vain
Ezekiel 20:39
"As for you, house of Israel, this is what the Lord God says: Go and serve your idols, each of you. But afterwards you will surely listen to Me, and you will no longer defile My holy name with your gifts and idols.
Malachi 1:10
"I wish one of you would shut the [temple] doors, so you would no longer kindle a useless [fire on] My altar! I am not pleased with you," says the LORD of Hosts, "and I will accept no offering from your hands.
Matthew 15:9
They worship Me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commands of men."
Luke 11:42
"But woe to you Pharisees! You give a tenth of mint, rue, and every kind of herb, and you bypass justice and love for God. These things you should have done without neglecting the others.
incense
Isaiah 66:3
One slaughters an ox, one kills a man; one sacrifices a lamb, one breaks a dog's neck; one offers a grain offering, one offers swine's blood; one offers incense, one praises an idol-- all these have chosen their ways and delight in their abominations.
Proverbs 21:27
The sacrifice of a wicked person is detestable-- how much more so when he brings it with ulterior motives!
the new
Leviticus 23:1-44
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The LORD spoke to Moses:
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"Speak to the Israelites and tell them: These are My appointed times, the times of the LORD that you will proclaim as sacred assemblies.
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"For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there must be a Sabbath of complete rest, a sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; it is a Sabbath to the LORD wherever you live.
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"These are the LORD's appointed times, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times.
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The Passover to the LORD comes in the first month, at twilight on the fourteenth day of the month.
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The Festival of Unleavened Bread to the LORD is on the fifteenth day of the same month. For seven days you must eat unleavened bread.
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On the first day you are to hold a sacred assembly; you are not to do any daily work.
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You are to present a fire offering to the LORD for seven days. On the seventh day there will be a sacred assembly; you must not do any daily work."
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The LORD spoke to Moses:
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"Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When you enter the land I am giving you and reap its harvest, you are to bring the first sheaf of your harvest to the priest.
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He will wave the sheaf before the LORD so that you may be accepted; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath.
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On the day you wave the sheaf, you are to offer a year-old male lamb without blemish as a burnt offering to the LORD.
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Its grain offering is to be four quarts of fine flour mixed with oil as a fire offering to the LORD, a pleasing aroma, and its drink offering will be one quart of wine.
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You must not eat bread, roasted grain, or [any] new grain until this very day, and you have brought the offering of your God. This is to be a permanent statute throughout your generations wherever you live.
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"You are to count seven complete weeks starting from the day after the Sabbath, the day you brought the sheaf of the presentation offering.
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You are to count 50 days until the day after the seventh Sabbath and then present an offering of new grain to the LORD.
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Bring two loaves of bread from your settlements as a presentation offering, each of them made from four quarts of fine flour, baked with yeast, as firstfruits to the LORD.
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You are to present with the bread seven unblemished male lambs a year old, one young bull, and two rams. They will be a burnt offering to the Lord, with their grain offerings and drink offerings, a fire offering of a pleasing aroma to the LORD.
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You are also to prepare one male goat as a sin offering, and two male lambs a year old as a fellowship sacrifice.
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The priest will wave the lambs with the bread of firstfruits as a presentation offering before the LORD; the bread and the two lambs will be holy to the LORD for the priest.
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On that same day you are to make a proclamation and hold a sacred assembly. You are not to do any daily work. This is to be a permanent statute wherever you live throughout your generations.
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When you reap the harvest of your land, you are not to reap all the way to the edge of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and the foreign resident; I am the LORD your God."
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The LORD spoke to Moses:
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"Tell the Israelites: In the seventh month, on the first [day] of the month, you are to have a day of complete rest, commemoration and jubilation-- a sacred assembly.
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You must not do any daily work, but you must present a fire offering to the LORD."
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The LORD again spoke to Moses:
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"The tenth [day] of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. You are to hold a sacred assembly and practice self-denial; you are to present a fire offering to the LORD.
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On this particular day you are not to do any work, for it is a Day of Atonement to make atonement for yourselves before the LORD your God.
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If any person does not practice self-denial on this particular day, he must be cut off from his people.
