Exodus 13 ©

1 The firstborn are sanctified to God. 3 The memorial of the deliverance from Egyptian bondage commanded to be observed yearly. 11 The firstlings of man and beast are set apart to God. 17 The Israelites carry Joseph's bones with them out of Egypt. 20 They come to Etham; God guideth them by a pillar of a cloud, and of fire.


AND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,


aSanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.


¶And Moses said unto the people, bRemember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of 1bondage; for by cstrength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place : there shall no dleavened bread be eaten.


eThis day came ye out in the month Abib.


¶And it shall be when the LORD fshall 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 flowing with milk and honey, that gthou shalt keep this service in this month.


hSeven 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 ithou shalt shew thy son 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 jsign 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 kstrong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.


lThou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season from year to year.


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


mThat thou shalt 2set apart unto the LORD all that openeth the *matrix, and every *firstling that cometh of a beast which thou hast; the males shall be the LORD's.


nAnd every *firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a 3lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck: and oall the firstborn of man among thy children shalt thou redeem.


¶And it shall be when thy pson asketh thee 4in time to come, saying, What is this? that thou shalt say unto him, By qstrength of hand the LORD brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage:


And it came to pass, when Pharaoh rwould *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 sacrifice to the LORD all that openeth the *matrix, being males; but all the firstborn of my children I redeem.

r v.2,12,13. ch. 7.3,4; 7-11; 12.29. Nu. 3.13. Job9.4.

And it shall be for a stoken upon thine hand, and for *frontlets 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 near; for God said, tLest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they ureturn to Egypt:


But God vled the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up 5harnessed out of the land of Egypt.


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


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


And ythe LORD went before them by day in a pillar 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 ztook not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.