Leviticus 23:23

“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Leviticus 23:23

And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Again the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said to Moses,
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
- Darby Bible

And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,
- World English Bible

And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Leviticus 23:23

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 23:23


23:21 An holy convocation - A sabbath or day of rest, called pentecost; which was instituted, partly in remembrance of the consummation of their deliverance out of Egypt by bringing them thence to the mount of God, or Sinai, as God had promised, and of that admirable blessing of giving the law to them on the 50th day, and forming them into a commonwealth under his own immediate government; and partly in gratitude for the farther progress of their harvest, as in the passover they offered a thank - offering to God for the beginning of their harvest. The perfection of this feast, was the pouring out of the holy spirit upon the apostles on this very day, in which the law of faith was given, fifty days after Christ our passover was sacrificed for us. And on that day the apostles, having themselves received the first - fruits of the spirit, begat three thousand souls thro' the word of truth, as the first - fruits of the Christian church.

23:22 When ye reap, thou - From the plural, ye, he comes to the singular, thou, because he would press this duty upon every person who hath an harvest to reap, that none might plead exemption from it. And it is observable, that though the present business is only concerning the worship of God, yet he makes a kind of excursion to repeat a former law of providing for the poor, to shew that our devotion to God is little esteemed by him if it be not accompanied with acts of charity to men.

23:24 A sabbath - Solemnized with the blowing of trumpets by the priests, not in a common way, as they did every first day of every month, but in an extraordinary manner, not only in Jerusalem, but in all the cities of Israel. They began to blow at sun - rise, and continued blowing till sun - set. This seems to have been instituted, To solemnize the beginning of the new year, whereof as to civil matters and particularly as to the Jubilee, this was the first day; concerning which it was fit the people should be admonished, both to excite their thankfulness for God's blessings in the last year, and to direct them in the management of their civil affairs. To put a special honour upon this month. For as the seventh day was the sabbath, and the seventh year was a sabbatical year, so God would have the seventh month to be a kind of sabbatical month, for the many sabbaths and solemn feasts which were observed in this more than in any other month. And by this sounding of the trumpets in its beginning, God would quicken and prepare them for the following sabbaths, as well as that of atonement and humiliation for their sins, as those of thanksgiving for God's mercies.


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