Leviticus 23

 

וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה אֶל־מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר   23:1

Levi. 23:1  And the Lord spoke to Moses saying,

דַּבֵּר אֶל־בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם מֹועֲדֵי יְהוָה אֲשֶׁר־תִּקְרְאוּ אֹתָם מִקְרָאֵי קֹדֶשׁ אֵלֶּה הֵם מֹועֲדָי   23:2

Levi. 23:2  “Speak to the children of Israel and you shall say to them, ‘The appointed seasons of the Lord which you shall proclaim, these shall be convocations of holiness.’  They are My appointed seasons.” 

שֵׁשֶׁת יָמִים תֵּעָשֶׂה מְלָאכָה וּבַיֹּום הַשְּׁבִיעִי שַׁבַּת שַׁבָּתֹון מִקְרָא־קֹדֶשׁ כָּל־מְלָאכָה לֹא תַעֲשׂוּ   23:3

שַׁבָּת הִוא לַיהוָה בְּכֹל מֹושְׁבֹתֵיכֶם

Levi. 23:3  ‘You may do work six days, but on the seventh day there shall be a Sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation.  You shall do no work; it is a Sabbath to the Lord in all your dwelling places.’

For reasons I’m unable to fathom to my complete satisfaction, the Lord interjects this verse about the Sabbath before He continues to enumerate and describe the appointed seasons.    More >>

אֵלֶּה מֹועֲדֵי יְהוָה מִקְרָאֵי קֹדֶשׁ אֲשֶׁר־תִּקְרְאוּ אֹתָם בְּמֹועֲדָם   23:4

Levi. 23:4  ‘These are the appointed seasons of the Lord, convocations of holiness, which you shall proclaim in their appointed season:’

בַּחֹדֶשׁ הָרִאשֹׁון בְּאַרְבָּעָה עָשָׂר לַחֹדֶשׁ בֵּין הָעַרְבָּיִם פֶּסַח לַיהוָה   23:5

Levi. 23:5  ‘In the first month, on the month’s fourteenth day, at dusk, is the Passover of the Lord.’

At dusk (immediately after sunset on the fourteenth), not in the evening!  The Seder, according to this, should begin just as the sun has set.  I’ll be saying more about this in Deuteronomy.                         [Return to Deut. 16:6]

וּבַחֲמִשָּׁה עָשָׂר יֹום לַחֹדֶשׁ הַזֶּה חַג הַמַּצֹּות לַיהוָה שִׁבְעַת יָמִים מַצֹּות תֹּאכֵלוּ   23:6

Levi. 23:6  ‘And on the fifteenth day of this month is the feast of unleavened bread to the Lord.  You shall eat unleavened bread seven days.’

It appears from these two verses, 23:5 and 6, that only one Seder should be conducted, and that should be on the fifteenth, not on the fourteenth.

בַּיֹּום הָרִאשֹׁון מִקְרָא־קֹדֶשׁ יִהְיֶה לָכֶם כָּל־מְלֶאכֶת עֲבֹדָה לֹא תַעֲשׂוּ   23:7

Levi. 23:7  ‘On the first day there shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall do no servile work.’

We are to assemble for a holy convocation.  Another translation of the word for convocation is reading.  Perhaps we are to hear the Torah, this chapter of Leviticus, or Exodus Chapter 12 read on this day.  In the next verse we find that burnt offerings must be brought before the Lord all seven days.  Therefore, this convocation must be at the Tabernacle or Temple.  Then we do not remain at home for this appointed season.  In addition, what kind of work is servile work?  Definitions for servile are menial, degrading, humble, slave, and obedient.  In my opinion, the kind of work referred to is anything that is laborious.

וְהִקְרַבְתֶּם אִשֶּׁה לַיהוָה שִׁבְעַת יָמִים בַּיֹּום הַשְּׁבִיעִי מִקְרָא־קֹדֶשׁ כָּל־מְלֶאכֶת עֲבֹדָה לֹא תַעֲשׂוּ   23:8

Levi. 23:8  ‘And you shall bring a fire offering to the Lord seven days.  On the seventh day there shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work.’”

וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה אֶל־מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר   23:9

Levi. 23:9  And the Lord spoke to Moses saying,

דַּבֵּר אֶל־בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם כִּי־תָבֹאוּ אֶל־הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר אֲנִי נֹתֵן לָכֶם וּקְצַרְתֶּם אֶת־קְצִירָהּ   23:10

וַהֲבֵאתֶם אֶת־עֹמֶר רֵאשִׁית קְצִירְכֶם אֶל־הַכֹּהֵן

Levi. 23:10   “Speak to the children of Israel and you shall say to them, ‘When you will come to the land that I am giving to you and will reap the harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest.’

