On the first day hold a sacred assembly, and another one on the seventh day. Do no work1 at all on these days, except to prepare food for everyone to eat--that is all you may do.
"Celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread,2 because it was on this very day that I brought your divisions out of Egypt.3 Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come.418
In the first month5 you are to eat bread made without yeast, from the evening of the fourteenth day until the evening of the twenty-first day.
For seven days no yeast is to be found in your houses. And whoever eats anything with yeast in it must be cut off6 from the community of Israel, whether he is an alien7 or native-born.
Eat nothing made with yeast. Wherever you live,8 you must eat unleavened bread."921
Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, "Go at once and select the animals for your families and slaughter the Passover10 lamb.
Take a bunch of hyssop,11 dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood12 on the top and on both sides of the doorframe. Not one of you shall go out the door of his house until morning.
When the LORD goes through the land to strike13 down the Egyptians, he will see the blood14 on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over15 that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer16 to enter your houses and strike you down.
"Obey these instructions as a lasting ordinance17 for you and your descendants.
When you enter the land18 that the LORD will give you as he promised, observe this ceremony.
And when your children19 ask you, 'What does this ceremony mean to you?'