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[a]a permanent ordinance.15 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, but on the first day you shall [b]remove leaven from your houses; for whoever eats anything leavened from the first day until the seventh day, that [c]person shall be cut off from Israel.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 [d]by every person, that alone may be [e]prepared by you.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 [f]permanent ordinance.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.19 Seven days there shall be no leaven found in your houses; for whoever eats what is leavened, that [g]person shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is an alien or a native of the land.20 You shall not eat anything leavened; in all your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread.’”
21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, “[h]Go and take for yourselves [i]lambs according to your families, and slay the Passover lamb.22 You shall take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood which is in the basin, and [j]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
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.24 And you shall observe this event as an ordinance for you and your children forever.25 When you enter the land which the Lord will give you, as He has [k]promised, you shall observe this [l]rite.26 And when your children say to you, ‘[m]What does this rite mean to you?’27 you shall say, ‘It is a Passover sacrifice to the Lord[n]who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt when He smote the Egyptians, but [o]spared our homes.’” And the people bowed low and worshiped.
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