Deuteronomy 16:8

“Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work therein.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Sixe dayes thou shalt eate vnleauened bread, and on the seuenth day shall be a solemne assembly to the Lord thy God: thou shalt doe no worke therein.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Six days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD your God; you shall do no work {on it.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread; and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to Jehovah thy God; thou shalt do no work `therein'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For six days let your food be unleavened bread; and on the seventh day there is to be a holy meeting to the Lord your God; no work is to be done.
- Basic English Bible

Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day is a solemn assembly to Jehovah thy God; thou shalt do no work.
- Darby Bible

Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt do no work.
- Webster's Bible

Six days you shall eat unleavened bread; and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to Yahweh your God; you shall do no work [therein].
- World English Bible

six days thou dost eat unleavened things, and on the seventh day [is] a restraint to Jehovah thy God; thou dost do no work.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread; and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God; thou shalt do no work therein.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 16:8


16:8 Six days - Namely, besides the first day, on which the passover was killed.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 16

  • A disciple
    "Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee.." The Bible isn't open for anyone to interpret it any way he wants; and the holy Glad Tidings of our Lord Jesus Christ is not open to be modernized by casual contemporary rock and roll rejects, for what they want to make of it. The Lord is holy, and He commands us to be holy and perfect with Him.
  • Lu2677
    Adding to my comment when I said "following false teachers" The "following" would not go on for long, if at all. Jesus said "My sheep hear my voice and follow me, they do not hear the voice of strangers" The Holy Spirit teaches truth, The Holy Spirit guides and makes the path of the righteous straight.
  • Lu2677
    God knows we cannot keep his commandments; we won't be perfect until glorified with Christ, the flesh is weak, Satan deceives the whole world; if we could keep them we would not need to be reminded to repent, a believer's heart desires to keep them. In His mercy He offers salvation by grace Eph.2:8-10. Many break this one; Lean not on your understanding,and following false teachers.
  • A disciple
    To Eric 2 mths ago;What are you arguing about? Irene is right; God gave Israel a Covenant for being His people, close to Him and above all people of the earth: but they refused and went instead after the gods of the heathen. And where is it said that God gives us His commandments with the thought that He already knows we can't keep them? And how do you think God feels about hostility to His Elect?
  • A disciple
    To Irene (cont.); Another thing I got out of reading some of Josephus about those times; is how that the Country was filled with violence and sedition, and there were Zealot Extremists inciting revolt against "the Powers that be;" like there is today! Meanwhile in Jerusalem, the Rulers could only obsess with persecuting everything around the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Sound familiar?
  • A disciple
    Hello Irene; Haven't heard from you for a while; how are you doing? I hope you're well and in good health. I just happened to be in this Chapter this morning, and just now saw that you wrote me back about two months ago. Sorry for the lapse. Yes, continuing about the destruction of the Temple; Josephus has quite a remarkable account of the events, as he was actually there! A recommended reading:)

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