Exodus 12

MLV(i) 1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, 2 This month will be to you* the beginning of months; it will be the first month of the year to you*.
3 Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they will take to them every man a lamb, according to their fathers' houses, a lamb for a household. 4 And if the household be too little for a lamb, then he and his neighbor next to his house will take one according to the number of the souls, according to every man's eating you* will make your* count for the lamb.
5 Your* lamb will be without blemish, a male a year old. You* will take it from the sheep, or from the goats. 6 And you* will keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel will kill it at evening.
7 And they will take of the blood and put it on the two side-posts and on the lintel upon the houses in which they will eat it. 8 And they will eat the flesh in that night, roasted with fire and unleavened bread, with bitter herbs they will eat it. 9 Do not eat of it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted with fire, its head with its legs and with the inwards of it. 10 And you* will let nothing of it remain until the morning, but what remains of it until the morning you* will burn with fire.
11 And thus you* will eat it: with your* loins girded, your* shoes on your* feet and your* staff in your* hand. And you* will eat it in haste. It is Jehovah's Passover.
12 For I will go through the land of Egypt in that night and will kill* all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments. I am Jehovah. 13 And the blood will be to you* for a sign upon the houses where you* are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you* and there will no plague be upon you* to destroy you*, when I kill* the land of Egypt.
14 And this day will be to you* for a memorial and you* will keep it a feast to Jehovah; throughout your* genealogy you* will keep it a feast by an everlasting ordinance.
15 Seven days you* will eat unleavened bread, even the first day you* will put away leaven out of your* houses, because whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul will be cut off from Israel.
16 And in the first day there will be to you* a holy convocation and in the seventh day a holy convocation, no manner of work will be done in them, except what every man must eat, that only may be done by you*.
17 And you* will observe the feast of unleavened bread, because in this same day I have brought your* armies out of the land of Egypt. Therefore you* will observe this day throughout your* genealogy by an everlasting ordinance.
18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you* will eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the month at evening. 19 Seven days there will be no leaven found in your* houses, because whoever eats what is leavened, that soul will be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is a traveler, or one who is born in the land. 20 You* will eat nothing leavened, in all your* habitations you* will eat unleavened bread.
21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, Draw out and take to you* lambs according to your* families and kill the Passover. 22 And you* will take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood that is in the basin and daub the lintel and the two side-posts with the blood that is in the basin and none of you* will go out of the door of his house until the morning. 23 For Jehovah will pass through to kill* the Egyptians and when he sees the blood upon the lintel and on the two side-posts, Jehovah will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your* houses to kill* you*.
24 And you* will observe this thing for an ordinance to you and to your sons everlasting. 25 And it will happen, when you* have come to the land which Jehovah will give you*, just-as he has promised, that you* will keep this service. 26 And it will happen, when your* sons will say to you*, What do you* mean by this service? 27 that you* will say, It is the sacrifice of Jehovah's Passover, who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt, when he killed* the Egyptians and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshiped.
28 And the sons of Israel went and did so, as Jehovah had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they. 29 And it happened at midnight, that Jehovah killed* all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the house in the pit and all the firstborn of cattle.
30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he and all his servants and all the Egyptians and there was a great cry in Egypt, because there was not a house where there was not one dead. 31 And he called for Moses and Aaron by night and said, Rise up, you* get forth from among my people, both you* and the sons of Israel and go, serve Jehovah, as you* have said. 32 Take both your* flocks and your* herds, as you* have said and be gone and bless me also. 33 And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, to send them out of the land in haste, because they said, We are all dead men.
34 And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading-troughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders. 35 And the sons of Israel did according to the word of Moses and they asked of the Egyptians jewels of silver and jewels of gold and garments. 36 And Jehovah gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. And they despoiled the Egyptians.
37 And the sons of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot who were men, besides children. 38 And a mixed multitude also went up with them and flocks and herds, even very much cattle. 39 And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, because it was not leavened, because they were thrust out of Egypt and could not abide, neither had they prepared for themselves any provisions.
40 Now the time that the sons of Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan was four hundred and thirty years. 41 And it happened at the end of four hundred and thirty years, even the same day it happened, that all the armies of Jehovah went out from the land of Egypt.
42 It is a night to be much observed to Jehovah for bringing them out from the land of Egypt. This is that night of Jehovah, to be much observed of all the sons of Israel throughout their genealogy.
43 And Jehovah said to Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the Passover. There will no foreigner eat of it, 44 but every man's servant who is bought for money, when you have circumcised him, then he will eat of it. 45 A traveler and a hired servant will not eat of it. 46 In one house it will be eaten. You will not carry forth any of the flesh abroad out of the house, neither will you* break a bone of it. 47 All the congregation of Israel will keep it.
48 And when a stranger will journey with you and will keep the Passover to Jehovah, let all his males be circumcised and then let him come near and keep it and he will be as one who is born in the land, but no uncircumcised man will eat of it. 49 One law will be to him who is home-born and to the stranger who travels among you*.
50 Thus did all the sons of Israel, as Jehovah commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they. 51 And it happened the same day, that Jehovah brought the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.