VAIYQRA (Leviticus) 23

AND YAHUAH spoke unto Mo­sheh, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Yisra’el, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of YAHUAH, which ye shall proclaim to be holy assemblies, even these are my feasts. 3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the Shabbath of rest, a holy assembly; ye shall do no work therein: it is the Shabbath of YAHUAH in all your dwellings.

4 These are the feasts of YAHUAH, even holy assemblies, which ye shall proclaim in their appointed times. 5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at evening is YAHUAH’S Pecach. 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Matstsah unto YAHUAH: seven days ye must eat matstsah. 7 In the first day ye shall have a holy assembly: ye shall do no servile work therein. 8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto YAHUAH seven days: in the seventh day is a holy assembly: ye shall do no servile work therein.

9 And YAHUAH spoke unto Mosheh, saying, 10 Speak unto the children of Yisra’el, and say unto them, When ye are come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap את eth-the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring את eth-a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: 11 And he shall wave את eth-the sheaf before YAHUAH, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Shabbath the priest shall wave it. 12 And ye shall offer that day when ye wave את eth-the sheaf a he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto YAHUAH. 13 And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto YAHUAH for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of a hin. 14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched grain, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought את eth-an offering unto your ELOHIYM: it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the Shabbath, from the day that ye brought את eth-the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Shabbathoth shall be complete: 16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh Shabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto YAHUAH. 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 YAHUAH. 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 YAHUAH, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto YAHUAH. 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. 20 And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits for a wave offering before YAHUAH, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to YAHUAH for the priest. 21 And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be a holy assembly unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

22 And when ye reap את eth-the harvest of your land, you shall not make clean riddance of the corners of your field when you reap, neither shall you gather any gleaning of your harvest: you shall leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am YAHUAH ELOHAYKEM.

23 And YAHUAH spoke unto Mosheh, saying, 24 Speak unto the children of Yisra’el, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a Shabbath, a memorial of blowing of shofars,[i] a holy assembly. 25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto YAHUAH.

26 And YAHUAH spoke unto Mosheh, saying, 27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month is Yom Kippuriym:[ii] it shall be a holy as­sem­bly unto you; and ye shall afflict את eth-your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto YAHUAH. 28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is Yom Kippuriym, to make an atone­ment for you before YAHUAH ELOHAYKEM. 29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. 30 And whatso­ever soul it be that does any work in that same day, the את eth-same soul will I destroy from among his people. 31 Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwell­ings. 32 It shall be unto you a Shabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict את eth-your souls: in the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening unto evening, shall ye celebrate your Shabbath.

33 And YAHUAH spoke unto Mosheh, saying, 34 Speak unto the children of Yisra’el, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Cukkoth[iii] for seven days unto YAHUAH. 35 On the first day shall be a holy assembly: ye shall do no servile work therein. 36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto YAHUAH: on the eighth day shall be a holy assembly unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto YAHUAH: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein. 37 These are the feasts of YAHUAH, which ye shall proclaim to be holy assemblies, to offer an offering made by fire unto YAHUAH, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offer­ings, everything upon his day: 38 Beside the Shabbathoth of YAHUAH, and beside your gifts, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto YAHUAH. 39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in את eth-the fruit of the land, ye shall keep את eth-a feast unto YAHUAH seven days: on the first day shall be a Shabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a Shabbath. 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 YAHUAH ELOHAYKEM seven days. 41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto YAHUAH seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 Ye shall dwell in cukkoth seven days; all that are Yisra’el born shall dwell in cukkoth: 43 That your generations may know that I made את eth-the children of Yisra’el to dwell in cukkoth, when I brought them out of the land of Mitsrayim: I am YAHUAH ELOHAYKEM. 44 And Mosheh declared את eth-unto the children of Yisra’el the feasts of YAHUAH.


[i] Yom Teru`ah. The day of the awakening blast.

[ii] Day of Atonement(s)

[iii] Tabernacles