19 The exiles observed the Passovera on the fourteenth day of the first month.
20 All of the priests and Levites were ceremonially clean, because they had purified themselves. They killed the Passover lamb for themselves, their priestly brothers, and all the exiles.
21 The Israelites who had returned from exile ate [it], together with all who had separated themselves from the uncleanness of the Gentiles of the landb in order to worship the Lord, the God of Israel.
22 They observed the Festival of Unleavened Breadc for seven days with joy, because the Lord had made them joyful, having changed the Assyrian king's attitude toward them, so that he supported themd in the work on the house of the God of Israel.