New International Version
They must not leave any of it till morning or break any of its bones. When they celebrate the Passover, they must follow all the regulations.
King James Bible
They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall keep it.
Darby Bible Translation
They shall leave none of it until the morning, nor break a bone thereof: according to every ordinance of the passover shall they hold it.
World English Bible
They shall leave none of it until the morning, nor break a bone of it. According to all the statute of the Passover they shall keep it.
Young's Literal Translation
they do not leave of till morning; and a bone they do not break in it: according to all the statute of the passover they prepare it.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
We are defiled by the dead body of a man - It is probable that the defilement mentioned here was occasioned by assisting at the burial of some person - a work both of necessity and mercy. This circumstance however gave rise to the ordinance delivered in Numbers 9:10-14, so that on particular occasions the passover might be twice celebrated:
1. At its regular time, the 14th of the first month;
2. An extra time, the 14th of the second month.
But the man who had no legal hinderance, and did not celebrate it on one or other of these times, was to be cut off from the people of God; and the reason given for this cutting off is, that he brought not the offering of God in his appointed season - therefore that man shall bear his sin, Numbers 9:13.
We have already seen, from the authority of St. Paul, that Christ, our Passover, is sacrificed for us; and that it was his sacrifice that was pointed out by the paschal lamb: on this, therefore, we may observe, that those who do not sooner or later eat the true Passover, and get the salvation procured by the sprinkling of his blood, shall be cut off from among those that shall enter into the rest prepared for the people of God; and for the same reason too; they bring not the offering of God in its appointed season, and therefore they shall bear their sin.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
break any bone. In the East, Belon says, he 'met with shepherds who were roasting sheep whole, which they sold to travellers stuck upon sticks of willow tree. The entrails were taken out, and the body again sewed up.'
LibraryThe Guiding Pillar
'So it was alway: the cloud covered [the tabernacle] by day, and the appearance of fire by night.'--Num. ix. 16. The children of Israel in the wilderness, surrounded by miracle, had nothing which we do not possess. They had some things in an inferior form; their sustenance came by manna, ours comes by God's blessing on our daily work, which is better. Their guidance came by this supernatural pillar; ours comes by the reality of which that pillar was nothing but a picture. And so, instead of fancying …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: "Not one of his bones will be broken,"
That same night they are to eat the meat roasted over the fire, along with bitter herbs, and bread made without yeast.
Do not leave any of it till morning; if some is left till morning, you must burn it.
"It must be eaten inside the house; take none of the meat outside the house. Do not break any of the bones.
So the cloud of the LORD was over the tabernacle by day, and fire was in the cloud by night, in the sight of all the Israelites during all their travels.
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