1 The LordI spokeII to Moses,III saying,
2 “Speak to the IsraelitesIV and say to them: These are the appointed festivalsV of the Lord that you shall proclaimVI as holyVII convocations,VIII my appointed festivals.
3 “SixIX daysX shall workXI be done,XII but the seventhXIII day is a SabbathXIV
of complete rest,XV a holy convocation; you shall do no XVIwork: it is a Sabbath to the Lord throughoutXVII your settlements.XVIII
4 “These are the appointed festivals of the Lord, the holy convocations, that you shall celebrateXIX at the time appointedXX for them. 5 In the firstXXI month,XXII
on the fourteenthXXIII day of the month, at twilight,XXIV there shall be a Passover offeringXXV to the Lord,XXVI
6 and on the fifteenthXXVII day of the same month is the FestivalXXVIII of Unleavened BreadXXIX to the Lord;XXX sevenXXXI days you shall eatXXXII unleavened bread.
7 On the first day you shall haveXXXIII a holy convocation; you shall not workXXXIV at XXXVyour occupations.XXXVI
8 For seven days you shall presentXXXVII the Lord’sXXXVIII offerings by fire;XXXIX on the seventh day there shall be a holy convocation: you shall not workXL atXLI your occupations.”
9 The LordXLII spoke to Moses, 10 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: When you enterXLIII the landXLIV that I am givingXLV you and you reapXLVI
its harvest,XLVII you shall bringXLVIII the sheafXLIX of the first fruitsL of your harvest to the priest.LI
11 He shall raiseLII the sheaf beforeLIII the Lord,LIV that you may find acceptance;LV on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall raise it.
12 On the day when you raise the sheaf, you shall offerLVI a lambLVII a yearLVIII old,LIX
without blemish,LX as a burnt offeringLXI to the Lord.LXII
13 And the grain offeringLXIII with it shall be two-tenthsLXIV of an ephah of choice flourLXV mixedLXVI with oil,LXVII
an offering by fire of pleasingLXVIII odorLXIX to the Lord,LXX
and the drink offeringLXXI with it shall be of wine,LXXII one-fourthLXXIII of a hin.LXXIV
14 You shall eat no breadLXXV or parched grainLXXVI or fresh earsLXXVII until that veryLXXVIII day, until you have brought the offeringLXXIX of your God.LXXX
This is a statuteLXXXI foreverLXXXII throughout your generationsLXXXIII in allLXXXIV your settlements.
15 “And from the day after the Sabbath, from the day on which you bring the sheaf of the elevation offering,LXXXV you shall countLXXXVI seven fullLXXXVII weeks.LXXXVIII, LXXXIX
16 You shall count until the day after the seventh Sabbath, fiftyXC days; then you shall present an offering of newXCI grainXCII to the Lord.XCIII 17 You shall bring from your settlements two loavesXCIV of bread as an elevation offering, each made of two-tenths of an ephah; they shall be of choice flour, bakedXCV with leaven,XCVI
as first fruitsXCVII to the Lord.XCVIII 18 You shall present with the bread seven lambs a year old without blemish, oneXCIX bullC, CI
of the herd,CII and two rams;CIII they shall be a burnt offering to the Lord,CIV along with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering by fire of pleasing odor to the Lord.CV
19 You shall also offer one male goatCVI for a purification offeringCVII and two lambs a year old as a sacrificeCVIII of well-being.CIX
20 The priest shall raise them with the bread of the first fruits as an elevation offering beforeCX the Lord,CXI together with the two lambs; they shall be holy to the LordCXII for the priest. 21 On that sameCXIII day you shall make proclamation;CXIV you shall holdCXV a holy convocation; you shall not workCXVI at CXVIIyour occupations. This is a statute forever in all your settlements throughout your generations.
