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Lexicon :: Strong's H6453 - pesaḥ

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1786a

Strong’s Definitions

פֶּסַח peçach, peh'-sakh; from H6452; a pretermission, i.e. exemption; used only techically of the Jewish Passover (the festival or the victim):—passover (offering).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 49x

The KJV translates Strong's H6453 in the following manner: passover (46x), passover offerings (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 49x
The KJV translates Strong's H6453 in the following manner: passover (46x), passover offerings (3x).
  1. passover

    1. sacrifice of passover

    2. animal victim of the passover

    3. festival of the passover

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
פֶּסַח peçach, peh'-sakh; from H6452; a pretermission, i.e. exemption; used only techically of the Jewish Passover (the festival or the victim):—passover (offering).
פֶּ֫סַח noun masculine passover (usually (Thes and most) from I. פסח, with reference to Exodus 12:13 etc.; ReussGeschichte. AT § 58 passing over into new year; SchaeferPassah-Mazzoth (1900), 346 compare Assyrian pašâḫu, soothe, placate [deity], < be soothed, Pi. transitive, JenZA iv (1889), 275 ZimBabylonian Rel. i (1896). Glossary; ii (1899), 92; SchwIdiot, 124 from II. פסח, of sacred dance); — absolute פ׳ Exodus 12:11 +; פָּ֑סַח Exodus 12:21 +; plural פְּסָחִים 2 Chronicles 30:17 + 3 times; —
1. sacrifice of Passover, involving communion-meal, hence a species of peace-offering (compare I. זֶבַח II. 2), הוא לי׳ זֶבַח פ׳ Exodus 12:27 (J), compare Exodus 12:11 (P); זָבַח פ׳ Deuteronomy 16:2, 5, 6; אבל הפ׳ 2 Chronicles 30:18; the special feature lay in the application of blood to homes to consecrate them: compare simile Babylonian rite of purification Zimib. ii. 126-7.
2. the animal victim of the passover: שׁחט פ׳ Exodus 12:21 (J) 2 Chron 30:15; 35:1; 35:6; 35:11; Ezra 6:20, compare 2 Chronicles 30:17; באשׁ בשׁל הפ׳ 2 Chronicles 35:13; לפסחים 2 Chronicles 35:7, 8, 9. [Passover animals (compare BrHex.206) were צאֹן flock Exodus 12:21 (J), שֶׁה Exodus 12:3; Exodus 12:4; Exodus 12:5, including כֶּבֶשׁ and עֵז Exodus 12:5 (P); צאן ובקר Deuteronomy 16:2; large numbers of all these (שֶׂה not used) in Josiah's Passover, active to 2 Chronicles 35:7, 8, 9, but evident mingling of whole burnt-offerings for the passover with special passover victim.]
3. festival of the passover : חג הפ׳ Exodus 34:25 (J); (ה)פ׳ Leviticus 23:5; Numbers 28:16; Numbers 33:3; Joshua 5:11 (P) Ezekiel 45:21; חֻקַּת הפ׳ Exodus 12:43; Numbers 9:12, 14 (P); עשׂה פ׳ Exodus 12:48; Numbers 9:2, 4, 5, 6, 10, 13, 14; Joshua 5:10 (P) Deuteronomy 16:1; 2 Kings 23:21, 22, 23; 2 Chronicles 30:1, 2, 5; 35:1, 16, 17, 18 (twice in verse); 2 Chronicles 35:19; Ezra 6:19; it was held in month הָאָבִיב Deuteronomy 16:1, בָּעָ֑רֶב Deuteronomy 16:6; on 14th day Joshua 5:10 (P), of 1st month Ezekiel 45:21; בֵּין הערבים (Exodus 12:6) Leviticus 23:5; Numbers 9:5 (P); if impossible at that time, then on 14th of 2nd month Numbers 9:10, 12. [No reference to פֶּסַח in E; J subordinates it to מַצּוֺת (the great feast of J E); in D it predominates over מצות; P makes it first in importance (BrHex.195f.).]
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


