7 On the first day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.

Other Translations of Leviticus 23:7

King James Version

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

English Standard Version

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

The Message

7 Hold a sacred assembly on the first day; don't do any regular work.

New King James Version

7 On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.

New Living Translation

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

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Leviticus 23:7

Commentary on Leviticus 23:4-14

(Read Leviticus 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, Proverbs 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.