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Leviticus 23:42

    Leviticus 23:42 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are home-born in Israel shall dwell in booths;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For seven days you will be living in tents; all those who are Israelites by birth are to make tents their living-places:

    Webster's Revision

    Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are home-born in Israel shall dwell in booths;

    World English Bible

    You shall dwell in booths seven days. All who are native-born in Israel shall dwell in booths,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are homeborn in Israel shall dwell in booths:

    Barnes' Notes on Leviticus 23:42

    Booths - According to Jewish tradition, what were used at the Feast of Tabernacles were strictly "tabernacula," structures of boards, with a covering of boughs.

    The "booth" in which the Israelite kept the Feast, and the "tent" which was his ordinary abode in the wilderness, had this in common - they were temporary places of sojourn, they belonged to camp-life. The seven days of abode in the booths of the festival was thus a fair symbol of the forty years of abode in tents in the wilderness. The Feast might well become the appointed memorial of this period of their history for the ages to come.

    All that are Israelites born - The omission of the foreigners in this command is remarkable. Perhaps the intention was that on this joyous occasion they were to be hospitably entertained as guests. Compare Deuteronomy 16:14.

    Wesley's Notes on Leviticus 23:42

    23:42 In booths - Which were erected in their cities or towns, either in their streets, or gardens, or the tops of their houses. These were made flat, and therefore were fit for the use.