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Numbers 9

Geneva Study BibleGeneva Study Bible

Verse 3

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

(a) Even in all points as the Lord has instituted it.

Verse 6

9:6 And there were certain men, who were defiled {b} 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:

(b) By touching a corpse, or being at the burial.

Verse 7

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 {c} offer an offering of the LORD in his appointed season among the children of Israel?

(c) Or, celebrate the Passover the fourteenth day of the first month.

Verse 10

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 {d} he shall keep the passover unto the LORD.

(d) And cannot come where the tabernacle is, when others keep it.

Verse 11

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

(e) So that the unclean and those who are not at home, have a month longer granted to them.

Verse 13

9:13 But the man that [is] clean, and is not in a {f} 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.

(f) When the Passover is celebrated.

Verse 15

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 {g} appearance of fire, until the morning.

(g) Like a pillar, read Exodus 13:21-22.

Verse 18

9:18 At the commandment of the {h} 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.

(h) Who taught them what to do by the cloud.

Verse 19

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

(i) They waited when the Lord would signify either their departure, or their abode by the cloud.

Verse 23

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 {k} hand of Moses.

(k) Under the charge and government of Moses.

Bibliographical Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Numbers 9". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gsb/numbers-9.html. 1599-1645.
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