Leviticus 23: 5 – 8:
5 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, between the evening times is the Lord’s Passover. 6 And on the fifteenth day of this month is the feast of unleavened bread to the Lord; seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread. 7 And the first day shall be a holy convocation to you: ye shall do no servile work. 8 And ye shall offer whole-burnt-offerings to the Lord seven days; and the seventh day shall be a holy convocation to you: ye shall do no servile work.
Passover is the first of the Spring High Holidays of the Lord. It occurs on the 14th day of Nisan/ Aviv which is the first month of the Biblical calendar. It is the celebration of the Hebrews being spared from the angel of death right before their Exodus from Egypt.
The next two spring holidays are oftentimes collectively referred to as “Passover” because they occur during the same week and all include the omission of leavened bread and all leavening products.
The Feast of Unleavened Bread occurs on the 15th of Nisan and lasts for 7 days, where the first and last days are sabbath rest days. The next holiday of First Fruits occurs on secular Easter and is the celebration of the wave offering and the barley harvest.
This week of celebration is filled with meaning, rejoicing, and remembrance. Remembrance of the mercy of God, the deliverance of our people, and His provision for us now.
As we draw closer to this important time, I hope these scriptures for Passover and Unleavened Bread will help you better understand this holiday, its meaning, and holiness, and that you draw closer to God and connect with this season on a deeper level.
Don’t forget to grab this Passover Scriptures Printable, so you keep it as a reference for your Passover meal or during your Bible study time on your Shabbat rest days!