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The Passover instituted.


Unleavened bread: the Lord doth put a difference between 13 And the blood shall be to you for a the Egyptians and Israel.

token upon the houses where ye are : 8 And all these thy servants shall come and when I see the blood, I will pass over down unto me, and bow down themselves you, and the plague shall not be upon you unto me, saying, Get thee out, and all the to destroy you, when I smite the land of people that follow thee; and after that I Egypt. will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh 14 And this day shall be unto you for a in a great anger.

memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to 9 And the Lord said unto Moses, Pha- the Lord throughout your generations : ye raoh shall not bearken unto you; that my shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for wonders may be multiplied in the land of ever. Egypt.

15 Seven days shall ye eat unleavened 16 And Moses and Aaron did all these bread; even the first day ye shall put away wonders before Pharaoh; and the Lord leaven out of your houses: for whosoever hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would eateth leavened bread, from the first day not let the children of Israel go out of his until the seventh day, that soul shall be land.

cut off from Israel. CHAP. XII.

16 And in the first day there shall be a ND the LORD spake unto Moses and holy convocation, and in the seventh day

Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, there shall be a holy convocation to you: 2 This month shall be unto you the be- no manner of work shall be done in them, ginning of months : it shall be the first save that which every man must eat, that month of the year to you.

only may be done of you. 3 | Speak ye unto all the congregation 17 And ye shall observe the feast of unof Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this leavened bread; for in this self-same day month they shall take to them every man have I brought your armies out of the land a lamb accoriling to the house of their fa- of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this thers, a lamb for a house :

day in your generations by an ordinance 4 And if the household be too little for the for ever. lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto 18 T In the first month, on the fourteenth his house take it according to the number day of the month at even, ye shall eat unof the souls: every man according to his leavened bread, until the one and twen. eating shall make your count for the lamb. tieth day of the month at even.

5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, 19 Seven days shall there be no leaven a male of the first year: ye shall take it found in your houses: for whosoever eat. out from the sheep or from the goats : eth that which is leavened, even that soul 6 And

ye shall keep it up until the four- shall be cut off from the congregation of teenth day of the same month : and the Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born whole assembly of the congregation of Is- in the land. rael shall kill it in the evening.

20 Ye shall eat nothing leavened : in 7 And they shall take of the blood, and all your habitations shall ye eat unleavenstrike it on the two side-posts, and on the ed bread. upper door-post

, of the houses, wherein 21 T Then Moses called for all the el. they shall eat it.

ders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw 8 And they shall eat the flesh in that out, and take you a lamb, according to night, roast with fire, and unleavened your families, and kill the passover. bread; und with bitterherbs they shalleat it. 22 And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop,

9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, with water, but roast with fire; his head and strike the lintel and the two side-posts with his legs, and with the purtenance with the blood that is in the bason: and thereof.

none of you shall go out at the door of his 10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain house until the morning: until the morning : and that which remain- 23 For the LORD will pass through to eth of it until the morning ye shall burn smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth with fire.

the blood upon the lintel, and on the two 11 ? And thus shall ye eat it; with your side-posts, the LORD will pass over the loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and door, and will not suffer the destroyer to your staff in your hand: and ye shall eat come in unto your houses to smite you. it in baste; it is the Lord's passover. 24 And ye shall observe this thing for an

12 For I will pass through the land of ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever. Egypt this night, and will smite all the 25 And it shall come to pass, when ye first-born in the land of Egypt, both man be come to the land which ihe LORD will and beast: and against all the gods of give you, according as he hath promised, Egypt I will execuie judgment: I am the that ye shall keep this service. LORD.

26. And it shall come to pass, when The first-born of Egypt slain, CHAP. XIII. and the Israelites driven out. your children shall say unto you, What the hosts of the LORD went out from the mean ye by this service?

land of Egypt. 27 That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice 42 It is a night to be much observed of the LORD's passover, who passed over unto the LORD, for bringing them out from the houses of the children of Israel in the land of Egypt: this is that night of the Egypt, when be smote the Egyptians, and LORD to be observed of all the children of delivered our houses. And the people Israel in their generations. bowed the bead and worshipped.

43 || And the LORD said unto Moses and 28 And the children of Israel went Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passoaway, and did as the LORD bad command-ver: there shall no stranger eat thereof: ed Moses and Aaron, so did they.

44 But every man's servant that is 29 | And it came to pass, that at mid- bought for money, when thou hast circumpight the LORD smote all the first born in cised him, then shall he eat thereof. the land of Egypt, from the first-born of 45 A foreigner, and a hired servant Pharaoh that sat on his throne, unto the shall not eat thereof. first-born of the captive that was in the 46 In one house shall it be eaten; thou dungeon; and all the first-born of cattle. shalt not carry forth aught of the Aesh

30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, abroad out of the house : neither shall yo be, and all his servants, and all the Egyp- break a bone thereof. tians; and there was a great cry in Egypt: 47 All the congregation of Israel shall for there was not a house where there was keep it. pot one dead.

