Leviticus 23:5

5 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, at twilight, there shall be a passover offering to the Lord,

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 Six days shall work be done; but the seventh day is a sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation; you shall do no work: it is a sabbath to the Lord throughout your settlements.
4 These are the appointed festivals of the Lord, the holy convocations, which you shall celebrate at the time appointed for them
5 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, at twilight, there shall be a passover offering to the Lord,
6 and on the fifteenth day of the same month is the festival of unleavened bread to the Lord; seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.
7 On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not work at your occupations.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Heb [between the two evenings]