Exodus 12:21
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English Standard Version
Then Moses called all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go and select lambs for yourselves according to your clans, and kill the Passover lamb.

King James Bible
Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.

American Standard Version
Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out, and take you lambs according to your families, and kill the passover.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Moses called all the ancients of the children of Israel, and said to them: Go take a lamb by your families, and sacrifice the Phase.

English Revised Version
Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out, and take you lambs according to your families, and kill the passover.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said to them, Draw out, and take you a lamb, according to your families, and kill the passover.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Judging from the words "I brought out" in Exodus 12:17, Moses did not receive instructions respecting the seven days' feast of Mazzoth till after the exodus from Egypt; but on account of its internal and substantial connection with the Passover, it is placed here in immediate association with the institution of the paschal meal. "Seven days shall he eat unleavened bread, only (אך) on the first day (i.e., not later than the first day) he shall cause to cease (i.e., put away) leaven out of your houses." The first day was the 15th of the month (cf. Leviticus 23:6; Numbers 28:17). On the other hand, when בּראשׁון is thus defined in Exodus 12:18, "on the 14th day of the month at even," this may be accounted for from the close connection between the feast of Mazzoth and the feast of Passover, inasmuch as unleavened bread was to be eaten with the paschal lamb, so that the leaven had to be cleared away before this meal. The significance of this feast was in the eating of the mazzoth, i.e., of pure unleavened bread (see Exodus 12:8). As bread, which is the principal means of preserving life, might easily be regarded as the symbol of life itself, so far as the latter is set forth in the means employed for its own maintenance and invigoration, so the mazzoth, or unleavened loaves, were symbolical of the new life, as cleansed from the leaven of a sinful nature. But if the eating of mazzoth was to shadow forth the new life into which Israel was transferred, any one who ate leavened bread at the feast would renounce this new life, and was therefore to be cut off from Israel, i.e., "from the congregation of Israel" (Exodus 12:19).

Exodus 12:21 Parallel Commentaries

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elders

Exodus 3:16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say to them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac...

Exodus 17:5 And the LORD said to Moses, Go on before the people, and take with you of the elders of Israel; and your rod...

Exodus 19:7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him.

Numbers 11:16 And the LORD said to Moses, Gather to me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people...

and take

Exodus 12:3 Speak you to all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb...

Numbers 9:2-5 Let the children of Israel also keep the passover at his appointed season...

Joshua 5:10 And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho...

2 Kings 23:21 And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover to the LORD your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant.

2 Chronicles 30:15-17 Then they killed the passover on the fourteenth day of the second month: and the priests and the Levites were ashamed...

2 Chronicles 35:5,6 And stand in the holy place according to the divisions of the families of the fathers of your brothers the people...

Ezra 6:20 For the priests and the Levites were purified together, all of them were pure...

Matthew 26:17-19 Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying to him...

Mark 14:12-16 And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said to him...

Luke 22:7 Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed.

1 Corinthians 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

lamb, or kid

Exodus 12:3 Speak you to all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb...

the passover. That is, the lamb which was called the paschal, or passover lamb; the animal sacrificed obtaining the name of the institution. Paul copies the expression in

1 Corinthians 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened...

Cross References
Hebrews 11:28
By faith he kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood, so that the Destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them.

Exodus 12:3
Tell all the congregation of Israel that on the tenth day of this month every man shall take a lamb according to their fathers' houses, a lamb for a household.

Exodus 12:11
In this manner you shall eat it: with your belt fastened, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. And you shall eat it in haste. It is the LORD's Passover.

Exodus 12:20
You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your dwelling places you shall eat unleavened bread."

Numbers 9:4
So Moses told the people of Israel that they should keep the Passover.

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