48 And when a stranger shall sojourn 31 | And be called for Moses and Aaron with thee, and will keep the passover to by night, and said, Rise up, and get you the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, forth from among my people, both ye and and then let him come near and keep it; the children of Israel: and go, serve the and he shall be as one that is born in the LORD, as ye have said.

land: for no uncircumcised person sball 32 Also take your flocks and your herds, eat thereof. as ye bave said, and be gone: and bless 49 One law shall be to him that is home. ne also.

born, and unto the stranger that sojourneth 33 And the Egyptians were urgent upon among you. the people, that they might send them out 50 Thus did all the children of Israel ; of the land in baste; for they said, We be as the LORD commanded Moses and all dead men.

Aaron, so did they. 34 And the people took their dough 51 And it came to pass the self-same before it was leavened, their kneading day, that the LORD did bring the children troughs being bound up in their clothes of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their upon their shoulders.

armies. 35 And the children of Israel did ac

CHAP. XIII. cording to the word and the AND the LORD spake unto Moses, say. and jewels of gold, and raiment.

2 Sanctify unto me all the first-bom, 36 And the LORD gave the people fa- whatsoever openeth the womb among the vour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that children of Israel, both of man and of they lent unto them such things as they re-beast: it is mine. quired: and they spoiled the Egyptians. 3 And Moses said unto the people,

37 [ And the children of Israel jour-Remember this day, in which ye came out Deged from Rameses to Succoth, about six from Egypt, out of the house of bondage ; bundred thousand on foot that were men, for by strength of hand the LORD brought besides children.

you out from this place: there shall no 38. And a mixed multitude went up also leavened bread be eaten. with them; and flocks, and herds, eden 4 This day came ye out, in the month Tery much cattle.

Abib. 39 And they baked unleavened cakes 5 T And it shall be when the LORD shall of the dough which they brought forth out bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, of Egypt, for it was not leavened: because and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and they were thrust out of Egypt, and could the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which be not tarry, neither had they prepared for sware unto thy fathers to give thee, a land themselves any virtual.

flowing with milk and honey; that thou 40 I Now the sojourning of the children shalt keep this service in this month. of Israel who dwelt in Egypt, was four 6 Seven days shalt thou eat unleavened hundred and thirty years.

bread, and in the seventh day shall be a 41 And it came to pass, at the end of feast to the LORD. the four hundred and thirty years, even 7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven the self-same day it came to pass, that all days; and there shall no leavened bread


upon all

The first-born sanctified to God. EXODUS. Pharaoh pursues the Israelites. be seen with thee, neither shall there bel. 22 He took not away the pillar of the leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters. cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by

8 And thou shalt shew thy son in that night, from before the people. day, saying, This is done because of that

CHAP. XIV. which the LORD did unto me when I came ND the LORD spake unto Moses, say. forth out of Egypt.

ing, 9 And it shall be for a sign unto thee 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that opon thy hand, and for a memorial be- they turn and encamp before Pi-babiroth, tween thine eyes; that the Lord's law may between Migdol and the sea, over against be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand Baal-zephon: before it shall ye encamp hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt. by the sea.

10 Thou shalt therefore keep this ordi- 3 For Pharaoh will say of the children nance in his season from year to year. of Israel, They are entangled in the land,

11 | And it shall be when the LORD the wilderness hath shut them in. shall bring thee into the land of the Ca- 4 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, naanites, as he sware unto thee and to thy that he shall follow after them; and I will fathers, and shall give it thee,

be honoured upon Pharaoh, and 12 That thou shalt set apart unto the his host ; that the Egyptians may know LORD all that openeth the matrix; and that I am the LORD. And they did so. every firstling that cometh of a beast which 5 | And it was told the king of Egypt thou hast, the males shall be the LORD's. that the people fled: and the heart of Pha.

13 And every firstling of an ass thou raob and of his servants was turned against shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt the people, and they said, Why have we not redeem it, then thou shalt break bis done this, that we have let Israel go from neck: and all the first-born of man among serving us ? thy children shalt thou redeem.

