The Passover - Numbers 9

And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness  of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they  were come out of the land of Egypt, saying, Numbers 9:1 

Numbers 9:2 Let the  children of Israel also keep the passover at his appointed  season. 

Numbers 9:3 In the fourteenth day of this month, at even,  ye shall keep it in his appointed season: according to all the  rites of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof, shall  ye keep it. 

Numbers 9:4 And Moses spake unto the children of  Israel, that they should keep the passover. 

Numbers 9:5 And they  kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at  even in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that the  LORD commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel.  

Numbers 9:6 And there were certain men, who were defiled by  the dead body of a man, that they could not keep the  passover on that day: and they came before Moses and  before Aaron on that day: 

Numbers 9:7 And those men said unto  him, We are defiled by the dead body of a man: wherefore  are we kept back, that we may not offer an offering of the  LORD in his appointed season among the children of  Israel? 

Numbers 9:8 And Moses said unto them, Stand still, and I  will hear what the LORD will command concerning you.  

Numbers 9:9 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 

Numbers 9:10  Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If any man of you  or of your posterity shall be unclean by reason of a dead  body, or be in a journey afar off, yet he shall keep the  passover unto the LORD. 

Numbers 9:11 The fourteenth day of the  second month at even they shall keep it, and eat it with  unleavened bread and bitter herbs. 

Numbers 9:12 They shall leave  none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it:  according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall  keep it. 

Numbers 9:13 But the man that is clean, and is not in a  journey, and forbeareth to keep the passover, even the same  soul shall be cut off from among his people: because he  brought not the offering of the LORD in his appointed  season, that man shall bear his sin. 

Numbers 9:14 And if a stranger  shall sojourn among you, and will keep the passover unto  the LORD; according to the ordinance of the passover, and  according to the manner thereof, so shall he do: ye shall  have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him that  was born in the land.  

Numbers 9:15 And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up  the cloud covered the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the  testimony: and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it  were the appearance of fire, until the morning. 

Numbers 9:16 So it  was alway: the cloud covered it by day, and the  appearance of fire by night. 

Numbers 9:17 And when the cloud was  taken up from the tabernacle, then after that the children of  Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode,  there the children of Israel pitched their tents. 

Numbers 9:18 At the  commandment of the LORD the children of Israel  journeyed, and at the commandment of the LORD they  pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they  rested in their tents. 

Numbers 9:19 And when the cloud tarried long  upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel  kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not. 

Numbers 9:20  And so it was, when the cloud was a few days upon the  tabernacle; according to the commandment of the LORD  they abode in their tents, and according to the  commandment of the LORD they journeyed. 

Numbers 9:21 And  so it was, when the cloud abode from even unto the  morning, and that the cloud was taken up in the morning,  then they journeyed: whether it was by day or by night  that the cloud was taken up, they journeyed. 

Numbers 9:22 Or  whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the  cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the  children of Israel abode in their tents, and journeyed not:  but when it was taken up, they journeyed. 

Numbers 9:23 At the  commandment of the LORD they rested in the tents, and at  the commandment of the LORD they journeyed: they kept  the charge of the LORD, at the commandment of the LORD  by the hand of Moses.   

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