Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO EXODUS 12\\

This chapter begins with observing, that the month in which the above
wonders were wrought in Egypt, and the following ordinance appointed to
the Israelites, should hereafter be reckoned the first month in the
year, \\#Ex 12:1,2\\ on the tenth day of which a lamb here described
was to be taken and kept till the fourteenth, and then slain, and its
blood sprinkled on the posts of the houses of the Israelites,
\\#Ex 12:3-7\\, the manner of dressing and eating it is shown,
\\#Ex 12:8-11\\ and the reason of the institution of this ordinance
being given, \\#Ex 12:12-14\\, and an order to eat unleavened bread
during seven days, in which the feast was to be kept, \\#Ex 12:15-20\\,
directions are also given for the immediate observance of it, and
particularly about the sprinkling of the blood of the lamb, and the use
of it, \\#Ex 12:21-23\\, and this ordinance, which they were to
instruct their children in, was to be kept by them in succeeding ages
for ever, \\#Ex 12:24-27\\ about the middle of the night it was first
observed, all the firstborn in Egypt were slain, which made the
Egyptians urgent upon the Israelites to depart in haste, \\#Ex 12:28-33\\
and which they did with their unleavened dough, and with great riches
they had borrowed of the Egyptians, \\#Ex 12:34-36\\, the number of the
children of Israel at the time of their departure, the mixed multitude
and cattle that went with them, their baking their unleavened cakes,
the time of their sojourning in Egypt, and of their coming out of it
that night, which made it a remarkable one, are all particularly taken
notice of, \\#Ex 12:37-42\\, laws and rules are given concerning the
persons that should partake of the passover, \\#Ex 12:43-49\\ and the
chapter is concluded with observing, that it was kept according to the
command of God, and that it was on the same day it was first instituted
and kept that Israel were brought out of Egypt, \\#Ex 12:50,51\\.