21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, “[a]Go and take for yourselves [b]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 [c]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 [d]promised, you shall observe this [e]rite.26 And when your children say to you, ‘[f]What does this rite mean to you?’27 you shall say, ‘It is a Passover sacrifice to the Lord[g]who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt when He smote the Egyptians, but [h]spared our homes.’” And the people bowed low and worshiped.
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