Leviticus 23:24

“Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Speake vnto the children of Israel, saying, In the seuenth moneth, in the first day of the moneth shall yee haue a Sabbath, a memoriall of blowing of trumpets, an holy conuocation.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'In the seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing {of trumpets,} a holy convocation.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, shall be a solemn rest unto you, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Say to the children of Israel, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, let there be a special day of rest for you, a day of memory, marked by the blowing of horns, a meeting for worship.
- Basic English Bible

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first of the month, shall ye have a rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.
- Darby Bible

Speak to the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.
- Webster's Bible

Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, shall be a solemn rest to you, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.
- World English Bible

`Speak unto the sons of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first of the month, ye have a sabbath, a memorial of shouting, a holy convocation;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying: In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall be a solemn rest unto you, a memorial proclaimed with the blast of horns, a holy convocation.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 23:24


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.


Discussion for Leviticus 23

  • Donna Cromb
    Acts 2:1 refers to Lev 23:15 and tells it was 50 days after Passover when Jesus Christ died and arose, but am I missing something? I don't see how the unleavened bread for 7 days, 7 days of fire offerings, or 7 Sabbaths have to do with Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit. Sand how does that relate to Easter? My Bible also says to look at Deut 16:9 and 20:16. Why when it is just a prophecy
  • Shirley
    I agree that the leavened/unleavened bread do show us our physical and spiritual nature. We truly need to render our hearts to Christ such that He can do a good work in us. The Old and New Testaments are related to each other. We see Christ throughout the entire books but more so in the New Testatment.
  • A disciple
    The teaching I've received about "leaven," is close to what you're talking about. Yeast added to the dough makes it rise and swell, and fills up the whole loaf. It doesn't have to be outright sinning, that takes over our inner life; but things that come out of self, without Scriptural support; like natural "human thinking" God made us to be intelligent, but it must be used in subjection to truth.
  • Irene123
    April (leaven) - The leaven in the O.T. was a type of sin - sin gets in you for one little thing, maybe tobacco and SPREADS to alcohol, drugs, sex, abuse of others, and on 'n on. Egypt was also a type of sin; the Israelites wee taken out of Egypt by God. We cannot, forever, get physical sins out of our lives; only the Lord can. Nor can we remit orig. sin from Adam 'n Eve - only God can. Acts 2:38
  • April
    Hello, I was curious if anyone could shed some light on me thinking, unleavened bread was a no no, because in a symbolic way, GOD is what raises us up, like baking soda and other rising agent, it helps the bread to rise, therefore, GOD is the rising agent?, so when he brought his children out of Egypt he was their rising agent. I have currently just started reading the bible on my own, been awhile
  • Irene123
    Lev. 23:17 - " ... two wave loaves ... they shall be baken with leaven." Two wave loaves is the prophecy of the Jews and Gentiles coming together in Acts. The 'leaven' is the SPREADING of the Gospel they undertook.

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