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Exodus 12:23–27

A Memorial of Redemption

23 “For athe Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and will bnot allow the cdestroyer to come in to your houses to smite you.

24 “And ayou shall observe this event as an ordinance for you and your children forever.

25 “When you enter the land which the Lord will give you, as He has 1promised, you shall observe this 2rite.

26 aAnd when your children say to you, ‘1What does this rite mean to you?’

27 you shall say, ‘It is a Passover sacrifice to athe Lord 1who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt when He smote the Egyptians, but 2spared our homes.’ ” bAnd the people bowed low and worshiped.

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