Deuteronomy 16:1-8 NIV


16:1-8pp -- Ex 12:14-20; Lev 23:4-8; Nu 28:16-25

1 Observe the month of Abib1 and celebrate the Passover2 of the LORD your God, because in the month of Abib he brought you out of Egypt by night.

References for Deuteronomy 16:1

2 Sacrifice as the Passover to the LORD your God an animal from your flock or herd at the place the LORD will choose as a dwelling for his Name.3

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3 Do not eat it with bread made with yeast, but for seven days eat unleavened bread, the bread of affliction,4 because you left Egypt in haste5--so that all the days of your life you may remember the time of your departure from Egypt.6

References for Deuteronomy 16:3

4 Let no yeast be found in your possession in all your land for seven days. Do not let any of the meat you sacrifice on the evening7 of the first day remain until morning.8

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5 You must not sacrifice the Passover in any town the LORD your God gives you
6 except in the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name. There you must sacrifice the Passover in the evening, when the sun goes down, on the anniversarya9 of your departure from Egypt.

References for Deuteronomy 16:6

    • a 16:6 - Or "down, at the time of day"
      7 Roast10 it and eat it at the place the LORD your God will choose. Then in the morning return to your tents.

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      8 For six days eat unleavened bread and on the seventh day hold an assembly11 to the LORD your God and do no work.12

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