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Exodus 12:29-51 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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29 At midnight God struck every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sits on his throne, right down to the firstborn of the prisoner locked up in jail. Also the firstborn of the animals. 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 Pharaoh got up that night, he and all his servants and everyone else in Egypt - what wild wailing and lament in Egypt! There wasn't a house in which someone wasn't 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 Pharaoh called in Moses and Aaron that very night and said, "Get out of here and be done with you - you and your Israelites! Go worship God on your own terms. 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 yes, take your sheep and cattle as you've insisted, but go. And bless me." 32 Take your flocks and herds, as you have said, and go. And also bless me."
33 The Egyptians couldn't wait to get rid of them; they pushed them to hurry up, saying, "We're all as good as dead." 33 The Egyptians urged the people to hurry and leave the country. "For otherwise," they said, "we will all die!"
34 The people grabbed their bread dough before it had risen, bundled their bread bowls in their cloaks and threw them over their shoulders. 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 The Israelites had already done what Moses had told them; they had asked the Egyptians for silver and gold things and clothing. 35 The Israelites did as Moses instructed and asked the Egyptians for articles of silver and gold and for clothing.
36 God saw to it that the Egyptians liked the people and so readily gave them what they asked for. Oh yes! They picked those Egyptians clean. 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 The Israelites moved on from Rameses to Succoth, about 600,000 on foot, besides their dependents. 37 The Israelites journeyed from Rameses to Succoth. There were about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children.
38 There was also a crowd of riffraff tagging along, not to mention the large flocks and herds of livestock. 38 Many other people went up with them, as well as large droves of livestock, both flocks and herds.
39 They baked unraised cakes with the bread dough they had brought out of Egypt; it hadn't raised - they'd been rushed out of Egypt and hadn't time to fix food for the journey. The Passover 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 The Israelites had lived in Egypt 430 years. 40 Now the length of time the Israelite people lived in Egypt was 430 years.
41 At the end of the 430 years, to the very day, God's entire army left Egypt. 41 At the end of the 430 years, to the very day, all the LORD's divisions left Egypt.
42 God kept watch all night, watching over the Israelites as he brought them out of Egypt. Because God kept watch, all Israel for all generations will honor God by keeping watch this night - a watchnight. 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 God said to Moses and Aaron, "These are the rules for the Passover: No foreigners are to eat it. 43 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "These are the regulations for the Passover: "No foreigner is to eat of it.
44 Any slave, if he's paid for and circumcised, can eat it. 44 Any slave you have bought may eat of it after you have circumcised him,
45 No casual visitor or hired hand can eat it. 45 but a temporary resident and a hired worker may not eat of it.
46 Eat it in one house - don't take the meat outside the house. Don't break any of the bones. 46 "It must be eaten inside one house; take none of the meat outside the house. Do not break any of the bones.
47 The whole community of Israel is to be included in the meal. 47 The whole community of Israel must celebrate it.
48 "If an immigrant is staying with you and wants to keep the Passover to God, every male in his family must be circumcised, then he can participate in the Meal - he will then be treated as a native son. But no uncircumcised person can eat 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 same law applies both to the native and the immigrant who is staying with you." 49 The same law applies to the native-born and to the alien living among you."
50 All the Israelites did exactly as God commanded Moses and Aaron. 50 All the Israelites did just what the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron.
51 That very day God brought the Israelites out of the land of Egypt, tribe by tribe. 51 And on that very day the LORD brought the Israelites out of Egypt by their divisions.