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Exodus 12:21

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12:21 Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel, and told them, “Go and select 1  for yourselves a lamb or young goat 2  for your families, and kill the Passover animals. 3 

1 tn Heb “draw out and take.” The verb has in view the need “to draw out” a lamb or goat selected from among the rest of the flock.

2 tn The Hebrew noun is singular and can refer to either a lamb or a goat. Since English has no common word for both, the phrase “a lamb or young goat” is used in the translation.

3 tn The word “animals” is added to avoid giving the impression in English that the Passover festival itself is the object of “kill.”



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