22 “When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reapCXVIII to the very edgesCXIX of your fieldCXX CXXIor gatherCXXII the gleaningsCXXIII of your harvest;
you shall leaveCXXIV them for the poorCXXV and for the alien:CXXVI I am the LordCXXVII your God.”
23 The LordCXXVIII spoke to Moses, saying, 24 “Speak to the Israelites, saying: In the seventh month, on the firstCXXIX day of the month, you shall observeCXXX a day of complete rest, a holy convocation commemoratedCXXXI with trumpet blasts.CXXXII
25 You shall not workCXXXIII at CXXXIVyour occupations, and you shall present the Lord’sCXXXV offering by fire.”
26 The LordCXXXVI spoke to Moses, saying, 27 “Now, the tenthCXXXVII day of this seventh month
is the Day of Atonement;CXXXVIII it shall be a holy convocation for you: you shall humbleCXXXIX yourselvesCXL and present the Lord’sCXLI offering by fire,
28 and you shall do no CXLIIworkCXLIII during that entireCXLIV day, for it is a Day of Atonement, to make atonementCXLV on your behalf beforeCXLVI the LordCXLVII your God.
29 ForCXLVIII thoseCXLIX who do not humble themselves during that entire day shall be cut offCL from the people.CLI
30 And anyoneCLII who does anyCLIII workCLIV during that entire day, such a oneCLV I will destroyCLVI from the midstCLVII of the people.
31 You shall do no CLVIIIwork.CLIX This is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your settlements. 32 It shall be to you a Sabbath of complete rest, and you shall humble yourselves;CLX on the ninthCLXI day of the month at evening,CLXII from evening to evening you shall keepCLXIII your Sabbath.”
33 The LordCLXIV spoke to Moses, saying, 34 “Speak to the Israelites, saying: On the fifteenth day of this seventh month and lasting seven days, there shall be the Festival of BoothsCLXV to the Lord.CLXVI 35 The firstCLXVII day shall be a holy convocation; you shall not workCLXVIII at CLXIXyour occupations.
36 Seven days you shall present the Lord’sCLXX offerings by fire; on the eighthCLXXI day you shall observe a holy convocation and present the Lord’sCLXXII offerings by fire; it is a solemn assembly;CLXXIII you shall not workCLXXIV atCLXXV your occupations.
37 “These are the appointed festivals of the LordCLXXVI that you shall celebrate as times of holy convocation, for presenting to the LordCLXXVII offerings by fire—burnt offerings and grain offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings, eachCLXXVIII on its proper day— 38 apart fromCLXXIX the Sabbaths of the LordCLXXX
and apart from your giftsCLXXXI and apart from all your votive offeringsCLXXXII and apart from all your freewill offeringsCLXXXIII that you give to the Lord.CLXXXIV
39 “Now, the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered inCLXXXV the produceCLXXXVI of the land, you shall keepCLXXXVII the festival of the Lord,CLXXXVIII lasting seven days, a complete rest on the firstCLXXXIX day and a complete rest on the eighth day.
40 On the firstCXC day you shall takeCXCI the fruitCXCII of majesticCXCIII trees,CXCIV
branchesCXCV of palm trees,CXCVI boughsCXCVII of leafyCXCVIII trees,
and willowsCXCIX of the brook,CC and you shall rejoiceCCI beforeCCII the LordCCIII your God for seven days.
41 You shall keepCCIV it as a festival to the LordCCV lasting seven days in the year; you shall keepCCVI it in the seventh month as a statute forever throughout your generations. 42 You shall liveCCVII in booths for seven days; all who are native-bornCCVIII in Israel shall live in booths,
43 so that your generations may knowCCIX that I made the Israelites live in booths when I broughtCCX them out of the land of Egypt:CCXI I am the LordCCXII your God.”
44 Thus Moses declaredCCXIII to the Israelites the appointed festivals of the Lord.CCXIV
Image credit: “Man with Lamb” by Pablo Picasso, 1943-1944. Photo by Regan Vercruysse, 2014.