The Israelites did just what the LORD commanded1 Moses and Aaron.
At midnight2 the LORD 3 struck down all the firstborn4 in Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the dungeon, and the firstborn of all the livestock5 as well.
Pharaoh and all his officials and all the Egyptians got up during the night, and there was loud wailing6 in Egypt, for there was not a house without someone dead.
During the night Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Up! Leave my people, you and the Israelites! Go, worship7 the LORD as you have requested.
Take your flocks and herds,8 as you have said, and go. And also bless9 me."
The Egyptians urged the people to hurry10 and leave11 the country. "For otherwise," they said, "we will all die!"1234
So the people took their dough before the yeast was added, and carried it on their shoulders in kneading troughs13 wrapped in clothing.
The Israelites did as Moses instructed and asked the Egyptians for articles of silver and gold14 and for clothing.1536
The LORD had made the Egyptians favorably disposed16 toward the people, and they gave them what they asked for; so they plundered17 the Egyptians.
The Israelites journeyed from Rameses18 to Succoth.19 There were about six hundred thousand men20 on foot, besides women and children.
Many other people21 went up with them, as well as large droves of livestock, both flocks and herds.