Now the LORDsaid to Moses and Aaron in the land of aEgypt,
"1Thismonth shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the firstmonth of the year to you.
3"Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, 'On the tenth of thismonth they are eachone to take a blamb for themselves, according to their fathers'households, a clamb for deach household.
'Now if the household is toosmall for a elamb, then he and his neighbornearest to his house are to take one according to the fnumber of persons in them; according to gwhat eachman should eat, you are to hdivide the lamb.
'Your ilamb shall be 2an unblemishedmale a yearold; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats.
'jYou shall keep it until the 3fourteenthday of the samemonth, then the wholeassembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it k4at twilight.
'5Moreover, they shall takesome of the blood and put it on the twodoorposts and on the lintellof the houses in which they eat it.
'They shall eat the flesh6that same night, 7roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with 8unleavenedbreadm9and bitterherbs.
'Do not eatany of it raw or boiled at all with water, but rather10roasted with fire, both its head and its legsalong with 11its entrails.
'12And you shall not leaveany of it overuntilmorning, but whatever is left of it untilmorning, you shall burn with fire.
'Now you shall eat it in thismanner: with your loinsgirded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste -it is 13the LORD'SPassover.
'For 14I will gothrough the land of Egypt on that night, and will strikedownall the firstborn in the land of Egypt, bothman and beast; and 15against all the gods of Egypt I will executejudgments -16I am the LORD.
'17The blood shall be a sign for you on the houseswhere you nlive; and when I see the blood I will passover you, and noplague will befall you oto destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.
'Now 18thisday will be 19a memorial to you, and you shall celebrate it as a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations you are to celebrate it as p20a permanentordinance.
'21Sevendays you shall eatunleavenedbread, but on the firstday you shall qremoveleaven from your houses; for whoevereats anything leavened from the firstdayuntil the seventhday, 22that rperson shall be cutoff from Israel.
'23On the firstday you shall have a holyassembly, and another holyassembly on the seventhday; nowork at all shall be done on them, exceptwhat must be eatensby everyperson, that alone may be tprepared by you.
'You shall also observe24the Feast of UnleavenedBread, for on this25veryday I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt; therefore you shall observethisday throughout your generations as 26a upermanentordinance.
'27In the first month, on the fourteenthday of the month at evening, you shall eatunleavenedbread, until the twenty-firstday of the month at evening.
'28Sevendays there shall be noleavenfound in your houses; for whoevereatswhat is leavened, that v29person shall be cutoff from the congregation of Israel, whether he is an alien or a native of the land.
'You shall not eatanythingleavened; in all your dwellings you shall eatunleavenedbread.' "
Then 30Mosescalled for all the elders of Israel and said to them, "wGo and 31take for yourselves xlambs according to your families, and slay32the Passover lamb.
"33You shall take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the bloodwhich is in the basin, and yapplysome of the blood that is in the basin to the lintel and the twodoorposts; and none of you shall gooutside the door of his houseuntilmorning.
"For 34the LORD will passthrough to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the twodoorposts, the LORD will passover the door and will 35not allow the 36destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you.
"And 37you shall observethisevent as an ordinance for you and your childrenforever .
25"When you enter the landwhich the LORD will give you, as He has zpromised, you shall observethisaarite.
"38And when your childrensay to you, 'bbWhat does thisrite mean to you?'
you shall say, 'It is a Passoversacrifice to 39the LORDccwhopassedover the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt when He smote the Egyptians, but ddspared our homes.' " 40And the peoplebowedlow and worshiped.
Then the sons of Israelwent and did so; just as the LORD had commandedMoses and Aaron, so they did.
Now it came about at 41midnight that 42the LORDstruckall43the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captivewho was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of 44cattle.
30Pharaoharose in the night, he and all his servants and all the Egyptians, and there was 45a greatcry in Egypt, for there was nohomewherethere was not someone dead.
Then 46he called for Moses and Aaron at night and said, "Rise up, 47get out from among my people, both you and the sons of Israel; and go, eeworship the LORD, as you have said.
32"Take48both your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and go, and bless me also."
3349The Egyptiansurged the people, to send them out of the land in haste, for they said, "We will all be dead."
So the peopletook50their doughbefore it was leavened, with their kneadingbowlsbound up in the clothes on their shoulders.
3551Now the sons of Israel had done according to the word of Moses, for they had requested from the Egyptiansarticles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing;
and the LORD had given the peoplefavor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have their request. Thus they 52plundered the Egyptians.
Now the 53sons of Israeljourneyed from 54Rameses to Succoth, about 55sixhundredthousandmen on foot, aside from children.
A 56mixedmultitudealsowent up with them, ffalong with flocks and herds, a 57verylargenumber of livestock.
They baked the doughwhich they had brought out of Egypt into cakes of unleavenedbread. For it had not becomeleavened, since they were 58driven out of Egypt and could not delay, nor had they ggpreparedanyprovisions for themselves.
Now the timehhthat the sons of Israellived in Egypt was 59fourhundred and thirtyyears.
And at the end of fourhundred and thirtyyears, iito 60the veryday, 61all the hosts of the LORDwent out from the land of Egypt.
4262It is a nightjjto be observed for the LORD for having brought them out from the land of Egypt; thisnight is for the LORD, kkto be observedllby all the sons of Israel throughout their generations.
The LORDsaid to Moses and Aaron, "This is the ordinance of 63the Passover: nomm64foreigner is to eat of it;
but everyman's65slavepurchased with money, after you have circumcised him, then he may eat of it.
"66A sojourner or a hiredservant shall not eat of it.
"It is to be eaten in a singlehouse; you are not to bringforthany of the fleshoutside of the house, 67nor are you to break any bone of it.
"68All the congregation of Israel are to nncelebrate this.
"But 69if a oostrangersojourns with you, and ppcelebrates the Passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him comenear to qqcelebrate it; and he shall be like a native of the land. But nouncircumcised person may eat of it.
"rr70The samelaw shall ssapply to the native as to the ttstranger who sojournsamong you."
Then all the sons of Israeldid so; they didjust as the LORD had commandedMoses and Aaron.
And on that sameday71the LORDbrought the sons of Israel out of the land of Egyptuu72by their hosts.