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Exodus 12 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The Passover Lamb

(Num 9:1–14; Deu 16:1–8; Eze 45:21–25 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:1 - Now the LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of [fn]Egypt,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:2 - “This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:3 - “Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, ‘On the tenth of this month they are each one to take a [fn]lamb for themselves, according to their fathers’ households, a [fn]lamb for [fn]each household.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:4 - ‘Now if the household is too small for a [fn]lamb, then he and his neighbor nearest to his house are to take one according to the [fn]number of persons in them; according to [fn]what each man should eat, you are to [fn]divide the lamb.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:5 - ‘Your [fn]lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:6 - [fn]You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it [fn]at twilight.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:7 - ‘Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel [fn]of the houses in which they eat it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:8 - ‘They shall eat the flesh that same night, roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with unleavened bread [fn]and bitter herbs.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:9 - ‘Do not eat any of it raw or boiled at all with water, but rather roasted with fire, both its head and its legs along with its entrails.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:10 - ‘And you shall not leave any of it over until morning, but whatever is left of it until morning, you shall burn with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:11 - ‘Now you shall eat it in this manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste—it is the LORDS Passover.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:12 - ‘For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike down 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 the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:13 - ‘The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you [fn]live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you [fn]to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

Feast of Unleavened Bread

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:14 - ‘Now this day will be a memorial to you, and you shall celebrate it as a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations you are to celebrate it as [fn]a permanent ordinance.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:15 - ‘Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, but on the first day you shall [fn]remove leaven from your houses; for whoever eats anything leavened from the first day until the seventh day, that [fn]person shall be cut off from Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:16 - ‘On the first day you shall have a holy assembly, and another holy assembly on the seventh day; no work at all shall be done on them, except what must be eaten [fn]by every person, that alone may be [fn]prepared by you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:17 - ‘You shall also observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this very day I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt; therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations as a [fn]permanent ordinance.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:18 - ‘In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the month at evening.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:19 - ‘Seven days there shall be no leaven found in your houses; for whoever eats what is leavened, that [fn]person shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is an alien or a native of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:20 - ‘You shall not eat anything leavened; in all your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:21 - Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, “[fn]Go and take for yourselves [fn]lambs according to your families, and slay the Passover lamb.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:22 - “You shall take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood which is in the basin, and [fn]apply some of the blood that is in the basin to the lintel and the two doorposts; and none of you shall go outside the door of his house until morning.

A Memorial of Redemption

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:23 - “For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:24 - “And you shall observe this event as an ordinance for you and your children forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:25 - “When you enter the land which the LORD will give you, as He has [fn]promised, you shall observe this [fn]rite.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:26 - “And when your children say to you, ‘[fn]What does this rite mean to you?’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:27 - you shall say, ‘It is a Passover sacrifice to the LORD [fn]who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt when He smote the Egyptians, but [fn]spared our homes.’” And the people bowed low and worshiped.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:28 - Then the sons of Israel went and did so; just as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did.
(Exo 11:1–10 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:29 - Now it came about at midnight that the LORD struck 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 dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:30 - Pharaoh arose in the night, he and all his servants and all the Egyptians, and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was no home where there was not someone dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:31 - Then he called for Moses and Aaron at night and said, “Rise up, get out from among my people, both you and the sons of Israel; and go, [fn]worship the LORD, as you have said.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:32 - “Take both your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and go, and bless me also.”

Exodus of Israel

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:33 - The Egyptians urged the people, to send them out of the land in haste, for they said, “We will all be dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:34 - So the people took their dough before it was leavened, with their kneading bowls bound up in the clothes on their shoulders.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:35 - Now the sons of Israel had done according to the word of Moses, for they had requested from the Egyptians articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:36 - and the LORD had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have their request. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:37 - Now the sons of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, aside from children.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:38 - A mixed multitude also went up with them, [fn]along with flocks and herds, a very large number of livestock.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:39 - They baked the dough which they had brought out of Egypt into cakes of unleavened bread. For it had not become leavened, since they were driven out of Egypt and could not delay, nor had they [fn]prepared any provisions for themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:40 - Now the time [fn]that the sons of Israel lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:41 - And at the end of four hundred and thirty years, [fn]to the very day, all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.

Ordinance of the Passover

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:42 - It is a night [fn]to be observed for the LORD for having brought them out from the land of Egypt; this night is for the LORD, [fn]to be observed [fn]by all the sons of Israel throughout their generations.
(Gen 17:9–14; Exo 12:1–13 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:43 - The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “This is the ordinance of the Passover: no [fn]foreigner is to eat of it;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:44 - but every man’s slave purchased with money, after you have circumcised him, then he may eat of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:45 - “A sojourner or a hired servant shall not eat of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:46 - “It is to be eaten in a single house; you are not to bring forth any of the flesh outside of the house, nor are you to break any bone of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:47 - “All the congregation of Israel are to [fn]celebrate this.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:48 - “But if a [fn]stranger sojourns with you, and [fn]celebrates the Passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near to [fn]celebrate it; and he shall be like a native of the land. But no uncircumcised person may eat of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:49 - [fn]The same law shall [fn]apply to the native as to the [fn]stranger who sojourns among you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:50 - Then all the sons of Israel did so; they did just as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:51 - And on that same day the LORD brought the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt [fn]by their hosts.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: Egypt, saying
Or, kid
Literally: the
Or, kid
Or, amount
Literally: each man's eating
Literally: compute for
Or, kid
Literally: It shall be to you for a guarding
Literally: between the two evenings
Literally: upon
Literally: in addition to
Literally: are
Literally: for destruction
Or, an eternal
Literally: cause to cease
Literally: soul
Literally: pertaining to
Literally: done
Or, eternal
Literally: soul
Literally: Draw out
Literally: sheep
Literally: cause to touch
Literally: spoken
Literally: service
Literally: What is this service to you?
Literally: because He
Literally: delivered
Or, serve
Literally: and
Literally: made
Or, of the sons of Israel who dwelt
Literally: that it happened on this very day
Or, of vigil
Literally: to the sons
Literally: son of a stranger
Literally: do
Literally: sojourner
Literally: does
Literally: do
Literally: One law
Literally: be
Literally: sojourner
Literally: according to

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