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23Leviticus

1 THE LORD SPOKE TO MOSES AND SAID,

THE FESTIVALS: The Sabbath. Lv.23.1-4
2 Speak to the Israelites in these words: These are the appointed seasons of the LORD, and you shall proclaim them as sacred assemblies; these are my appointed seasons.

 
3 On six days work may be done, but every seventh day is a sabbath of sacred rest, a day of sacred assembly, on which you shall do no work. Wherever you live, it is the LORD's sabbath.

 
4 These are the appointed seasons of the LORD, the sacred assemblies which you shall proclaim in their appointed order.  
5 In the first month on the fourteenth day between dusk and dark is the LORD's Passover.

The festival of Passover and Unleavened Bread. Lv.23.5-14 - Nu.28.16-25
6 On the fifteenth day of this month begins the LORD's pilgrim-feast of Unleavened Bread; for seven days you shall eat unleavened cakes.  
7 On the first day there shall be a sacred assembly; you shall not do your daily work.  
8 For seven days you shall present your food-offerings to the LORD. On the seventh day also there shall be a sacred assembly; you shall not do your daily work.

 
9 The LORD spoke to Moses and said,  
10 Speak to the Israelites in these words: When you enter the land which I give you, and you reap its harvest, you shall bring the first sheaf of your harvest to the priest.

 
11 He shall present the sheaf as a special gift before the LORD on Or from the day after the sabbath, so as to gain acceptance for yourselves.  
12 On the day you present the sheaf, you shall prepare a perfect yearling ram for a whole-offering to the LORD,  
13 with the proper grain-offering, two tenths of an ephah of flour mixed with oil, as a food-offering to the LORD, of soothing odour, and also with the proper drink-offering, a quarter of a hin of wine.

 
14 You shall eat neither bread, nor grain, parched or fully ripened, during that day, the day on which you bring your God his offering; this is a rule binding on your descendants for all time wherever you live.

 
15 From the day after the sabbath, the day on which you bring your sheaf as a special gift, you shall count seven full weeks.

Harvest. Lv.23.15-22 - Nu.28.26-31
16 The day after the seventh sabbath will make fifty days, and then you shall present to the LORD a grain-offering from the new crop.  
17 You shall bring from your homes two loaves as a special gift; they shall contain two tenths of an ephah of flour and shall be baked with leaven. They are the LORD's firstfruits.  
18 In addition to the bread you shall present seven perfect yearling sheep, one young bull, and two rams. They shall be a whole-offering to the LORD with the proper grain-offering and the proper drink-offering, a food-offering of soothing odour to the LORD.  
19 You shall also prepare one he-goat for a sin-offering and two yearling sheep for a shared-offering,  
20 and the priest shall present them in addition to the bread of the firstfruits as a special gift before the LORD. They shall be a holy-gift to the LORD for the priest.  
21 On that same day you shall proclaim a sacred assembly for yourselves; you shall not do your daily work. This is a rule binding on your descendants for all time wherever you live.

 
22 When you reap the harvest in your land, you shall not reap right into the edges of your field, neither shall you glean the fallen ears. You shall leave them for the poor and for the alien. I am the LORD your God.

 
23 The LORD spoke to Moses and said,

New Year. Lv.23.23-25 - Nu.29.1-6
24 Speak to the Israelites in these words: In the seventh month you shall keep the first day as a sacred rest, a day of remembrance and acclamation, a day of sacred assembly.

 
25 You shall not do your daily work; you shall present a food-offering to the LORD.

 
26 The LORD spoke to Moses and said:

The Day of Atonement. Lv.23.26-32 - Nm.29.1-6
27 Further, the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. There shall be a sacred assembly; you shall mortify yourselves and present a food-offering to the LORD.

 
28 On that same day you shall do no work because it is a day of expiation, to make expiation for you before the LORD your God.  
29 Therefore every person who does not mortify himself on that day shall be cut off from his father's kin.  
30 I will extirpate any person who does any work on that day.  
31 You shall do no work; it is a rule binding on your descendants for all time wherever you live.  
32 It is for you a sabbath of sacred rest, and you shall mortify yourselves. From the evening of the ninth day to the following evening you shall keep your sabbath-rest.

 
33 The LORD spoke to Moses and said,

Feast of Booths. Lv.23.33-44 - Nu.29.12-40
34 Speak to the Israelites in these words: On the fifteenth day of this seventh month the LORD's pilgrim-feast of Tabernacles Or Booths or Arbours begins, and it lasts for seven days.

 
35 On the first day there shall be a sacred assembly; you shall not do your daily work.  
36 For seven days you shall present a food-offering to the LORD; and on the eighth day there shall be a sacred assembly, and you shall present a food-offering to the LORD. It is the closing ceremony; you shall not do your daily work.

 
37 These are the appointed seasons of the LORD which you shall proclaim as sacred assemblies for presenting food-offerings to the LORD, whole-offerings and grain-offerings, shared-offerings and drink-offerings, each on its day,  
38 besides the LORD's sabbaths and all your gifts, your vows, and your freewill offerings to the LORD.

 
39 Further, from the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when the harvest has been gathered, you shall keep the LORD's pilgrim-feast for seven days. The first day is a sacred rest and so is the eighth day,  
40 On the first day you shall take the fruit of citrus-trees, palm fronds, and leafy branches, and willows Or poplars from the riverside, and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days.  
41 You shall keep this as a pilgrim-feast in the LORD's honour for seven days every year. It is a rule binding for all time on your descendants; in the seventh month you shall hold this pilgrim-feast.  
42 You shall live in arbours for seven days, all who are native Israelites,

 
43 so that your descendants may be reminded how I made the Israelites live in arbours when I brought them out of Egypt. I am the LORD your God.

 
44 Thus Moses announced to the Israelites the appointed seasons of the LORD.  
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