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 Exodus 12:1 - 28
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   Book of Exodus
   Chapter 12
12:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt,
 
12:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year.
 
12:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb F20 for his family, one for each household.
 
12:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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If any household is too small for a whole lamb, they must share one with their nearest neighbor, having taken into account the number of people there are. You are to determine the amount of lamb needed in accordance with what each person will eat.
 
12:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect, and you may take them from the sheep or the goats.
 
12:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the people of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight.
 
12:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs.
 
12:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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That same night they are to eat the meat roasted over the fire, along with bitter herbs, and bread made without yeast.
 
12:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do not eat the meat raw or cooked in water, but roast it over the fire - head, legs and inner parts.
 
12:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do not leave any of it till morning; if some is left till morning, you must burn it.
 
12:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the LORD's Passover.
 
12:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn - both men and animals - and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD.
 
12:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.
 
12:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the LORD - a lasting ordinance.
 
12:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For seven days you are to eat bread made without yeast. On the first day remove the yeast from your houses, for whoever eats anything with yeast in it from the first day through the seventh must be cut off from Israel.
 
12:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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On the first day hold a sacred assembly, and another one on the seventh day. Do no work at all on these days, except to prepare food for everyone to eat - that is all you may do.
 
12:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread, because it was on this very day that I brought your divisions out of Egypt. Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come.
 
12:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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In the first month you are to eat bread made without yeast, from the evening of the fourteenth day until the evening of the twenty-first day.
 
12:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For seven days no yeast is to be found in your houses. And whoever eats anything with yeast in it must be cut off from the community of Israel, whether he is an alien or native-born.
 
12:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Eat nothing made with yeast. Wherever you live, you must eat unleavened bread."
 
12:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, "Go at once and select the animals for your families and slaughter the Passover lamb.
 
12:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood on the top and on both sides of the doorframe. Not one of you shall go out the door of his house until morning.
 
12:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When the LORD goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.
 
12:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Obey these instructions as a lasting ordinance for you and your descendants.
 
12:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When you enter the land that the LORD will give you as he promised, observe this ceremony.
 
12:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And when your children ask you, 'What does this ceremony mean to you?'
 
12:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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then tell them, 'It is the Passover sacrifice to the LORD, who passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt and spared our homes when he struck down the Egyptians.'" Then the people bowed down and worshiped.
 
12:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The Israelites did just what the LORD commanded Moses and Aaron.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F20 The Hebrew word can mean lamb or kid; also in verse 4.

 
 

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