First-born slain.

EXODUS. The Israelites driven out. day have I brought your armies out of the first born of the captive that was in the land of Egypt; therefore shall ye the dungeon, and all the first born of observe this day in your generations, by cattle. an ordinance for ever.

30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, 18 1 In the first month, on the four- he and all his servants, and all the Egyp. teenth day of the month at even, ye shall tians ; and there was a great cry in eat unleavened bread until the one and Egypt: for there was not a house, where twentieth day of the month at even. there was not one dead.

19 Seven days shall there be no leaven 31 1 And he called for Moses and found in your houses : for whosoever | Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and eateth that which is leavened, even that get you forth from amongst my people, boul shall be cut off from the congrega- both you and the children of Israel: and tion of Israel, whether he be a stranger, go, serve the LORD, as ye have said. or born in the land.

32 Also take your flocks and your 20 Ye shall eat nothing leavened : in herds, as ye have said : and be gone, all your habitations shall ye eat unleav. and bless me also. ened bread.

33 And the Egyptians were urgent 21 [ Then Moses called for all the upon the people that they might send Elders of Israel, and said unto them ; them out of the land in haste: for they Draw out and take you a lamb, accord. said, We be all dead men. ing to your families, and kill the Pass. 34 And the people took their dough

before it was leavened, their kneading 22 And ye shall take a bunch of hys-troughs being bound up in their clothes sop, and dip it in the blood that is in upon their shoulders. the bason, and strike the lintel and the 35 And the children of Israel did actwo side posts with the blood that is in cording to the word of Moses: and the bason: and none of you shall go they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels out at the door of his house, until the of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment. morning.

36 And the LORD gave the people 23 For the LORD will pass through favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so to smite the Egyptians: and when he that they lent unto them such things as seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on they required : and they spoiled the the two side-posts, the LORD will pass Egyptians. over the door, and will not suffer the 37 | And the children of Israel jour. destroyer to come in unto your houses neyed from Rameses to Succoth, about to smite you.

six hundred thousand on foot that were 24 And ye shall observe this thing for men, beside children. an ordinance to thee, and to thy sons 38 And a mixed multitude went up for ever.

also with them, and flocks and herds, 25 And it shall come to pass when ye even very much catdc. be come to the land, which the LORD 39 And they baked unleavened cakes will give yon, according as he hath pro- of the dough, which they brought forth mised, that ye shall keep this service. out of Egypt; for it was not leavened :

26 And it shall come to pass, when because they were thrust out of Egypt, your children shall say unto you, What and could not tarry, neither had they mean you by this service ?

prepared for themselves any victua.. 27 That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice 40 ? Now the sojourning of the chil. of the LORD'S Passover, who passed dren of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was over the honses of the children of Israel four hundred and thirty years. in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, 41 And it came to pass at the end of and delivered our houses. And the pco. the four hundred and thirty years, even ple bowed the head, and worshipped.

the self same day it came to pass, that 28 And the children of Israel went all the hosts of the LORD went out from away, and did as the LORD had com- the land of Egypt. manded Moses and Aaron, so did they. 42 It is a night to be much observed

29 ? And it came to pass that at mid unto the LORD, for bringing them out night the LORD smote all the first born from the land of Egypt: this is that night in the land of Egypt, from the first born of the LORD to be observed of all the of Pharaoh that sat on his throne, unto I children of Israel, in their generations.

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must be remembered.

43 [ And the LORD said unto Moses 7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten and Aaron, This is the ordinance of seven days: and there shall no leavened the Passover: there shall no strangerbread be seen with thee: neither shall eat thereof.

there be leaven seen with thee in all thy 44 But every man's servant that is quarters. bought for money, when thou hast cir. 8 I And thou shalt shew thy son in cumcised him, then shall he eat thereof. that day, saying, This is done because

45 A foreigner, and a hired servant of that which the LORD did unto me, shall not eat thereof.

when I came forth out of Egypt. 46 In one house shall it be eaten, thou 9 And it shall be for a sign unto thee, shalt not carry forth aught of the flesh upon thine hand, and for a memorial abroad out of the house, neither shall ye between thine eyes, that the LORD'S break a bone thereof.

law may be in thy mouth : for with a 47 All the Congregation of Israel shall strong hand hath the LORD brought keep it.

thee out of Egypt. 48 And when a stranger shall sojourn 10 Thou shalt therefore keep this ordiwith thee, and will keep the Passover to nance in his season from year to year. the LORD, let all his males be circum- 11 [ And it shall be when the LORD cised, and then let him come near, and shall bring thee into the land of the Ca. keep it: and he shall be as one that is naanites as he sware unto thee, and to born in the land : for no uncircumcised thy fathers, and shall give it thee : person shall eat thereof.

