23 For Jehovah will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood upon the lintel and on the two doorposts, Jehovah will pass over the entrance and will not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to smite you.
24 And you shall observe this matter as a statute for you and for your sons in perpetuity.
25 And when you come to the land which Jehovah will give you, as He has promised, you shall observe this service.
26 And when your children say to you, What does this service mean to you?
27 You shall say, It is the passover sacrifice to Jehovah, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when He smote the Egyptians and delivered our houses. And the people bowed and worshipped.
28 And the children of Israel went and did so; just as Jehovah had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did.
29 And at midnight Jehovah struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle.
30 And Pharaoh arose in the night, he and all his servants and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was no house where there was not someone dead.
31 And he called for Moses and Aaron in the night and said, Rise up, go out from the midst of my people, both you and the children of Israel; and go, serve Jehovah, as you have said.
32 Take both your flocks and your herds, as you have said; and go and bless me also.
33 And the Egyptians urged the people, so as to hasten their departure out of the land, for they said, All of us will be dead.
34 And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading bowls being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.
35 And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses, and they asked the Egyptians for articles of silver and gold and clothing.
36 And Jehovah gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they let them have what they asked. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.
37 And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children.
38 And a mixed multitude went up also with them, as well as flocks and herds, a very large number of livestock.
39 And they baked the dough which they brought out of Egypt into unleavened cakes, for it had not been leavened because they were driven out of Egypt and could not delay; nor had they prepared for themselves any provisions.
40 Now the time of the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred thirty years.
41 And at the end of four hundred thirty years, on that very day, all the armies of Jehovah went out from the land of Egypt.
42 It was for Jehovah a night of watching, to bring them out from the land of Egypt. That same night is a night of watching to Jehovah for all the children of Israel throughout their generations.