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Leviticus 23:15 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(15) Ye shall count . . . from the morrow after the sabbath.—That is, from the day following the first day of holy convocation, which was a rest day. As this was the fifteenth of Nisan, the counting began from the sixteenth (see Lev. 23:11), the day on which the omer of the first-fruits was presented to the Lord.

Seven sabbaths shall be complete.—Better, seven weeks shall be complete. That is, seven entire weeks, making forty-nine days. The expression sabbath denotes here a week, hence the parallel passage substitutes the word week, viz., “seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee” (Deu. 16:9), The same usage is to be found in the New Testament. Thus the passage rendered in the Authorised version, “the first day of the week,” is “the first day of the sabbath” (Mat. 28:1); and “I fast twice in the week” (Luk. 18:12), is, “I fast twice in the sabbath.” In accordance with the injunction here given, the Jews to the present day begin to count the forty-nine days at the conclusion of the evening service on the second day of Passover, and pronounce the following blessing every evening of the forty-nine days: “Blessed art thou, O Lord our God, King of the universe, who hast sanctified us with thy commandments, and hast enjoined us to count the omer. This is the first day of the omer. May it please thee, O Lord our God, and the God of our fathers, to rebuild the sanctuary speedily in our days, and give us our portion in thy Law.

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 23:15 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Leviticus 23:15 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Leviticus 23:15 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 23:15 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Leviticus 23:15 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Leviticus 23:15 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 23:15 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 23:15 - Expositors Bible Commentary

Leviticus 23:15 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 23:15 - F.B. Meyer's Through the Bible Commentary

Leviticus 23:15 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Leviticus 23:15 - Geneva Bible Notes

Leviticus 23:15 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 23:15 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 23:15 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Leviticus 23:15 - Charles Simeon's Horae Homileticae (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 23:15 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Leviticus 23:15 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Leviticus 23:15 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Leviticus 23:15 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Leviticus 23:15 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Leviticus 23:15 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Leviticus 23:15 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Leviticus 23:15 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 23:15 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 23:15 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)