Then they are to take some of the blood(A) and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs. That same night(B) they are to eat the meat roasted(C) over the fire, along with bitter herbs,(D) and bread made without yeast.(E) Do not eat the meat raw or boiled in water, but roast it over a fire—with the head, legs and internal organs.(F) 10 Do not leave any of it till morning;(G) if some is left till morning, you must burn it. 11 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;(H) it is the Lord’s Passover.(I)

12 “On that same night I will pass through(J) Egypt and strike down(K) every firstborn(L) of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods(M) of Egypt. I am the Lord.(N) 13 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over(O) you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.(P)

14 “This is a day you are to commemorate;(Q) for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord—a lasting ordinance.(R) 15 For seven days you are to eat bread made without yeast.(S) 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(T) from Israel. 16 On the first day hold a sacred assembly, and another one on the seventh day. Do no work(U) at all on these days, except to prepare food for everyone to eat; that is all you may do.

17 “Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread,(V) because it was on this very day that I brought your divisions out of Egypt.(W) Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come.(X) 18 In the first month(Y) you are to eat bread made without yeast, from the evening of the fourteenth day until the evening of the twenty-first day. 19 For seven days no yeast is to be found in your houses. And anyone, whether foreigner(Z) or native-born, who eats anything with yeast in it must be cut off(AA) from the community of Israel. 20 Eat nothing made with yeast. Wherever you live,(AB) you must eat unleavened bread.”(AC)

21 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(AD) lamb. 22 Take a bunch of hyssop,(AE) dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood(AF) on the top and on both sides of the doorframe. None of you shall go out of the door of your house until morning.

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