Ezra 6:19
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New International Version
On the fourteenth day of the first month, the exiles celebrated the Passover.

King James Bible
And the children of the captivity kept the passover upon the fourteenth day of the first month.

Darby Bible Translation
And the children of the captivity held the passover upon the fourteenth of the first month.

World English Bible
The children of the captivity kept the Passover on the fourteenth [day] of the first month.

Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of the captivity make the passover on the fourteenth of the first month,

Ezra 6:19 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And they set the priests - With this verse the Chaldee or Aramitic part of this chapter ends.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the children

Ezra 6:16 And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity...

kept

Exodus 12:6 And you shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month...

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 Chronicles 30:1-35:27 And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh...

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God the Joy-Bringer
'They kept the feast ... seven days with joy; for the Lord had made them joyful.'--EZRA vi. 22. Twenty years of hard work and many disappointments and dangers had at last, for the Israelites returning from the captivity, been crowned by the completion of the Temple. It was a poor affair as compared with the magnificent house that had stood upon Zion; and so some of them 'despised the day of small things.' They were ringed about by enemies; they were feeble in themselves; there was a great deal to
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The "Fraternity" of Pharisees
To realise the state of religious society at the time of our Lord, the fact that the Pharisees were a regular "order," and that there were many such "fraternities," in great measure the outcome of the original Pharisees, must always be kept in view. For the New Testament simply transports us among contemporary scenes and actors, taking the then existent state of things, so to speak, for granted. But the fact referred to explains many seemingly strange circumstances, and casts fresh light upon all.
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Ezra-Nehemiah
Some of the most complicated problems in Hebrew history as well as in the literary criticism of the Old Testament gather about the books of Ezra and Nehemiah. Apart from these books, all that we know of the origin and early history of Judaism is inferential. They are our only historical sources for that period; and if in them we have, as we seem to have, authentic memoirs, fragmentary though they be, written by the two men who, more than any other, gave permanent shape and direction to Judaism, then
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 12:6
Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the members of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight.

Ezra 1:11
In all, there were 5,400 articles of gold and of silver. Sheshbazzar brought all these along with the exiles when they came up from Babylon to Jerusalem.

Daniel 5:13
So Daniel was brought before the king, and the king said to him, "Are you Daniel, one of the exiles my father the king brought from Judah?

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