Happy almost Shavuot! Even though I am Sefirat HaOmer (Counting the omer) I feel like Shavuot is sneaking up on me this year! We have a very vague idea of what we are doing to celebrate, but everything will get figured out in due time. We will have a wonderful celebration and I hope you will too!
I have a blog post on a few of the Shavuot Scriptures that you can read before or during Shavuot but I also wanted to create a printable form of this list. You can download the Shavuot Scriptures printable here!
What is Shavuot or the Feast of Weeks?
Shavuot is the celebration of the giving of the Law to the Hebrews by God through Moses on Mount Sinai. This day ends the 49 days of counting the omer or the counting of the days starting from the Feast of First Fruits.
Deuteronomy 16: 9 – 12:
“9 Seven weeks shall thou number to thyself; when thou hast begun the sickle to the corn, thou shalt begin to number seven weeks. 10 And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks to the Lord thy God, accordingly as thy hand has power in as many things as the Lord thy God shall give thee. 11 And thou shalt rejoice before the Lord thy God, thou and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man-servant and thy maid-servant, and the Levite, and the stranger, and the orphan, and the widow which dwells among you, in whatsoever place the Lord thy God shall choose, that his name should be called there. 12 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a servant in the Land of Egypt, and thou shalt observe and do these commands.”
Leviticus 23: 17: “ Ye shall bring from your dwelling loaves, as a heave-offering, two loaves: they shall be of two tenth portions of fine flour, they shall be baked with leaven of the first-fruits to the Lord.”
Shavuot or Pentecost is also the celebration of the giving of the Holy Spirit to believers in Yeshua (Jesus).
Acts 2: 1 – 4:
“1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a mighty rushing wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
Acts 2: 38 – 39:
“38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”
This day is a Sabbath- rest day where we do not do any work.
Leviticus 23:21: “And ye shall call this day a convocation: it shall be holy to you; ye shall do no servile work on it: it is a perpetual ordinance throughout your generations in all your habitations.”
How to Celebrate Shavuot?
Ways of celebrating this High Holiday can be reading the Torah, baking two loaves of bread, sharing the Gospel, praying to receive the Holy Spirit, and eating milk and honey desserts.
If you are new to keeping Shavuot, I’ll link a previous blog post that goes more in-depth on how to celebrate here.
Shavuot Scriptures Printable
I have created a list of Shavuot Scriptures that I hope will be helpful to read before or during Shavuot in your Bible Study time.
I also thought it would be helpful to have a printable version as well.
Chag Sameach! I hope you have a wonderful Feast of Shavout, filled with Torah, learning, and peace! Shalom!