וְהֵנִיף אֶת־הָעֹמֶר לִפְנֵי יְהוָה לִרְצֹנְכֶם מִמָּחֳרַת הַשַּׁבָּת יְנִיפֶנּוּ הַכֹּהֵן   23:11

Levi. 23:11   ‘And he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord for your acceptance.  The priest shall wave it on the day after the Sabbath.’

I have to presume that the Sabbath referred to here is the Sabbath that occurs within the Passover festival.

וַעֲשִׂיתֶם בְּיֹום הֲנִיפְכֶם אֶת־הָעֹמֶר כֶּבֶשׂ תָּמִים בֶּן־שְׁנָתֹו לְעֹלָה לַיהוָה   23:12

Levi. 23:12   ‘And on the day of your waving the sheaf, you shall offer a ram yearling without blemish for a burnt offering to the Lord.’

וּמִנְחָתֹו שְׁנֵי עֶשְׂרֹנִים סֹלֶת בְּלוּלָה בַשֶּׁמֶן אִשֶּׁה לַיהוָה רֵיחַ נִיחֹחַ וְנִסְכֹּה יַיִן רְבִיעִת הַהִין   23:13

Levi. 23:13   ‘And its meal offering shall be two tenths of fine flour mingled with oil, a fire offering to the Lord, a sweet scent; and the drink offering shall be wine, a fourth part of a hin.’

Presumably, the meal offering should consist of two tenths of an ephah of fine flour, although the word Ephah is missing from the verse.                                        [Return to Levi. 24:5]

וְלֶחֶם וְקָלִי וְכַרְמֶל לֹא תֹאכְלוּ עַד־עֶצֶם הַיֹּום הַזֶּה עַד הֲבִיאֲכֶם אֶת־קָרְבַּן אֱלֹהֵיכֶם חֻקַּת עֹולָם    23:14

לְדֹרֹתֵיכֶם בְּכֹל מֹשְׁבֹתֵיכֶם

Levi. 23:14   ‘And you shall not eat bread or parched corn or fresh ear until this selfsame day, until you have brought in the offering of your God.  It is an everlasting statute for your generations in all your dwelling places.’

How should this verse be interpreted?  From when are we not to eat these foods? From the morning of the day that we bring the offerings in?  But the Lord says “until this selfsame day.”  That implies that it’s not just that day, but before as well.  Then when does the eating prohibition start?  Perhaps when the harvest comes in.  From the day of the harvest until the day that the offerings are brought in.  That makes reasonable sense.  However, it strikes me that the scribe may have carelessly neglected to make that fact known.  But I’m inclined to suggest that he did here what he has done before:  Overlook the possibility that the reader (if he indeed expected that a lay person would ever read this) would not be familiar with the practices of his time.

וּסְפַרְתֶּם לָכֶם מִמָּחֳרַת הַשַּׁבָּת מִיֹּום הֲבִיאֲכֶם אֶת־עֹמֶר הַתְּנוּפָה שֶׁבַע שַׁבָּתֹות תְּמִימֹת תִּהְיֶינָה   23:15

Levi. 23:15   ‘And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, it shall be seven weeks total.’

This is interesting.  The verse refers to what is called the counting of the omer.  We count the fifty days from the second day of Passover, not from the day of the wave offering.  And the day of the wave offering is the day after the Sabbath.  I am inclined to imagine that the sages and rabbis selected the second day of Passover for the following reason:  The first of the appointed seasons mentioned in this chapter is Passover; and on its first day, no servile work is permitted, making it vaguely resemble a Sabbath.  As there was probably no one fixed day for the harvest, and the wave offering was brought the day after the next Sabbath, that might have been a reasonable decision.  However to be true to the literal sense of the Torah as well as its spirit, we should rightly start counting the omer from the day of the wave offering. the day following that Sabbath.

עַד מִמָּחֳרַת הַשַּׁבָּת הַשְּׁבִיעִת תִּסְפְּרוּ חֲמִשִּׁים יֹום וְהִקְרַבְתֶּם מִנְחָה חֲדָשָׁה לַיהוָה   23:16

Levi. 23:16   ‘You shall count fifty days until the day after the seventh week, then you shall present a new meal offering to the Lord.’

