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1 And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, 1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt,
2 Let this month be to you the first of months, the first month of the year. 2 "This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year.
3 Say to all the children of Israel when they are come together, In the tenth day of this month every man is to take a lamb, by the number of their fathers' families, a lamb for every family: 3 Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household.
4 And if the lamb is more than enough for the family, let that family and its nearest neighbour have a lamb between them, taking into account the number of persons and how much food is needed for every man. 4 If any household is too small for a whole lamb, they must share one with their nearest neighbor, having taken into account the number of people there are. You are to determine the amount of lamb needed in accordance with what each person will eat.
5 Let your lamb be without a mark, a male in its first year: you may take it from among the sheep or the goats: 5 The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect, and you may take them from the sheep or the goats.
6 Keep it till the fourteenth day of the same month, when everyone who is of the children of Israel is to put it to death between sundown and dark. 6 Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the people of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight.
7 Then take some of the blood and put it on the two sides of the door and over the door of the house where the meal is to be taken. 7 Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs.
8 And let your food that night be the flesh of the lamb, cooked with fire in the oven, together with unleavened bread and bitter-tasting plants. 8 That same night they are to eat the meat roasted over the fire, along with bitter herbs, and bread made without yeast.
9 Do not take it uncooked or cooked with boiling water, but let it be cooked in the oven; its head with its legs and its inside parts. 9 Do not eat the meat raw or cooked in water, but roast it over the fire--head, legs and inner parts.
10 Do not keep any of it till the morning; anything which is not used is to be burned with fire. 10 Do not leave any of it till morning; if some is left till morning, you must burn it.
11 And take your meal dressed as if for a journey, with your shoes on your feet and your sticks in your hands: take it quickly: it is the Lord's Passover. 11 This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the LORD's Passover.
12 For on that night I will go through the land of Egypt, sending death on every first male child, of man and of beast, and judging all the gods of Egypt: I am the Lord. 12 "On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn--both men and animals--and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD.
13 And the blood will be a sign on the houses where you are: when I see the blood I will go over you, and no evil will come on you for your destruction, when my hand is on the land of Egypt. 13 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.
14 And this day is to be kept in your memories: you are to keep it as a feast to the Lord through all your generations, as an order for ever. 14 "This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the LORD--a lasting ordinance.
15 For seven days let your food be unleavened bread; from the first day no leaven is to be seen in your houses: whoever takes bread with leaven in it, from the first till the seventh day, will be cut off from Israel. 15 For seven days you are to eat bread made without yeast. On the first day remove the yeast from your houses, for whoever eats anything with yeast in it from the first day through the seventh must be cut off from Israel.
16 And on the first day there is to be a holy meeting and on the seventh day a holy meeting; no sort of work may be done on those days but only to make ready what is necessary for everyone's food. 16 On the first day hold a sacred assembly, and another one on the seventh day. Do no work at all on these days, except to prepare food for everyone to eat--that is all you may do.
17 So keep the feast of unleavened bread; for on this very day I have taken your armies out of the land of Egypt: this day, then, is to be kept through all your generations by an order for ever. 17 "Celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread, because it was on this very day that I brought your divisions out of Egypt. Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come.
18 In the first month, from the evening of the fourteenth day, let your food be unleavened bread till the evening of the twenty-first day of the month. 18 In the first month 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 leaven is to be seen in your houses: for whoever takes bread which is leavened will be cut off from the people of Israel, if he is from another country or if he is an Israelite by birth. 19 For seven days no yeast is to be found in your houses. And whoever eats anything with yeast in it must be cut off from the community of Israel, whether he is an alien or native-born.
20 Take nothing which has leaven in it; wherever you are living let your food be unleavened cakes. 20 Eat nothing made with yeast. Wherever you live, you must eat unleavened bread."
21 Then Moses sent for the chiefs of Israel, and said to them, See that lambs are marked out for yourselves and your families, and let the Passover lamb be put to death. 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 Passover lamb.
22 And take some hyssop and put it in the blood in the basin, touching the two sides and the top of the doorway with the blood from the basin; and let not one of you go out of his house till the morning. 22 Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood 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 For the Lord will go through the land, sending death on the Egyptians; and when he sees the blood on the two sides and the top of the door, the Lord will go over your door and will not let death come in for your destruction. 23 When the LORD goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.
24 And you are to keep this as an order to you and to your sons for ever. 24 "Obey these instructions as a lasting ordinance for you and your descendants.
25 And when you come into the land which the Lord will make yours, as he gave his word, you are to keep this act of worship. 25 When you enter the land that the LORD will give you as he promised, observe this ceremony.
26 And when your children say to you, What is the reason of this act of worship? 26 And when your children ask you, 'What does this ceremony mean to you?'
