Exodus 12:31-42 NIV

The Exodus

31 During the night Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Up! Leave my people, you and the Israelites! Go, worship1 the LORD as you have requested.

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32 Take your flocks and herds,2 as you have said, and go. And also bless3 me."

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33 The Egyptians urged the people to hurry4 and leave5 the country. "For otherwise," they said, "we will all die!"6

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      34 So the people took their dough before the yeast was added, and carried it on their shoulders in kneading troughs7 wrapped in clothing.

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      35 The Israelites did as Moses instructed and asked the Egyptians for articles of silver and gold8 and for clothing.9

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      36 The LORD had made the Egyptians favorably disposed10 toward the people, and they gave them what they asked for; so they plundered11 the Egyptians.

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      37 The Israelites journeyed from Rameses12 to Succoth.13 There were about six hundred thousand men14 on foot, besides women and children.

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      38 Many other people15 went up with them, as well as large droves of livestock, both flocks and herds.

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      39 With the dough they had brought from Egypt, they baked cakes of unleavened bread. The dough was without yeast because they had been driven out16 of Egypt and did not have time to prepare food for themselves.

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          40 Now the length of time the Israelite people lived in Egypta was 430 years.17

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            • b 12:40 - Masoretic Text; Samaritan Pentateuch and Septuagint "Egypt and Canaan"
              41 At the end of the 430 years, to the very day, all the LORD's divisions18 left Egypt.19

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                  42 Because the LORD kept vigil that night to bring them out of Egypt, on this night all the Israelites are to keep vigil to honor the LORD for the generations to come.20

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