When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, many went up from the country to Jerusalem for their ceremonial cleansing before the Passover.
Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went up to Jerusalem out of the country before the Passover to purify themselves.
It was now almost time for the celebration of Passover, and many people from the country arrived in Jerusalem several days early so they could go through the cleansing ceremony before the Passover began.
The Jewish Passover was coming up. Crowds of people were making their way from the country up to Jerusalem to get themselves ready for the Feast.
Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and numbers of people went up from the country to Jerusalem to make themselves clean before the Passover.
Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover to purify themselves.
And the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went from the country up to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves.
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1 tn Grk “the Passover of the Jews.” This is the final Passover of Jesus’ ministry. The author is now on the eve of the week of the Passion. Some time prior to the feast itself, Jerusalem would be crowded with pilgrims from the surrounding districts (ἐκ τῆς χώρας, ek th" cwra") who had come to purify themselves ceremonially before the feast.
3 tn Or “to purify themselves” (to undergo or carry out ceremonial cleansing before participating in the Passover celebration).