16:2 You must sacrifice the Passover animal 1 (from the flock or the herd) to the Lord your God in the place where he 2 chooses to locate his name. 16:3 You must not eat any yeast with it; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast, symbolic of affliction, for you came out of Egypt hurriedly. You must do this so you will remember for the rest of your life the day you came out of the land of Egypt. 16:4 There must not be a scrap of yeast within your land 3 for seven days, nor can any of the meat you sacrifice on the evening of the first day remain until the next morning. 4 16:5 You may not sacrifice the Passover in just any of your villages 5 that the Lord your God is giving you, 16:6 but you must sacrifice it 6 in the evening in 7 the place where he 8 chooses to locate his name, at sunset, the time of day you came out of Egypt.
1 tn Heb “sacrifice the Passover” (so NASB). The word “animal” has been supplied in the translation for clarity.
2 tn Heb “the
3 tn Heb “leaven must not be seen among you in all your border.”
4 tn Heb “remain all night until the morning” (so KJV, ASV). This has been simplified in the translation for stylistic reasons.
5 tn Heb “gates.”
6 tn Heb “the Passover.” The translation uses a pronoun to avoid redundancy in English.
7 tc The MT reading אֶל (’el, “unto”) before “the place” should, following Smr, Syriac, Targums, and Vulgate, be omitted in favor of ב (bet; בַּמָּקוֹם, bammaqom), “in the place.”