SEV Biblia, Chapter 9:1 Â¶ Y habló el SEÑOR a Moisés en el desierto de Sinaí, en el segundo año de su salida de la tierra de Egipto, en el mes primero, diciendo:
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Numbers 9:1 Verse 1. The Lord spake unto Moses] The fourteen first verses of this chapter certainly refer to transactions that took place at the time of those mentioned in the commencement of this book, before the numbering of the people, and several learned men are of opinion that these fourteen verses should be referred back to that place. We have already met with instances where transpositions have very probably taken place, and it is not difficult to account for them. As in very early times writing was generally on leaves of the Egyptian flag papyrus, or on thin laminae of different substances, facts and transactions thus entered were very liable to be deranged; so that when afterwards a series was made up into a book, many transactions might be inserted in wrong places, and thus the exact chronology of the facts be greatly disturbed. MSS. written on leaves of trees, having a hole in each, through which a cord is passed to keep them all in their places, are frequently to be met with in the cabinets of the curious, and many such are now before me, especially in Singalese, Pali, and Burman. Should the cord break, or be accidentally unloosed, it would be exceedingly difficult to string them all in their proper places; accidents of this kind I have often met with to my very great perplexity, and in some cases found it almost impossible to restore each individual leaf to its own place; for it should be observed that these separate pieces of oriental writing are not always paged like the leaves of our printed books; nor are there frequently any catch-words or signatures at the bottom to connect the series. This one consideration will account for several transpositions, especially in the Pentateuch, where they occur more frequently than in any other part of the sacred writings. Houbigant, who grants the existence of such transpositions, thinks that this is no sufficient reason why the present order of narration should be changed: "It is enough," says he, non ignorare libros eos Mosis esse acta rerum suo tempore gestarum, non historiam filo perpetuo elabouratam,"to know that these books contain an account of things transacted in the days of Moses, though not in their regular or chronological order.'
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. And the Lord spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai , etc.] While the people of Israel were encamped there, before they took their journey from thence: in the first month of the second year, after they were come out of the land of Egypt : the following order was given some time in the first month of the second year of Israel’s departure out of Egypt; the precise day is not mentioned, it must be in the beginning of the month before the fourteenth day of it, in which the passover is ordered to be kept, according to the first institution of it; very probably immediately after the setting up of the tabernacle, and the consecration of Aaron and his sons; and it must be before the numbering of the people the fixing of their standards, the appointment of the Levites, and the dedication of them; since the order for the numbering of the people was on the first day of the second month, ( Numbers 1:1), but the account of them was postponed to this time, in order to give a relation of an affair which was not finished until the second month, and therefore the whole is laid together here: saying , as follows.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-14 - God gave particular orders for the keeping of this passover, and, for aught that appears, after this, they kept no passover till they came to Canaan, Jos 5:10. It early showed that the ceremonial institutions wer not to continue always, as so soon after they were appointed, some wer suffered to sleep for many years. But the ordinance of the Lord' Supper was not thus set aside in the first days of the Christia church, although those were days of greater difficulty and distres than Israel knew in the wilderness; nay, in the times of persecution the Lord's Supper was celebrated more frequently than afterward Israelites in the wilderness could not forget the deliverance out of Egypt. There was danger of this when they came to Canaan. Instruction were given concerning those who were ceremonially unclean, when the were to eat the passover. Those whose minds and consciences are defile by sin, are unfit for communion with God, and cannot partake with comfort of the gospel passover, till they are cleansed by tru repentance and faith. Observe with what trouble and concern these me complained that they were kept back from offering to the Lord. I should be a trouble to us, when by any occasion we are kept back from the solemnities of a sabbath or a sacrament. Observe the deliberatio of Moses in resolving this case. Ministers must ask counsel of God' mouth, not determine according to their own fancy or affection, but according to the word of God to the best of their knowledge. And if, i difficult cases, time is taken to spread the matter before God be humble, believing prayer, the Holy Spirit assuredly will direct in the good and right way. God gave directions in this case, and in othe similar cases, explanatory of the law of the passover. As those who against their minds, are forced to absent themselves from God' ordinances, may expect the favours of God's grace under their affliction, so those who, of choice, absent themselves, may expec God's wrath for their sin. Be not deceived: God is not mocked.
Original Hebrew וידבר 1696 יהוה 3068 אל 413 משׁה 4872 במדבר 4057 סיני 5514 בשׁנה 8141 השׁנית 8145 לצאתם 3318 מארץ 776 מצרים 4714 בחדשׁ 2320 הראשׁון 7223 לאמר׃ 559