13:2 “Set apart 1 to me every firstborn male – the first offspring of every womb 2 among the Israelites, whether human or animal; it is mine.” 3
13:3 Moses said to the people, “Remember 4 this day on which you came out from Egypt, from the place where you were enslaved, 5 for the Lord brought you out of there 6 with a mighty hand – and no bread made with yeast may be eaten. 7 13:4 On this day, 8 in the month of Abib, 9 you are going out. 10
13:5 When 11 the Lord brings you to the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which he swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, 12 then you will keep 13 this ceremony 14 in this month. 13:6 For seven days 15 you must eat 16 bread made without yeast, and on the seventh day there is to be 17 a festival to the Lord. 13:7 Bread made without yeast must be eaten 18 for seven days; 19 no bread made with yeast shall be seen 20 among you, and you must have no yeast among you within any of your borders.
13:8 You are to tell your son 21 on that day, 22 ‘It is 23 because of what 24 the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.’ 13:9 25 It 26 will be a sign 27 for you on your hand and a memorial 28 on your forehead, 29 so that the law of the Lord may be 30 in your mouth, 31 for 32 with a mighty hand the Lord brought you out of Egypt. 13:10 So you must keep 33 this ordinance at its appointed time from year to year. 34
13:11 When the Lord brings you 35 into the land of the Canaanites, 36 as he swore to you and to your fathers, and gives it 37 to you, 13:12 then you must give over 38 to the Lord the first offspring of every womb. 39 Every firstling 40 of a beast that you have 41 – the males will be the Lord’s. 42 13:13 Every firstling 43 of a donkey you must redeem 44 with a lamb, and if you do not redeem it, then you must break its neck. 45 Every firstborn of 46 your sons you must redeem. 13:14 47
In the future, 48 when your son asks you 49 ‘What is this?’ 50 you are to tell him, ‘With a mighty hand 51 the Lord brought us out from Egypt, from the land of slavery. 52 13:15 When Pharaoh stubbornly refused 53 to release us, the Lord killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of people to the firstborn of animals. 54 That is why I am sacrificing 55 to the Lord the first male offspring of every womb, but all my firstborn sons I redeem.’