1 And יהוה spake unto Moses (Mosheh) in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt (Mitsrayim), saying:
2 “Let the children of Yisrael also keep the Passover (Pesach) at its appointed season.
3 In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, you shall keep it in his appointed season. According to all the rites of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof, shall you keep it.”
4 And Moses (Mosheh) spake unto the children of Yisrael, that they should keep the Passover (Pesach).
5 And they kept the Passover (Pesach) on the fourteenth day of the first month at even in the wilderness of Sinai; according to all that יהוה commanded Moses (Mosheh), so did the children of Yisrael.
6 And there were certain men, who were defiled by the dead body of a man, that they could not keep the Passover (Pesach) on that day; and they came before Moses (Mosheh) and before Aaron (Aharon) on that day.
7 And those men said unto him, “We are defiled by the dead body of a man. Wherefore are we kept back, that we may not offer an offering of יהוה in his appointed season among the children of Yisrael?”
8 And Moses (Mosheh) said unto them, “Stand still, and I will hear what יהוה will command concerning you.”
9 And יהוה spake unto Moses (Mosheh), saying,
10 “Speak unto the children of Yisrael, saying: ‘If any man of you or of your posterity shall be unclean by reason of a dead body, or be in a journey afar off, yet he shall keep the Passover (Pesach) unto יהוה.
11 The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
12 They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it; according to all the ordinances of the Passover (Pesach) they shall keep it.
13 But the man that is clean, and is not in a journey, and forbeareth to keep the Passover (Pesach), even the same soul shall be cut off from among his people, because he brought not the offering of יהוה in his appointed season, that man shall bear his sin.
14 And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the Passover (Pesach) unto יהוה; according to the ordinance of the Passover (Pesach), and according to the manner thereof, so shall he do; you shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him that was born in the land.’”
15 And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the Testimony; and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it was the appearance of fire, until the morning.
16 So it was always; the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.
17 And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, then after that the children of Yisrael journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Yisrael pitched their tents.
18 At the commandment of יהוה the children of Yisrael journeyed, and at the commandment of יהוה they pitched; as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their tents.
19 And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Yisrael kept the charge of יהוה, and journeyed not.
20 And so it was, when the cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle; according to the commandment of יהוה they abode in their tents, and according to the commandment of יהוה they journeyed.
21 And so it was, when the cloud abode from even unto the morning, and that the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they journeyed: whether it was by day or by night that the cloud was taken up, they journeyed.
22 Or whether it was two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the children of Yisrael abode in their tents, and journeyed not; but when it was taken up, they journeyed.
23 At the commandment of יהוה they rested in the tents, and at the commandment of יהוה they journeyed: they kept the charge of יהוה, at the commandment of יהוה by the hand of Moses (Mosheh).