THE SECOND BOOK OF MOSES CALLED
Firstborn of man and of beasts to be sanctified unto the Lord—Feast of unleavened bread to be kept in land of Canaan—Moses takes Joseph’s bones out of Egypt—The Lord attends Israel in a pillar of a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night.
And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
¶ And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from aEgypt
, 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.
¶ And it shall be when the Lord
thee into the land of the bCanaanites
, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he csware
unto thy fathers to give thee, a land dflowing
with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in this month.
Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to the Lord.
Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no aleavened
bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be bleaven
seen with thee cin
all thy quarters.
¶ And thou shalt ashew
thy son in that day, saying, This is done
because of that which
did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.
And it shall be for a asign
unto thee upon thine hand, and for a bmemorial
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.
Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance ain
his season from year to year.
¶ And it shall be when the Lord
shall bring thee into the land of the aCanaanites
, as he bsware
unto thee and to thy fathers, and shall give it thee,
That thou shalt set apart unto the Lord aall
that openeth the matrix, and every bfirstling
that cometh of a beast which thou hast; the males shall be
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 afirstborn
of man among thy children shalt thou redeem.
¶ And it shall be when thy ason basketh
thee in time to come, saying, What is
this? that thou shalt say unto him, By strength of hand the Lord cbrought
us out from Egypt, from the house of dbondage
And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the Lord aslew
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.
And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for afrontlets
between thine eyes: for by strength of hand the Lord
brought us forth out of Egypt.
¶ 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 aperadventure
the people brepent
when they see war, and they creturn
But God aled
the people about, through
the way of the wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of bIsrael
went up charnessed
out of the land of Egypt.
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 abones
away hence with you.
¶ And they took their journey from aSuccoth
, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.
And the aLord
went before them by day in a pillar of a bcloud
, to clead
them the way; and by night in a dpillar
of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:
He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.