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Exodus 12:18-20

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12:18 In the first month, 1  from the fourteenth day of the month, in the evening, you will eat bread made without yeast until the twenty-first day of the month in the evening. 12:19 For seven days 2  yeast must not be found in your houses, for whoever eats what is made with yeast – that person 3  will be cut off from the community of Israel, whether a foreigner 4  or one born in the land. 12:20 You will not eat anything made with yeast; in all the places where you live you must eat bread made without yeast.’”

1 tn “month” has been supplied.

2 tn “Seven days” is an adverbial accusative of time (see R. J. Williams, Hebrew Syntax, 12, §56).

3 tn The term is נֶפֶשׁ (nefesh), often translated “soul.” It refers to the whole person, the soul within the body. The noun is feminine, agreeing with the feminine verb “be cut off.”

4 tn Or “alien”; or “stranger.”



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