Numbers 9:7

“And those men said unto him, We are defiled by the dead body of a man: wherefore are we kept back, that we may not offer an offering of the LORD in his appointed season among the children of Israel?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And those men said vnto him, We are defiled by the dead body of a man: wherefore are we kept backe, that wee may not offer an offring of the Lord in his appointed season among the children of Israel?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Those men said to him, "{Though} we are unclean because of {the} dead person, why are we restrained from presenting the offering of the LORD at its appointed time among the sons of Israel?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and those men said unto him, We are unclean by reason of the dead body of a man: wherefore are we kept back, that we may not offer the oblation of Jehovah in its appointed season among the children of Israel?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And these men said to him, We have been made unclean by the dead body of a man; why may we not make the offering of the Lord at the regular time among the children of Israel?
- Basic English Bible

And those men said to him, We are unclean by reason of the dead body of a man: why are we kept back, that we may not present the offering of Jehovah at its set time among the children of Israel?
- Darby Bible

And those men said to him, We are defiled by the dead body of a man: why are we kept back, that we may not offer an offering of the LORD in its appointed season among the children of Israel?
- Webster's Bible

Those men said to him, "We are unclean because of the dead body of a man. Why are we kept back, that we may not offer the offering of Yahweh in its appointed season among the children of Israel?"
- World English Bible

and those men say unto him, `We are defiled by the body of a man; why are we withheld so as not to bring near the offering of Jehovah in its appointed season, in the midst of the sons of Israel?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And those men said unto him: 'We are unclean by the dead body of a man; wherefore are we to be kept back, so as not to bring the offering of the LORD in its appointed season among the children of Israel?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 9:7


9:7 An offering - Which if we neglect, we must be cut off, and if we keep it in these circumstances, we must also be cut off. What shall we do?


Discussion for Numbers 9

  • BSP
    Verse 23: The Israelites went when Jehovah God told them to go and they stayed put when God told them to stay. This showed their obedience to God.
  • A disciple
    April; The holiday of Pesach, or Passover, falls on the Hebrew calendar dates of Nissan 15-22. The coinciding secular dates for 2017 are April 10-18. Shabbat or Sabbath is on the seventh day of the week, as it always has been since God created the heavens and the earth. The Roman Emperor Constantine was a worshiper of the Sun god; and so he made Sun-day the day for public "Christian" assembly.
  • April
    I was wondering if anyone knew of when the passover is for this year,2017. I am trying to figure out if I wanted to participate,when is the right time to do so?Then there is the Sabbath day, which I thought is on the 6th day(Saturday), so am I sinning if I go to chirch on Sunday, because we are to rest on the 7th day?, not that worshiping God is a sin, just should it be on Sat instead of Sunday?
  • Iboro
    As long as obedience is there, the cloud and fire protection of the Lord keeps us safe.
  • Mary
    In chapter 9 God gives all the children of Israel the opportunity to participate in the Passover. As long as obedience is there the cloud protection of the Lord kept them safe.

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