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Numbers 9

Overview

Numbers 9:1, The passover is again commanded; Numbers 9:6, A second passover for the unclean or absent; Numbers 9:15, The cloud directs the removals and encampments of the Israelites.

Verse 1

am 2514, bc 1490, An, Ex, Is, 2, Abib

in the first month: The first fourteen verses of this chapter evidently refer to a time previous to the commencement of this book; but as there is no evidence of a transposition, it is better to conclude with Houbigant, that "it is enough to know, that these books contain an account of things transacted in the days of Moses, though not in their regular or chronological order." Numbers 1:1, Exodus 40:2

Reciprocal: Exodus 40:17 - the first month Numbers 7:66 - On the tenth day Numbers 7:73 - General Numbers 10:11 - on Numbers 10:12 - out of the Joshua 5:10 - kept the passover

Verse 2

keep: Exodus 12:1-20

his appointed: Numbers 28:16, Exodus 12:6, Exodus 12:14, Leviticus 23:5, Deuteronomy 16:1, Deuteronomy 16:2, Joshua 5:10, 2 Chronicles 35:1, Ezra 6:19, Mark 14:12, Luke 22:7, 1 Corinthians 5:7, 1 Corinthians 5:8

Reciprocal: Exodus 12:21 - and take Exodus 23:15 - the feast Numbers 9:7 - we may not offer Numbers 9:13 - because Numbers 28:2 - General 2 Kings 23:21 - as it is written Ezekiel 45:21 - ye shall

Verse 3

Exodus 12:7-11

the fourteenth: 2 Chronicles 30:2, 2 Chronicles 30:15

at even: Heb. between the two evenings, Exodus 12:6, *marg. Hebrews 9:26

according to all the rites: Numbers 9:11, Numbers 9:12

Reciprocal: Numbers 9:13 - because Numbers 28:2 - General Numbers 28:4 - at even Numbers 28:16 - General Deuteronomy 16:6 - at even 2 Chronicles 35:1 - the fourteenth

Verse 5

they kept: Joshua 5:10

according: Numbers 8:20, Numbers 29:40, Genesis 6:22, Genesis 7:5, Exodus 39:32, Exodus 39:42, Deuteronomy 1:3, Deuteronomy 4:5, Matthew 28:20, John 15:14, Acts 26:19, Hebrews 3:5, Hebrews 11:8

Reciprocal: Numbers 10:11 - on Numbers 10:12 - out of the

Verse 6

defiled: Numbers 5:2, Numbers 6:6, Numbers 6:7, Numbers 19:11, Numbers 19:16, Numbers 19:18, Leviticus 21:11, John 18:28

they came: Numbers 15:33, Numbers 27:2, Numbers 27:5, Exodus 18:15, Exodus 18:19, Exodus 18:26, Leviticus 24:11

Reciprocal: Numbers 9:10 - be unclean 2 Chronicles 30:19 - though he be not Ezra 6:21 - all such Haggai 2:13 - General John 11:55 - to purify

Verse 7

we may not offer: Numbers 9:2, Exodus 12:27, Deuteronomy 16:2, 2 Chronicles 30:17-19, 1 Corinthians 5:7, 1 Corinthians 5:8

Reciprocal: Numbers 9:10 - be unclean Numbers 9:13 - because Numbers 28:2 - General Ezra 6:21 - all such

Verse 8

Stand: Exodus 14:13, 2 Chronicles 20:17

I will: Numbers 27:5, Psalms 25:14, Psalms 85:8, Proverbs 3:5, Proverbs 3:6, Ezekiel 2:7, Ezekiel 3:17, John 7:17, John 17:8, Acts 20:27, 1 Corinthians 4:4, 1 Corinthians 11:23, Hebrews 3:5, Hebrews 3:6

Verse 10

be unclean: Numbers 9:6, Numbers 9:7, Romans 15:8-19, Romans 16:25, Romans 16:26, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, Ephesians 2:1, Ephesians 2:2, Ephesians 2:12, Ephesians 2:13, Ephesians 3:6-9

yet he shall keep: Matthew 5:24, 1 Corinthians 11:28

Reciprocal: Numbers 19:11 - toucheth the dead 2 Chronicles 30:2 - in the second month 2 Chronicles 30:18 - had not cleansed Ezra 6:21 - all such 1 Corinthians 11:27 - whosoever

Verse 11

fourteenth: Numbers 9:3, Exodus 12:2-14, Exodus 12:43-49, 2 Chronicles 30:2-15, John 19:36

and eat it: Exodus 12:8

Reciprocal: Numbers 10:11 - on Deuteronomy 16:3 - eat no Deuteronomy 16:6 - at even

