Exodus 12 ©

God commands the Israelites that the month, wherein they went forth out of Egypt, should be the first month of the year with them, vs. 1, etc. They are commanded to choose out a spotless lamb for the Passover, 3. How they were to eat it, 11. And unleavened bread for seven days, 15. And to sprinkle the posts of their doors with the blood of the lamb, 22. All the firstborn of Egypt are slain, 29. Pharaoh drives the children of Israel out of the land, 31. They rob the Egyptians, 35. They come to Succoth, strong six hundred thousand men, 37. How long they dwelt in Egypt, 40. The manner of eating the Paschal Lamb, and who might eat it, 43. All the children of Israel do, according as the LORD commanded them, 50.


AND the LORD 1spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,


2This month shall be unto you 3the beginning of months: it shall be 4the first month of the year to you.


¶Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man 5a lamb, 6according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:


And if the household be too 7little for the lamb, let 8him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number 9of the souls; 10every man according to his eating shall make your count 11for the lamb.


Your lamba shall be 12without blemish, a male of the 13first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:


14And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it 15in the evening.


And they shall take of 16the blood, and 17strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.


Andb they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, 18and unleavened bread; and 19with bitter herbs they shall eat it.


Eat 20not of it raw, 21nor soddenc at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenanced thereof.


And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye 22shall burn with fire.


23And thus shall ye eat it; with 24your loins girded,e your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD’S 25passover.


For 26I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite 27all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against 28all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.


And 29the blood shall be to you for 30a token upon the houses where ye 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 smite 31the land of Egypt.


Andf this day shall be unto you 32for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast 33by an ordinance for ever.


34Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall 35put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavenedg bread from the first day until the seventh day, 36that soul 37shall be cut off from Israel.


And in the first day there shall be 38an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, 39save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.


And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened 40bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever.


¶Inh the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.


41Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, 42whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.


Ye shall eat 43nothing leavened; ini all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.


¶Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, 44Draw out and take you 45a lamb according to your families, andj kill 46the passover.


47And ye shall take a bunch of 48hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and 49strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.


For the LORD will pass through to smite 50the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD 51will pass over the door, andk will not suffer 52the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.


And ye shall observe 53this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons 54for ever.


And it shall come to pass, when ye be come 55to the land which the LORD will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this 56service.


Andl it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, 57What mean ye by this service?


That ye shall say, 58It is the sacrifice of the LORD's passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.


Andm the children of Israel went away, and did as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.


¶Andn it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote 59all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne 60unto the firstborn of the captive 61that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.


Ando Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.


62And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, 63as ye have said.


Also take your 64flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and 65bless me also.


And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We 66be all dead men.


And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.


Andp the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:


And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they 67spoiled the Egyptians.


¶And the children of Israel journeyed from 68Rameses to 69Succoth, about 70six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside 71children.


And a 72mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even 73very much cattle.


And they 74baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were 75thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual.


¶Now theq sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was 76four hundred and thirty years.


And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.


77It is a night to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the LORD to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.


¶And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passover: There shall no 78stranger eat thereof:


But every man's servant that is bought for money, 79when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.


A 80foreigner and an hired servant 81shall not eat thereof.


82In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neitherr shall ye 83break a bone thereof.


All the congregation of Israel 84shall keep it.


And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and 85will keep the passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and 86he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.


One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.


Thus did all the children of Israel; as the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.


And it came to pass the selfsame day, that the LORD did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.