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Leviticus 23

The feasts of the LORD.

Leviticus 23:1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saying, Leviticus 23:2 Speake vnto the children of Israel, & say vnto them, The feastes of ye Lord which yee shall call ye holie assemblies, euen these are my feasts.

The Sabbath.

Leviticus 23:3 Six daies shall worke be done, but in the seuenth day shalbe the Sabbath of rest, an holie conuocation: ye shall do no worke therein, it is the Sabbath of the Lorde, in all your dwellings.

The Passover.

Leviticus 23:4 These are the feastes of the Lord, and holie conuocations, which yee shall proclaime in their seasons. Leviticus 23:5 In the first moneth, and in the fourteenth day of the moneth at euening shalbe ye Passeouer of the Lord. Leviticus 23:6 And on the fifteenth day of this moneth shalbe the feast of vnleauened bread vnto the Lord: seuen dayes ye shall eate vnleauened bread. Leviticus 23:7 In the first day yee shall haue an holy conuocation: ye shal do no seruile worke therein. Leviticus 23:8 Also ye shall offer sacrifice made by fire vnto the Lord seuen daies, and in the seuenth day shalbe an holie conuocation: ye shall do no seruile worke therein.

The sheaf of firstfruits.

Leviticus 23:9 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying, Leviticus 23:10 Speake vnto the children of Israel, and say vnto them, When ye be come into ye land which I giue vnto you, and reape the haruest thereof, then ye shal bring a sheafe of the first fruites of your haruest vnto the Priest, Leviticus 23:11 And hee shall shake the sheafe before the Lord, that it may be acceptable for you: the morowe after the Sabbath, the Priest shall shake it. Leviticus 23:12 And that day when yee shake the sheafe, shall yee prepare a lambe without blemish of a yeere olde, for a burnt offring vnto the Lord: Leviticus 23:13 And the meate offring thereof shalbe two tenth deales of fine floure mingled with oyle, for a sacrifice made by fire vnto ye Lord of sweete sauour; the drinke offring thereof the fourth part of an Hin of wine. Leviticus 23:14 And ye shal eat neither bread nor parched corne, nor greene eares vntill the selfe same day that ye haue brought an offring vnto your God: this shalbe a lawe for euer in your generations and in all your dwellings.

The feast of Pentecost.

Leviticus 23:15 Ye shall count also to you from the morowe after the Sabbath, euen from the day that yee shall bring the sheafe of the shake offring, seuen Sabbaths, they shalbe complete. Leviticus 23:16 Vnto ye morow after the seuenth Sabbath shall ye nomber fiftie dayes: then yee shall bring a newe meate offring vnto the Lord. Leviticus 23:17 Ye shal bring out of your habitatios bread for the shake offring: they shalbe two loaues of two tenth deales of fine floure, which shalbe baken with leauen for first fruites vnto the Lord. Leviticus 23:18 Also yee shall offer with the bread seuen lambes without blemish of one yeere olde, and a yong bullocke and two rams: they shalbe for a burnt offring vnto the Lorde, with their meate offrings and their drinke offrings, for a sacrifice made by fire of a sweete sauour vnto the Lord. Leviticus 23:19 Then ye shall prepare an hee goate for a sinne offring, and two lambes of one yeere olde for peace offrings. Leviticus 23:20 And the Priest shall shake them to and fro with the bread of the first fruits before the Lord, and with the two lambes: they shalbe holy to the Lord, for the Priest. Leviticus 23:21 So ye shall proclayme the same day, that it may be an holie conuocation vnto you: ye shall doe no seruile worke therein: it shalbe an ordinance for euer in al your dwellinges, throughout your generations.

Gleanings to be left for the poor.

Leviticus 23:22 And when you reape the haruest of your land, thou shalt not rid cleane the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou make any aftergathering of thy haruest, but shalt leaue them vnto the poore and to the stranger: I am the Lord your God.

The feast of Trumpets.

Leviticus 23:23 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying, Leviticus 23:24 Speake vnto the children of Israel, & say, In the seuenth moneth, and in the first day of the moneth shall ye haue a Sabbath, for the remembrance of blowing the trumpets, an holy conuocation. Leviticus 23:25 Ye shall do no seruile worke therein, but offer sacrifice made by fire vnto the Lord.

The Day of Atonement.

Leviticus 23:26 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying, Leviticus 23:27 The tenth also of this seuenth moneth shalbe a day of reconciliation: it shalbe an holie conuocation vnto you, and yee shall humble your soules, and offer sacrifice made by fire vnto the Lord. Leviticus 23:28 And ye shall doe no worke that same day: for it is a day of reconciliation, to make an atonement for you before the Lord your God. Leviticus 23:29 For euery person that humbleth not himselfe that same day, shall euen be cut off from his people. Leviticus 23:30 And euery person that shall doe any work that same day, the same person also will I destroy from among his people. Leviticus 23:31 Ye shall do no maner worke therefore: this shalbe a law for euer in your generations, throughout all your dwellings. Leviticus 23:32 This shalbe vnto you a Sabbath of rest, & ye shall humble your soules: in the ninth day of the moneth at euen, from euen to euen shall ye celebrate your Sabbath.

The feast of Tabernacles.

Leviticus 23:33 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying, Leviticus 23:34 Speake vnto the children of Israel, and say, In the fifteenth day of this seueth moneth shalbe for seuen dayes the feast of Tabernacles vnto the Lorde. Leviticus 23:35 In the first day shalbe an holie conuocation: ye shall do no seruile worke therein. Leviticus 23:36 Seuen daies ye shall offer sacrifice made by fire vnto the Lord, and in the eight day shalbe an holy conuocation vnto you, and ye shall offer sacrifices made by fire vnto the Lorde: it is the solemne assemblie, yee shall doe no seruile worke therein. Leviticus 23:37 These are the feastes of the Lord (which ye shall call holie conuocations) to offer sacrifice made by fire vnto the Lord, as burnt offring, and meate offring, sacrifice, and drinke offrings, euery one vpon his day, Leviticus 23:38 Beside the Sabbaths of the Lorde, and beside your giftes, and beside al your vowes, and beside all your free offrings, which ye shal giue vnto the Lorde. Leviticus 23:39 But in the fifteenth day of the seueth moneth, when ye haue gathered in the fruite of the land, ye shall keepe an holie feast vnto the Lord seuen daies: in the first day shalbe a Sabbath: likewise in the eight day shalbe a Sabbath. Leviticus 23:40 And yee shall take you in the first day the fruite of goodly trees, branches of palme trees, & the boughes of thicke trees, and willowes of the brooke, and shall reioyce before the Lorde your God seuen daies. Leviticus 23:41 So ye shall keepe this feast vnto the Lorde seuen daies in the yere, by a perpetuall ordinance through your generations: in the seuenth moneth shall you keepe it. Leviticus 23:42 Ye shall dwell in boothes seuen daies: all that are Israelites borne, shall dwel in boothes, Leviticus 23:43 That your posterity may know that I haue made the children of Israel to dwell in boothes, when I brought them out of the lande of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 23:44 So Moses declared vnto the children of Israel the feastes of the Lord.

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