27 Then you will say, This is the offering of the Lord's Passover; for he went over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he sent death on the Egyptians, and kept our families safe. And the people gave worship with bent heads. 27 then tell them, 'It is the Passover sacrifice to the LORD, who passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt and spared our homes when he struck down the Egyptians.' " Then the people bowed down and worshiped.
28 And the children of Israel went and did so; as the Lord had given orders to Moses and Aaron, so they did. 28 The Israelites did just what the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron.
29 And in the middle of the night the Lord sent death on every first male child in the land of Egypt, from the child of Pharaoh on his seat of power to the child of the prisoner in the prison; and the first births of all the cattle. 29 At midnight the LORD struck down all the firstborn 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 livestock as well.
30 Then Pharaoh got up in the night, he and all his servants and all the Egyptians; and a great cry went up from Egypt; for there was not a house where someone was not dead. 30 Pharaoh and all his officials and all the Egyptians got up during the night, and there was loud wailing in Egypt, for there was not a house without someone dead.
31 And he sent for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Get up and go out from among my people, you and the children of Israel; go and give worship to the Lord as you have said. 31 During the night Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Up! Leave my people, you and the Israelites! Go, worship the LORD as you have requested.
32 And take your flocks and your herds as you have said, and be gone; and give me your blessing. 32 Take your flocks and herds, as you have said, and go. And also bless me."
33 And the Egyptians were forcing the people on, to get them out of the land quickly; for they said, We are all dead men. 33 The Egyptians urged the people to hurry and leave the country. "For otherwise," they said, "we will all die!"
34 And the people took their bread-paste before it was leavened, putting their basins in their clothing on their backs. 34 So the people took their dough before the yeast was added, and carried it on their shoulders in kneading troughs wrapped in clothing.
35 And the children of Israel had done as Moses had said; and they got from the Egyptians ornaments of silver and of gold, and clothing: 35 The Israelites did as Moses instructed and asked the Egyptians for articles of silver and gold and for clothing.
36 And the Lord had given the people grace in the eyes of the Egyptians so that they gave them whatever was requested. So they took away all their goods from the Egyptians. 36 The LORD had made the Egyptians favorably disposed toward the people, and they gave them what they asked for; so they plundered the Egyptians.
37 And the children of Israel made the journey from Rameses to Succoth; there were about six hundred thousand men on foot, as well as children. 37 The Israelites journeyed from Rameses to Succoth. There were about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children.
38 And a mixed band of people went with them; and flocks and herds in great numbers. 38 Many other people went up with them, as well as large droves of livestock, both flocks and herds.
39 And they made unleavened cakes from the paste which they had taken out of Egypt; it was not leavened, for they had been sent out of Egypt so quickly, that they had no time to make any food ready. 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 out of Egypt and did not have time to prepare food for themselves.
40 Now the children of Israel had been living in Egypt for four hundred and thirty years. 40 Now the length of time the Israelite people lived in Egypt was 430 years.
41 And at the end of four hundred and thirty years, to the very day, all the armies of the Lord went out of the land of Egypt. 41 At the end of the 430 years, to the very day, all the LORD's divisions left Egypt.
42 It is a watch-night before the Lord who took them out of the land of Egypt: this same night is a watch-night to the Lord for all the children of Israel, through all their generations. 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.
43 And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, This is the law of the Passover: no man who is not an Israelite is to take of it: 43 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "These are the regulations for the Passover: "No foreigner is to eat of it.
44 But every man's servant, whom he has got for money, may take of it, when he has had circumcision. 44 Any slave you have bought may eat of it after you have circumcised him,
45 A man from a strange country living among you, and a servant working for payment, may not take part in it. 45 but a temporary resident and a hired worker may not eat of it.
46 It is to be taken in one house; not a bit of the flesh is to be taken out of the house, and no bone of it may be broken. 46 "It must be eaten inside one house; take none of the meat outside the house. Do not break any of the bones.
47 All Israel is to keep the feast. 47 The whole community of Israel must celebrate it.
48 And if a man from another country is living with you, and has a desire to keep the Passover to the Lord, let all the males of his family undergo circumcision, and then let him come near and keep it; for he will then be as one of your people; but no one without circumcision may keep it. 48 "An alien living among you who wants to celebrate the LORD's Passover must have all the males in his household circumcised; then he may take part like one born in the land. No uncircumcised male may eat of it.
49 The law is the same for him who is an Israelite by birth and for the man from a strange country who is living with you. 49 The same law applies to the native-born and to the alien living among you."
50 So the children of Israel did as the Lord gave orders to Moses and Aaron. 50 All the Israelites did just what the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron.
51 And on that very day the Lord took the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies. 51 And on that very day the LORD brought the Israelites out of Egypt by their divisions.