[b]Exodus12 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt,2 “This month is to be for you the FIRST month, the first month of your year.3 Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb[a] for his family, one for each household.[/b]
24 “Obey these instructions as a lasting ordinancefor you and your descendants.25 When you enter the land that the Lord will give you as he promised, observe this ceremony.26 And when your children ask you,
‘What does this ceremony mean to you?’27 you MUST SAY
‘It is the Passover sacrifice to the Lord, who passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt and spared our homes when he struck down the Egyptians.