7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten for seven days; no leavened bread shall be seenXLIX in your possession, and no leavenL shall be seen among you in all your territory.LI 8 You shall tellLII your childLIII on that day, ‘It is becauseLIV of what the Lord didLV for me when I came out of Egypt.’
11 “LXVIIIWhen the Lord has broughtLXIX you into the land of the Canaanites, as he swore to you and your ancestors, and has given it to you, 12 you shall set apartLXX to the Lord all that first opens the womb. All the firstbornLXXI of your livestockLXXII that are malesLXXIII shall be the Lord’s.
13 But everyLXXIV firstbornLXXV donkeyLXXVI you shall redeemLXXVII with a sheep;LXXVIII if you do not redeem it, you must break its neck.LXXIX Every firstbornLXXX maleLXXXI among your children you shall redeem.
14 LXXXIIWhen in the futureLXXXIII your child asksLXXXIV you, ‘What does this mean?’ you shall answer, ‘By strength of hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery. 15 LXXXVWhen PharaohLXXXVI stubbornlyLXXXVII refused to let us go,LXXXVIII
the Lord killedLXXXIX all the firstbornXC in the land of Egypt, from humanXCI firstbornXCII to the firstbornXCIII of animals. ThereforeXCIV I sacrificeXCV to the Lord every male that first opens the womb,
but every firstbornXCVI of my sonsXCVII I redeem.’ 16 It shall serve as a sign on your hand and as an emblemXCVIII on your forehead that by strength of hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt.”17 XCIXWhen Pharaoh let the people go, GodC did not leadCI them by wayCII
19 And Moses tookCXVI with him the bonesCXVII of JosephCXVIII who had required a solemn oathCXIX of the Israelites, saying, “God will surely take noticeCXX of you, and then you must carryCXXI my bones with you from here.”
to lead them along the way, and in a pillar of fireCXXXII by night,CXXXIII to give them light,CXXXIV so that they might travelCXXXV by day and by night. 22 Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its placeCXXXVI in front of the people.
Image credit: “Guidance Day and Night” by Mike Moyers, 2011.