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The Passover-Unleavened Bread Festival

16:1 Observe the month Abib1 and keep the Passover to the Lord your God, for in that month2 he3 brought you out of Egypt by night. 16:2 You must sacrifice the Passover animal4 (from the flock or the herd) to the Lord your God in the place where he5 chooses to locate his name. 16:3 You must not eat any yeast with it; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast, symbolic of affliction, for you came out of Egypt hurriedly. You must do this so you will remember for the rest of your life the day you came out of the land of Egypt. 16:4 There must not be a scrap of yeast within your land6 for seven days, nor can any of the meat you sacrifice on the evening of the first day remain until the next morning.7 16:5 You may not sacrifice the Passover in just any of your villages8 that the Lord your God is giving you, 16:6 but you must sacrifice it9 in the evening in10 the place where he11 chooses to locate his name, at sunset, the time of day you came out of Egypt. 16:7 You must cook12 and eat it in the place the Lord your God chooses; you may return the next morning to your tents. 16:8 You must eat bread made without yeast for six days. The seventh day you are to hold an assembly for the Lord your God; you must not do any work on that day.13


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