Bible: Exodus 13:3-16

13:3 Moses said to the people, “Remember 1  this day on which you came out from Egypt, from the place where you were enslaved, 2  for the Lord brought you out of there 3  with a mighty hand – and no bread made with yeast may be eaten. 4  13:4 On this day, 5  in the month of Abib, 6  you are going out. 7 

13:5 When 8  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, 9  then you will keep 10  this ceremony 11  in this month. 13:6 For seven days 12  you must eat 13  bread made without yeast, and on the seventh day there is to be 14  a festival to the Lord. 13:7 Bread made without yeast must be eaten 15  for seven days; 16  no bread made with yeast shall be seen 17  among you, and you must have no yeast among you within any of your borders.

13:8 You are to tell your son 18  on that day, 19 It is 20  because of what 21  the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.’ 13:9 22  It 23  will be a sign 24  for you on your hand and a memorial 25  on your forehead, 26  so that the law of the Lord may be 27  in your mouth, 28  for 29  with a mighty hand the Lord brought you out of Egypt. 13:10 So you must keep 30  this ordinance at its appointed time from year to year. 31 

13:11 When the Lord brings you 32  into the land of the Canaanites, 33  as he swore to you and to your fathers, and gives it 34  to you, 13:12 then you must give over 35  to the Lord the first offspring of every womb. 36  Every firstling 37  of a beast that you have 38 the males will be the Lord’s. 39  13:13 Every firstling 40  of a donkey you must redeem 41  with a lamb, and if you do not redeem it, then you must break its neck. 42  Every firstborn of 43  your sons you must redeem.

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In the future, 45  when your son asks you 46  ‘What is this?’ 47  you are to tell him, ‘With a mighty hand 48  the Lord brought us out from Egypt, from the land of slavery. 49  13:15 When Pharaoh stubbornly refused 50  to release us, the Lord killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of people to the firstborn of animals. 51  That is why I am sacrificing 52  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 53  on your forehead, for with a mighty hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt.” 54 

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