: they shall be two loaves of two tenth deals of fine flour, which shall be baken with [n]leaven for firstfruits unto the Lord.

18 Also ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of one year old, and a young bullock and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto the Lord, with their meat offerings and their drink offerings, for a sacrifice made by fire of a sweet savor unto the Lord.

19 Then ye shall prepare an he goat for a sin offering, and two lambs of one year old for peace offerings.

20 And the Priest shall shake them to and fro with the bread of the firstfruits before the Lord, and with the two lambs: they shall be holy to the Lord, for the [o]Priest.

21 So ye shall proclaim the same day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be an ordinance forever in all your dwellings, throughout your generations.

22 (C)And when you reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not rid clean the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou make any aftergathering of thy harvest, but shalt leave them unto the poor and to the stranger, I am the Lord your God.

23 ¶ And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

24 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say, In the [p]seventh month, and in the first day of the month shall ye [q]have a Sabbath, for the remembrance of [r]blowing the trumpets, an holy convocation.

25 Ye shall do no servile work therein, but offer sacrifice made by fire unto the Lord.

26 ¶ And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

27 The (D)tenth also of this seventh month, shall be a day of reconciliation: it shall be an holy convocation unto you, and ye shall [s]humble your souls, and offer sacrifice made by fire unto the Lord.

28 And ye shall do no work that same day: for it is a day of reconciliation, to make an atonement for you before the Lord your God.

29 For every person that humbleth not himself that same day, shall even be cut off from his people.

30 And every person that shall do any work that same day, the same person also will I destroy from among his people.

31 Ye shall do no manner work therefore: this shall be a law forever in your generations, throughout all your dwellings.

32 This shall be unto you a Sabbath of rest, and ye shall humble your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from [t]even to even shall ye [u]celebrate your Sabbath.

33 ¶ And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

34 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say, (E)In the fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be for seven days the feast of Tabernacles unto the Lord.

35 In the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

36 Seven days ye shall offer (F)sacrifice made by fire unto the Lord, and in the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you, and ye shall offer sacrifices made by fire unto the Lord: it is the [v]solemn assembly, ye shall do no servile work therein.

37 These are the feasts of the Lord (which ye shall call holy convocations) to offer sacrifice made by fire unto the Lord, as burnt offering, and meat offering, [w]sacrifice, and drink offerings, every one upon his day,

38 Beside the Sabbaths of the Lord, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your free offerings, which ye shall give unto the Lord.

39 But in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep an holy feast unto the Lord seven days: in the first day shall be a [x]Sabbath: likewise in the eighth day shall be a Sabbath.

40 And ye shall take you in the first day the fruit of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of [y]thick trees, and willows of the brook, and shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days.

41 So ye shall keep this feast unto the Lord seven days in the year, by a perpetual ordinance through your generations: in the seventh month shall you keep it.

42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days: all that are Israelites born, shall dwell in booths,

43 That your posterity may know that I have made the children of Israel to dwell in [z]booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.

44 So Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the Lord.

Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 23:2 Or, convocations.
  2. Leviticus 23:3 Or, ye may work.
  3. Leviticus 23:3 Or, assembly.
  4. Leviticus 23:4 For the Sabbath was kept every week, and these others were kept but once every year.
  5. Leviticus 23:7 Or, bodily labor, save about that which one must eat, Exod. 22:16.
  6. Leviticus 23:8 The first day of the feast and the seventh were kept holy: in the rest they might work, except any feast were intermeddled, as the feast of unleavened bread, the fifteenth day, and the feast of sheaves the sixteenth day.
  7. Leviticus 23:10 Or, an Omer, read Deut. 24:19; Ruth 2:15; Ps. 129:7.
  8. Leviticus 23:11 That is, the second Sabbath of the Passover.
  9. Leviticus 23:13 Which is, the fifth part of an Ephah, or two Omers: read Exod. 16:16.
  10. Leviticus 23:13 Read Exod. 29:40.
  11. Leviticus 23:14 Or, full ears.
  12. Leviticus 23:15 That is the seventh day after the first Sabbath of the Passover.
  13. Leviticus 23:15 Or, weeks.
  14. Leviticus 23:17 Because the Priest should eat them, as Lev. 7:13, and they should not be offered to the Lord upon the altar.
  15. Leviticus 23:20 That is, offered to the Lord, and the rest should be for the Priests.
  16. Leviticus 23:24 That is, about the end of September.
  17. Leviticus 23:24 Or, an holy day to the Lord.
  18. Leviticus 23:24 Which blowing was to put them in remembrance of the manifold feasts that were in that month, and of the Jubilee.
  19. Leviticus 23:27 By fasting and prayer.
  20. Leviticus 23:32 Which containeth a night and a day: yet they took it but for their natural day.
  21. Leviticus 23:32 Hebrew, rest your Sabbath.
  22. Leviticus 23:36 Or, a day wherein the people are stayed from all work.
  23. Leviticus 23:37 Or, peace offering.
  24. Leviticus 23:39 Or, a solemn feast.
  25. Leviticus 23:40 Or, of boughs thick with leaves.
  26. Leviticus 23:43 In the wilderness, forasmuch as they would not credit Joshua and Caleb, when they returned from spying the land of Canaan.