Verse 12

shall leave: Exodus 12:10

break any bone: In the East, Belon says, he "met with shepherds who were roasting sheep whole, which they sold to travellers stuck upon sticks of willow tree. The entrails were taken out, and the body again sewed up." Exodus 12:46, John 19:36

according: Numbers 9:3, Exodus 12:43

Reciprocal: Exodus 34:25 - be left Hebrews 9:1 - had

Verse 13

forbeareth: Numbers 15:30, Numbers 15:31, Numbers 19:13, Genesis 17:14, Exodus 12:15, Leviticus 17:4, Leviticus 17:10, Leviticus 17:14-16, Hebrews 2:3, Hebrews 6:6, Hebrews 10:26-29, Hebrews 12:25

because: Numbers 9:2, Numbers 9:3, Numbers 9:7

bear his sin: Numbers 5:31, Leviticus 20:20, Leviticus 22:9, Ezekiel 23:49, Hebrews 9:28

Reciprocal: Exodus 12:19 - even that Exodus 12:47 - All the Exodus 28:43 - bear not iniquity Exodus 30:33 - cut off Leviticus 5:1 - bear Leviticus 24:15 - bear his sin Numbers 19:9 - clean Numbers 28:2 - General 1 Corinthians 11:27 - whosoever

Verse 14

Exodus 12:48, Exodus 12:49, Leviticus 19:10, Leviticus 22:25, Leviticus 24:22, Leviticus 25:15, Deuteronomy 29:11, Deuteronomy 31:12, Isaiah 56:3-7, Ephesians 2:19-22

Reciprocal: Exodus 12:43 - There shall Numbers 15:15 - One Numbers 15:29 - one law Numbers 29:6 - according

Verse 15

on the day: Exodus 40:2, Exodus 40:18

the cloud: Numbers 14:14, Exodus 14:19, Exodus 14:20, Exodus 14:24, Exodus 33:9, Exodus 33:10, Exodus 40:34, Nehemiah 9:12, Nehemiah 9:19, Psalms 78:14, Psalms 105:39, Isaiah 4:5, Ezekiel 10:3, Ezekiel 10:4, 1 Corinthians 10:1

at even: Exodus 13:21, Exodus 40:38

Reciprocal: Exodus 26:36 - the tent Exodus 38:21 - tabernacle of testimony Deuteronomy 1:33 - in fire 1 Kings 8:9 - when Acts 7:36 - and in the wilderness Acts 7:44 - the tabernacle

Verse 16

Numbers 9:18-22, Exodus 13:21, Exodus 13:22, Exodus 40:38, Deuteronomy 1:33, Nehemiah 9:12, Nehemiah 9:19, Psalms 78:14, Psalms 105:39, Isaiah 4:5, Isaiah 4:6, 1 Corinthians 10:1, 2 Corinthians 5:19, Revelation 21:3, This cloud not only enlightened the Israelites, but also protected them, and was a continual pledge of God's presence and protection. To this manifestation of the Divine glory, the prophet Isaiah alludes, when he says - Isaiah 4:5, "The Lord will create upon every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night." God is the director, protector, and glory of his church.

Verse 17

when the cloud: Numbers 10:11, Numbers 10:33, Numbers 10:34, Exodus 40:36-38, Psalms 80:1, Psalms 80:2, Isaiah 49:10, John 10:3-5, John 10:9

and in the: Exodus 33:14, Exodus 33:15, Psalms 32:8, Psalms 73:24, John 10:3, John 10:4, John 10:9

Reciprocal: Numbers 9:22 - abode Numbers 33:2 - journeys Psalms 136:16 - General

Verse 18

and at the: Numbers 9:20, Numbers 10:13, Exodus 17:1, 2 John 1:6

as long as: 1 Corinthians 10:1, There is no time lost, while we are waiting God's time. It is as acceptable a piece of submission to the will of God, to sit still contentedly when our lot requires it, as to work for him when we are called to it.

Reciprocal: Numbers 9:16 - General

Verse 19

tarried long: Heb. prolonged

kept the: Numbers 1:52, Numbers 1:53, Numbers 3:8, Zechariah 3:7

Reciprocal: Exodus 40:37 - General Leviticus 8:35 - keep Numbers 9:23 - they kept 2 Chronicles 13:11 - we keep

Verse 20

Reciprocal: Numbers 9:18 - and at the Deuteronomy 7:21 - the Lord

Verse 21

abode: Heb. was, Nehemiah 9:12, Nehemiah 9:19

Verse 22

abode: Numbers 9:17, Numbers 1:54, Numbers 8:20, Numbers 23:21, Numbers 23:22, Exodus 39:42, Exodus 40:16, Exodus 40:36, Exodus 40:37, Deuteronomy 1:6, Deuteronomy 1:7, Deuteronomy 2:3, Deuteronomy 2:4, Psalms 32:8, Psalms 48:14, Psalms 73:24, Psalms 77:20, Psalms 107:7, Psalms 143:10, Proverbs 3:5, Proverbs 3:6, Acts 1:4

Verse 23

they kept: Numbers 9:19, Genesis 26:5, Joshua 22:3, Ezekiel 44:8, Zechariah 3:7, Some of the Levites may have been appointed to watch the moving of the pillar, and to give timely notice to the camp of its beginning to stir; and this is called "keeping the charge of the Lord." It is uncomfortable staying when God is departed, but very safe and pleasant going, when we see God go before us, and resting where he appoints us to rest.

Reciprocal: Numbers 10:13 - General

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Numbers 9". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/numbers-9.html.