16 “Celebrate the Festival of Harvest(A) with the firstfruits(B) of the crops you sow in your field.

“Celebrate the Festival of Ingathering(C) at the end of the year, when you gather in your crops from the field.(D)

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The Festival of Tabernacles(A)

12 “‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh(B) month,(C) hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. Celebrate a festival to the Lord for seven days. 13 Present as an aroma pleasing to the Lord(D) a food offering consisting of a burnt offering of thirteen young bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.(E) 14 With each of the thirteen bulls offer a grain offering(F) of three-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with oil; with each of the two rams, two-tenths; 15 and with each of the fourteen lambs, one-tenth.(G) 16 Include one male goat as a sin offering,(H) in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.(I)

17 “‘On the second day(J) offer twelve young bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.(K) 18 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings(L) and drink offerings(M) according to the number specified.(N) 19 Include one male goat as a sin offering,(O) in addition to the regular burnt offering(P) with its grain offering, and their drink offerings.(Q)

20 “‘On the third day offer eleven bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.(R) 21 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified.(S) 22 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.

23 “‘On the fourth day offer ten bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. 24 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 25 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.

26 “‘On the fifth day offer nine bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. 27 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 28 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.

29 “‘On the sixth day offer eight bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. 30 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 31 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.

32 “‘On the seventh day offer seven bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect. 33 With the bulls, rams and lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 34 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.

35 “‘On the eighth day hold a closing special assembly(T) and do no regular work. 36 Present as an aroma pleasing to the Lord(U) a food offering consisting of a burnt offering of one bull, one ram and seven male lambs a year old,(V) all without defect. 37 With the bull, the ram and the lambs, offer their grain offerings and drink offerings according to the number specified. 38 Include one male goat as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.

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14 They found written in the Law, which the Lord had commanded through Moses, that the Israelites were to live in temporary shelters(A) during the festival of the seventh month 15 and that they should proclaim this word and spread it throughout their towns and in Jerusalem: “Go out into the hill country and bring back branches from olive and wild olive trees, and from myrtles, palms and shade trees, to make temporary shelters”—as it is written.[a]

16 So the people went out and brought back branches and built themselves temporary shelters on their own roofs, in their courtyards, in the courts of the house of God and in the square by the Water Gate(B) and the one by the Gate of Ephraim.(C) 17 The whole company that had returned from exile built temporary shelters and lived in them.(D) From the days of Joshua son of Nun until that day, the Israelites had not celebrated(E) it like this. And their joy was very great.

18 Day after day, from the first day to the last, Ezra read(F) from the Book of the Law(G) of God. They celebrated the festival for seven days, and on the eighth day, in accordance with the regulation,(H) there was an assembly.(I)

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  1. Nehemiah 8:15 See Lev. 23:37-40.
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16 Then the survivors(A) from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go up year after year to worship(B) the King,(C) the Lord Almighty, and to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles.(D) 17 If any of the peoples of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship(E) the King, the Lord Almighty, they will have no rain.(F) 18 If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The Lord[a] will bring on them the plague(G) he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles.(H) 19 This will be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles.(I)

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  1. Zechariah 14:18 Or part, then the Lord
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