Numbers 9:1-5

The Passover

1 The LORD spoke to Moses in the Desert of Sinai in the first month of the second year after they came out of Egypt. He said,
2 “Have the Israelites celebrate the Passover at the appointed time.
3 Celebrate it at the appointed time, at twilight on the fourteenth day of this month, in accordance with all its rules and regulations.”
4 So Moses told the Israelites to celebrate the Passover,
5 and they did so in the Desert of Sinai at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. The Israelites did everything just as the LORD commanded Moses.

Numbers 9:1-5 Meaning and Commentary


In this chapter the command for keeping the passover is repeated, and it was accordingly kept, Nu 9:1-5; but some persons being defiled and disqualified for observing it, Moses inquires of the Lord, on their solicitation, what should be done in such a case, Nu 9:6-8; when it was ordered to be kept by such, and those on journeys, on the fourteenth day of the second month, but not by others, who were to observe it according to its first appointment, Nu 9:9-14; and an account is given of the appearance of the cloud by day, and fire by night, upon the tabernacle, which directed the children of Israel when to journey, and when to pitch their tents, Nu 9:15-23.

Cross References 10

  • 1. S Exodus 40:2
  • 2. Numbers 1:1
  • 3. S Exodus 12:11
  • 4. ver 7
  • 5. S Exodus 12:6,42
  • 6. Ex 12:2-11,43-49; Leviticus 23:5-8; Deuteronomy 16:1-8
  • 7. ver 2; S Exodus 12:11
  • 8. ver 1
  • 9. S Exodus 12:6; Exodus 12:1-13; Joshua 5:10
  • 10. ver 3
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