12 That thou shalt set apart unto the 49 One law shall be to him that is LORD all that openeth the matrix, and home-born, and unto the stranger that every firstling that cometh of a beast, sojourneth among you.

which thou hast, the males shall be the 50 Thus did all the children of Israel: LORD'S. as the LORD commanded Moses and 13 And every firstling of an ass thou Aaron, so did they.

shalt redeem with a lamb: and if thou 51 And it came to pass the self same wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break dlay, that the LORD did bring the chil. his neck, and all the first born of man alren of Israel out of the land of Egypt, amongst thy children shalt thou redeem. by their armies.

14 | And it shall be when thy son CHAP. XIII.

asketh thee in time to come, saying, The first born are sanctified to God. What is this ? that thou shalt say unto A NDihe LORD spake unto Moses, him; by strength of hand the LORID

from the 2 Sanctify unto me all the first born, house of bondage. whatsoc ver openeth the womb, among 15 And it came to pass when Pharaoh the children of Israel, both of man and would hardly let us go, that the LORD of beast : it is mine.

slew all the first born in the land of 3 [ And Moses said unto the people, Egypt, both the first born of man, and Remember this day, in which ye came the first born of beast: therefore I sa. out from Egypt, out of the house of bond. crifice to the LORD all that openeth the age: for by strength of hand the LORD matrix, being males : but all the first born brought you out from this place : there of my children I redeem. shall no leavened bread be eaten.

16 And it shall be for a token upon 4 This day came ye out, in the month thine hand, and for frontlets between Abib.

thine eyes : for by strength of hand the 5 I And it shall be when the LORD LORD brought us forth out of Egypt. shall bring thee into the land of the Ca. 17 [ And it came to pass when Pha. naanites, and the Hittites, and the Amo. raoh had let the people go, that God led rites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, them not through the way of the land of which he sware unto thy fathers to give the Philistines, although that was near : thee, a land flowing with milk and how for God said, Lest peradventure the ney, that thou shalt keep this service in people repent when they see war, and this month.

they return to Egypt : 6 Seven days thou shalt eat unleaven. 18 But God led the people about ed bread, and in the seventh day shall through the way of the wilderness of be a feast to the LORD.

the Red sea: and the children of Israel a wall


A cloud and fire.


The sea divided. went up harnessed out of the land of them, and they were sore afraid: and Egypt. .

the children of Israel cried out unto the 19 And Moses took the bones of Jo. LORD. seph with him: for he had straitly sworn 11 And they said unto Moses, Because the children of Israel, saying ; God will there were no graves in Egypi, hast thou surely visit you, and ye shall carry up taken us away to die in the wilderness ? my bones away hence with you. Wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us,

20 And they took their journey from to carry us forth out of Egypt? Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the 12 Is not this the word that we did tell edge of the wilderness.

thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that 21 And the LORD went before them we may serve the Egyptians ? For it by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them had been better for us to serve the Egypthe way, and by night in a pillar of fire, tians, than that we should die in the wil. to give them light to go by day and night. derness.

