Bible: Exodus 13:12-17

13:12 then you must give over 1  to the Lord the first offspring of every womb. 2  Every firstling 3  of a beast that you have 4 the males will be the Lord’s. 5  13:13 Every firstling 6  of a donkey you must redeem 7  with a lamb, and if you do not redeem it, then you must break its neck. 8  Every firstborn of 9  your sons you must redeem.

13:14 10 

In the future, 11  when your son asks you 12  ‘What is this?’ 13  you are to tell him, ‘With a mighty hand 14  the Lord brought us out from Egypt, from the land of slavery. 15  13:15 When Pharaoh stubbornly refused 16  to release us, the Lord killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of people to the firstborn of animals. 17  That is why I am sacrificing 18  to the Lord the first male offspring of every womb, but all my firstborn sons I redeem.’ 13:16 It will be for a sign on your hand and for frontlets 19  on your forehead, for with a mighty hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt.” 20 


The Leading of God


When Pharaoh released 22  the people, God did not lead them 23  by the way to the land 24  of the Philistines, 25  although 26  that was nearby, for God said, 27 Lest 28  the people change their minds 29  and return to Egypt when they experience 30  war.”

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