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The Passover

9 Yahweh spoke to Moses in the desert of Sinai, in the second year after they came out from the land of Egypt, in the first month, saying, “Let the Israelitesa observe the Passover at its appointed time. On the fourteenth day of this month at twilightb you will perform it at its appointed time according to all its decrees; and according to all its stipulations you will observe it.” So Moses spoke to the Israelitesc to observe the Passover. And they observed the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at twilightd in the desert of Sinai. According to all that Yahweh commanded Moses, thus the Israelitese did.

And it happened, men who were unclean by a dead personf were not able to perform the Passover on that day. And they came beforeg Moses and Aaron on that day. And those men said to him, “Although we are unclean by a dead person,h why are we hindered from presenting the offering of Yahweh at its appointed time in the midst of the Israelites?”i Moses said to them, “Stay. I will hear what Yahweh commands to you.”

And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 10 “Speak to the Israelites,j saying, ‘Each man that is unclean by a dead personk or is on a far journey, you or your descendants,l he will observe the Passover of Yahweh. 11 On the second month on the fourteenth day at twilightm they will observe it; they will eat it with unleavened bread and bitter plants. 12 They will leave none of it until morning, and they will not break a bone in it; they will observe it according to every decree of the Passover. 13 But the man who is clean and not on a journey, and he fails to observe the Passover, that person will be cut off from the people because he did not present the offering of Yahweh on its appointed time. That man will bear his guilt. 14 If an alien dwells with you he will observe the Passover of Yahweh according to the decree of the Passover and according to its stipulation; thus you will have one decree for you, for the alien and for the native of the land.’ ”

The Cloud and the Fire

15 And on a day setting up the tabernacle, the cloud covered the tent of the tabernacle, the tent of the testimony; in the evening it was on the tabernacle as an appearance of fire until morning. 16 So it wasn continually; the cloud would cover it and the appearance of fire by night. 17 Whenever the cloud lifted up from on the tent, after that the Israeliteso would set out, and in the place where the cloud dwelled, there the Israelitesp camped. 18 On the command of Yahwehq the Israelitesr would set out, and on the command of Yahwehs they encamped; all the days that the cloud dwelled on the tabernacle they encamped. 19 And when the cloud prolonged on the tabernacle many days the Israelitest kept the kept requirement of Yahweh and did not set out. 20 When the cloud remainedu a number of days on the tabernacle, on the command of Yahwehv they encamped; and on the command of Yahwehw they set out. 21 When the cloud remainedx from evening until morning, and the cloud lifted up in the morning, they would set out, or if it remained in the daytime and at night, when the cloud lifted up they set out. 22 When it was two days, a month, or a yeary that the cloud prolonged to dwell on the tabernacle, the Israelitesz encamped, and they did not set out; when it lifted up they set out. 23 On the command of Yahweha they encamped, and on the command of Yahwehb they set out. They kept the requirement of Yahweh, on the command of Yahwehc in the hand of Moses.d


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The Lexham English Bible contains a translation of the original languages into smooth, readable English. It also contains copious footnotes which address translation issues, instances of Old Testament quotations in the New Testament, and various textual-critical issues. This translation also indicates the use of idioms in the Greek and Hebrew text. In cases where a literal rendering of Greek or Hebrew would prevent a smooth English translation, footnotes indicate the literal English translation, accompanied by explanatory notes as necessary.


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