For the priests and the Levites had purified themselves together; all of them were clean. So they slaughtered the Passover lamb for all the returned exiles, for their fellow priests, and for themselves.
For the priests and the Levites were purified together, all
of them were pure
They were all to a man pure, and all purified as one man; all
were of one mind to purify themselves, and took care to do it,
and did it with as much dispatch as if only one man was purified;
so that they were more generally prepared for service now than in
the times of Hezekiah, ( 2
Chronicles 29:34 ) ( 30:3 )
and killed the passover for all the children of the
captivity, and for their brethren the priests and for
which seems to have been done by the Levites, for themselves and
for the priests, and for all the people, who were not so pure as
the priests and Levites; or otherwise they might have killed it
themselves, ( Exodus 12:6 ) , as
Bochart F14 thinks.