Christian Standard Bible

Leviticus 23:4–22

“These are the Lord’s appointed times, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times. The Passovere to the Lord comes in the first month, at twilight on the fourteenth day of the month. The Festival of Unleavened Breadf to the Lord is on the fifteenth day of the same month. For seven days you must eat unleavened bread. On the first day you are to hold a sacred assembly; you are not to do any daily work. You are to present a fire offering to the Lord for seven days. On the seventh day there will be a sacred assembly; do not do any daily work.”

The Lord spoke to Moses: 10 “Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When you enter the land I am giving you and reap its harvest,A you are to bring the first sheaf of your harvest to the priest. 11 He will present the sheaf before the Lord so that you may be accepted; the priest is to present it on the day after the Sabbath. 12 On the day you present the sheaf, you are to offer a year-old male lambB without blemishg as a burnt offering to the Lord. 13 Its grain offering is to be four quarts* of fine flour mixed with oil as a fire offering to the Lord, a pleasing aroma, and its drink offering will be one quartD of wine. 14 You must not eat bread, roasted grain, or any new grainE until this very day, and until you have brought the offering to your God. This is to be a permanent statute throughout your generations wherever you live.

15 “You are to count sevenF complete weeksG,h starting from the day after the Sabbath, the day you brought the sheaf of the presentation offering.i 16 You are to count fifty days until the day after the seventh Sabbath and then present an offering of new grain to the Lord. 17 Bring two loaves of bread from your settlements as a presentation offering, each of them made from four quarts of fine flour, baked with yeast, as firstfruitsj to the Lord. 18 You are to present with the bread seven unblemished male lambs a year old, one young bull, and two rams. They will be a burnt offering to the Lord, with their grain offerings and drink offerings, a fire offering of a pleasing aroma to the Lord. 19 You are also to prepare one male goat as a sin offering, and two male lambs a year old as a fellowship sacrifice. 20 The priest will present the lambs with the bread of firstfruits as a presentation offering before the Lord; the bread and the two lambs will be holy to the Lord for the priest. 21 On that same day you are to make a proclamation and hold a sacred assembly. You are not to do any daily work. This is to be a permanent statute wherever you live throughout your generations. 22 When you reap the harvest of your land, you are not to reap all the way to the edge of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and the resident alien;k I am the Lord your God.”

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= the barley harvest


Or a male lamb in its first year


Lit one-fourth of a hin


Grain or bread from the new harvest


Lit count; they will be seven


Or Sabbaths