- And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses and unto Aaron, in the land of Egypt, saying,
- `This month [is] to you the chief of months — it [is] the first to you of the months of the year;
- speak ye unto all the company of Israel, saying, In the tenth of this month — they take to them each man a lamb for the house of the fathers, a lamb for a house.
- `(And if the household be too few for a lamb, then hath he taken, he and his neighbour who is near unto his house, for the number of persons, each according to his eating ye do count for the lamb,)
- a lamb, a perfect one, a male, a son of a year, let be to you;
from the sheep or from the goats ye do take [it].
- `And it hath become a charge to you, until the fourteenth day of this month, and the whole assembly of the company of Israel have slaughtered it between the evenings;
- and they have taken of the blood, and have put on the two side-posts, and on the lintel over the houses in which they eat it.
- `And they have eaten the flesh in this night, roast with fire;
with unleavened things and bitters they do eat it;
- ye do not eat of it raw, or boiled at all in water, but roast with fire, its head with its legs, and with its inwards;
- and ye do not leave of it till morning, and that which is remaining of it till morning with fire ye do burn.
- `And thus ye do eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand, and ye have eaten it in haste;
it is Jehovah's passover,
- and I have passed over through the land of Egypt during this night, and have smitten every first-born in the land of Egypt, from man even unto beast, and on all the gods of Egypt I do judgments;
I [am] Jehovah.
- `And the blood hath become a sign for you on the houses where ye [are], and I have seen the blood, and have passed over you, and a plague is not on you for destruction in My smiting in the land of Egypt.
- `And this day hath become to you a memorial, and ye have kept it a feast to Jehovah to your generations;
— a statute age-during;
ye keep it a feast.
- Seven days ye eat unleavened things;
only — in the first day ye cause leaven to cease out of your houses;
for any one eating anything fermented from the first day till the seventh day, even that person hath been cut off from Israel.
- `And in the first day [is] a holy convocation, and in the seventh day ye have a holy convocation;
any work is not done in them, only that which is eaten by any person — it alone is done by you,
- and ye have observed the unleavened things, for in this self-same day I have brought out your hosts from the land of Egypt, and ye have observed this day to your generations — a statute age-during.
- `In the first [month], in the fourteenth day of the month, in the evening, ye do eat unleavened things until the one and twentieth day of the month, at evening;
- seven days leaven is not found in your houses, for any [one] eating anything fermented — that person hath been cut off from the company of Israel, among the sojourners or among the natives of the land;
- anything fermented ye do not eat, in all your dwellings ye do eat unleavened things.'
- And Moses calleth for all the elders of Israel, and saith unto them, `Draw out and take for yourselves [from] the flock, for your families, and slaughter the passover-sacrifice;
- and ye have taken a bunch of hyssop, and have dipped [it] in the blood which [is] in the basin, and have struck [it] on the lintel, and on the two side-posts, from the blood which [is] in the basin, and ye, ye go not out each from the opening of his house till morning.
- `And Jehovah hath passed on to smite the Egyptians, and hath seen the blood on the lintel, and on the two side-posts, and Jehovah hath passed over the opening, and doth not permit the destruction to come into your houses to smite.
- `And ye have observed this thing, for a statute to thee, and to thy sons — unto the age;
- and it hath been, when ye come in unto the land which Jehovah giveth to you, as He hath spoken, that ye have kept this service;
- and it hath come to pass when your sons say unto you, What [is] this service ye have?
- that ye have said, A sacrifice of passover it [is] to Jehovah, who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt, in His smiting the Egyptians, and our houses He delivered.'
- And the people bow and do obeisance, and the sons of Israel go and do as Jehovah commanded Moses and Aaron;
so have they done.
- And it cometh to pass, at midnight, that Jehovah hath smitten every first-born in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of Pharaoh who is sitting on his throne, unto the first-born of the captive who [is] in the prison-house, and every first-born of beasts.
- And Pharaoh riseth by night, he and all his servants, and all the Egyptians, and there is a great cry in Egypt, for there is not a house where there is not [one] dead,
- and he calleth for Moses and for Aaron by night, and saith, `Rise, go out from the midst of my people, both ye and the sons of Israel, and go, serve Jehovah according to your word;
- both your flock and your herd take ye, as ye have spoken, and go;
then ye have blessed also me.'
- And the Egyptians are urgent on the people, hasting to send them away out of the land, for they said, `We are all dead;'
- and the people taketh up its dough before it is fermented, their kneading-troughs [are] bound up in their garments on their shoulder.
- And the sons of Israel have done according to the word of Moses, and they ask from the Egyptians vessels of silver and vessels of gold, and garments;
- and Jehovah hath given the grace of the people in the eyes of the Egyptians, and they cause them to ask, and they spoil the Egyptians.
- And the sons of Israel journey from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, apart from infants;
- and a great rabble also hath gone up with them, and flock and herd — very much cattle.
- And they bake with the dough which they have brought out from Egypt unleavened cakes, for it hath not fermented;
for they have been cast out of Egypt, and have not been able to delay, and also provision they have not made for themselves.
- And the dwelling of the sons of Israel which they have dwelt in Egypt [is] four hundred and thirty years;
- and it cometh to pass, at the end of four hundred and thirty years — yea, it cometh to pass in this self-same day — all the hosts of Jehovah have gone out from the land of Egypt.
- A night of watchings it [is] to Jehovah, to bring them out from the land of Egypt;
it [is] this night to Jehovah of watchings to all the sons of Israel to their generations.
- And Jehovah saith unto Moses and Aaron, `This [is] a statute of the passover;
Any son of a stranger doth not eat of it;
- and any man's servant, the purchase of money, when thou hast circumcised him — then he doth eat of it;
- a settler or hired servant doth not eat of it;
- in one house it is eaten, thou dost not carry out of the house [any] of the flesh without, and a bone ye do not break of it;
- all the company of Israel do keep it.
- `And when a sojourner sojourneth with thee, and hath made a passover to Jehovah, every male of his [is] to be circumcised, and then he doth come near to keep it, and he hath been as a native of the land, but any uncircumcised one doth not eat of it;
- one law is to a native, and to a sojourner who is sojourning in your midst.'
- And all the sons of Israel do as Jehovah commanded Moses and Aaron;
so have they done.
- And it cometh to pass in this self-same day, Jehovah hath brought out the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt, by their hosts.