New American Standard Bible
'Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.
King James Bible
And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
Darby Bible Translation
And they shall take of the blood, and put it on the two door-posts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.
World English Bible
They shall take some of the blood, and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel, on the houses in which they shall eat it.
Young's Literal Translation
and they have taken of the blood, and have put on the two side-posts, and on the lintel over the houses in which they eat it.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The upper door post - Or lintel, Exodus 12:23. This direction was understood by the Hebrews to apply only to the first Passover: it was certainly not adopted in Palestine. The meaning of the sprinkling of blood is hardly open to question. It was a representation of the offering of the life, substituted for that of the firstborn in each house, as an expiatory and vicarious sacrifice.
LibraryA Question for Communicants
"What mean ye by this service?"--Exodus 12:26. IN A SPIRITUAL religion, everything must be understood. That which is not spiritual, but ritualistic, contents itself with the outward form. Under the Jewish dispensation, there was a very strong tendency in that direction; but it was kept to some extent in check. Under the Christian faith, this tendency must not be tolerated at all. We must know the meaning of what we do; otherwise we are not profited. We do not believe in the faith of the man who was …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 38: 1892
Of the Practice of Piety in Holy Feasting.
Opposition to Messiah in Vain
"You shall take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood which is in the basin, and apply some of the blood that is in the basin to the lintel and the two doorposts; and none of you shall go outside the door of his house until morning.
"For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you.
"You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates,
1 Kings 6:31
For the entrance of the inner sanctuary he made doors of olive wood, the lintel and five-sided doorposts.
The LORD said to him, "Go through the midst of the city, even through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations which are being committed in its midst."
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