Numbers 9

CHAPTER 9

Observing the Passover

And the  lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the [2year 1second] of their coming forth from out of the land of Egypt, in the [2month 1first], saying, Speak! And let [4prepare 1the 2sons 3of Israel] the passover according to its season! On the fourteenth day of the [2month 1first] towards evening you shall observe it; according to its time, according to its law, and according to the interpretation given for it you shall observe it. And Moses spoke to the sons of Israel, to observe the passover, commencing on the fourteenth day of the month in the wilderness of Sinai. As the  lord gave orders to Moses, thus [4did 1the 2sons 3of Israel]. And [2came 1men], the ones who were unclean by reason of touching a dead soul of a man, and they were not able to observe the passover in that day. And they came forward before Moses and Aaron on that day. And [2said 1those men] to them, We are unclean by reason of the dead soul of a man. Are we then lacking so as to bring the gift to the  lord according to its time in the midst of the sons of Israel? And [2said 3to 4them 1Moses], Stand there and I will hear what the  lord gives charge concerning you. And the  lord spoke to Moses, saying, 10 Speak to the sons of Israel! saying, A man, a man who ever becomes unclean by reason of a dead soul of a man, or on a journey far from you, even among your generations, he shall observe the passover to the  lord. 11 In the [2month 1second], on the fourteenth day towards evening, they shall prepare it; upon unleavened breads and bitter herbs they shall eat it. 12 They shall not leave behind any of it into the morning, and [3a bone 1they shall not 2break] of it. According to the law of the passover they shall observe it. 13 And the man who ever might be clean, and [2on 3a journey 4far away 1is not], and should lack to observe the passovers, [2shall be utterly destroyed 1that soul] from its people, because the gift to the  lord he did not offer according to its time; [3his sin 2shall take 1that man]. 14 But if [2should come forward 3to 4you 1a foreigner] in your land, and would observe the passover to the  lord, then according to the law of the passover, and according to its arrangement, thus he shall observe it. [3law 2one 1There will be] to you, both to the foreigner, and to the native born of the land.

The Cloud and the Fire

15 And in the day which [3was set up 1the 2tent] [3covered 1the 2cloud] the tent -- the house of the testimony. And in the evening there was upon the tent as a form of fire until morning. 16 So it was always. The cloud covered it by day, and the form of fire by the night. 17 And when [3ascended 1the 2cloud] from the tent, then after this [4departed 1the 2sons 3of Israel]. And in the place where ever [3stopped 1the 2cloud], there [4camped 1the 2sons 3of Israel]. 18 By order of the  lord [4shall camp 1the 2sons 3of Israel], and by order of the  lord they shall depart. All the days in which [3shadowed 1the 2cloud] over the tent, [4shall camp 1the 2sons 3of Israel]. 19 And whenever [3should be dragged 1the 2cloud] upon the tent [2days 1for many], that [4shall guard 1the 2sons 3of Israel] the watch of the  lord, and in no way shall they lift away. 20 And it shall be whenever [3should become 1the 2cloud 5of days 4a number] upon the tent; by the voice of the  lord they shall camp, and by order of the  lord they shall depart. 21 And it shall be whenever [3should be present 1the 2cloud] from evening until morning, and [3should ascend 1the 2cloud] in the morning, then they shall depart by day or night, 22 or [2a month 3of days 1when being more than] of the cloud shadowing upon it, [4shall camp 1the 2sons 3of Israel], and in no way shall they depart. 23 For by order of the  lord they shall depart. [2the 3watch 4of the  lord 1They guarded] by order of the  lord by the hand of Moses.
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