6 And he made ready his chariot, and 14 And it shall be when thy son ask- took his people with him : eth thee in time to come, saying, What is 7 And he took six hundred chosen cha. this ? that thou shalt say unto him, By riots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and strength of hand the Lord brought us out captains over every one of them. from Egypt, from the house of bondage: 8 And the LORD hardened the heart of

15 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued would hardly let us go, that the LORD slew after the children of Israel: and the chil. all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both dren of Israel went out with a high hand. the first-born of man, and the first-born of 9 But the Egyptians pursued after them beasts: therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all (all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, that openeth the matrix, being males; but and his horsemen, and his army) and overall the first-born of my children 1 redeem. took them encamping by the sea, beside

16 And it shall be for a token upon Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon. thy band, and for frontlets between thine 10 | And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the eyes: for by strength of hand the LORD children of Israel listed up their eyes, and brought us forth out of Egypt.

behold, the Egyptians marched after them; 17 And it came to pass, when Pha- and they were sore afraid: and the chilraoh had let the people go, that God led dren of Israel cried out unto the LORD. them not through the way of the land of 11 And they said unto Moses, Because the Philistines, although that was near: there were no graves in Egypt, bast thou for God said, Lest peradventure the peo- taken us away to die in the wilderness ? ple repent when they see war, and they Wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to return to Egypt:

carry us forth out of Egypt? 18 But God led the people about, 12 Is not this the word that we did tell through the way of the wilderness of the thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that Red sea : and the children of Israel went we may serve the Egyptians ? For it had up harnessed out of the land of Egypt. been better for us to serve the Egyptians,

19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph than that we should die in the wilderwith him: for he had straitly sworn the ness. children of Israel, saying, God will surely 13 | And Moses said unto the people, visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvaaway hence with you.

tion of the LORD, which he will shew to 20 | And they took their journey from you to-day: for the Egyptians whom ye Succoth, and encamped in Étham, in the have seen to-day, se shall see them again edge of the wilderness.

no more for ever. 21 And the LORD went before them by 14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the shall hold your peace. way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to 15 | And the LORD said unto Moses, give them light: to go by day and night. Wherefore criest thou uuto me? Speak


The Egyptians drowned. CHAP. XV.

The song of Moses. unto the children of Israel, that they go upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and forward :

the waters were a wall unto them on their 16 But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch right hand, and on their left. out iby hand over the sea, and divide it : 30 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day and the children of Israel shall go on dry out of the hand of the igyptians: anú ground through the midst of the sea. Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the

17 And I, behold, I will harden the sea-shore. hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall fol- 31 And Israel saw that great work low them: and I will get me honour upon which the Lord did upon the Egyptians : Pharaoh, and apon all his host, upon his and the people feared the Lord, and be. chariots, and upon his horsemen. lieved the LORD, and his servant Moses. 18 | And the Egyptians shall know that

CHAP. XV. I am the LORD, when I have gotten me THEN ang Moses and the children of and upon his horsemen.

spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, 19 | And the angel of God which went for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse before the camp of Israel, removed, and and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. went behind them; and the pillar of the 2 The Lord is my strength and song, cloud went from before their face, and and he is become my salvation: he is my stood bebind them:

God, and I will prepare him a habita20 And it came between the camp of tion;

my father's God, and I will exalt him. the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and 3 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it is his name. gave light by night to these : so that the one 4 Pharaoh's chariots and his host harh came not near the other all the night. he cast into the sea : his chosen captains

21 And Moses stretched out his hand also are drowned in the Red sea. over the sea; and the LORD caused the 5 The depths have covered them : they sea to go back by a strong east wind all sank into the bottom as a stone. that night, and made the sea dry land, and 6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become the waters were divided.

glorious in power: thy right hand, O 22 And the children of Israel went into LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: 7 And in the greatness of thine excellenand the waters were a wall unto them on cy thou hast overthrown them that rose up their right hand, and on their left. against thee : thou sentest forth thy wrath,

23 | And the Egyptians pursued, and which consumed them as stubble. went in after them, to the midst of the sea, 8 And with the blast of thy nostrils the open all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and waters were gathered together, the floods his horsemen.

stood upright as a heap, and the depths 24 And it came to pass, that in the were congealed in the heart of the sea. morning-watch the LORD looked unto the 9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will host of the Egyptians through the pillar of overtake, I will divide the spoil : my lust Gre and of the cloud, and troubled the host shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw of the Egyptians,

my sword, my hand shall destroy them. 25 And took off their chariot-wheels, 10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, ihe that they drave them heavily : so that the sea covered them: they sank as lead in Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face the mighty waters. of Israel ; for the LORD fighteth for them 11. Who is like unto thee, O LORD, against the Egyptians.

among the gods? who is like thee, glori26 | And the LORD said unto Moses, ous in holiness, fearful in praises, doing Stretch out thy hand over the sea, that wonders ? the waters may come again upon the Egyp-l. 12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, tians, upon their chariots, and upon their the earth swallowed them. borsemen.

