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Exodus 12:18-28 (New International Version)

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18 In the first month1 you are to eat bread made without yeast, from the evening of the fourteenth day until the evening of the twenty-first day. 19 For seven days no yeast is to be found in your houses. And whoever eats anything with yeast in it must be cut off2 from the community of Israel, whether he is an alien3 or native-born. 20 Eat nothing made with yeast. Wherever you live,4 you must eat unleavened bread."5 21 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 Passover6 lamb. 22 Take a bunch of hyssop,7 dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood8 on the top and on both sides of the doorframe. Not one of you shall go out the door of his house until morning. 23 When the LORD goes through the land to strike9 down the Egyptians, he will see the blood10 on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over11 that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer12 to enter your houses and strike you down. 24 "Obey these instructions as a lasting ordinance13 for you and your descendants. 25 When you enter the land14 that the LORD will give you as he promised, observe this ceremony. 26 And when your children15 ask you, 'What does this ceremony mean to you?' 27 then tell them, 'It is the Passover16 sacrifice to the LORD, who passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt and spared our homes when he struck down the Egyptians.' "17 Then the people bowed down and worshiped.18 28 The Israelites did just what the LORD commanded19 Moses and Aaron.
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