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Leviticus 23:4–14

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The Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread

23:4–8pp—Ex 12:14–20; Nu 28:16–25; Dt 16:1–8

“ ‘These are the Lord’s appointed festivals, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times:f The Lord’s Passoverg begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month.h On the fifteenth day of that month the Lord’s Festival of Unleavened Breadi begins; for seven daysj you must eat bread made without yeast. On the first day hold a sacred assemblyk and do no regular work. For seven days present a food offering to the Lord.l And on the seventh day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.’ ”

Offering the Firstfruits

The Lord said to Moses, 10 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am going to give youm and you reap its harvest,n bring to the priest a sheafo of the first grain you harvest.p 11 He is to wave the sheaf before the Lordq so it will be acceptedr on your behalf; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath. 12 On the day you wave the sheaf, you must sacrifice as a burnt offering to the Lord a lamb a year olds without defect,t 13 together with its grain offeringu of two-tenths of an ephaha v of the finest flour mixed with olive oil—a food offering presented to the Lord, a pleasing aroma—and its drink offeringw of a quarter of a hinb of wine.x 14 You must not eat any bread, or roasted or new grain,y until the very day you bring this offering to your God.z This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come,a wherever you live.b

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