Leviticus 23:5

5 The LORD’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month.

Leviticus 23:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD'S passover.
ESV
5 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight, is the LORD's Passover.
NLT
5 “The LORD ’s Passover begins at sundown on the fourteenth day of the first month.
MSG
5 "God's Passover, beginning at sundown on the fourteenth day of the first month.
CSB
5 The Passover to the Lord comes in the first month, at twilight on the fourteenth day of the month.

Leviticus 23:5 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 23:5

In the fourteenth [day] of the first month
The month Nisan, the same with Abib, the month in which the children of Israel came out of Egypt, for which reason it was made the first month in the year, answering to part of our March and part of April; and for the same reason was the passover kept at this time, as follows: at even [is] the Lord's passover;
that is, that was the time for the keeping the passover, even "between the two evenings", as it may be rendered; from the sixth hour and onward, as Jarchi, trial is, after noon or twelve o'clock the middle of the day, as Gersom, when the sun began to decline; (See Gill on Exodus 12:6).

Leviticus 23:5 In-Context

3 “ ‘There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a day of sabbath rest, a day of sacred assembly. You are not to do any work; wherever you live, it is a sabbath to the LORD.
4 “ ‘These are the LORD’s appointed festivals, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times:
5 The LORD’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month.
6 On the fifteenth day of that month the LORD’s Festival of Unleavened Bread begins; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast.
7 On the first day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Exodus 12:11
  • 2. S Exodus 12:6; Exodus 12:18-19; Numbers 28:16-17; Deuteronomy 16:1-8