And the LORDspake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,saying ,
This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the firstmonth of the year to you.
3Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel,saying , In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb,a according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:4
And if the householdbe too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbournext unto his housetake it according to the number of the souls; every manaccording to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.5
Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the firstyear: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:6
And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenthday of the same month: and the wholeassembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it inb the evening.7
And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
And they shall eat the flesh in that night,roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
9Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.
And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.11
And thus shall ye eat it; with your loinsgirded , your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD'Spassover.12
For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the godsc of Egypt I will executejudgment: I am the LORD.13
And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroyd you, when I smite the land of Egypt.14
And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.15Sevendays shall ye eat unleavened bread;even the firstday ye shall put awayleaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the firstday until the seventhday, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.16
And in the firstday there shall be an holyconvocation, and in the seventhday there shall be an holyconvocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every mane must eat , that only may be done of you.
And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsameday have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever.18
In the first month, on the fourteenthday of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentiethday of the month at even.19Sevendays shall there be no leavenfound in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened , even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.20
Ye shall eat nothing leavened ; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.21
Then Mosescalled for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lambf according to your families, and kill the passover.22
And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.23
For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sonsforever.25
And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the LORD will give you, according as he hath promised , that ye shall keep this service.26
And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service?27
That ye shall say , It is the sacrifice of the LORD'Spassover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped .
And the children of Israel went away , and did as the LORD had commandedMoses and Aaron, so did they.
And it came to pass, that at midnighttheLORDsmote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon ;g and all the firstborn of cattle.30
And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a greatcry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead .
And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said , Rise up , and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go , serve the LORD, as ye have said .
Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said , and be gone ; and bless me also.
And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste ; for they said , We be all dead men.
And the peopletook their dough before it was leavened , their kneadingtroughsh being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.35
And the children of Israeldid according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptiansjewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:36
And the LORDgave the peoplefavour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.37
And the children of Israeljourneyed from Rameses to Succoth, about sixhundredthousand on foot that were men,besidechildren.38
And a mixedimultitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even verymuchcattle.39
And they bakedunleavenedcakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened ; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry , neither had they prepared for themselves any victual.40
Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was fourhundredandthirtyyears.41
And it came to pass at the end of the fourhundredandthirtyyears, even the selfsameday it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.42
It is a nightj to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the LORD to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.43
And the LORDsaid unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passover: There shall no strangereat thereof:
But every man'sservant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.
A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof.
In onehouse shall it be eaten ; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the fleshabroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof.
All the congregation of Israel shall keepk it.
And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised , and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.
49Onelaw shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojournethamong you.
Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORDcommandedMoses and Aaron, so did they.
And it came to pass the selfsameday, that the LORD did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.