Exodus 34:22
New International Version
"Celebrate the Festival of Weeks with the firstfruits of the wheat harvest, and the Festival of Ingathering at the turn of the year.

New Living Translation
“You must celebrate the Festival of Harvest with the first crop of the wheat harvest, and celebrate the Festival of the Final Harvest at the end of the harvest season.

English Standard Version
You shall observe the Feast of Weeks, the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the year’s end.

Berean Study Bible
And you are to celebrate the Feast of Weeks with the firstfruits of the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the turn of the year.

King James Bible
And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end.

New King James Version
“And you shall observe the Feast of Weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the year’s end.

New American Standard Bible
And you shall celebrate the Feast of Weeks, that is, the first fruits of the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the turn of the year.

NASB 1995
"You shall celebrate the Feast of Weeks, that is, the first fruits of the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the turn of the year.

NASB 1977
“And you shall celebrate the Feast of Weeks, that is, the first fruits of the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the turn of the year.

Amplified Bible
You shall observe and celebrate the Feast of Weeks (Harvest, First Fruits, or Pentecost), the first fruits of the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering (Booths or Tabernacles) at the year’s end.

Christian Standard Bible
“Observe the Festival of Weeks with the firstfruits of the wheat harvest, and the Festival of Ingathering at the turn of the agricultural year.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Observe the Festival of Weeks with the firstfruits of the wheat harvest, and the Festival of Ingathering at the turn of the agricultural year.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, even of the first-fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Six days you shall serve and in the seventh day you shall be rested; in sowing and in harvest you shall be rested.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou shalt keep to me the feast of weeks, the beginning of wheat-harvest; and the feast of ingathering in the middle of the year.

Contemporary English Version
Celebrate the Harvest Festival each spring when you start harvesting your wheat, and celebrate the Festival of Shelters each autumn when you pick your fruit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt keep the feast of weeks with the firstfruits of the corn of thy wheat harvest, and the feast when the time of the year returneth that all things are laid in.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, even of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end.

Good News Translation
"Keep the Harvest Festival when you begin to harvest the first crop of your wheat, and keep the Festival of Shelters in the autumn when you gather your fruit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"You must celebrate the Festival of Weeks with the first grain from your wheat harvest, and the Festival of the Final Harvest at the end of the season.

International Standard Version
"You are to observe the Festival of Weeks, the first fruits of the wheat harvest, and the Festival of Ingathering at the turn of the year.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, even of the first-fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the turn of the year.

Literal Standard Version
And you observe [the] Celebration of Weeks for yourself, of [the] first-fruits of wheat-harvest; and the Celebration of Ingathering at the revolution of the year.

NET Bible
"You must observe the Feast of Weeks--the firstfruits of the harvest of wheat--and the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year.

New Heart English Bible
You shall observe the feast of weeks with the first fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of harvest at the year's end.

World English Bible
"You shall observe the feast of weeks with the first fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of harvest at the year's end.

Young's Literal Translation
'And a feast of weeks thou dost observe for thyself; first-fruits of wheat-harvest; and the feast of in-gathering, at the revolution of the year.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD Renews the Covenant
21Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even in the seasons of plowing and harvesting, you must rest. 22And you are to celebrate the Feast of Weeks with the firstfruits of the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the turn of the year. 23Three times a year all your males are to appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.…

Cross References
Exodus 23:14
Three times a year you are to celebrate a feast to Me.

Exodus 23:16
You are also to keep the Feast of Harvest with the firstfruits of the produce from what you sow in the field. And keep the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather your produce from the field.

Leviticus 2:12
You may bring them to the LORD as an offering of firstfruits, but they are not to be offered on the altar as a pleasing aroma.

Numbers 28:26
On the day of firstfruits, when you present an offering of new grain to the LORD during the Feast of Weeks, you are to hold a sacred assembly; you must not do any regular work.

Numbers 29:1
"On the first day of the seventh month, you are to hold a sacred assembly, and you must not do any regular work. This will be a day for you to sound the trumpets.

Deuteronomy 16:9
You are to count off seven weeks from the time you first put the sickle to the standing grain.

2 Chronicles 8:13
He observed the daily requirement for offerings according to the commandment of Moses for Sabbaths, New Moons, and the three annual appointed feasts--the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Tabernacles.


Treasury of Scripture

And you shall observe the feast of weeks, of the first fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end.

feast of weeks

Exodus 23:16
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.

Numbers 28:16-31
And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the passover of the LORD…

Numbers 29:12-39
And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work, and ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: …

year's end.









(22) The feast of weeks.--Called in Exodus 23:16, "the feast of harvest," and in the New Testament "the day of Pentecost"--seven weeks after the first day of unleavened bread. (See Note 1 on Exodus 23:16.) The special offering to be made at the feast consisted of "two wave loaves of fine flour, baken with leaven" (Leviticus 23:17), which were "the first-fruits of the wheat harvest."

And the feast of ingathering.--Called also "the feast of tabernacles" (Leviticus 23:34; Deuteronomy 16:13; Deuteronomy 16:16; Deuteronomy 31:10, &c.), on account of the command to "dwell in booths seven days" during its continuance (Leviticus 23:42). On the character of the festival see Note 2 on Exodus 23:16.

Verse 22. - Of the first-fruits. There is here an unfortunate ambiguity. The English reader naturally supposes that three festivals are mentioned -

1. That of weeks;

2. That of the first-fruits of wheat harvest; and

3. That of in-gathering.

But in reality the feast of weeks is that of the first-fruits of wheat harvest. See Leviticus 23:17; Numbers 28:26. The observance of this feast, as well as that of the feast of in-gathering, was commanded in the "Book of the Covenant" (Exodus 23:16).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And you
לְךָ֔ (lə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

are to celebrate
תַּעֲשֶׂ֣ה (ta·‘ă·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

the Feast
וְחַ֤ג (wə·ḥaḡ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2282: A festival gathering, feast, pilgrim feast

of Weeks
שָׁבֻעֹת֙ (šā·ḇu·‘ōṯ)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7620: A period of seven (days, years), heptad, week

with the firstfruits
בִּכּוּרֵ֖י (bik·kū·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1061: The first-fruits of the crop

of the wheat
חִטִּ֑ים (ḥiṭ·ṭîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 2406: Wheat

harvest,
קְצִ֣יר (qə·ṣîr)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7105: Severed, harvest, the crop, the time, the reaper, a limb

and the Feast
וְחַג֙ (wə·ḥaḡ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2282: A festival gathering, feast, pilgrim feast

of Ingathering
הָֽאָסִ֔יף (hā·’ā·sîp̄)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 614: Gathered, a gathering in of crops

at the turn
תְּקוּפַ֖ת (tə·qū·p̄aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8622: A revolution, course, lapse

of the year.
הַשָּׁנָֽה׃ (haš·šā·nāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8141: A year


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