Exod 12:43-13:16

Directions for the Passover 43The Lord said to Moses and Aaron: This is the ordinance for the passover: no foreigner shall eat of it,44but any slave who has been purchased may eat of it after he has been circumcised;45no bound or hired servant may eat of it.46It shall be eaten in one house; you shall not take any of the animal outside the house, and you shall not break any of its bones.47The whole congregation of Israel shall celebrate it.48If an alien who resides with you wants to celebrate the passover to the Lord, all his males shall be circumcised; then he may draw near to celebrate it; he shall be regarded as a native of the land. But no uncircumcised person shall eat of it;49there shall be one law for the native and for the alien who resides among you.50All the Israelites did just as the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron.51That very day the Lord brought the Israelites out of the land of Egypt, company by company.Chapter 131The Lord said to Moses:2Consecrate to me all the firstborn; whatever is the first to open the womb among the Israelites, of human beings and animals, is mine.The Festival of Unleavened Bread 3Moses said to the people, “Remember this day on which you came out of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, because the Lord brought you out from there by strength of hand; no leavened bread shall be eaten.4Today, in the month of Abib, you are going out.5When the Lord brings you into the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he swore to your ancestors to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, you shall keep this observance in this month.6Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a festival to the Lord.7Unleavened bread shall be eaten for seven days; no leavened bread shall be seen in your possession, and no leaven shall be seen among you in all your territory.8You shall tell your child on that day, ‘It is because of what the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.’9It shall serve for you as a sign on your hand and as a reminder on your forehead, so that the teaching of the Lord may be on your lips; for with a strong hand the Lord brought you out of Egypt.10You shall keep this ordinance at its proper time from year to year.The Consecration of the Firstborn 11“When the Lord has brought you into the land of the Canaanites, as he swore to you and your ancestors, and has given it to you,12you shall set apart to the Lord all that first opens the womb. All the firstborn of your livestock that are males shall be the Lord's.13But every firstborn donkey you shall redeem with a sheep; if you do not redeem it, you must break its neck. Every firstborn male among your children you shall redeem.14When in the future your child asks you, ‘What does this mean?’ you shall answer, ‘By strength of hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery.15When Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let us go, the Lord killed all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from human firstborn to the firstborn of animals. Therefore I sacrifice to the Lord every male that first opens the womb, but every firstborn of my sons I redeem.’16It shall serve as a sign on your hand and as an emblem on your forehead that by strength of hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt.”