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Exodus 12:45

    Exodus 12:45 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A sojourner and a hired servant shall not eat thereof.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A man from a strange country living among you, and a servant working for payment, may not take part in it.

    Webster's Revision

    A sojourner and a hired servant shall not eat thereof.

    World English Bible

    A foreigner and a hired servant shall not eat of it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A sojourner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 12:45

    A foreigner - תושב toshab, from ישב yashab, to sit down or dwell; one who is a mere sojourner, for the purpose of traffic, merchandise, etc., but who is neither a proselyte of the gate nor of the covenant.

    And a hired servant - Who, though he be bought with money, or has indented himself for a certain term to serve a Jew, yet has not become either a proselyte of the gate or of the covenant. None of these shall eat of it, because not circumcised - not brought under the bond of the covenant; and not being under obligation to observe the Mosaic law, had no right to its privileges and blessings. Even under the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, he is the author of eternal salvation only to them who Obey him, Hebrews 5:9; and those who become Christians are chosen to salvation through Sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth, 2 Thessalonians 2:13; for the grace of God, that bringeth salvation to all men, hath appeared, teaching us that, Denying Ungodliness and Worldly Lusts we should live Soberly, Righteously, and Godly, in this present world; Titus 2:11, Titus 2:12. Such persons only walk worthy of the vocation wherewith they are called.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 12:45

    A foreigner - or sojourner: one who resides in a country, not having a permanent home, nor being attached to an Israelitish household.

    Wesley's Notes on Exodus 12:45

    12:45 An hired servant - Unless he submit to be circumcised.