מִמֹּושְׁבֹתֵיכֶם תָּבִיאּוּ לֶחֶם תְּנוּפָה שְׁתַּיִם שְׁנֵי עֶשְׂרֹנִים סֹלֶת תִּהְיֶינָה חָמֵץ תֵּאָפֶינָה בִּכּוּרִים לַיהוָה  23:17

Levi. 23:17   ‘From your dwelling places you shall bring the bread of the second wave offering; they shall be of two tenths of fine flour.  They shall be baked of leaven, the first fruits to the Lord.’

                                                                                                             [Return to Levi. 7:13]

וְהִקְרַבְתֶּם עַל־הַלֶּחֶם שִׁבְעַת כְּבָשִׂים תְּמִיםִם בְּנֵי שָׁנָה וּפַר בֶּן־בָּקָר אֶחָד וְאֵילִם שְׁנָיִם יִהְיוּ עֹלָה   23:18

לַיהוָה וּמִנְחָתָם וְנִסְכֵּיהֶם אִשֵּׁה רֵיחַ־נִיחֹחַ לַיהוָה

Levi. 23:18   ‘And you shall present with the bread, seven lamb yearlings without blemish, and one young bullock, and two rams.  They shall be a burnt offering to the Lord with their meal offering and their drink offerings, a fire offering, a sweet scent to the Lord.’

וַעֲשִׂיתֶם שְׂעִיר־עִזִּים אֶחָד לְחַטָּאת וּשְׁנֵי כְבָשִׂים בְּנֵי שָׁנָה לְזֶבַח שְׁלָמִים   23:19

Levi. 23:19   ‘And you shall offer one he-goat for a sin offering and two he-lamb yearlings for a sacrifice of peace offerings.’

וְהֵנִיף הַכֹּהֵן אֹתָם עַל לֶחֶם הַבִּכּוּרִים תְּנוּפָה לִפְנֵי יְהוָה עַל־שְׁנֵי כְּבָשִׂים קֹדֶשׁ יִהְיוּ לַיהוָה לַכֹּהֵן   23:20

Levi. 23:20   ‘And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the first fruits, a wave offering before the Lord, with the two lambs.  They shall be for the priest, holy to the Lord.’

וּקְרָאתֶם בְּעֶצֶם הַיֹּום הַזֶּה מִקְרָא־קֹדֶשׁ יִהְיֶה לָכֶם כָּל־מְלֶאכֶת עֲבֹדָה לֹא תַעֲשׂוּ חֻקַּת עֹולָם    23:21

בְּכָל־מֹושְׁבֹתֵיכֶם לְדֹרֹתֵיכֶם

Levi. 23:21   ‘And you shall proclaim on this selfsame day; a holy convocation shall be for you.  You shall do no servile work.  It is an everlasting statute in all your dwelling places for your generations.’

וּבְקֻצְרְכֶם אֶת־קְצִיר אַרְצְכֶם לֹא־תְכַלֶּה פְּאַת שָׂדְךָ בְּקֻצְרֶךָ וְלֶקֶט קְצִירְךָ לֹא תְלַקֵּט לֶעָנִי וְלַגֵּר    23:22

תַּעֲזֹב אֹתָם אֲנִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם

Levi. 23:22   ‘And in your reaping the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap a corner of your field in your reaping, and you shall not gather the gleaning of your harvest.  You shall leave them for the poor and the stranger.’” 

                                                                “I am the Lord, your God.”

Although this verse repeats commandments from Levi. 19:9 and 19:10, I believe it conveys some interesting new information.  Of the eight second-person pronouns in this verse, all but three are plural.  The three that are singular are the words meaning you shall not ... reap, you shall not gather, and you shall leave them.  So as I read this, the Lord is addressing the entire congregation with these three singular pronouns, but with the other five plural pronouns He lays the responsibility for the behavior on the individual.  When one individually harvests his land, the whole population collectively shall not reap or gather, and shall leave the individual harvests for the poor and the stranger.  This means to me that if one or a few persons do not leave the gleanings of their land for the poor and the stranger, the entire congregation is not guilty of sin (according to my discussion relating to v. 23:3).  This implies the same condition as the verse dealing with the Sabbath in which I claim that the congregation is not responsible for the sin of an individual (Exod. 35 notes v. 2).  Finally, the last your reminds us that the Lord is the God of each individual.  That final sentence also tells us why leaving the gleanings and the corner of the field for the poor and the stranger are important-- because the Lord is our God.

וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה אֶל־מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר   23:23

Levi. 23:23   And the Lord spoke to Moses saying,

דַּבֵּר אֶל־בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לֵאמֹר בַּחֹדֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִי בְּאֶחָד לַחֹדֶשׁ יִהְיֶה לָכֶם שַׁבָּתֹון זִכְרֹון תְּרוּעָה מִקְרָא־   23:24

קֹדֶשׁ

Levi. 23:24   “Speak to the children of Israel saying, ‘In the seventh month on the month’s first day, there shall be a complete rest for you, a memorial of the horn, a holy convocation.’   

                                                                                                          [Return to Levi. 25:9]

כָּל־מְלֶאכֶת עֲבֹדָה לֹא תַעֲשׂוּ וְהִקְרַבְתֶּם אִשֶּׁה לַיהוָה   23:25

Levi. 23:25   ‘You shall do no servile work, and you shall bring a fire offering to the Lord.’”

וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה אֶל־מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר   23:26

Levi. 23:26   And the Lord spoke to Moses saying,

אַךְ בֶּעָשֹׂור לַחֹדֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִי הַזֶּה יֹום הַכִּפֻּרִים הוּא מִקְרָא־קֹדֶשׁ יִהְיֶה לָכֶם וְעִנִּיתֶם אֶת־   23:27

נַפְשֹׁתֵיכֶם וְהִקְרַבְתֶּם אִשֶּׁה לַיהוָה

Levi. 23:27   “Also on this seventh month’s tenth day, it shall be a day of atonement.  There shall be for you a holy convocation, and you shall afflict [humble?] your souls, and you shall bring a fire offering to the Lord.”

The last part of this verse, because of its ambiguity, raises some intriguing questions.  A fire offering could be only a burnt offering (Exod. 29:18).  But it could also consist of a burnt offering, a wave offering (Exod. 29:25), a meal offering (Levi. 2:3), and a drink offering.  A burnt offering leaves nothing to be consumed.  But parts of these other offerings, if they were included in the fire offering, were for the priests to consume.  When were they to partake of them?  On that day?  Did that mean they were exempt from the commandment to afflict the soul?  Can they eat and drink on Yom Kippur?  Or is it possible that “afflict your souls” really means “humble your souls,“ something other than refraining from food and water?  What else could it mean?  Might it mean honest and sincere individual confession of our sins, or severe self-recrimination over our wrong doings during the past year, or covering ourselves in sackcloth and ashes?  All are possibilities, but in consulting other verses where the term translated as afflict or affliction appears, I am led to conclude that it has a general meaning:  to make suffer in any manner of ways that might be possible.  If I’m right, then fasting is appropriate, but so are all the other afflictions I mentioned.  I wouldn’t go so far as to don sackcloth and ashes, but I would certainly be willing to wear old, torn, and/or worn clothes and dwell on my sins of the preceding year.  Then if afflict your souls means to fast, among other difficult practices, are the priests exempt?  I have to admit, I don’t know, although it might appear to be so.  See more on this when you get to Numb. 29:7.

                                                           [Return to Levi. 23 notes]                  [Return to Numb. 29:7]

וְכָל־מְלָאכָה לֹא תַעֲשׂוּ בְּעֶצֶם הַיֹּום הַזֶּה כִּי יֹום כִּפֻּרִים הוּא לְכַפֵּר עֲלֵיכֶם לִפְנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם   23:28

Levi. 23:28   “And you shall not do any kind of work in this selfsame day, for it is a day of atonement, to make atonement for yourselves before the Lord, your God.”

כִּי כָל־הַנֶּפֶשׁ אֲשֶׁר לֹא־תְעֻנֶּה בְּעֶצֶם הַיֹּום הַזֶּה וְנִכְרְתָה מֵעַמֶּיהָ   23:29

Levi. 23:29   “Surely any soul that will not be afflicted on this selfsame day, then it shall be cut off from its people.”

וְכָל־הַנֶּפֶשׁ אֲשֶׁר תַּעֲשֶׂה כָּל־מְלָאכָה בְּעֶצֶם הַיֹּום הַזֶּה וְהַאֲבַדְתִּי אֶת־הַנֶּפֶשׁ הַהִוא מִקֶּרֶב עַמָּהּ   23:30

Levi. 23:30   “And any soul that will do any kind of work on this selfsame day, then I shall blot out that soul from among its people.”

