New International Version
The Jewish Passover Festival was near.
King James Bible
And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.
Darby Bible Translation
but the passover, the feast of the Jews, was near.
World English Bible
Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand.
Young's Literal Translation
and the passover was nigh, the feast of the Jews.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And the passover - was nigh - This happened about ten or twelve days before the third passover which Christ celebrated after his baptism. Calmet. For a particular account of our Lord's four passovers see the note on John 2:13.
For thirty days before the Passover there were great preparations made by the Jews, but especially in the last nineteen days, in order to celebrate the feast with due solemnity. Lightfoot supposes that what is here related happened within the last fifteen days. See Calmet's opinion above.
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It is I; be not afraid.--JOHN 6:20. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.--I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. Woe is me! for I am undone; . . . mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims …
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Observe the month of Aviv and celebrate the Passover of the LORD your God, because in the month of Aviv he brought you out of Egypt by night.
When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
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