12:3; 12:4; 12:5; 12:5; 12:6; 12:11; 12:11; 12:13; 12:21; 12:21; 12:21; 12:27; 12:43; 12:48; 34:25


23:5; 23:5


9:2; 9:4; 9:5; 9:5; 9:6; 9:10; 9:10; 9:12; 9:12; 9:13; 9:14; 9:14; 28:16; 33:3


16:1; 16:1; 16:2; 16:2; 16:5; 16:6; 16:6


5:10; 5:10; 5:11

2 Kings

23:21; 23:22; 23:23

2 Chronicles

30:1; 30:2; 30:5; 30:15; 30:17; 30:17; 30:18; 35:1; 35:1; 35:6; 35:7; 35:7; 35:8; 35:8; 35:9; 35:9; 35:11; 35:13; 35:16; 35:17; 35:18; 35:19


6:19; 6:20


45:21; 45:21

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6453 matches the Hebrew פֶּסַח (pesaḥ),
which occurs 49 times in 46 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:11 - ‘Now you shall eat it in this manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste—it is the LORDS Passover. H6453
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:21 - Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, “[fn]Go and take for yourselves [fn]lambs according to your families, and slay the Passover H6453 lamb.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:27 - you shall say, ‘It is a Passover H6453 sacrifice to the LORD [fn]who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt when He smote the Egyptians, but [fn]spared our homes.’” And the people bowed low and worshiped.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:43 - The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “This is the ordinance of the Passover: H6453 no [fn]foreigner is to eat of it;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:48 - “But if a [fn]stranger sojourns with you, and [fn]celebrates the Passover H6453 to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near to [fn]celebrate it; and he shall be like a native of the land. But no uncircumcised person may eat of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:25 - “You shall not [fn]offer the blood of My sacrifice with leavened bread, nor is the sacrifice of the Feast of the Passover H6453 to [fn]be left over until morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:5 - ‘In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month [fn]at twilight is the LORDS Passover. H6453
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:2 - “Now, let the sons of Israel observe the Passover H6453 at its appointed time.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:4 - So Moses [fn]told the sons of Israel to observe the Passover. H6453
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:5 - They observed the Passover H6453 in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, at twilight, in the wilderness of Sinai; according to all that the LORD had commanded Moses, so the sons of Israel did.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:6 - But there were some men who were unclean because of the [fn]dead person, so that they could not observe Passover H6453 on that day; so they came before Moses and Aaron on that day.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:10 - “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘If any one of you or of your generations becomes unclean because of a dead [fn]person, or is on a distant journey, he may, however, observe the Passover H6453 to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:12 - ‘They shall leave none of it until morning, nor break a bone of it; according to all the statute of the Passover H6453 they shall observe it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:13 - ‘But the man who is clean and is not on a journey, and yet [fn]neglects to observe the Passover, H6453 that [fn]person shall then be cut off from his people, for he did not present the offering of the LORD at its appointed time. That man will bear his sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:14 - ‘If an alien sojourns among you and [fn]observes the Passover H6453 to the LORD, according to the statute of the Passover H6453 and according to its ordinance, so he shall do; you shall have one statute, both for the alien and for the native of the land.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 28:16 - ‘Then on the fourteenth day of the first month shall be the LORDS Passover. H6453
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 33:3 - They journeyed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the [fn]next day after the Passover H6453 the sons of Israel started out [fn]boldly in the sight of all the Egyptians,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:1 - “Observe the month of Abib and [fn]celebrate the Passover H6453 to the LORD your God, for in the month of Abib the LORD your God brought you out of Egypt by night.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:2 - “You shall sacrifice the Passover H6453 to the LORD your God from the flock and the herd, in the place where the LORD chooses to establish His name.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:5 - “You are not allowed to sacrifice the Passover H6453 in any of your [fn]towns which the LORD your God is giving you;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:6 - but at the place where the LORD your God chooses to establish His name, you shall sacrifice the Passover H6453 in the evening at sunset, at the time that you came out of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:10 - While the sons of Israel camped at Gilgal they observed the Passover H6453 on the evening of the fourteenth day of the month on the desert plains of Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:11 - On the [fn]day after the Passover, H6453 on [fn]that very day, they ate some of the produce of the land, unleavened cakes and parched grain.