Now the LORDsaid to Moses and Aaron in the land of aEgypt,
"1Thismonth shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the firstmonth of the year to you.
3"Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, 'On the tenth of thismonth they are eachone to take a blamb for themselves, according to their fathers'households, a clamb for deach household.
'Now if the household is toosmall for a elamb, then he and his neighbornearest to his house are to take one according to the fnumber of persons in them; according to gwhat eachman should eat, you are to hdivide the lamb.
'Your ilamb shall be 2an unblemishedmale a yearold; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats.
'jYou shall keep it until the 3fourteenthday of the samemonth, then the wholeassembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it k4at twilight.
'5Moreover, they shall takesome of the blood and put it on the twodoorposts and on the lintellof the houses in which they eat it.
'They shall eat the flesh6that same night, 7roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with 8unleavenedbreadm9and bitterherbs.
'Do not eatany of it raw or boiled at all with water, but rather10roasted with fire, both its head and its legsalong with 11its entrails.
'12And you shall not leaveany of it overuntilmorning, but whatever is left of it untilmorning, you shall burn with fire.
'Now you shall eat it in thismanner: with your loinsgirded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste -it is 13the LORD'SPassover.
'For 14I will gothrough the land of Egypt on that night, and will strikedownall the firstborn in the land of Egypt, bothman and beast; and 15against all the gods of Egypt I will executejudgments -16I am the LORD.
'17The blood shall be a sign for you on the houseswhere you nlive; and when I see the blood I will passover you, and noplague will befall you oto destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.
'Now 18thisday will be 19a memorial to you, and you shall celebrate it as a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations you are to celebrate it as p20a permanentordinance.
'21Sevendays you shall eatunleavenedbread, but on the firstday you shall qremoveleaven from your houses; for whoevereats anything leavened from the firstdayuntil the seventhday, 22that rperson shall be cutoff from Israel.
'23On the firstday you shall have a holyassembly, and another holyassembly on the seventhday; nowork at all shall be done on them, exceptwhat must be eatensby everyperson, that alone may be tprepared by you.
'You shall also observe24the Feast of UnleavenedBread, for on this25veryday I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt; therefore you shall observethisday throughout your generations as 26a upermanentordinance.
'27In the first month, on the fourteenthday of the month at evening, you shall eatunleavenedbread, until the twenty-firstday of the month at evening.
'28Sevendays there shall be noleavenfound in your houses; for whoevereatswhat is leavened, that v29person shall be cutoff from the congregation of Israel, whether he is an alien or a native of the land.
'You shall not eatanythingleavened; in all your dwellings you shall eatunleavenedbread.' "
Then 30Mosescalled for all the elders of Israel and said to them, "wGo and 31take for yourselves xlambs according to your families, and slay32the Passover lamb.
"33You shall take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the bloodwhich is in the basin, and yapplysome of the blood that is in the basin to the lintel and the twodoorposts; and none of you shall gooutside the door of his houseuntilmorning.
"For 34the LORD will passthrough to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the twodoorposts, the LORD will passover the door and will 35not allow the 36destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you.
"And 37you shall observethisevent as an ordinance for you and your childrenforever .
25"When you enter the landwhich the LORD will give you, as He has zpromised, you shall observethisaarite.
"38And when your childrensay to you, 'bbWhat does thisrite mean to you?'
you shall say, 'It is a Passoversacrifice to 39the LORDccwhopassedover the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt when He smote the Egyptians, but ddspared our homes.' " 40And the peoplebowedlow and worshiped.
Then the sons of Israelwent and did so; just as the LORD had commandedMoses and Aaron, so they did.