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Exodus 12

1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
2 This month shall be to you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.
3 Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: On the tenth day of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a house.
4 And if the house is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of souls; according to each man's eating you shall reckon it for the lamb.
5 Your lamb shall be whole, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats.
6 And you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it within the evening.
7 And they shall take some of the blood and put it upon the two doorposts and upon the lintel of the houses where they eat it.
8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night; roasted with fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
9 Do not eat it raw, nor cooked with boiling in water, but roasted with fire; its head with its legs and its entrails.
10 And you shall let none of it remain until morning; and whatever remains of it until morning you shall burn with fire.
11 And thus you shall eat it: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. And you shall eat it in haste. It is Passover unto Jehovah.
12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will strike every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment. I am Jehovah.
13 And the blood shall be a sign unto you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.
14 And this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast unto Jehovah throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by a perpetual ordinance.
15 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven from your houses. For whoever eats anything leavened from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.
16 On the first day there shall be a holy convocation, and on the seventh day there shall be a holy convocation for you. No manner of work shall be done on them; except for each soul for eating; that only may be done by you.
17 And you shall observe Unleavened Bread, for on this same day I have brought your armies out of the land of Egypt. Therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations as a perpetual ordinance.
18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the month, at evening.
19 For seven days no leaven shall be found in your houses, for whoever eats what is leavened, that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is a sojourner or a native of the land.
20 You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread.
21 Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, Draw out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover.
22 And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and apply the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning.
23 For Jehovah will pass through to strike Egypt; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, Jehovah will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you.
24 And you shall observe this matter as an ordinance for you and your sons perpetually.
25 And it shall come to pass when you come to the land which Jehovah shall give you, just as He promised, that you shall keep this service.
26 And it shall be, when your children say to you, What do you mean by this service?
27 that you shall say, It is the Passover sacrifice of Jehovah, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when He struck Egypt and delivered our houses. So the people bowed down and prostrated themselves.
28 And the sons of Israel departed and did as Jehovah had commanded Moses and Aaron; so they did.
29 And it came to pass at midnight that Jehovah struck every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the prison house, and every firstborn of livestock.
30 And Pharaoh arose in the night, he, all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great outcry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one who died.
31 And he summoned Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Arise, go out from among my people, both you and the children of Israel. And go, serve Jehovah as you have said.
32 Also take your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and bless me also.
33 And the Egyptians prevailed upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste. For they thought, We shall all die!
34 And the people took their dough before it was leavened, having their kneading bowls bound up in their clothes on their shoulders.
35 And the children of Israel had done according to the word of Moses, and they asked from the Egyptians articles of silver, articles of gold, and clothing.
36 And Jehovah had given the people favor in the eyes of the Egyptians, so that they granted their requests. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.
37 And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children.
38 And a mixed multitude also went up with them, and flocks and herds; exceedingly many cattle.
39 And they baked unleavened cakes from the dough which they had brought out of Egypt; for it was not leavened, because they were driven out of Egypt and could not delay, nor had they prepared food for themselves.
40 Now the time the children of Israel who dwelt in Egypt remained there was four hundred and thirty years.
41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, on the same day it came to pass, that all the armies of Jehovah went out from the land of Egypt.
42 It is a night of observance unto Jehovah for bringing them out of the land of Egypt. This is that night of Jehovah, an observance for all the children of Israel throughout their generations.
43 And Jehovah said to Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the Passover: No son of a foreigner shall eat of it.
44 But every man's servant who is bought for money, when you have circumcised him, then he may eat of it.
45 A sojourner and a hired servant shall not eat of it.
46 In one house shall it be eaten; you shall not carry any of the flesh outside the house, nor shall you break any of its bones.
47 All the congregation of Israel shall observe it.
48 And when a sojourner stays with you and wishes to keep the Passover unto Jehovah, let every male of his be circumcised, and then let him draw near to observe it; and he shall be as a native of the land. For no uncircumcised person shall eat it.
49 One law shall be for the native, and for the sojourner who stays among you.
50 Thus all the children of Israel did; as Jehovah commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did.
51 And it came to pass on the same day, that Jehovah brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt according to their armies.
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