Our Passover Lamb

Some English versions call Christ simply, “our Passover,” in this verse. The NIV is more helpful in calling Jesus “our Passover Lamb.” The sacrifice that was made at the evening Passover feast was a lamb; Jesus (Yeshua‘) substituted for that lamb.

Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross fulfilled many of the Old Testament sacrifices including the sin offering and the offering on the Day of Atonement. The Passover held much significance for the Jews because it celebrated their deliverance from slavery in Egypt under Pharaoh. Jesus freed us from slavery to sin and Satan.

Our Passover Lamb pictured in the Greek text of 1 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV). A name of Jesus.

Our Passover Lamb in the Greek text of 1 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV)

Our Passover Lamb in Greek:

Pascha hēmōn

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 3957, 2257

Bible reference: 1 Cor. 5:7 (NIV)

Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. (1 Corinthians 5:7 NIV)