And the descendants of the captivity kept the Passover t on the fourteenth day of the first month.
For the priests and the Levites had u purified themselves; all of them were ritually clean. And they v slaughtered the Passover lambs for all the descendants of the captivity, for their brethren the priests, and for themselves.
Then the children of Israel who had returned from the captivity ate together with all who had separated themselves from the w filth of the nations of the land in order to seek the LORD God of Israel.
And they kept the x Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days with joy; for the LORD made them joyful, and y turned the heart z of the king of Assyria toward them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.
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Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight.
2 Chronicles 29:34
But the priests were too few, so that they could not skin all the burnt offerings; therefore their brethren the Levites helped them until the work was ended and until the other priests had sanctified themselves, for the Levites were more diligent in sanctifying themselves than the priests.
2 Chronicles 30:15
Then they slaughtered the Passover lambs on the fourteenth day of the second month. The priests and the Levites were ashamed, and sanctified themselves, and brought the burnt offerings to the house of the LORD.
2 Chronicles 35:11
And they slaughtered the Passover offerings; and the priests sprinkled the blood with their hands, while the Levites skinned the animals.
Which You commanded by Your servants the prophets, saying, 'The land which you are entering to possess is an unclean land, with the uncleanness of the peoples of the lands, with their abominations which have filled it from one end to another with their impurity.
Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven from your houses. For whoever eats leavened bread 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.
Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days. And no leavened bread shall be seen among you, nor shall leaven be seen among you in all your quarters.
2 Chronicles 30:21
So the children 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 to the LORD, accompanied by loud instruments.
2 Chronicles 35:17
And the children of Israel who were present kept the Passover at that time, and the Feast of Unleavened Bread for seven days.
Blessed be the LORD God of our fathers, who has put such a thing as this in the king's heart, to beautify the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem.
The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.
2 Kings 23:29
In his days Pharaoh Necho king of Egypt went to the aid of the king of Assyria, to the River Euphrates; and King Josiah went against him. And Pharaoh Necho killed him at Megiddo when he confronted him.
2 Chronicles 33:11
Therefore the LORD brought upon them the captains of the army of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh with hooks, bound him with bronze fetters, and carried him off to Babylon.
Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and also put it in writing, saying.
Then King Darius issued a decree, and a search was made in the archives, where the treasures were stored in Babylon.