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    Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:) And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field. Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord GOD. Exodus 23:15-17

    And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year’s end. Thrice in the year shall all your men children appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel. Exodus 34:22,23

    Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: And he shall wave the sheaf before יהוה, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it. And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto יהוה. And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto יהוה for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin. And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto יהוה. Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto יהוה. And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto יהוה, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto יהוה. Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings. And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits for a wave offering before יהוה, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to יהוה for the priest. And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations. And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am יהוה your God. Leviticus 23:10-22

    Also in the day of the firstfruits, when ye bring a new meat offering unto יהוה, after your weeks be out, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work: But ye shall offer the burnt offering for a sweet savour unto יהוה; two young bullocks, one ram, seven lambs of the first year; And their meat offering of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals unto one bullock, two tenth deals unto one ram, A several tenth deal unto one lamb, throughout the seven lambs; And one kid of the goats, to make an atonement for you. Ye shall offer them beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat offering, (they shall be unto you without blemish) and their drink offerings. Numbers 28:26-31

    Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee: begin to number the seven weeks from such time as thou beginnest to put the sickle to the corn. And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto יהוה thy God with a tribute of a freewill offering of thine hand, which thou shalt give unto יהוה thy God, according as יהוה thy God hath blessed thee: And thou shalt rejoice before יהוה thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are among you, in the place which יהוה thy God hath chosen to place his name there. And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt: and thou shalt observe and do these statutes. Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy corn and thy wine: And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates. Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto יהוה thy God in the place which יהוה shall choose: because יהוה thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice. Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before יהוה thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before יהוה empty: Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of יהוהthy God which he hath given thee Deuteronomy 16:9-17

    And it shall be, when thou art come in unto the land which יהוה thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and possessest it, and dwellest therein; That thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which thou shalt bring of thy land that יהוה thy God giveth thee, and shalt put it in a basket, and shalt go unto the place which יהוה thy God shall choose to place his name there. And thou shalt go unto the priest that shall be in those days, and say unto him, I profess this day unto יהוהthy God, that I am come unto the country which יהוה sware unto our fathers for to give us. And the priest shall take the basket out of thine hand, and set it down before the altar of יהוה thy God. And thou shalt speak and say before יהוה thy God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous: And the Egyptians evil entreated us, and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage: And when we cried unto יהוה God of our fathers, יהוה heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression: And יהוהbrought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders: And he hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, even a land that floweth with milk and honey. And now, behold, I have brought the firstfruits of the land, which thou, O יהוה, hast given me. And thou shalt set it before יהוה thy God, and worship before יהוה thy God: And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which יהוה thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thine house, thou, and the Levite, and the stranger that is among you. Deuteronomy 26:1-11

    Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts, three times in the year, even in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles. 2 Chronicles 8:13

    For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve me: there will I accept them, and there will I require your offerings, and the firstfruits of your oblations, with all your holy things. Ezekiel 20:40

    For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost. Acts 20:16

    But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. 1 Corinthians 15:20-23

    Related verses: Genesis 8:22, 30:14, 45:6, Exodus 23:16,19, 34:21,22,26, Leviticus 2:12,14, 19:9, 23:10,17,20,22, 25:5, Numbers 18:12, 28:26, Deuteronomy 24:19, 26:10, Joshua 3:15, Judges 15:1, Ruth 1:22, 2:21,23, 1 Samuel 6:13, 8:12, 12:17, 2 Samuel 21:9,10, 23:13, 2 Kings 4:42-44, 2 Chronicles 31:5, Nehemiah 10:35,37, 12:44, 13:31, Job 5:5, Proverbs 3:9, 6:8, 10:5, 20:4, 25:13, 26:1, Isaiah 9:3, 16:9, 17:11, 18:4,5, 23:3, Jeremiah 2:3, 5:17,24, 8:20, 50:16, 51:33, Ezekiel 20:40, 44:30, 48:14, Hosea 6:11, Joel 1:11, 3:13, Amos 4:7, Matthew 9:37,38, 13:30,39, Mark 4:29, Luke 10:2, John 4:35, Acts 2:1-47, 20:16, Romans 8:23, 16:5, 1 Corinthians 16:8

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