Then Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
This month will be the 1abeginning
of months for you; it shall be the first of the months of the year to you.
Speak to all the assembly of Israel, saying, On the tenth of this month each man shall take a 1alamb
according to his fathers’ house, a lamb for a 2household
And if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his 1neighbor
next to his house shall take one
according to the number of the 2persons in the houses
; according to each man’s eating you shall make your count for the lamb.
Your lamb shall be without ablemish
, a 1year
-old male; you may take it
from the 2sheep
or from the 2goats
And you shall keep it until the 1afourteenth
day of this month; then the 2whole
congregation of the assembly of Israel shall kill it 3at btwilight
And they shall take some of the 1ablood
and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the 2houses
in which they eat it.
And they shall eat the 1flesh
in that night, roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with 2aunleavened
bread with bitter herbs.
Do not eat any of it 1raw
or boiled at all with water, but 1aroasted
with fire — its 2head
with its legs and with its inward parts.
And you shall not let any of it 1remain
until the amorning
, but any of it that remains until the morning you shall burn with fire.
And this is how you shall eat it: 1with
your loins agirded
, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste. It is Jehovah’s 2bpassover
For I will apass
through the land of Egypt on that night and will strike all the 1bfirstborn
in the land of Egypt, both man and beast. Also against all the 2gods
of Egypt I will execute judgments. I am cJehovah
And the ablood
shall be a bsign
for you upon the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and there will be no plague upon you to destroy you
when I strike the land of Egypt.
And this day will be a 1memorial
to you, and you shall akeep
it as a 2feast
to Jehovah; throughout your generations as a perpetual statute you shall keep it as a feast.
days you shall eat 2aunleavened
bread; on the first day you shall remove leaven out of your houses, for whoever eats anything leavened from the first day until the seventh day, that 3person
shall be bcut
off from Israel.
And on the first day you shall have a aholy
convocation, and on the seventh day a holy convocation. 1No
work at all shall be done on them, except to prepare
what every person will eat; that alone may be done by you.
And you shall keep the Feast of
Unleavened Bread, for on this very day I have abrought
out of the land of Egypt; therefore you shall keep this day throughout your generations as a perpetual statute.
In the first month
, on the afourteenth
day of the month in the evening, you shall eat bunleavened
bread, until the twenty-first day of the month in the evening.
For seven days no leaven shall be found in your houses. For whoever eats what is leavened, that person shall be cut off from the assembly of Israel, whether a sojourner or a native of the land.
You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your dwelling places you shall eat unleavened bread.
Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, Draw out and take alambs
according to your families, and slaughter the passover.
And you shall take a bunch of 1ahyssop
and dip it
in the blood that is in the basin, and you shall apply some of the bblood
that is in the basin to the lintel and to the two doorposts; and none of you shall go 2outside
of his house until the morning.
For Jehovah will apass
through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood upon the lintel and on the two doorposts, Jehovah will pass over the entrance and will not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to smite you
And you shall observe this matter as a statute for you and for your sons in perpetuity.
And when you come to the land which Jehovah will give you, as He has apromised
, you shall observe this service.
And when your achildren
say to you, What do you mean by this service?
You shall say, It is the apassover
sacrifice to Jehovah, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when He smote the Egyptians and delivered our houses. And the people bbowed
And the children of Israel went and did so
; just as Jehovah had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did.
And at amidnight
all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle.
And Pharaoh arose in the night, he and all his servants and all the Egyptians; and there was a great acry
in Egypt, for there was no house where there was not someone dead.
And he called for Moses and Aaron in the night and said, Rise up, go out from the midst of my people, both you and the children of Israel; and go, serve Jehovah, as you have said.
Take both your aflocks
and your herds, as you have said; and go and bless me also.
And the Egyptians 1aurged
the people on, so as to hasten their departure out of the land, for they said, All of us will be dead.
And the people took their dough before it was 1leavened
, their kneading bowls being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.
And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses, and they asked the Egyptians for aarticles
of silver and gold and for clothing.
And Jehovah gave the people afavor
in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. Thus they 1bplundered
Israel's exodus from Egypt
And the children of Israel journeyed from aRameses
to Succoth, about bsix
hundred thousand men on foot, besides children.
And a 1amixed
multitude went up also with them, as well as flocks and herds, a very large number of livestock.
And they baked the dough which they brought out of Egypt into unleavened cakes, for it had not been leavened because they were adriven
out of Egypt and could not delay; nor had they prepared for themselves any provisions.
Now the time of the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in 1Egypt
, was 2afour
hundred thirty years.
And at the end of four hundred thirty years, on that very day, all the aarmies
of Jehovah bwent
out from the land of Egypt.
It was for Jehovah a night of 1watching
, to bring them out from the land of Egypt. That same night is a night of 1watching to Jehovah for all the children of Israel throughout their generations.
And Jehovah said to Moses and Aaron, This is the statute of the passover: No 1foreigner
shall eat of it.
However, any man’s servant who is bought for silver, when you have acircumcised
him, then he shall eat of it.
and a hired servant shall not eat of it.
It shall be eaten in one house. You shall not take any of the flesh outside the house, nor shall you break any of its 1abones
All the assembly of Israel shall keep it.
But if a astranger
sojourns with you and will observe the Passover to Jehovah, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near to observe it; and he will be like one who is a native of the land. But no uncircumcised person shall eat of it.
shall be for the native and for the stranger who sojourns among you.
And all the children of Israel did so
; just as Jehovah commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did.
And on that very day Jehovah abrought
the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their 1barmies