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its first crops, bring the priest a bundle of grain from the first cutting of
your grain harvest. On the day after the Sabbath, the priest will lift it up
before the Lord so it may be accepted on your behalf. On that same day
you must sacrifice a o­ ne-­year-­old male lamb with no defects as a burnt
offering to the Lord. With it you must present a grain offering consisting
of four quarts of choice flour moistened with olive oil. It will be a special
gift, a pleasing aroma to the Lord. You must also offer one quart of wine
as a liquid offering. Do not eat any bread or roasted grain or fresh kernels
on that day until you bring this offering to your God. This is a permanent
law for you, and it must be observed from generation to generation wherever you live.
“From the day after the ­Sabbath—­the day you bring the bundle of grain
to be lifted up as a special o­ ffering—­count off seven full weeks. Keep
counting until the day after the seventh Sabbath, fifty days later. Then
present an offering of new grain to the Lord. From wherever you live,
bring two loaves of bread to be lifted up before the Lord as a special offering. Make these loaves from four quarts of choice flour, and bake them
with yeast. They will be an offering to the Lord from the first of your
crops. Along with the bread, present seven ­one-­year-­old male lambs with
no defects, one young bull, and two rams as burnt offerings to the Lord.
These burnt offerings, together with the grain offerings and liquid offerings, will be a special gift, a pleasing aroma to the Lord. Then you must
offer one male goat as a sin offering and two o­ ne-­year-­old male lambs as
a peace offering.
“The priest will lift up the two lambs as a special offering to the Lord,
together with the loaves representing the first of your crops. These offerings, which are holy to the Lord, belong to the priests. That same day will
be proclaimed an official day for holy assembly, a day on which you do no
ordinary work. This is a permanent law for you, and it must be observed
from generation to generation wherever you live.
“When you harvest the crops of your land, do not harvest the grain
along the edges of your fields, and do not pick up what the harvesters
drop. Leave it for the poor and the foreigners living among you. I am the
Lord your God.”
The Lord said to Moses, “Give the following instructions to the people
of Israel. On the first day of the appointed month in early autumn, you
are to observe a day of complete rest. It will be an official day for holy
assembly, a day commemorated with loud blasts of a trumpet. You must
do no ordinary work on that day. Instead, you are to present special gifts
to the Lord.”





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