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I will destroy among his people anyone who does any work on this same day.
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You are not to do any work. This is a permanent statute throughout your generations wherever you live.
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It will be a Sabbath of complete rest for you, and you must practice self-denial. You are to observe your Sabbath from the evening of the ninth [day] of the month until the [following] evening."
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The LORD spoke to Moses:
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"Tell the Israelites: The Festival of Booths to the LORD begins on the fifteenth day of this seventh month and continues for seven days.
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There is to be a sacred assembly on the first day; you are not to do any daily work.
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You are to present a fire offering to the LORD for seven days. On the eighth day you are to hold a sacred assembly and present a fire offering to the LORD. It is a solemn gathering; you are not to do any daily work.
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"These are the LORD's appointed times that you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies for presenting fire offerings to the LORD, burnt offerings and grain offerings, sacrifices and drink offerings, each on its [designated] day.
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These are in addition to the offerings for the LORD's Sabbaths, your gifts, all your vow offerings, and all your freewill offerings that you give to the LORD.
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"You are to celebrate the LORD's festival on the fifteenth day of the seventh month for seven days after you have gathered the produce of the land. There will be complete rest on the first day and complete rest on the eighth day.
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On the first day you are to take the product of majestic trees-- palm fronds, boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook-- and rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days.
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You are to celebrate it as a festival to the LORD seven days each year. This is a permanent statute for you throughout your generations; you must celebrate it in the seventh month.
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You are to live in booths for seven days. All the native-born of Israel must live in booths,
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so that your generations may know that I made the Israelites live in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt; I am the LORD your God."
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So Moses declared the LORD's appointed times to the Israelites.
Numbers 28:1-29
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The LORD spoke to Moses,
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"Command the Israelites and say to them: Be sure to present to Me at its appointed time My offering and My food as My fire offering, a pleasing aroma to Me.
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And say to them: This is the fire offering you are to present to the LORD: "Each day [present] two unblemished year-old male lambs as a regular burnt offering.
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Offer one lamb in the morning and the other lamb at twilight,
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along with two quarts of fine flour for a grain offering mixed with a quart of beaten olive oil.
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It is a regular burnt offering established at Mount Sinai for a pleasing aroma, a fire offering to the LORD.
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The drink offering is to be a quart with each lamb. Pour out the offering of beer to the LORD in the sanctuary area.
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Offer the second lamb at twilight, along with the same kind of grain offering and drink offering as in the morning. It is a fire offering, a pleasing aroma to the LORD.
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"On the Sabbath day [present] two unblemished year-old male lambs, four quarts of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering, and its drink offering.
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It is the burnt offering for every Sabbath, in addition to the regular burnt offering and its drink offering.
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"At the beginning of each of your months present a burnt offering to the LORD: two young bulls, one ram, seven male lambs a year old-- [all] unblemished--
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with six quarts of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering for each bull, four quarts of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering for the ram,
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and two quarts of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering for each lamb. It is a burnt offering, a pleasing aroma, a fire offering to the LORD.
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Their drink offerings are to be two quarts of wine with each bull, one and a third quarts with the ram, and one quart with each male lamb. This is the monthly burnt offering for all the months of the year.
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And one male goat is to be offered as a sin offering to the Lord, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its drink offering.
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"The Passover to the LORD comes in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month.
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On the fifteenth day of this month there will be a festival; unleavened bread is to be eaten for seven days.
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On the first day there is to be a sacred assembly; you are not to do any daily work.
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Present a fire offering, a burnt offering to the LORD: two young bulls, one ram, and seven male lambs a year old. Your animals are to be unblemished.
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The grain offering with them is to be of fine flour mixed with oil; offer six quarts with each bull and four quarts with the ram.
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Offer two quarts with each of the seven lambs
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and one male goat for a sin offering to make atonement for yourselves.
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Offer these with the morning burnt offering that is part of the regular burnt offering.
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You are to offer the same food each day for seven days as a fire offering, a pleasing aroma to the LORD. It is to be offered with its drink offering and the regular burnt offering.
