The last two forms being masculine; a primitive number; three
; occasionally (ordinal) third
, or (multiplicative) thrice
; a foot
(as used in walking
); by implication a step
; by euphemism the pudenda
thou shalt keep a feast
A primitive root (compare H2283
); properly to move in a circle
, that is, (specifically) to march
in a sacred procession, to observe
a festival; by implication to be giddy
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 19885
unto me in the year.
(The first form being in plural only, the second form being feminine); from H8138
; a year
(as a revolution
_ _ Three times ... keep a feast ... in the year This was the institution of the great religious festivals “The feast of unleavened bread,” or the passover “the feast of harvest,” or pentecost “the feast of ingathering,” or the feast of tabernacles, which was a memorial of the dwelling in booths in the wilderness, and which was observed in the seventh month (Exodus 12:2). All the males were enjoined to repair to the tabernacle and afterwards the temple, and the women frequently went. The institution of this national custom was of the greatest importance in many ways: by keeping up a national sense of religion and a public uniformity in worship, by creating a bond of unity, and also by promoting internal commerce among the people. Though the absence of all the males at these three festivals left the country defenseless, a special promise was given of divine protection, and no incursion of enemies was ever permitted to happen on those occasions.
The Passover, Pentecost, and feast of Tabernacles, in spring, summer, and autumn, were the three times appointed for their attendance; not in winter, because travelling was then uncomfortable; nor in the midst of their harvest.
And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks
, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end
In the fourteenth [day
] of the first month at even [is
] the LORD'S passover.
Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD.
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth
day of this seventh month [shall be
] the feast of tabernacles
] seven days unto the LORD.
Deuteronomy 16:16 Three times
in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall
not appear before the LORD empty:
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