22 He took not away the pillar of the 13 [ And Moses said unto the people, cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by Fear ye not, stand still, and see the sal. night, from before the people.

vation of the LORD, which he will shew CHAP, XIV.

to you to day : for the Egyptians whom God instructeth the Israelites. ye have seen to day, ye shall see them A

ND the LORD spake unto Moses, again no more for ever. saying,

14 The LORD shall fight for and 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, ye shall hold your peace. that they turn and encamp before Pi. 15 | And the LORD said unto Moses, hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, Wherefore criest thou unto me ? Speak over against Baal-zephon: before it shall unto the children of Israel, that they go ye encamp by the sea.

forward. 3 For Pharaoh will say of the children 16 But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch of Israel, They are entangled in the out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: land, the wilderness hath shut them in. and the children of Israel shall go on dry

4 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, ground through the midst of the sea. that he shall follow after them, and I 17 And I, behold, I will harden the will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall upon all his host, That the Egyptians follow them: and I will get me honour may know that I am the LORD. And upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, they did so.

upon his chariots, and upon his horse. 5 I And it was told the King of Egypt, men. that the people fled: and the heart of 18 And the Egyptians shall know that Pharaoh and of his servants was turned I am the LORD, when I have gotten me against the people, and they said, Why honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, have we done this, that we have let and upon his horsemen. Israel go from serving us ?

19 [ And the Angel of God which 6 And he made ready his chariot, and went before the camp of Israel, removed took his people with him.

and went behind them, and the pillar 7 And he took six hundred chosen of the cloud went from before their face, chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and stood bebind them. and captains over every one of them. 20 And it came between the camp of

8 And the LORD hardened the heart the Egyptians, and the camp of Israel, of Pharaoh King of Egypt, and he pur- and it was a cloud and darkness to sued after the children of Israel : and them, but it gave light by night to these : the children of Israel went out with a so that the one came not near the other high hand.

all the night. 9 But the Egyptians pursued after 21 And Moses stretched out his hand them (all the horses and chariots of Pha- over the sea, and the LORD caused raob, and his horsemen, and his army) the sea to go back by a strong east and overtook them encamping by the sea, wind all that night, and made the sea beside Pi-hahiroth before Baal-zephon. dry land, and the waters were divided.

10 I And when Pharaoh drew nigh, 22 And the children of Israel went the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, into the midst of the sea upon the dry and behold, the Egyptians marched after ground, and the waters were


Pharaoh drowned.

CHAP. XV. Israel's song of thanksgiving unto them on their right hand, and on 4 Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath their left.

he cast into the sea : his chosen captains 23 1 And the Egyptians pursued, and also are drowned in the Red sea. went in after them, to the midst of the 5 The depths have covered them : sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his cha. they sank into the bottom as a stone. riots and his horsemen.

6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is be. 24 And it came to pass, that in the come glorious in power, thy right hand, morning watch the LORD looked unto O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the the host of the Egyptians, through the enemy. pillar of fire, and of the cloud, and 7 And in the greatness of thine excel. troubled the host of the Egyptians, lency thou hast overthrown them, that 25 And took off their chariot wheels, rose up against thee : thou sentest forth that they drave them heavily: so that thy wrath, which consumed them as the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the stubble. face of Israel: for the LORD fighteth 8 And with the blast of thy nostrils the for them, against the Egyptians.

were gathered together: the 26 1 And the LORD said unto Moses, floods stood upright as a heap, and the Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that depths were congealed in the heart of the the waters may come again upon the sea. Egyptians, upon their chariots, and 9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will upon their horsemen.

overtake, I will divide the spoil: my lust 27 And Moses stretched forth his hand shall be satisfied upon them: I will over the sea, and the sea returned to his draw my sword, mine hand shall destroy strength when the morning appeared : them. and the Egyptians fled against it: and 10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, the the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in sea covered them, they sank as lead in the midst of the sea.

the mighty waters. 28 And the waters returned, and cov. 11 Who is like unto thee, O LORD, ered the chariots, and the horsemen, amongst the gods? who is like thee, glo. and all the host of Pharaoh that came rious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing into the sea after them : there remained wonders ! not so much as one of them.

12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, 29 But the children of Israel walked the earth swallowed them. upon dry land, in the midst of the sea, 13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth and the waters were a wall unto them the people which thou hast redeemed : on their riglat hand, and on their left. thou hast guided them in thy strength

30 Thus the LORD saved Israel that unto thy holy habitation. day out of the hand of the Egyptians : 14 The people shall hear, and be and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon afraid : sorrow shall take hold on the the sea shore.

inhabitants of Palestina. 31 And Israel saw that great work 15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be which the LORD did upon the Egyp- amazed : the mighty men of Moab tians : and the people feared the LORD, trembling shall take hold upon them : and believed the LORD, and his ser. all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt vant Moses.

away. CHAP. XV.

