Numbers 9:1-23, NLT
The Second Passover
1A year after Israel’s departure from Egypt, the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai. In the first month*9:1 The first month of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar usually occurs within the months of March and April. of that year he said,
4So Moses told the people to celebrate the Passover
8Moses answered, “Wait here until I have received instructions for you from the Lord.”
9This was the Lord’s reply to Moses.
13“But those who neglect to celebrate the Passover at the regular time, even though they are ceremonially clean and not away on a trip, will be cut off from the community of Israel. If they fail to present the Lord’s offering at the proper time, they will suffer the consequences of their guilt.
The Fiery Cloud
15On the day the Tabernacle was set up, the cloud covered it.*9:15 Hebrew covered the Tabernacle, the Tent of the Testimony. But from evening until morning the cloud over the Tabernacle looked like a pillar of fire.