The Festival of Trumpets(A)

23 The Lord said to Moses, 24 “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of sabbath rest, a sacred assembly(B) commemorated with trumpet blasts.(C) 25 Do no regular work,(D) but present a food offering to the Lord.(E)’”

The Day of Atonement(F)

26 The Lord said to Moses, 27 “The tenth day of this seventh month(G) is the Day of Atonement.(H) Hold a sacred assembly(I) and deny yourselves,[a] and present a food offering to the Lord. 28 Do not do any work(J) 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.(K) 30 I will destroy from among their people(L) anyone who does any work on that day. 31 You shall do no work at all. This is to be a lasting ordinance(M) for the generations to come, wherever you live. 32 It is a day of sabbath rest(N) 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.”(O)

The Festival of Tabernacles(P)

33 The Lord said to Moses, 34 “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh(Q) month the Lord’s Festival of Tabernacles(R) begins, and it lasts for seven days. 35 The first day is a sacred assembly;(S) do no regular work.(T) 36 For seven days present food offerings to the Lord, and on the eighth day hold a sacred assembly(U) and present a food offering to the Lord.(V) It is the closing special assembly; do no regular work.

37 (“‘These are the Lord’s appointed festivals, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies for bringing food offerings to the Lord—the burnt offerings and grain offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings(W) required for each day. 38 These offerings(X) are in addition to those for the Lord’s Sabbaths(Y) and[b] in addition to your gifts and whatever you have vowed and all the freewill offerings(Z) you give to the Lord.)

39 “‘So beginning with the fifteenth day of the seventh month, after you have gathered the crops of the land, celebrate the festival(AA) to the Lord for seven days;(AB) the first day is a day of sabbath rest, and the eighth day also is a day of sabbath rest. 40 On the first day you are to take branches(AC) from luxuriant trees—from palms, willows and other leafy trees(AD)—and rejoice(AE) before the Lord your God for seven days. 41 Celebrate this as a festival to the Lord for seven days each year. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come; celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 Live in temporary shelters(AF) for seven days: All native-born Israelites are to live in such shelters 43 so your descendants will know(AG) that I had the Israelites live in temporary shelters when I brought them out of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.’”

44 So Moses announced to the Israelites the appointed festivals of the Lord.

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  1. Leviticus 23:27 Or and fast; similarly in verses 29 and 32
  2. Leviticus 23:38 Or These festivals are in addition to the Lord’s Sabbaths, and these offerings are

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