Exodus 13 ©

God commands all the firstborn to be hallowed or consecrated unto Him, vs. 1, etc. That the day of the exodus out of Egypt shall be had in remembrance, 3. That the feast of the unleavened bread shall be kept in the land of Canaan, 6. And that they shall tell their children the reason thereof, 8. That the firstlings of the beasts shall be set apart for the LORD, 12. That they shall make memorials, 16. Which way God did lead them into the wilderness, 17. They take Joseph’s bones along with them out of Egypt, 19. Israel encamps at Etham, 20. God accompanies them with a pillar of cloud and a pillar of fire, 21.


AND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,


1Sanctifya unto me all the 2firstborn, 3whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: 4it is mine.


¶And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for 5by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten.


Thisb day came ye out 6in the month Abib.


¶And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee, a land 7flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt 8keep 9this service in this month.


Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to the LORD.


Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters.


¶And thou shalt shew thy 10son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which the LORD did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.


And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD's law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.


Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance 11in his season 12from year to year.


¶And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land 13of the Canaanites, as he sware unto thee and to thy fathers, and shall give it thee,


Thatc thou shalt set apart 14unto the LORD 15all that openeth the matrix,d and every firstlinge that 16cometh of a beast which thou hast; the males shall be the LORD's.


And every firstling of an 17ass thou shalt redeem with a 18lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, 19then thou shalt break his neck: and all the firstborn of man among thy children 20shalt thou redeem.


¶And it shall be when thy son asketh thee 21in time to come, saying, 22What is this? that thou shalt say unto him, By strength of hand the LORD brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage:


And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the LORD slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of beast: therefore I 23sacrifice to the LORD all that openeth the matrix,f being males; but all the firstborn of my children I redeem.


And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for 24frontletsg between thine eyes: for by strength of hand the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt.


¶And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was 25near; for 26God said, 27Lest peradventure the people 28repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:


But God led the people about, through the way 29of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up 30harnessed out of the land of Egypt.


And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: forh he had straitly 31sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will 32surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.


¶Andi they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.


Andj33the LORD went before them by day in a 34pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:


He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.