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Deuteronomy 16:9-10
Jewish Thanksgiving

Jewish Thanksgiving


"The Festival of Weeks",  "The Feast of Weeks"

Deuteronomy 16:9-10 NIV, “Count off seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain. Then celebrate the Festival of Weeks to the Lord your God by giving a freewill offering in proportion to the blessings the Lord your God has given you.”

Deuteronomy 16:10 KJV, “And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto the Lord thy God…”


What is "The Festival of Weeks"? An early Harvest Festival, now called "Pentecost".

Acts 20:16 NIV, “Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus to avoid spending time in the province of Asia, for he was in a hurry to reach Jerusalem, if possible, by the day of Pentecost.”

1 Corinthians 16:8 NIV, “But I will stay on at Ephesus until Pentecost…”


There Are No Boundaries

Deuteronomy 16:11-12 NIV, “And rejoice before the Lord your God at the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name—you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, the Levites in your towns, and the foreigners, the fatherless and the widows living among you. Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and follow carefully these decrees.”

Galatians 3:28-29 NIV, “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

Acts 2:9-11 NIV, “Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; Cretans and Arabs


"The Feast of Tabernacles"

Deuteronomy 16:13-15 NIV, “Celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles for seven days after you have gathered the produce of your threshing floor and your winepress. Be joyful at your festival—you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levites, the foreigners, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns. For seven days celebrate the festival to the Lord your God at the place the Lord will choose. For the Lord your God will bless you in all your harvest and in all the work of your hands, and your joy will be complete.”


What is the "Feast of Tabernacles"? Another harvest festival, also called "The Feast of Ingathering".

Exodus 23:16 NIV, “Celebrate the Festival of Harvest with the firstfruits of the crops you sow in your field. Celebrate the Festival of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in your crops from the field.”

Exodus 34:22 NIV, “Celebrate the Festival of Weeks with the firstfruits of the wheat harvest, and the Festival of Ingathering at the turn of the year."

John 7:37-38 NIV, “On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”

Isaiah 12:3 NIV, “With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

John 7:38 NIV, “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”