Exodus 12 ©
The beginning of the year is changed. The passover is instituted. The rite of the passover. The days of unleavened bread. Moses giveth directions to keep the passover. The firstborn are slain. The Israelites are driven out of the land. They come to Succoth. The time of the Israelites' sojourning in Egypt. The ordinance of the passover.
AND the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
And ye shall ekeep it up until the ffourteenth day of the same month: and the gwhole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it 3in the evening.
For qI will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the 4gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: rI am the LORD.
And this day shall be unto you for a tmemorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast uby an ordinance for ever.
vSeven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away *leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, wthat soul shall be cut off from Israel.
And in the first day there shall be an holy *convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be xan holy convocation to you; no y*manner of work shall be done in them, *save that which every 6man must eat, that only may be done of you.
And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe zthis day in your generations by an ordinance afor ever.
¶In 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.
Seven days shall there be no *leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be bcut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.
Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.
And eye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the flintel 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 the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will gpass over the door, and will not suffer the hdestroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons ifor ever.
That ye shall say, It is the nsacrifice 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 obowed the head and worshipped.
¶qAnd it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD rsmote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, sfrom the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the 8dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their 9kneadingtroughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.
¶And cthe children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about dsix hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children.
And 11a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.
It is 12a 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.
oAll the congregation of Israel shall 13keep it.
And when pa stranger shall *sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the LORD, let all his qmales be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.