THE FOURTH BOOK OF
N U M B E R S
Numbers 9 ©
The account of the Passover, kept in the wilderness, v. 1, etc. And of those who could not keep the Passover on the ordinary day, by reason of their uncleanness, 6. A law ordaining what they were to do, who were gone on long journeys, declaring the time when, and the manner how, 9. Punishment to those who, having no hindrance, shall neglect it on the set time, 13. A command for the strangers, being proselytes, that they were to observe likewise, 14. The manner how God manifested His presence to the Israelites, 15. Likewise how they knew when they were to journey and where they were to camp, 17.
AND the LORD 1spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, 2in the first month of the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying,
Let the children of Israel also keep the 3passovera at his 4appointed season.
In the fourteenth day of this month, 5at even, ye shall keep it in his appointed season: according to all the rites of it, and according to all the 6ceremonies thereof, shall ye keep it.
And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, that they should keep the passover.
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.
¶And there were certain 7men, who were 8defiled by 9the dead body of a man, that they 10could not keep the passover 11on that day: and they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day:
And those men said unto him, We are defiled by the dead body of a man: wherefore are we 12kept back, that we may not offer 13an offering of the LORD in his appointed season among the children of Israel?
And Moses said unto them, Stand still, and I will hear what the LORD will command concerning you.
¶And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
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.
The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it, and 14eat it with unleavened bread and 15bitter herbs.
They shall leave none of itb unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall keep it.
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 16from among his people: because he brought not the offering of the LORD in his appointed season, 17that man shall bear his sin.
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 18the manner thereof, so shall he do: yec shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him that was born in the land.
¶And ond the day that the tabernacle was reared up the 19cloud covered 20the tabernacle, namely, the tent 21of the testimony: and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until the morning.
So it was alway: the cloud 22covered 23it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.
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.
At the 24commandment of the LORD the children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of the LORD they pitched: ase long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their tents.
And when the cloud 25tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel 26kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not.
And so it was, when the cloud was a 27few 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.
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.
Or whether it were two days, or a month, or 28a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, thef children of Israel abode in their tents, and journeyed not: but when it was taken up, they journeyed.
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 29the hand of Moses.