16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them,

by the greatness of thine arm they shall VEN sang Moses and the children be as still as a stone, till thy people pass and spake, saying, I will sing unto the which thou hast purchased. LORD: for he hath triumphed glorious. 17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant ly, the horse and his rider hath he them in the mountain of thine inheritthrown into the sea.

ance, in the place, O LORD, which 2 The LORD is my strength and song, thou hast made for thee to dwell in, in and he is become my salvation : he is my the Sanctuary, O LORD, which thy God, and I will prepare him a habitation, hands have established. my father's God, and I will exalt him. 18 The LORD shall reign for ever

3 The LORD is a man of war : the and ever. LORD is his name.

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Moses' song:

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Quuils with his chariots and with his horsemen and when we did eat bread to the full : into the sea, and the LORD brought for ye have brought us forth into this again the waters of the sea upon them: wilderness, to kill this whole assembly But the children of Israel went on dry with hunger. land in the midst of the sea.

4 ? Then said the LORD unto Moses, 20 I And Miriam the prophetess the Behold, I will rain bread from heaven sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her for you: and the people shall go out, and hand, and all the women went out after gather a certain rate every day, that I her, with timbrels and with dances. may prove them, whether they will walk

21 And Miriam answered them, Sing in my law, or no. ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed 5 And it shall come toʻpass, that on gloriously: the horse and his rider hath the sixth day, they shall prepare that le thrown into the sea.

which they bring in, and it shall be 22 So Moses brought Isracl from the twice as much as they gather daily. Red sea, and they went out into the wil. 6 And Moses and Aaron said unto all derness of Shur: and they went three the children of Israel, At even, then ye days in the wilderness, and found no shall know that the LORD hath brought

you out from the land of Egypt. 23 I And when they came to Marah, 7 And in the morning, then ye shall they could not drink of the waters of see the glory of the LORD, for that he Marah, for they were bitter : therefore heareth your murmurings against the the name of it was called Marah. LORD: And what are we, that ye 24 And the people murmured against murmur against us? Moses, saying, What shall we drink? 8 And Moses said, This shall be

25 And he cried unto the LORD: and when the LORD shall give you in the the LORD shewed him a tree, which evening flesh to eat, and in the morning when he had cast into the waters, the bread to the full: for that the LORD waters were made sweet: there he made heareth your murmurings which ye a statute and an ordinance, and there murmur against him ; and what are we? he proved them,

your murmurings are not against 115, 26 And said, If tho'i wilt diligendly but against the LORD. hearken to the voice of the LORD thy 9 1 And Moses spake unto Aaron, God, and wilt do that which is right in Say unto all the Congregation of the his sighi, and wilt give ear to his cm. children of Israel, Come near before the mandments, and keep all his Statuies, I LORD): for he haih heard your mur. will put none of these diseases upon thee, murinr. which I have brought upon the Ertp. 10 And it came to pass as Aaron spake tians : for I am the LORD that health unto the whole Congregation of the thee.

children of Israel, that they looked 10. 27 And they came to Elim: where ward the wilderness, and behold, the were twelve wells of water, and three. glory of the LORD appeared in the score and ten palın trees, and they en. cloud. camped there by the waters.

11 [ And the LORD spake unto CHAP. XVI.

Moses, saying,
The Israelites come to Sin. 12 I have heard the murniurings of

, Elim, and all the Congregation of saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and the children of Israel came unto the wild in the morning ye shall be filled with derness of Sin, which is between Elim bread: and ye shall know that I am the and Sinai, on the fificenth day of the LORD your God. second month after their departing out 13 And it came to pass, that at even of the land of Egypt.

the Quails came up, and covered the 2 And the whole Congregation of the camp: and in the morning the dew lay children of Israel murmured against Mo. round about the host. ses and Aaron in the wilderness.

14 And when the dew that lay was 3 And the children of Israel said unto yone up, behold, upon the face of the them, Would to God we had died by wilderness there lay a small round thing, the hand of the LORD in the land of as small as the hoar frost on the ground. Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, 15 And when the children of Israel

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