Deuteronomy 16:8
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New International Version
For six days eat unleavened bread and on the seventh day hold an assembly to the LORD your God and do no work.

King James Bible
Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work therein.

Darby Bible Translation
Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day is a solemn assembly to Jehovah thy God; thou shalt do no work.

World English Bible
Six days you shall eat unleavened bread; and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to Yahweh your God; you shall do no work [therein].

Young's Literal Translation
six days thou dost eat unleavened things, and on the seventh day is a restraint to Jehovah thy God; thou dost do no work.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Bread of affliction - Because, being baked without leaven, it was unsavoury, and put them in mind of their afflictive bondage in Egypt.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Six days

Exodus 12:15,16 Seven days shall you eat unleavened bread; even the first day you shall put away leaven out of your houses...

Exodus 13:7,8 Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with you...

Leviticus 23:6-8 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread to the LORD: seven days you must eat unleavened bread...

Numbers 28:17-19 And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten...

solemn assembly [heb] restraint

Leviticus 23:36 Seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation to you...

2 Chronicles 7:9 And in the eighth day they made a solemn assembly: for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, and the feast seven days.

Nehemiah 8:18 Also day by day, from the first day to the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days...

Joel 1:14 Sanctify you a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God...

Library
The Age of the Apostles (Ad 33-100)
The beginning of the Christian Church is reckoned from the great day on which the Holy Ghost came down, according as our Lord had promised to His Apostles. At that time, "Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven," were gathered together at Jerusalem, to keep the Feast of Pentecost (or Feast of Weeks), which was one of the three holy seasons at which God required His people to appear before Him in the place which He had chosen (Deuteronomy xvi. 16). Many of these devout men there converted
J. C. Roberston—Sketches of Church History, from AD 33 to the Reformation

The Passing and the Permanent
'For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but My kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of My peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.'--ISAIAH liv, 10.-- There is something of music in the very sound of these words. The stately march of the grand English translation lends itself with wonderful beauty to the melody of Isaiah's words. But the thought that lies below them, sweeping as it does through the whole creation, and parting all things
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Exodus 12:15
For seven days you are to eat bread made without yeast. On the first day remove the yeast from your houses, for whoever eats anything with yeast in it from the first day through the seventh must be cut off from Israel.

Exodus 12:16
On the first day hold a sacred assembly, and another one on the seventh day. Do no work at all on these days, except to prepare food for everyone to eat; that is all you may do.

Exodus 13:6
For seven days eat bread made without yeast and on the seventh day hold a festival to the LORD.

Leviticus 23:8
For seven days present a food offering to the LORD. And on the seventh day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.'"

Leviticus 23:36
For seven days present food offerings to the LORD, and on the eighth day hold a sacred assembly and present a food offering to the LORD. It is the closing special assembly; do no regular work.

Numbers 28:25
On the seventh day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.

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