- And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
- Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.
And the lord spoke to Moses and told him to sanctify all firstborns, both of humans and animals. They belong to me.
- 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.
And Moses told the people, remember this day which the lord brought you out. Because the Lord brought you out by the strength of his hand. So do not eat unleavened bread.
- This day came ye out in the month Abib.
This day in the month of Abib/Aviv, you came out. Abib/Aviv was their first month.
- 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.
When God takes you to the land he has promised you, you must observe this service there.
- Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to the Lord.
Seven days of unleavened bread, and on the last day which is the seventh, you will have a feast to the Lord.
- 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.
During this period, there shouldn’t even be any yeast in your house.
- And thou shalt show 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.
And you will tell your children….this is done because of the day the lord brought me out of Egypt.
- 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.
The lord’s law will remain in your mouth. Because with a strong hand, he led you out of Egypt.
- Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season from year to year.
Therefore you shall keep his law, year after year.
- 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,
- 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 male shall be the Lord’s.
- 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.
When the Lord takes you into the land he promised you, you will give unto the lord every first born of both human and animals. The males of these, will belong to the Lord.
Every first born of a donkey will be saved by sacrificing a lamb. If you won’t sacrifice a lamb, you will break the neck of the donkey. But the first born amongst all men shall be redeemed.
- 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:
When your children ask….what is this? you will explain to them of how the Lord brought you out of Egypt, And with the strong hand He used, to make it happen.
- 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.
And you will tell them that when pharaoh did not let you go, the Lord took the life of all the firstborn in Egypt. So I sacrifice to be lord, every first born of my animals, that my own first born may be redeemed.
- 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.
It will be for a sign and for evidence that the lord brought us out of Egypt with force.
- 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:
And when pharaoh let them go, the Lord did not let the pm pass through the land of the philistines at the time because there was war going on. So that the children of Israel don’t see war (and death of people) and then they run back to Egypt saying bondage is better than death.
- 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.
But God led them through the way of the wilderness towards the Red Sea.
Then the children of Israel left Egypt, ready in battle formation.
- 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.
And Moses took the bones of Joseph with him., because Joseph had sworn saying, ‘God will visit you and when he does, take my bones out of here’. Moses must have either been told or he must have studied well enough to know that Joseph had given that instruction and must have even found out where Joseph was kept.
- And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.
From succoth, they went to Etham and they rested there
- 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.
- He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.
And every single day, the lord went in front of them with a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night, the Lord led them with a pillar of fire, to give them light, that they may travel both at night and at day.
The cloud by day and the fire by night didn’t leave the people at any point in time. It was with them the whole time.