And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, 2 aThis month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. 3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a ||lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a ||lamb for an house: 4 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb. 5 Your lamb shall be bwithout blemish, a male †of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: 6 And ye shall keep it up until the cfourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it †in the evening. 7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it. 8 And they shall eat the flesh in qthat night, roast with fire, and dunleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. 9 Eat not of it raw, nor esodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the fpurtenance thereof. 10 gAnd ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire. 11 And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: hit is the Lord’s passover. 12 For I iwill pass through the land of Egypt qthis night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the ||gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: jI am the Lord. 13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you †to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. 14 And qthis day shall be unto you kfor a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast lby an ordinance for ever. 15 mSeven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, nthat soul shall be cut off from Israel. 16 And in the first day there shall be oan holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every †man must eat, that only may be done of you. 17 And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for pin this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe qthis day in your generations by an ordinance for ever. 18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even. 19 Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land. 20 Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.