1 Now the LORD spoke to Moses in the Wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying: 2 "Let the children of Israel keep a the Passover at its appointed b time. 3 "On the fourteenth day of this month, 1 at twilight, you shall 2 keep it at its appointed time. According to all its 3 rites and ceremonies you shall keep it." 4 So Moses told the children of Israel that they should keep the Passover. 5 And c they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month, at twilight, in the Wilderness of Sinai; according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did. 6 Now there were certain men who were d defiled by a human corpse, so that they could not keep the Passover on that day; e and they came before Moses and Aaron that day. 7 And those men said to him, "We became defiled by a human corpse. Why are we kept from presenting the offering of the LORD at its appointed time among the children of Israel?" 8 And Moses said to them, "Stand still, that f I may hear what the LORD will command concerning you."
9 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 10 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'If anyone of you or your 4 posterity is unclean because of a corpse, or is far away on a journey, he may still keep the LORD's Passover. 11 'On g the fourteenth day of the second month, at twilight, they may keep it. They shall h eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. 12 i 'They shall leave none of it until morning, j nor break one of its bones. k According to all the 5 ordinances of the Passover they shall keep it. 13 'But the man who is clean and is not on a journey, and ceases to keep the Passover, that same person l shall be cut off from among his people, because he m did not bring the offering of the LORD at its appointed time; that man shall n bear his sin. 14 'And if a stranger 6 dwells among you, and would keep the LORD's Passover, he must do so according to the rite of the Passover and according to its ceremony; o you shall have one 7 ordinance, both for the stranger and the native of the land.' "New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.