1The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,2“This month will be the first month; it will be the first month of the year for you.3Tell the whole Israelite community: On the tenth day of this month they must take a lamb for each household, a lamb per house.4If a household is too small for a lamb, it should share one with a neighbor nearby. You should divide the lamb in proportion to the number of people who will be eating it.5Your lamb should be a flawless year-old male. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats.6You should keep close watch over it until the fourteenth day of this month. At twilight on that day, the whole assembled Israelite community should slaughter their lambs.7They should take some of the blood and smear it on the two doorposts and on the beam over the door of the houses in which they are eating.8That same night they should eat the meat roasted over the fire. They should eat it along with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.9Don't eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roasted over fire with its head, legs, and internal organs.10Don't let any of it remain until morning, and burn any of it left over in the morning.11This is how you should eat it. You should be dressed, with your sandals on your feet and your walking stick in your hand. You should eat the meal in a hurry. It is the Passover of the LORD.12I'll pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I'll strike down every oldest child in the land of Egypt, both humans and animals. I'll impose judgments on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD.13The blood will be your sign on the houses where you live. Whenever I see the blood, I'll pass over you. No plague will destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.
1The LORD said to Moses:2Dedicate to me all your oldest children. Each first offspring from any Israelite womb belongs to me, whether human or animal.3Moses said to the people, “Remember this day which is the day that you came out of Egypt, out of the place you were slaves, because the LORD acted with power to bring you out of there. No leavened bread may be eaten.4Today, in the month of Abib, you are going to leave.5The LORD will bring you to the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. It is the land that the LORD promised your ancestors to give to you, a land full of milk and honey. You should perform this ritual in this month.6You must eat unleavened bread for seven days. The seventh day is a festival to the LORD.7Only unleavened bread should be eaten for seven days. No leavened bread and no yeast should be seen among you in your whole country.8You should explain to your child on that day, ‘It's because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.'