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4 “ ‘These are the Lord’s appointed festivals, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times:f 5 The Lord’s Passoverg begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month.h 6 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. 7 On the first day hold a sacred assemblyk and do no regular work. 8 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.’ ”
9 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
15 “ ‘From the day after the Sabbath, the day you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, count off seven full weeks. 16 Count off fifty days up to the day after the seventh Sabbath,c and then present an offering of new grain to the Lord. 17 From wherever you live, bring two loaves made of two-tenths of an ephahd of the finest flour, baked with yeast, as a wave offering of firstfruitse to the Lord. 18 Present with this bread seven male lambs, each a year old and without defect, one young bull and two rams. They will be a burnt offering to the Lord, together with their grain offerings and drink offeringsf—a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the Lord. 19 Then sacrifice one male goat for a sin offeringc and two lambs, each a year old, for a fellowship offering. 20 The priest is to wave the two lambs before the Lord as a wave offering,g together with the bread of the firstfruits. They are a sacred offering to the Lord for the priest. 21 On that same day you are to proclaim a sacred assemblyh and do no regular work.i This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.
22 “ ‘When you reap the harvestj of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest.k Leave them for the poor and for the foreigner residing among you.l I am the Lord your God.’ ”
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 assemblym commemorated with trumpet blasts.n 25 Do no regular work,o but present a food offering to the Lord.p’ ”
26 The Lord said to Moses, 27 “The tenth day of this seventh monthq is the Day of Atonement.r Hold a sacred assemblys and deny yourselves,d and present a food offering to the Lord. 28 Do not do any workt 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.u 30 I will destroy from among their peoplev anyone who does any work on that day. 31 You shall do no work at all. This is to be a lasting ordinancew for the generations to come, wherever you live. 32 It is a day of sabbath restx 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.”y
33 The Lord said to Moses, 34 “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventhz month the Lord’s Festival of Tabernaclesa begins, and it lasts for seven days. 35 The first day is a sacred assembly;b do no regular work.c 36 For seven days present food offerings to the Lord, and on the eighth day hold a sacred assemblyd and present a food offering to the Lord.e 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 offeringsf required for each day. 38 These offeringsg are in addition to those for the Lord’s Sabbathsh ande in addition to your gifts and whatever you have vowed and all the freewill offeringsi 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 festivalj to the Lord for seven days;k 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 branchesl from luxuriant trees—from palms, willows and other leafy treesm—and rejoicen 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 shelterso for seven days: All native-born Israelites are to live in such shelters 43 so your descendants will knowp that I had the Israelites live in temporary shelters when I brought them out of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.’ ”
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