n On the fourteenth day of the first month, the returned exiles kept the Passover.
o For the priests and the Levites had purified themselves together; all of them were clean. p So they slaughtered the Passover lamb for all the returned exiles, for their fellow priests, and for themselves.
It was eaten by the people of Israel who had returned from exile, and q also by every one who had joined them and separated himself r from the uncleanness of the peoples of the land to worship the Lord, the God of Israel.
And they kept the Feast of Unleavened Bread s seven days with joy, for the Lord had made them joyful t and had turned the heart of u the king of Assyria to them, so that he aided them in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
And you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month, when the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill their lambs at twilight.
2 Chronicles 30:15
And they slaughtered the Passover lamb on the fourteenth day of the second month. And the priests and the Levites were ashamed, so that they consecrated themselves and brought burnt offerings into the house of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 35:11
And they slaughtered the Passover lamb, and the priests threw the blood that they received from them while the Levites flayed the sacrifices.
And the Israelites separated themselves from all foreigners and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.
The rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, the temple servants, and all who have separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the Law of God, their wives, their sons, their daughters, all who have knowledge and understanding.
After these things had been done, the officials approached me and said, "The people of Israel and the priests and the Levites have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands with their abominations, from the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.
Which you commanded by your servants the prophets, saying, 'The land that you are entering, to take possession of it, is a land impure with the impurity of the peoples of the lands, with their abominations that have filled it from end to end with their uncleanness.
Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven out of your houses, for if anyone eats what is leavened, from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel.
Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a feast to the Lord.
2 Chronicles 30:21
And the people of Israel who were present at Jerusalem kept the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days with great gladness, and the Levites and the priests praised the Lord day by day, singing with all their might to the Lord.
2 Chronicles 35:17
And the people of Israel who were present kept the Passover at that time, and the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days.
Blessed be the Lord, the God of our fathers, who put such a thing as this into the heart of the king, to beautify the house of the Lord that is in Jerusalem.
The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord ; he turns it wherever he will.
While this was taking place, I was not in Jerusalem, for in the thirty-second year of Artaxerxes king of Babylon I went to the king. And after some time I asked leave of the king