New Living Translation
It was now almost time for the Jewish Passover celebration, and many people from all over the country arrived in Jerusalem several days early so they could go through the purification ceremony before Passover began.
King James Bible
And the Jews' passover was nigh at hand: and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the passover, to purify themselves.
Darby Bible Translation
But the passover of the Jews was near, and many went up to Jerusalem out of the country before the passover, that they might purify themselves.
World English Bible
Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand. Many went up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves.
Young's Literal Translation
And the passover of the Jews was nigh, and many went up to Jerusalem out of the country before the passover, that they might purify themselves;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:55 Many went up to purify themselves - That they might remove all hinderances to their eating the passover.
LibraryThe Open Grave at Bethany
'Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met Him. The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there. Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying unto Him, Lord, if Thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came …
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"Give the following instructions to the people of Israel: If any of the people now or in future generations are ceremonially unclean at Passover time because of touching a dead body, or if they are on a journey and cannot be present at the ceremony, they may still celebrate the LORD's Passover.
2 Chronicles 30:17
Since many of the people had not purified themselves, the Levites had to slaughter their Passover lamb for them, to set them apart for the LORD.
When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples,
"As you know, Passover begins in two days, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified."
It was now two days before Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread. The leading priests and the teachers of religious law were still looking for an opportunity to capture Jesus secretly and kill him.
The Festival of Unleavened Bread, which is also called Passover, was approaching.
It was nearly time for the Jewish Passover celebration, so Jesus went to Jerusalem.
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