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Leviticus 23

23:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
23:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.
23:3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings. (23:3) "The seventh day is the sabbath ... ye shall do no work therein."
Is it necessary to keep the sabbath?
23:4 These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.
23:5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD's passover.
23:6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. (13:7-8) "Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread ... Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days."
How many days is unleavened bread to be eaten during the passover?
23:7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
23:8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
23:9 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, (23:12-18)
More instructions on killing and burning animals.
I guess the first nine chapters of Leviticus wasn't enough. God says we must do this because he really likes the smell -- it is "a sweet savour unto the Lord."
Does God desire animal sacrifices?

(23:12) "Ye shall offer ... an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD."

(23:13a) "For a sweet savour"

(23:13b) "And and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin."
What the Bible says about alcohol

23:10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:
23:11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.
23:12 And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD.
23:13 And the meat offering thereof shall be two 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 of an hin.
23:14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
23:15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:
23:16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD.
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 leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the LORD.
23:18 And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto the LORD, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto the LORD. (23:18) "Ye shall offer ... seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto the LORD, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto the LORD."
23:19 Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings.
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 priest.
23:21 And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.
23:22 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the LORD your God. (23:22) "Thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger."
To help feed the poor and strangers, farmers should not harvest the corners of their fields.
23:23 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
23:24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.
23:25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
23:26 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
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 afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
23:28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God.
23:29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. (23:30) "Whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people." God will destroy you if you work on the day of atonement.
23:30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.
23:31 Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
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 even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.
23:33 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
23:34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD.
23:35 On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
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 solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.
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 sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:
23:38 Beside the sabbaths of the LORD, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the LORD.
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 sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.
23:40 And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.
23:41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month. (23:41) "It shall be a statute for ever in your generations."
Are the Old Testament laws still binding?
23:42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths:
23:43 That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
23:44 And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the LORD.

Don't work on the Sabbath.
Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings. 23:3

Eat unleavened bread for seven days.
Seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. 23:6

Don't work on the first day of the feast of unleavened bread.
In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. 23:7

On each of the seven days of Passover, kill and burn two young bulls, one ram, and seven first-year lambs.
Ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days. 23:8a

Don't work on the seventh day of the feast of unleavened bread.
In the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. 23:8b

Offer the first fruits of your harvest to God as a wave offering, with an unblemished one-year old lamb as a burnt offering. Include a meat offering and a liter of wine.
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it. Ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD. And the meat offering thereof shall be two 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 of an hin. 23:10-13

Don't eat any bread or grain until you offer God the harvest sacrifice.
Ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 23:14

Count fifty days after the wave-offering Sabbath.
And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days. 23:15-16

Have a holy convocation fifty days after the wave-offerig Sabbath.
And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days ... And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you ... it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations. 23:15-21

Don't do any work on the holy convocation day.
And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days ... And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day ... ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations. 23:15-21

Fifty days after the harvest sacrifice, kill seven unblemished year-old lambs, one young bullock, two rams, one young goat, and two more year-old lambs.
And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord. ... seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams.... 23:15-21

Include two loaves of bread when you're sacficing the seven lambs.
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 leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the LORD. And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs.... 23:17

Leave the corners of your field and some of your grapes in your vineyard unharvested for poor people and strangers to eat.
And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the LORD your God. 23:22

On the first day of the seventh month have a trumpet-blowing sabbath, a holy convocation.
In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. 23:24

Don't do any work on the first day of the seventh month.
In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath ... Ye shall do no servile work therein. 23:24-25

On the tenth day of the seventh month there shall be a day of atonement, a holy convocation.
On the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you. 23:27a

You must afflict your soul on the tenth day of the seventh month.
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 afflict your souls. 23:27b

If you don't afflict your soul on the tenth day of the seventh month, you will be cut off.
This shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls. ... Whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. 23:27-29

Don't do any work on the tenth day of the seventh month.
On the tenth day of this seventh month ... ye shall do no work in that same day. ... Whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people. Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and , shall ye celebrate your sabbath. 23:27-32

The seven-day feast of tabernacles begins of the fifteenth day of the seventh month.
The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD. 23:34

Don't do any work on the first day of the feast of tabernacles.
The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD. On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. 23:34-35

During the seven-day feast of tabernacles rejoice with tree and palm branches.
The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD. ... And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days. ... It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month. 23:34-41

Don't do any work on the eighth day of the feast of tabernacles.
The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD. ... on the eighth day ... ye shall do no servile work therein. 23:34-41

Dwell in booths for seven days in the feast of the seventh month.
Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God. 23:42-43

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