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

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Numbers 9:11 Translation & Meaning

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The fourteenth בְּאַרְבָּעָ֨ה Four fourteenth
day י֛וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
of the second הַשֵּׁנִ֜י Properly, double, i.e., second; also adverbially, again second
month בַּחֹ֨דֶשׁ The new moon; by implication, a month month
at בֵּ֥ין Between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjunction, either...or at
even הָֽעַרְבַּ֖יִם Dusk even
they shall keep יַֽעֲשׂ֣וּ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application keep
it, eat יֹֽאכְלֻֽהוּ׃ To eat (literally or figuratively) eat
and (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
it with עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications it with
unleavened bread מַצּ֥וֹת Properly, sweetness; concretely, sweet (i.e., not soured or bittered with yeast); specifically, an unfermented cake or loaf, or (elliptically) the festival of Passover (because no leaven was then used) unleavened bread
and bitter וּמְרֹרִ֖ים A bitter herb bitter
herbs. (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)

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  • 9  And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.


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