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. 13:14 44
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