34 “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘On (A)the fifteenth of this seventh month is the (B)Feast of Booths for seven days to the Lord. 35 On the first day is a holy convocation; you shall do (C)no laborious work of any kind. 36 (D)For seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the Lord. On (E)the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation and present an offering by fire to the Lord; it is an assembly. You shall do no laborious work.

37 ‘These are (F)the appointed times of the Lord which you shall proclaim as holy convocations, to present offerings by fire to the Lord—burnt offerings and grain offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings, (G)each day’s matter on its own day— 38 besides those of the sabbaths of the Lord, and besides your gifts and besides all your [a]votive and freewill offerings, which you give to the Lord.

39 ‘On exactly the fifteenth day of the seventh month, (H)when you have gathered in the crops of the land, you shall celebrate the feast of the Lord for seven days, with a [b]rest on the first day and a [c]rest on the eighth day. 40 Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the [d]foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for seven days. 41 You shall thus celebrate it as a feast to the Lord for seven days in the year. It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations; you shall celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 You shall [e]live (I)in booths for seven days; all the native-born in Israel shall [f]live in booths, 43 so that (J)your generations may know that I had the sons of Israel live in booths when I brought them out from the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.’” 44 So Moses declared to the sons of Israel (K)the appointed times of the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 23:38 Lit vows, and besides all your
  2. Leviticus 23:39 Lit sabbath rest
  3. Leviticus 23:39 Lit sabbath rest
  4. Leviticus 23:40 Lit products, fruit
  5. Leviticus 23:42 Lit dwell
  6. Leviticus 23:42 Lit dwell

34 “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh(A) month the Lord’s Festival of Tabernacles(B) begins, and it lasts for seven days. 35 The first day is a sacred assembly;(C) do no regular work.(D) 36 For seven days present food offerings to the Lord, and on the eighth day hold a sacred assembly(E) and present a food offering to the Lord.(F) It is the closing special assembly; do no regular work.

37 (“‘These are the Lord’s appointed festivals, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies for bringing food offerings to the Lord—the burnt offerings and grain offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings(G) required for each day. 38 These offerings(H) are in addition to those for the Lord’s Sabbaths(I) and[a] in addition to your gifts and whatever you have vowed and all the freewill offerings(J) you give to the Lord.)

39 “‘So beginning with the fifteenth day of the seventh month, after you have gathered the crops of the land, celebrate the festival(K) to the Lord for seven days;(L) the first day is a day of sabbath rest, and the eighth day also is a day of sabbath rest. 40 On the first day you are to take branches(M) from luxuriant trees—from palms, willows and other leafy trees(N)—and rejoice(O) before the Lord your God for seven days. 41 Celebrate this as a festival to the Lord for seven days each year. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come; celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 Live in temporary shelters(P) for seven days: All native-born Israelites are to live in such shelters 43 so your descendants will know(Q) that I had the Israelites live in temporary shelters when I brought them out of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.’”

44 So Moses announced to the Israelites the appointed festivals of the Lord.

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  1. Leviticus 23:38 Or These festivals are in addition to the Lord’s Sabbaths, and these offerings are

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