Exodus 12:45

45 1No foreigner or hired servant may eat of it.

Exodus 12:45 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 12:45

A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof.
] One of another nation, and one that was only hired by the day, week, or year; as they were not obliged to circumcision, so without it they had no right to eat of the passover, none but such as became proselytes of righteousness.

Exodus 12:45 In-Context

43 And the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "This is the statute of the Passover: no foreigner shall eat of it,
44 but every slave that is bought for money may eat of it after you have circumcised him.
45 No foreigner or hired servant may eat of it.
46 It shall be eaten in one house; you shall not take any of the flesh outside the house, and you shall not break any of its bones.
47 All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Leviticus 22:10