6:19 3 The exiles 4 observed the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month. 6:20 The priests and the Levites had purified themselves, every last one, 5 and they all were ceremonially pure. They sacrificed the Passover lamb for all the exiles, for their colleagues 6 the priests, and for themselves.
1 tn Aram “sons of.”
2 tn Aram “sons of the exile.”
5 tn Heb “as one.” The expression is best understood as referring to the unity shown by the religious leaders in preparing themselves for the observance of Passover. On the meaning of the Hebrew phrase see DCH 1:182 s.v. אֶחָד 3b. See also HALOT 30 s.v. אֶחָד 5.
6 tn Heb “brothers.”