9:1 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,
9:2 Let the children of Israel also keep the passover at
his appointed season.
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
9:4 And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, that they
should keep the passover.
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
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
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?
9:8 And Moses said unto them, Stand still, and I will hear
what the LORD will command concerning you.
9:9 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
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.
9:11 The fourteenth day of the second month at even they
shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter
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.
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.
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.
The Cloud Above the
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.
9:16 So it was alway: the cloud covered it by day, and the
appearance of fire by night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.