The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt:
This month shall mark for you the beginning of months; it shall be
the first month of the year for you.
Tell the whole congregation of Israel that on the tenth of this
month they are to take a lamb for each family, a lamb for each
If a household is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join its
closest neighbor in obtaining one; the lamb shall be divided in
proportion to the number of people who eat of it.
Your lamb shall be without blemish, a year-old male; you may take
it from the sheep or from the goats.
You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month; then the
whole assembled congregation of Israel shall slaughter it at
They shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts
and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.
They shall eat the lamb that same night; they shall eat it roasted
over the fire with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roasted over the
fire, with its head, legs, and inner organs.
You shall let none of it remain until the morning; anything that
remains until the morning you shall burn.
This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on
your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it
hurriedly. It is the passover of the LORD.
For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will
strike down every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both human
beings and animals; on all the gods of Egypt I will execute
judgments: I am the LORD.
The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live:
when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall
destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.
This day shall be a day of remembrance for you. You shall
celebrate it as a festival to the LORD; throughout your
generations you shall observe it as a perpetual ordinance.
149:1 Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his
praise in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel be glad in its Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice
in their King.
Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with
tambourine and lyre.
For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble
Let the faithful exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their
Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged
swords in their hands,
to execute vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples,
to bind their kings with fetters and their nobles with chains of
to execute on them the judgment decreed. This is glory for all his
faithful ones. Praise the LORD!
13:8 Owe no one
anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves
another has fulfilled the law.
The commandments, "You shall not commit adultery; You shall
not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet"; and
any other commandment, are summed up in this word, "Love your
neighbor as yourself."
Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the
fulfilling of the law.
Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment
for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than
when we became believers;
the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the
works of darkness and put on the armor of light;
let us live honorably as in the day, not in reveling and
drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in
quarreling and jealousy.
Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for
the flesh, to gratify its desires.
18:15 "If another
member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault
when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you
have regained that one.
But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with
you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or
If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church;
and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such
a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in
heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about
anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.
For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among