The New King James Version

Exodus 12:21–27

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21 Then xMoses called for all the yelders of Israel and said to them, z“Pick out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb. 22 aAnd you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and bstrike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning. 23 cFor the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the dblood on the 7lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and enot allow fthe destroyer to come into your houses to strike you. 24 And you shall gobserve this thing as an ordinance for you and your sons forever. 25 It will come to pass when you come to the land which the Lord will give you, hjust as He promised, that you shall keep this service. 26 iAnd it shall be, when your children say to you, ‘What do you mean by this service?’ 27 that you shall say, j‘It is the Passover sacrifice of the Lord, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when He struck the Egyptians and delivered our households.’ ” So the people kbowed their heads and worshiped.

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