Exodus 12:1-20

The Passover

1The  Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, 2 aThis month shall be for you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year for you. 3Tell all the congregation of Israel that on the tenth day of this month every man shall take a lamb baccording to their fathershouses, a lamb for a household. 4And if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his nearest neighbor shall take according to the number of persons; according to what each can eat you shall make your count for the lamb. 5Your lamb shall be cwithout blemish, a male a year old. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats, 6and you shall keep it until the dfourteenth day of this month, when the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill their lambs at twilight.
Hebrew between the two evenings

7“Then they shall take some of the blood and put it on the ftwo doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. 8They shall eat the flesh that night, roasted on the fire; with gunleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it. 9Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but hroasted, its head with its legs and its inner parts. 10And iyou shall let none of it remain until the morning; anything that remains until the morning you shall burn. 11In this manner you shall eat it: with jyour belt fastened, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. And you shall eat it in haste. kIt is the  Lord’s Passover. 12For lI will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and on mall the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: nI am the  Lord. 13 oThe blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt.

14This day shall be pfor you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the  Lord; throughout your generations, as a qstatute forever, you shall keep it as a feast. 15 rSeven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven out of your houses, for if anyone eats what is leavened, from the first day until the seventh day sthat person shall be cut off from Israel. 16On the first day you shall hold a tholy assembly, and on the seventh day a holy assembly. No work shall be done on those days. But what everyone needs to eat, that alone may be prepared by you. 17And you shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for uon this very day I brought your vhosts out of the land of Egypt. Therefore you shall observe this day, throughout your generations, as a statute forever. 18 wIn the first month, from the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread until the twenty-first day of the month at evening. 19 xFor seven days no leaven is to be found in your houses. If anyone eats what is leavened ythat person will be cut off from the congregation of Israel zwhether he is a sojourner or a native of the land. 20You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your dwelling places you shall eat unleavened bread.”

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