1 Locutusque est Dominus ad Moysen dicens:
2 "Sanctifica mihi omne primogenitum, quod aperit vulvam in filiis Israel, tam de hominibus quam de iumentis: mea sunt enim omnia"
3 Et ait Moyses ad populum: "Mementote diei huius, in qua egressi estis de Aegypto et de domo servitutis, quoniam in manu forti eduxit vos Dominus de loco isto, ut non comedatis fermentatum panem.
4 Hodie egredimini, mense Abib (id est novarum Frugum).
5 Cumque introduxerit te Dominus in terram Chananaei et Hetthaei et Amorraei et Hevaei et Iebusaei, quam iuravit patribus tuis, ut daret tibi, terram fluentem lacte et melle; celebrabis hunc morem sacrorum mense isto.
6 Septem diebus vesceris azymis, et in die septimo erit sollemnitas Domini.
7 Azyma comedetis septem diebus: non apparebit apud te aliquid fermentatum nec in cunctis finibus tuis.
8 Narrabisque filio tuo in die illo dicens: "Propter hoc, quod fecit mihi Dominus, quando egressus sum de Aegypto".
9 Et erit quasi signum in manu tua et quasi monumentum inter oculos tuos, ut lex Domini semper sit in ore tuo; in manu enim forti eduxit te Dominus de Aegypto.
10 Custodies huiuscemodi cultum statuto tempore a diebus in dies.
11 Cumque introduxerit te Dominus in terram Chananaei, sicut iuravit tibi et patribus tuis, et dederit tibi eam,
12 separabis omne, quod aperit vulvam, Domino et quod primitivum est in pecoribus tuis; quidquid habueris masculini sexus, consecrabis Domino.
13 Primogenitum asini mutabis ove; quod, si non redemeris, interficies. Omne autem primogenitum hominis de filiis tuis pretio redimes.
14 Cumque interrogaverit te filius tuus cras dicens: "Quid est hoc?", respondebis ei: "In manu forti eduxit nos Dominus de Aegypto, de domo servitutis.
15 Nam, cum induratus esset pharao et nollet nos dimittere, occidit Dominus omne primogenitum in terra Aegypti, a primogenito hominis usque ad primogenitum iumentorum; idcirco immolo Domino omne, quod aperit vulvam, masculini sexus, et omnia primogenita filiorum meorum redimo".
16 Erit igitur quasi signum in manu tua et quasi appensum quid ob recordationem inter oculos tuos, eo quod in manu forti eduxit nos Dominus de Aegypto"
17 Igitur cum emisisset pharao populum, non eos duxit Deus per viam terrae Philisthim, quae vicina est, reputans ne forte paeniteret populum, si vidisset adversum se bella consurgere, et reverteretur in Aegyptum,
18 sed circumduxit per viam deserti, quae est iuxta mare Rubrum. Et armati ascenderunt filii Israel de terra Aegypti.
19 Tulit quoque Moyses ossa Ioseph secum, eo quod adiurasset filios Israel dicens: "Visitabit vos Deus; efferte ossa mea hinc vobiscum"
20 Profectique de Succoth castrametati sunt in Etham, in extremis finibus solitudinis.
21 Dominus autem praecedebat eos ad ostendendam viam per diem in columna nubis et per noctem in columna ignis, ut dux esset itineris utroque tempore.
22 Nunquam defuit columna nubis per diem, nec columna ignis per noctem, coram populo.
King James Version
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.
3 ¶ And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten.
4 This day came ye out in the month Abib.
5 ¶ And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in this month.
6 Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to the LORD.
7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters.
8 ¶ And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which the LORD did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.
9 And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD'S law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.
10 Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season from year to year.
11 ¶ And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, as he sware unto thee and to thy fathers, and shall give it thee,
12 That thou shalt set apart unto the LORD all that openeth the matrix, and every firstling that cometh of a beast which thou hast; the males shall be the LORD'S.
13 And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck: and all the firstborn of man among thy children shalt thou redeem.
14 ¶ And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What is this? that thou shalt say unto him, By strength of hand the LORD brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage:
15 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the LORD slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of beast: therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all that openeth the matrix, being males; but all the firstborn of my children I redeem.
16 And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes: for by strength of hand the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt.
17 ¶ And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:
18 But God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of the land of Egypt.
19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him: for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence with you.
20 ¶ And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.
21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:
22 He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.