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:21 - Then the king commanded all the people saying, “Celebrate the Passover H6453 to the LORD your God as it is written in this book of the covenant.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:22 - Surely such a Passover H6453 had not been celebrated from the days of the judges who judged Israel, nor in all the days of the kings of Israel and of the kings of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:23 - But in the eighteenth year of King Josiah, this Passover H6453 was observed to the LORD in Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:1 - Now Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem to [fn]celebrate the Passover H6453 to the LORD God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:2 - For the king and his princes and all the assembly in Jerusalem had decided to celebrate the Passover H6453 in the second month,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:5 - So they established a decree to circulate a [fn]proclamation throughout all Israel from Beersheba even to Dan, that they should come to celebrate the Passover H6453 to the LORD God of Israel at Jerusalem. For they had not celebrated it in great numbers as it was [fn]prescribed.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:15 - Then they slaughtered the Passover H6453 lambs on the fourteenth of the second month. And the priests and Levites were ashamed of themselves, and consecrated themselves and brought burnt offerings to the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:17 - For there were many in the assembly who had not consecrated themselves; therefore, the Levites were over the slaughter of the Passover H6453 lambs for everyone who was unclean, in order to consecrate them to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:18 - For a multitude of the people, even many from Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun, had not purified themselves, yet they ate the Passover H6453 otherwise than [fn]prescribed. For Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, “May the good LORD pardon
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:1 - Then Josiah celebrated the Passover H6453 to the LORD in Jerusalem, and they slaughtered the Passover H6453 animals on the fourteenth day of the first month.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:6 - “Now slaughter the Passover H6453 animals, sanctify yourselves and prepare for your brethren to do according to the word of the LORD by Moses.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:7 - Josiah contributed to the lay people, to all who were present, flocks of lambs and young goats, all for the Passover H6453 offerings, H6453 numbering 30,000 plus 3,000 bulls; these were from the king’s possessions.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:8 - His officers also contributed a freewill offering to the people, the priests and the Levites. Hilkiah and Zechariah and Jehiel, the officials of the house of God, gave to the priests for the Passover H6453 offerings H6453 2,600 from the flocks and 300 bulls.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:9 - Conaniah also, and Shemaiah and Nethanel, his brothers, and Hashabiah and Jeiel and Jozabad, the officers of the Levites, contributed to the Levites for the Passover H6453 offerings H6453 5,000 from the flocks and 500 bulls.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:11 - [fn]They slaughtered the Passover H6453 animals, and while the priests sprinkled [fn]the blood received from their hand, the Levites skinned them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:13 - So they roasted the Passover H6453 animals on the fire according to the ordinance, and they boiled the holy things in pots, in kettles, in pans, and carried them speedily to all the lay people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:16 - So all the service of the LORD was prepared on that day to celebrate the Passover, H6453 and to offer burnt offerings on the altar of the LORD according to the command of King Josiah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:17 - Thus the sons of Israel who were present celebrated the Passover H6453 at that time, and the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:18 - There had not been celebrated a Passover H6453 like it in Israel since the days of Samuel the prophet; nor had any of the kings of Israel celebrated such a Passover H6453 as Josiah did with the priests, the Levites, all Judah and Israel who were present, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:19 - In the eighteenth year of Josiah’s reign this Passover H6453 was celebrated.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:19 - The exiles observed the Passover H6453 on the fourteenth of the first month.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:20 - For the priests and the Levites had purified themselves together; all of them were pure. Then they slaughtered the Passover H6453 lamb for all the exiles, both for their brothers the priests and for themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 45:21 - “In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, you shall have the Passover, H6453 a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten.

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