12:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,
12:2 This month [shall be] to you the beginning of months: it
[shall be] the first month of the year to you.
12:3 Speak ye to all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the
tenth [day] of this month they shall take to them every man a
lamb, according to the house of [their] fathers, a lamb for a
12:4 And if the household shall be too small for the lamb, let
him and his neighbor next to his house take [it] according to
the number of the souls; every man according to his eating
shall make your count for the lamb.
12:5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first
year: ye shall take [it] from the sheep or from the goats:
12:6 And ye shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same
month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel
shall kill it in the evening.
12:7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike [it] on the
two side-posts, and on the upper door-post of the houses, in
which they shall eat it.
12:8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roasted with
fire; and unleavened bread, [and] with bitter [herbs] they
shall eat it.
12:9 Eat not of it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but
roasted [with] fire; its head with its legs, and with its
12:10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain till the morning:
and that which remaineth of it till the morning ye shall burn
12:11 And thus shall ye eat it; [with] your loins girded, your
shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand: and ye shall
eat it in haste; it [is] the LORD'S passover.
12:12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and
will smite all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man
and beast: and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute
judgment: I [am] the LORD.
12:13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses
where ye [are]: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you,
and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy [you], when I
smite the land of Egypt.
12:14 And this day shall be to you for a memorial; and ye shall
keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations: ye
shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
12:15 Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first
day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whoever
eateth leavened bread, from the first day till the seventh day,
that soul shall be cut off from Israel.
12:16 And in the first day [there shall be] a holy convocation,
and in the seventh day there shall be a holy convocation to
you: no manner of work shall be done in them, save [that] which
every man must eat, that only may be done by you.
12:17 And ye shall observe [the feast of] unleavened bread; for
in this same day have I brought your armies out of the land of
Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations
by an ordinance for ever.
12:18 In the first [month], on the fourteenth day of the month
at evening, ye shall eat unleavened bread, till the one and
twentieth day of the month at evening.
12:19 Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses:
for whoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall
be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he shall be
a stranger, or born in the land.
12:20 Ye shall eat nothing leavened: in all your habitations
shall ye eat unleavened bread.
12:21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said
to them, Draw out, and take you a lamb, according to your
families, and kill the passover.
12:22 And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip [it] in the
blood that [is] in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two
side-posts with the blood that [is] in the basin: and none of
you shall go out at the door of his house till the morning.
12:23 For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and
when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two
side-posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not
suffer the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite [you].
12:24 And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee
and to thy sons for ever.
12:25 And it shall come to pass, when ye shall have come to the
land which the LORD will give you, according as he hath
promised, that ye shall keep this service.
12:26 And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say to
you, What mean you by this service?
12:27 That ye shall say, It [is] the sacrifice of the LORD'S
passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel
in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our
houses. And the people bowed the head and worshiped.
12:28 And the children of Israel went away, and did as the LORD
had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
12:29 And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all
the first-born in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of
Pharaoh that sat on his throne, to the first-born of the
captive that [was] in the dungeon; and all the first-born of
12:30 And Pharaoh rose in the night, he, and all his servants,
and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt: for
[there was] not a house where [there was] not one dead.
12:31 And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said,
Arise, [and] depart from among my people, both ye and the
children of Israel: and go, serve the LORD, as ye have said.
12:32 Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and
be gone: and bless me also.
12:33 And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they
might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We
[are] all dead [men].
12:34 And the people took their dough before it was leavened,
their kneading troughs being bound up in their clothes upon
12:35 And the children of Israel did according to the word of
Moses: and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and
jewels of gold, and raiment.
12:36 And the LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the
Egyptians, so that they lent to them [such things as they
requested]: and they spoiled the Egyptians.
12:37 And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to
Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot [that were] men,
12:38 And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks,
and herds, [even] very many cattle.
12:39 And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they
brought from Egypt, for it was not leavened: because they were
driven from Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they
prepared for themselves any victuals.
12:40 Now the sojourning of the children of Israel who dwelt in
Egypt, [was] four hundred and thirty years.
12:41 And it came to pass, at the end of the four hundred and
thirty years, even the same day it came to pass, that all the
hosts of the LORD departed from the land of Egypt.
12:42 It [is] a night to be much observed to the LORD, for
bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this [is] that night
of the LORD to be observed by all the children of Israel in
12:43 And the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, This [is] the
ordinance of the passover: there shall no stranger eat of it.
12:44 But every man's servant that is bought for money, when
thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat of it.
12:45 A foreigner, and a hired servant shall not eat of it.
12:46 In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry aught
of the flesh abroad out of the house: neither shall ye break a
bone of it.
12:47 All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.
12:48 And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep
the passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and
then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that
is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat of
12:49 One law shall be to him that is home-born, and to the
stranger that sojourneth among you.
12:50 Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded
Moses and Aaron, so did they.
12:51 And it came to pass the same day, [that] the LORD brought
the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their