13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth 27 And Moses stretched forth his hand the people which thou hast redeemed: over the sea, and the sea returned to his thou hast guided them in thy strength unto strength when the morning appeared; and thy holy habitation. the Egyptians filed against it; and the 14 The people shall bear, and be afraid: LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants midst of the sea.

of Palestina. 28 And the waters returned, and cover- 15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be ed the chariots, and the horsemen, and all amazed ; the mighty men of Moab, tremthe host of Pharaoh that came into the sea bling shall take hold upon them; all the inafter them: there remained not so much habitants of Canaan shall melt away. as one of them.

upon 29 But the children of Israel walked by the greatness of thine arm they shall be

16 Fear and dread shall fall



The waters at Marah sweetened. EXODUS.

Quails and monna seal. as still as a stone; till thy people pass when we sat by the flesh-pots, and when over, O LORD, till the people pass over, we did eat bread to the full: for ye have which thou hast purchased.

brought us forth into this wilderness, to 17 Thou sh: bring them in, and plant kill this whole assembly with hunger. them in the mountain of thine inheritance. 4 | Then said the LORD unto Moses, in the place, O LORD, which thou hast made Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for for thee to dwell in ; in the sanctuary, you; and the people shall go out and LORD, which thy hands have established. Igather a certain rate every day, that I may 18 The LORD shall reign for ever and prove them, whether they will walk in my

law, or no. 19 For the horse of Pharaoh went in 5 And it shall come to pass, that on the with his chariots and with his horsemen sixth day they shall prepare that which into the sea, and the LORD bought again they, bring in; and it shall be twice as the waters of the sea upon them: but the much as they gather daily. children of Israel went on dry land in the 6 And Moses and Aaron said unto all midst of the sea.

the children of Israel, At even, then ye 20 | And Miriam the prophetess, the shall know that the LORD hath brought sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her you out from the land of Egypt: hand; and all the women went out after 7 And in the morning, then ye sha I see her, with timbrels, and with dances.

the glory of the LORD: for that he heareth 21 And Miriam answered them, Sing Fe your murmurings against the LORD: And to the LORD, for he hath triumphed glori- what are we, that ye murmur against us? ously: the horse and his rider hath be 8 And Moses said, This shall be when thrown into the sea.

the Lord shall give you in the evening 22 So Moses brought Israel from the filesh to eat, and in the morning bread to Red sea, and they went out into the wil- the full; for that the LORD heareth your demess of Shur; and they went three days murmurings which ye murmur against in the wilderness, and found no water. bim: And what are we? your murmurings

23 9 And when they came to Marah, are not against us, but against the LORD. they could not drink of the waters of Ma- 9 | And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say rah'; for they were bitter: therefore the unto all the congregation of the children name of it was called Marah.

of Israel, Come near before the LORD: for 24 And the people murmured against he hath heard your murmurings. Moses, saying, What shall we drink? 10 And it came to pass, as Aaron spake

25 And he cried unto the Lord; and the unto the whole congregation of the chil. LORD shewed him a tree, which when he dren of Israel, that they looked toward had cast into the waters, the waters were the wilderness, and behold, the glory of made sweet: there he made for them a the LORD appeared in the cloud. statute and an ordinance, and there he 11 9 And the LORD spake unto Moses, proved them,

saying, 26 And said, If thou wilt diligently 12 I have heard the murmurings of the hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, children of Israel; speak unto them, say. and wilt do that which is right in his sight, ing, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the and wilt give ear to his commandments, morning ye shall be filled with bread: and and keep all his statutes, I will put none ye shall know that I am the LORD your of these diseases upon thee, which I have God. brought upon the Egyptians : for I am the 13 And it came to pass, that at even the LORD that healeth thee.

quails came up, and covered the camp: 27 And they came to Elim, where and in the morning the dew lay round were twelve wells of water, and three- about the host. score and ten palm-trees: and they en- 14 And when the dew that lay was gone camped there by the waters.

up, behold, upon the face of the wilder. CHAP. XVI.

ness there lay a small round thing, as small and all the congregation of the chil- 15 And when the children of Israel saw dren of Israel came unto the wilderness of it, they said one to another, It is manna : Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on for they wist not what it was. And Moses the fifteenth day of the second month after said unto them, This is the bread which their departing out of the land of Egypt. the Lord hath given you to eat.

2 And the whole congregation of the 16 | This is the thing which the LORD children of Israel murmured against Mo- hath commanded, Gather of it every man ses and Aaron in the wilderness :

according to his eating : an omer for every 3 And the children of Israel said unto man according to the number of your perthem, Would to God we had died by the sons, take ye every man for them which are band of the LORD in the land of Egypt, in his tents.

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