9 Now the Lord spoke to Moses in the Wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying: 2 “Let the children of Israel keep athe Passover at its appointed btime. 3 On the fourteenth day of this month, 1at twilight, you shall 2keep it at its appointed time. According to all its 3rites and ceremonies you shall keep it.” 4 So Moses told the children of Israel that they should keep the Passover. 5 And cthey kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month, at twilight, in the Wilderness of Sinai; according to all that the Lord commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did.
6 Now there were certain men who were ddefiled by a human corpse, so that they could not keep the Passover on that day; eand they came before Moses and Aaron that day. 7 And those men said to him, “We became defiled by a human corpse. Why are we kept from presenting the offering of the Lord at its appointed time among the children of Israel?”
8 And Moses said to them, “Stand still, that fI may hear what the Lord will command concerning you.”
9 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 10 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘If anyone of you or your 4posterity is unclean because of a corpse, or is far away on a journey, he may still keep the Lord’s Passover. 11 On gthe fourteenth day of the second month, at twilight, they may keep it. They shall heat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. 12 iThey shall leave none of it until morning, jnor break one of its bones. kAccording to all the 5ordinances of the Passover they shall keep it. 13 But the man who is clean and is not on a journey, and ceases to keep the Passover, that same person lshall be cut off from among his people, because he mdid not bring the offering of the Lord at its appointed time; that man shall nbear his sin.
14 ‘And if a stranger 6dwells among you, and would keep the Lord’s Passover, he must do so according to the rite of the Passover and according to its ceremony; oyou shall have one 7ordinance, both for the stranger and the native of the land.’ ”
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