כָּל־מְלָאכָה לֹא תַעֲשׂוּ חֻקַּת עֹולָם לְדֹרֹתֵיכֶם בְּכֹל מֹשְׁבֹתֵיכֶם   23:31

Levi. 23:31   “You shall do no manner of work.  It is an everlasting statute for your generations in all your dwelling places.”

שַׁבַּת שַׁבָּתֹון הוּא לָכֶם וְעִנִּיתֶם אֶת־נַפְשֹׁתֵיכֶם בְּתִשְׁעָה לַחֹדֶשׁ בָּעֶרֶב מֵעֶרֶב עַד־עֶרֶב תִּשְׁבְּתוּ   23:32

שַׁבַּתְּכֶם

Levi. 23:32   “It shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for you, and you shall afflict your souls.  You shall keep your Sabbath on the month’s ninth day in the evening, from evening until evening.”

This verse, in conjunction with v. 23:27, provides very convincing support for the Jewish day not starting in the evening.  Here’s the reasoning behind it.     More >>

וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה אֶל־מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר   23:33

Levi. 23:33   And the Lord spoke to Moses saying,

דַּבֵּר אֶל־בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לֵאמֹר בַּחֲמִשָּׁה עָשָׂר יֹום לַחֹדֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִי הַזֶּה חַג הַסֻּכֹּות שִׁבְעַת יָמִים לַיהֹוָה  23:34

Levi. 23:34   “Speak to the children of Israel saying, ‘On this seventh month’s fifteenth day shall be the feast of tabernacles, seven days, to the Lord.’

בַּיֹּום הָרִאשֹׁון מִקְרָא־קֹדֶשׁ כָּל־מְלֶאכֶת עֲבֹדָה לֹא תַעֲשׂוּ   23:35

Levi. 23:35   ‘On the first day there shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work.’

שִׁבְעַת יָמִים תַּקְרִיבוּ אִשֶּׁה לַיהוָה בַּיֹּום הַשְּׁמִינִי מִקְרָא־קֹדֶשׁ יִהְיֶה לָכֶם וְהִקְרַבְתֶּם אִשֶּׁה לַיהוָה   23:36

עֲצֶרֶת הִוא כָּל־מְלֶאכֶת עֲבֹדָה לֹא תַעֲשׂוּ

Levi. 23:36   ‘Seven days you shall bring a fire offering to the Lord.  On the eighth day there shall be for you a holy convocation, and you shall bring a fire offering to the Lord.  It shall be a solemn assembly; you shall do no servile work.’

אֵלֶּה מֹועֲדֵי יְהוָה אֲשֶׁר־תִּקְרְאוּ אֹתָם מִקְרָאֵי קֹדֶשׁ לְהַקְרִיב אִשֶּׁה לַיהוָה עֹלָה וּמִנְחָה זֶבַח    23:37

וּנְסָכִים דְּבַר־יֹום בְּיֹומֹו

Levi. 23:37   ‘These are the appointed seasons of the Lord that you shall proclaim them convocations of holiness, for bringing a fire offering to the Lord, a burnt offering and a meal offering of sacrifice, and drink offerings, a thing a day on its day,

מִלְּבַד שַׁבְּתֹת יְהוָה וּמִלְּבַד מַתְּנֹותֵיכֶמ* וּמִלְּבַד כָּל־נִדְרֵיכֶם וּמִלְּבַד כָּל־נִדְבֹותֵיכֶם אֲשֶׁר תִּתְּנוּ   23:38

לַיהוָה

Levi. 23:38   apart from the Sabbaths of the Lord and beside your gifts and beside all your vow offerings and beside all your free-will offerings that you shall give to the Lord.’

אַךְ בַּחֲמִשָּׁה עָשָׂר יֹום לַחֹדֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִי בְּאָסְפְּכֶם אֶת־תְּבוּאַת הָאָרֶץ תָּחֹגּוּ אֶת־חַג־יְהוָה שִׁבְעַת   23:39

יָמִים בַּיֹּום הָרִאשֹׁון שַׁבָּתֹון וּבַיֹּום הַשְּׁמִינִי שַׁבָּתֹון

Levi. 23:39   ‘On the seventh month’s fifteenth day, in your time of gathering the produce of the land, you shall surely observe the feast of the Lord seven days.  On the first day, a solemn rest, and on the eighth day, a solemn rest.’

