The Passover is commanded again.
Numbers 9:1 And the Lorde vnto Moses in þe wyldernesse of Synay, in the fyrste moneth of the seconde yere, after they were come out of the lande of Egypte, sayinge: Numbers 9:2 let the chyldren of Israel offre Passeouer in hys season: Numbers 9:3 euen the .xiiij. daye of thys moneth at euen let them kepe it in hys season, accordynge to all the ceremonyes of it, and accordynge to all the maners therof. Numbers 9:4 And Moses spake vnto the chyldren of Israel, that they shulde offer Passeouer, Numbers 9:5 and they offered Passeouer the .xiiij. daye of the fyrst moneth at euen in þe wyldernesse of Synai: accordynge to all that the Lorde commaunded Moses, euen so dyd the chyldren of Israel.
A second Passover allowed for them that were unclean or absent.
Numbers 9:6 And certayne men were defyled vpon the soule of a man, that they myght not offer Passeouer the same daye. And they came before Moses and Aaron the same daye. Numbers 9:7 And þe men sayde vnto hym: We are defyled vpon þe soule of a man: wherfore are we kepte backe, that we maye not offer an offerynge vnto the Lorde in the due season, amonge þe chyldren of Israel? Numbers 9:8 And Moses sayde vnto them: Stond styll, & I wyll heare what the Lorde will commaunde concernynge you.
Numbers 9:9 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses sayinge: Numbers 9:10 speake vnto þe chyldren of Israell and saye: If any man amonge you or youre chyldren after you be vncleane by the reason of a coarse, or is in the waye farre from you, and will offer Passeouer vnto the Lorde: Numbers 9:11 the .xiiij. daye of the seconde moneth at euen let them offre it, and eate it with swete breed and sowre herbes: Numbers 9:12 let them leaue none of it vnto the mornynge nor breake any bone of it: But accordynge to all the ordinaunce of the Passeouer let them offer it. Numbers 9:13 But the man that is cleane and is not in a iourney, & yet was negligent to offer Passeouer: the same soule shall peryshe from hys people, because he brought not the offerynge of the Lord in hys due season: that man shall bere hys synne. Numbers 9:14 And yf a straunger dwell amonge you, and wyll offer Passeouer vnto the Lorde, accordynge to the ordinaunce of Passeouer and maner therof, he shall offre it thus: Ye shall haue one lawe both for þe straunger, and for hym that was borne at home in the lande.
The cloud guideth the removings and encampings of the Israelites.
Numbers 9:15 And the same daye that the Tabernacle was reared vp, a cloude couered the habitacyon, whych was as a tabernacle of the wytnesse: and at euen there was vpon the habitacyon, as it were the similitude of fyre vntyll the mornynge. Numbers 9:16 So it was alwaye, the cloude couered it by daye, and the similitude of fyre by nyghte. Numbers 9:17 And when the cloude was taken vp from of the tabernacle, then the chyldren of Israel iourneyed: and where the cloude abode there the chyldren of Israel pitched theyr tentes. Numbers 9:18 At the mouthe of the Lorde the chyldren of Israell iourneyed, and at the mouth of the Lorde they pytched. And as longe as the cloude abode vpon the habitacyon they laye styll: Numbers 9:19 and when the cloude taryed styll vpon the habitacyon longe tyme, the chyldren of Israell kepte the watche of the Lorde, and iourneyed not. Numbers 9:20 And it chaunced þt whan the clowde abode a few dayes vpon the habitacyon, they abode in their tentes, according to the commaundement of the Lorde: and they iorneyed also at the commaundment of the Lorde. Numbers 9:21 And it happened that whan the cloude abode vpon the habitacion from euen vnto the mornyng, and was taken vp in that morning, then they iorneyed. Whether it was by daye or by night that the cloude was taken vp, they iorneyed. Numbers 9:22 Or yf the cloud taryed two dayes or a moneth, or a longe ceason vpon the habitacyon, and remayned theron, the chyldren of Israel abode styll, and iorneyed not. And assone as the cloude was taken vp, they iorneyed. Numbers 9:23 At the mouth of the Lorde, they rested in the tentes, and at the commaundment of the Lord, they iorneyed, keping þe watche of the Lord, at the commaundement of the Lorde by the hande of Moses.