23:4 These [are] the feasts of the LORD, [even] holy
convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their a seasons.
(a) For the sabbath was kept every week, and these others
were kept only once every year.
23:7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye
shall do no b servile work therein.
(b) Or, bodily labour, save about that which one must eat,
23:8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD
seven days: in the c seventh day [is] an holy
convocation: ye shall do no servile work [therein].
(c) The first day of the feast and the seventh were kept
holy: in the rest they might work, except any feasts
that were together, as were the feast of unleavened
bread and the feast of sheaves which were on the
fifteenth and sixteenth days.
23:11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be
accepted for you: on the morrow after the d sabbath the
priest shall wave it.
(d) That is, the second sabbath of the Passover.
23:13 And the meat offering thereof [shall be] two e tenth
deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by
fire unto the LORD [for] a sweet savour: and the drink
offering thereof [shall be] of wine, the fourth [part] f
of an hin.
(e) Which is, the fifth part of an Ephah, or two Omers:
read (Ex 16:16).
(f) Read (Ex 29:40).
23:15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the g
sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the
wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:
(g) That is, the seventh day after the first sabbath of
23:17 Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of
two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall
be baken with h leaven; [they are] the firstfruits unto
(h) Because the priest should eat them, as in
(Le 7:13), and they should not be offered to the
Lord on the altar.
23:20 And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the
firstfruits [for] a wave offering before the LORD, with
the two lambs: they shall be holy to the LORD for the i
(i) That is, offered to the Lord, and the rest should be
for the priest.
23:24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the k
seventh month, in the first [day] of the month, shall ye
l have a sabbath, a memorial of m blowing of trumpets,
an holy convocation.
(k) That is, about the end of September.
(l) Or, a holy day to the Lord.
(m) Which blowing was to remind them of the many feasts
that were in that month, and of the Jubile.
23:27 Also on the tenth [day] of this seventh month [there shall
be] a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation
unto you; and ye shall n afflict your souls, and offer
an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
(n) By fasting and prayer.
23:32 It [shall be] unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall
afflict your souls: in the ninth [day] of the month at
even, from o even unto even, shall ye celebrate your
(o) Which contains a night and a day: yet they took it as
their natural day.
23:36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto
the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation
unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto
the LORD: it [is] a p solemn assembly; [and] ye shall do
no servile work [therein].
(p) Or, a day in which the people refrain from all work.
23:37 These [are] the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall
proclaim [to be] holy convocations, to offer an offering
made by fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering, and a meat
offering, a q sacrifice, and drink offerings, every
thing upon his day:
(q) Or, peace offering.
23:39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye
have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a
feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day [shall
be] a r sabbath, and on the eighth day [shall be] a
(r) Or, a solemn feast.
23:43 That your generations may know that I made the children of
Israel to dwell in s booths, when I brought them out of
the land of Egypt: I [am] the LORD your God.
(s) In the wilderness, in that they would not believe
Joshua and Caleb, when they returned from spying the
land of Canaan.