וּלְקַחְתֶּם לָכֶם בַּיֹּום הָרִאשֹׁון פְּרִי עֵץ הָדָר כַּפֹּת תְּמָרִים וַעֲנַף עֵץ־עָבֹת וְעַרְבֵי־נָחַל וּשְׂמַחְתֶּם   23:40

לִפְנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם שִׁבְעַת יָמִים

Levi. 23:40   ‘And on the first day you shall take for yourselves the fruit of an ornamental tree, branches of palm trees and a bough of a thick tree and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the Lord, your God, seven days.’

וְחַגֹּתֶם אֹתֹו חַג לַיהוָה שִׁבְעַת יָמִים בַּשָּׁנָה חֻקַּת עֹולָם לְדֹרֹתֵיכֶם בַּחֹדֶשׁ הַשְּׁבִיעִי תָּחֹגּוּ אֹתֹו   23:41

Levi. 23:41   ‘And you shall observe it, a feast to the Lord, seven days in the year.  It is an everlasting statute for your generations; in the seventh month you shall observe it.’

בַּסֻּכֹּת תֵּשְׁבוּ שִׁבְעַת יָמִים כָּל־הָאֶזְרָח בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל יֵשְׁבוּ בַּסֻּכֹּת   23:42

Levi. 23:42   ‘You shall dwell in huts seven days.  All the home born in Israel shall dwell in huts,’”

לְמַעַן יֵדְעוּ דֹרֹתֵיכֶם כִּי בַסֻּכֹּות הֹושַׁבְתִּי אֶת־בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל בְּהֹוצִיאִי אֹותָם מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם אֲנִי יְהוָה   23:43

אֱלֹהֵיכֶם

Levi. 23:43   “so that your generations shall know that I had the children of Israel dwell in huts when I brought them out of the land of Egypt.”

                                                              “I am the Lord, your God.”

וַיְדַבֵּר מֹשֶׁה אֶת־מֹעֲדֵי יְהוָה אֶל־בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל   23:44

Levi. 23:44   And Moses declared the appointed seasons of the Lord to the children of Israel.

Torah Commandments in this Chapter

279  On the first and seventh days of Passove you shall do no servile

        work.    V. 23:7

280. During Passover, you shall bring a fire offering to the Lord

         on each of the seven days.    V. 23:8

281. In your land, you shall bring a sheaf of your first fruits of your

         harvest to the priest for a wave offering.    V. 23:10

282. The sheaf is to be waved on the day after the Sabbath.    V. 23:11

283. On the day of your wave offering, you shall bring a yearling

         ram and a meal offering for a burnt offering.    V. 23:12

284. From the time of your harvest until the day of the wave offering

        you shall not eat bread or parched corn or fresh ear.    23:14

285. From the day of the wave offering, you shall count seven weeks.    V. 23:15

286. On the fiftieth day you shall offer a new meal offering to the Lord.    V. 23:16

387. The new meal offering shall be a wave offering baked of leaven.    V. 23:17

288. The new meal offering shall be accompanied by seven yearling

         lambs, one bullock, and two rams for a fire offering to the Lord,

         and one he-goat for a sin offering and two yearling he-lambs for

         peace offerings.    V. 23:18, 23:19

289. On that day you shall hold a holy convocation.    V. 23:21

290. On that day you shall do no servile work.    V. 23:21

291. On the first day of the seventh month, you shall rest, hold a holy

        convocation, and blow the shofar.    23:24

292. On that day you shall bring a fire offering to the Lord.    23:25

230. The tenth day of the seventh month shall be a day of atonement.    V. 23:27

294. On that day you shall hold a holy convocation and bring a fire

         offering to the Lord.    V. 23:27

295. On the fifteenth day of the seventh month the feast of Tabernacles

         shall be observed  for seven days.    V. 23:34

296. On the first day there shall be a holy convocation.    V. 23:35

297. On that day you shall do no servile work.    V. 23:35

298. You shall bring a fire offering to the Lord for seven days.    V. 23:36

299. On the eighth day you shall hold a holy convocation, a solemn

         assembly.    V. 23:36

300. On that day you shall bring a fire offering to the Lord.    V. 23:36

301. On that day you shall do no servile work.    V. 23:36

302. On the first day of the feast of Tabernacles you shall gather the

         branches of the lulav.    V. 23:40

303. All the home-born in Israel shall dwell in huts seven days.    V. 23:42

 

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