Leviticus 23:7

“In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In the first day ye shall haue an holy conuocation: ye shall do no seruile worke therein.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In the first day ye shall have a holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work.
- American Standard Version (1901)

On the first day you will have a holy meeting; you may do no sort of field-work.
- Basic English Bible

On the first day ye shall have a holy convocation: no manner of servile work shall ye do.
- Darby Bible

In the first day ye shall have a holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work in it.
- Webster's Bible

In the first day you shall have a holy convocation. You shall do no regular work.
- World English Bible

on the first day ye have a holy convocation, ye do no servile work;
- Youngs Literal Bible

In the first day ye shall have a holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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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