Exodus 12

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
 with fire.
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
 their shoulders.
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,
 besides children.
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
 their generations.
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

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