Leviticus 23:7
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New International Version
On the first day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.

New Living Translation
On the first day of the festival, all the people must stop their ordinary work and observe an official day for holy assembly.

English Standard Version
On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work.

New American Standard Bible
'On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work.

King James Bible
In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On the first day you are to hold a sacred assembly; you are not to do any daily work.

International Standard Version
On the first day that you hold the sacred assembly, you are to do no servile work.

NET Bible
On the first day there will be a holy assembly for you; you must not do any regular work.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
On the first day there will be a holy assembly. Don't do any regular work.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The first day ye shall have a holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work therein.

King James 2000 Bible
In the first day you shall have a holy convocation: you shall do no regular work on it.

American King James Version
In the first day you shall have an holy convocation: you shall do no servile work therein.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
The first day shall be most solemn unto you, and holy: you shall do no servile work therein:

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

English Revised Version
In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
on the first day ye have a holy convocation, ye do no servile work;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

23:4-14 The feast of the Passover was to continue seven days; not idle days, spent in sport, as many that are called Christians spend their holy-days. Offerings were made to the Lord at his altar; and the people were taught to employ their time in prayer, and praise, and godly meditation. The sheaf of first-fruits was typical of the Lord Jesus, who is risen from the dead as the First-fruits of them that slept. Our Lord Jesus rose from the dead on the very day that the first-fruits were offered. We are taught by this law to honour the Lord with our substance, and with the first-fruits of all our increase, Pr 3:9. They were not to eat of their new corn, till God's part was offered to him out of it; and we must always begin with God: begin every day with him, begin every meal with him, begin every affair and business with him; seek first the kingdom of God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 7, 8. - The first and the last day were to be days of holy convocation, on which no servile work might be done. It was on the first day, Nisan 15, that our Lord was crucified. The Pharisees found nothing in the holiness of the day to prevent their taking virtual part in his seizure and condemnation and death; but we are told by St. John that "they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover" (John 18:28). What is meant in this passage by "the Passover" is not the Paschal lamb which had already been consumed, but probably the peace offering, or chagigah, which had to be offered and eaten on the first day of Unleavened Bread. The public sacrifices on each of the seven days of the week were two young bullocks, one ram, and seven Iambs for a burnt offering, with the accompanying meat offerings, and one goat for a sin offering (Numbers 28:19-24). And these were followed by peace offerings made at the discretion of individuals, "according to the blessing of the Lord which he had given them" (Deuteronomy 16:17).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation,.... That is, on the first of the seven days of the feast of unleavened bread, even the fifteenth day of the month Nisan; this was separated from the other days of the festival, and more particularly devoted to religions exercises, see Exodus 12:16,

ye shall do no servile work therein; such as agriculture, or any manufacture or mechanical business, which they and their servants were at other times employed in; but they might bake bread, and boil or roast their meat, and walk abroad, which they might not do on their sabbaths; and therefore it is so expressed as to distinguish it from the work forbidden on that day.



Leviticus 23:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Passover Feast
6'Then on the fifteenth day of the same month there is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the LORD; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. 7'On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work. 8'But for seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work.'"
Cross References
Exodus 12:16
On the first day hold a sacred assembly, and another one on the seventh day. Do no work at all on these days, except to prepare food for everyone to eat; that is all you may do.

Leviticus 23:8
For seven days present a food offering to the LORD. And on the seventh day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.'"

Leviticus 23:21
On that same day you are to proclaim a sacred assembly and do no regular work. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.

Leviticus 23:25
Do no regular work, but present a food offering to the LORD.'"

Numbers 28:18
On the first day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.
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