For upon the first day of the first month began he to go up
The month Nisan, answering to part of March and part of April; this was New Year's day:
and on the first day of the fifth month came he to Jerusalem;
the first of the month Ab, as in the preceding verse; so that he was just four months on his journey:
according to the good hand of his God upon him;
his power and providence, which gave him and his company health and strength, supplied them with everything necessary, directed, protected, and defended them, and brought them in safety to their journey's end.