Exodus 12:49

49 There shall be 1one law for the native and for the 2stranger who sojourns among you."

Exodus 12:49 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 12:49

One law shall be to him that is homeborn
A proper Israelite, one that is so by descent: and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you;
that becomes a proselyte to the true religion; these were both bound by the same law, and obliged to observe the same rites and ceremonies, and partook of the same ordinances, benefits, and privileges; this was a dawn of grace to the poor Gentiles, and presignified what would be in Gospel times, when they should be fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God, be fellow heirs of the same body, and partakers of the promises of Christ by the Gospel, ( Ephesians 2:19 ) ( Ephesians 3:5 Ephesians 3:6 ) .

Exodus 12:49 In-Context

47 All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.
48 If a stranger shall sojourn with you and would keep the Passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised. Then he may come near and keep it; he shall be as a native of the land. But no uncircumcised person shall eat of it.
49 There shall be one law for the native and for the stranger who sojourns among you."
50 All the people of Israel did just as the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron.
51 And on that very day the LORD brought the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their hosts.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Numbers 9:14; Numbers 15:15, 16
  • 2. [See ver. 48 above]