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On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, you shall observe a sacred occasion: you shall not work at your occupations. Seven days you shall observe a festival of the Lord. You shall present a burnt offering, an offering by fire of pleasing odor to the Lord: Thirteen bulls of the herd, two rams, fourteen yearling lambs; they shall be without blemish. The meal offerings with them–of choice flour with oil mixed in–shall be: three-tenths of a measure for each of the thirteen bulls, two-tenths for each of the two rams, and one-tenth for each of the fourteen lambs. And there shall be one goat for a sin offering–in addition to the regular burnt offering, its meal offering and libation.
Second day: Twelve bulls of the herd, two rams, fourteen yearling lambs, without blemish; the meal offerings and libations for the bulls, rams, and lambs, in the quantities prescribed; and one goat for a sin offering–in addition to the regular burnt offering, its meal offering and libations.
Third day: Eleven bulls, two rams, fourteen yearling lambs, without blemish; the meal offerings and libations for the bulls, rams, and lambs, in the quantities prescribed; and one goat for a sin offering–in addition to the regular burnt offering, its meal offering and libation.
Fourth day: Ten bulls, two rams, fourteen yearling lambs, without blemish; the meal offerings and libations for the bulls, rams, and lambs, in the quantities prescribed; and one goat for a sin offering–in addition to the regular burnt offering, its meal offering and libation.
Fifth day: Nine bulls, two rams, fourteen yearling lambs, without blemish; the meal offerings and libations for the bulls, rams, and lambs, in the quantities prescribed; and one goat for a sin offering–in addition to the regular burnt offering, its meal offering and libation.
Sixth day: Eight bulls, two rams, fourteen yearling lambs, without blemish; the meal offerings and libations for the bulls, rams, and lambs, in the quantities prescribed; and one goat for a sin offering–in addition to the regular burnt offering, its meal offering and libations.
Seventh day: Seven bulls, two rams, fourteen yearling lambs, without blemish; the meal offerings and libations for the bulls, rams, and lambs, in the quantities prescribed; and one goat for a sin offering–in addition to the regular burnt offering, its meal offering and libation.
On the eighth day you shall hold a solemn gathering; you shall not work at your occupations. You shall present a burnt offering, an offering by fire of pleasing odor to the Lord; one bull, one ram, seven yearling lambs, without blemish; the meal offerings and libations for the bull, the ram, and the lambs, in the quantities prescribed; and one goat for a sin offering–in addition to the regular burnt offering, its meal offering and libation.
All these you shall offer to the Lord at the stated times, in addition to your votive and freewill offerings, be they burnt offerings, meal offerings, libations, or offerings of well-being.
So Moses spoke to the Israelites just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
From Parshat Pinhas. From THE TANAKH: The New JPS Translation According to the Traditional Hebrew Text. Copyright 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society. Used by permission.

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