20 And on the third day eleven bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish;
20 " 'On the third day offer eleven bulls, two rams and fourteen male lambs a year old, all without defect.
20 "On the third day eleven bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs a year old without blemish,
20 "On the third day: eleven bulls, two rams, and fourteen male yearling lambs - all healthy.
20 'On the third day present eleven bulls, two rams, fourteen lambs in their first year without blemish,
20 "On the third day of the festival, sacrifice eleven young bulls, two rams, and fourteen one-year-old male lambs, all with no defects.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Numbers 29:20
Commentary on Numbers 29:12-40
(Read Numbers 29:12-40)
Soon after the day of atonement, the day in which men were to afflict their souls, followed the feast of Tabernacles, in which they were to rejoice before the Lord. Their days of rejoicing were to be days of sacrifices. A disposition to be cheerful does us good, when it encourages our hearts in the duties of God's service. All the days of dwelling in booths they must offer sacrifices; while we are here in a tabernacle state, it is our interest, as well as our duty, constantly to keep up communion with God. The sacrifices for each of the seven days are appointed. Every day there must be a sin-offering, as in the other feasts. Our burnt-offerings of praise cannot be accepted of God, unless we have an interest in the great sacrifice which Christ offered, when he made himself a Sin-offering for us. And no extraordinary services should put aside stated devotions. Every thing here reminds us of our sinfulness. The life that we live in the flesh must be by the faith of the Son of God; until we go to be with him, to behold his glory, and praise his mercy, who hath loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood. To whom be honour and glory for ever. Amen.