And the LORDspake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,saying ,
This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the firstmonth of the year to you.
3Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel,saying , In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb,a according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:4
And if the householdbe too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbournext unto his housetake it according to the number of the souls; every manaccording to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.5
Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the firstyear: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:6
And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenthday of the same month: and the wholeassembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it inb the evening.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, wherein they shall eat it.
And they shall eat the flesh in that night,roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
9Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.
And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.11
And thus shall ye eat it; with your loinsgirded , your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD'Spassover.12
For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the godsc of Egypt I will executejudgment: I am the LORD.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 destroyd you, when I smite the land of Egypt.14
And this day shall be unto 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.15Sevendays shall ye eat unleavened bread;even the firstday ye shall put awayleaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the firstday until the seventhday, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.16
And in the firstday there shall be an holyconvocation, and in the seventhday there shall be an holyconvocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every mane must eat , that only may be done of you.
And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsameday 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.18
In the first month, on the fourteenthday of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentiethday of the month at even.19Sevendays shall there be no leavenfound in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened , even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.20
Ye shall eat nothing leavened ; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.21
Then Mosescalled for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lambf according to your families, and kill the passover.22
And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.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 unto your houses to smite you.
And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sonsforever.25
And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the LORD will give you, according as he hath promised , that ye shall keep this service.26
And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service?27
That ye shall say , It is the sacrifice of the LORD'Spassover, 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 worshipped .
And the children of Israel went away , and did as the LORD had commandedMoses and Aaron, so did they.