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 23:4
 23:5
 23:6
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23:4 These are God's festivals that you must celebrate as sacred holidays at their appropriate times:
Eleh mo'adey Adonay mikra'ey kodesh asher-tikre'u otam bemo'adam.
23:5 The afternoon of the 14th day of the first month is [the time that you must sacrifice] God's Passover offering.
Bachodesh harishon be'arba'ah asar lachodesh beyn ha'arba'im pesach l'Adonay.
23:6 Then, on the 15th of that month, it is God's festival of matzahs, when you eat matzahs for seven days.
Uvachamishah asar yom lachodesh hazeh chag hamatsot l'Adonay shiv'at yamim matsot tochelu.
23:7 The first day shall be a sacred holiday to you, when you may not do any service work.
Bayom harishon mikra-kodesh yihyeh lachem kol-melechet avodah lo ta'asu.



Commentary:

first month
  Nissan. See Exodus 12:2.

service work
  Melekheth avodah in Hebrew. This includes all work that is not necessary for preparing food, as in Exodus 12:16 (Rambam; Ralbag; Hirsch).





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