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Exodus Chapter 13


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Exodus 13:1-2

The Lord commands Israel to set apart the firstborn of all people and animals to His service.

Exodus 13:3-10

The Lord gives commands regarding the annual festival of Unleavened Bread and Passover.

Exodus 13:11-16

Verses 11 – 16 contain the LORD’s instructions dealing with the firstborn.

Exodus 13:17-22

This section (verses 17 – 22) describes the beginning of the journey from Egypt to the Red Sea. It stresses that the LORD led them with a pillar of cloud or fire. He chose a route to the Red Sea for a specific purpose. The point is also made that Moses made sure that Joseph’s bones were carried with them.