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On the seventh day you are to hold a sacred assembly; you are not to do any daily work.
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"On the day of firstfruits, you are to hold a sacred assembly when you present an offering of new grain to the LORD at your [Festival of] Weeks; you are not to do any daily work.
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Present a burnt offering for a pleasing aroma to the LORD: two young bulls, one ram, and seven male lambs a year old,
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with their grain offering of fine flour mixed with oil, six quarts with each bull, four quarts with the ram,
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and two quarts with each of the seven lambs
Deuteronomy 16:1-22
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"Observe the month of Abib and celebrate the Passover to the LORD your God, because the LORD your God brought you out of Egypt by night in the month of Abib.
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Sacrifice to the LORD your God a Passover animal from the herd or flock in the place where the LORD chooses to have His name dwell.
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You must not eat leavened bread with it. For seven days you are to eat unleavened bread with it, the bread of hardship-- because you left the land of Egypt in a hurry-- so that you may remember for the rest of your life the day you left the land of Egypt.
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No yeast is to be found anywhere in your territory for seven days, and none of the meat you sacrifice in the evening of the first day is to remain until morning.
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You are not to sacrifice the Passover animal in any of the towns the LORD your God is giving you.
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You must only sacrifice the Passover animal at the place where the LORD your God chooses to have His name dwell. [Do this] in the evening as the sun sets at the [same] time [of day] you departed from Egypt.
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You are to cook and eat [it] in the place the LORD your God chooses, and you are to return to your tents in the morning.
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You must eat unleavened bread for six days. On the seventh day there is to be a solemn assembly to the LORD your God, and you must not do any work.
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"You are to count seven weeks, counting the weeks from the time the sickle is first [put] to the standing grain.
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You are to celebrate the Festival of Weeks to the LORD your God with a freewill offering that you give in proportion to how the LORD your God has blessed you.
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Rejoice before the LORD your God in the place where He chooses to have His name dwell-- you, your son and daughter, your male and female slave, the Levite within your gates, as well as the foreign resident, the fatherless, and the widow among you.
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Remember that you were slaves in Egypt; carefully follow these statutes.
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"You are to celebrate the Festival of Booths for seven days when you have gathered in [everything] from your threshing floor and winepress.
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Rejoice during your festival-- you, your son and daughter, your male and female slave, as well as the Levite, the foreign resident, the fatherless, and the widow within your gates.
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You are to hold a seven-day festival for the LORD your God in the place He chooses, because the LORD your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, and you will have abundant joy.
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"All your males are to appear three times a year before the LORD your God in the place He chooses: at the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks, and the Festival of Booths. No one is to appear before the LORD empty-handed.
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Everyone [must appear] with a gift suited to his means, according to the blessing the LORD your God has given you.
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"Appoint judges and officials for your tribes in all your towns the LORD your God is giving you. They are to judge the people with righteous judgment.
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Do not deny justice or show partiality [to anyone]. Do not accept a bribe, for it blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.
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Pursue justice and justice alone, so that you will live and possess the land the LORD your God is giving you.
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"Do not set up an Asherah of any kind of wood next to the altar you will build for the LORD your God,
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and do not set up a sacred pillar; the LORD your God hates them.
Lamentations 2:6
He has done violence to His temple as if [it were] a garden [booth], destroying His place of meeting. The LORD has abolished appointed festivals and Sabbaths in Zion. He has despised king and priest in His fierce anger.
Joel 1:14
Announce a sacred fast; proclaim an assembly! Gather the elders and all the residents of the land at the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD.
Joel 2:15
Blow the horn in Zion! Announce a sacred fast; proclaim an assembly.
it is
1 Corinthians 11:17
Now in giving the following instruction I do not praise you, since you come together not for the better but for the worse.
Philippians 1:15
Some, to be sure, preach Christ out of envy and strife, but others out of good will.
iniquity
Psalm 78:40
How often they rebelled against Him in the wilderness and grieved Him in the desert.
Ephesians 4:30
And don't grieve God's Holy Spirit, who sealed you for the day of redemption.