Numbers 9:8

8 Moses answered, “Wait here until I have received instructions for you from the LORD .”

Numbers 9:8 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 9:8

And Moses said unto them, stand still
Where they were; Aben Ezra says, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation:

and I will hear what the Lord will command concerning you;
as it was a singular case, of which there had been no instance before, Moses would not determine anything about it himself, but would inquire of the Lord his mind and will concerning it; and for that purpose, very probably, went into the most holy place, where the Lord had promised to meet him and commune with him, from off the mercy seat, about any matter of difficulty he should inquire about, ( Exodus 25:22 ) .

Numbers 9:8 In-Context

6 But some of the men had been ceremonially defiled by touching a dead body, so they could not celebrate the Passover that day. They came to Moses and Aaron that day
7 and said, “We have become ceremonially unclean by touching a dead body. But why should we be prevented from presenting the LORD ’s offering at the proper time with the rest of the Israelites?”
8 Moses answered, “Wait here until I have received instructions for you from the LORD .”
9 This was the LORD ’s reply to Moses.
10 “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel: If any of the people now or in future generations are ceremonially unclean at Passover time because of touching a dead body, or if they are on a journey and cannot be present at the ceremony, they may still celebrate the LORD ’s Passover.
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