Exodus 12:43

43 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "This is the ordinance of 1the Passover: no * 2foreigner * is to eat of it;

Exodus 12:43 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 12:43

And the Lord said unto Moses and Aaron
At the same time he acquainted them with the above things: this is the ordinance of the passover;
as before delivered, and these the laws and rules, according to which it is to be observed, as now related, both with respect to the lamb, and to the unleavened bread; and the following is an account of the persons that were to partake of it: there shall no stranger eat thereof,
one that is of another country, an entire Heathen, and unacquainted with, and does not profess the Jewish religion, which was the religion of God.

Exodus 12:43 In-Context

41 And at the end of four hundred and thirty years, to the very day, all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.
42 It is a night to be observed for the LORD for having brought them out from the land of Egypt; this night is for the LORD , to be observed by all the sons of Israel throughout their generations.
43 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "This is the ordinance of the Passover: no foreigner is to eat of it;
44 but every man's slave purchased with money, after you have circumcised him, then he may eat of it.
45 "A sojourner or a hired servant shall not eat of it.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Exodus 12:11; Numbers 9:14
  • 2. Exodus 12:48

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Lit "son of a stranger"
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