13:3 And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which
ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of a bondage;
for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this
[place]: there shall no leavened bread be b eaten.
(a) Where they were in most cruel slavery.
(b) To signify that they did not have time to leaven their
13:4 This day came ye out in the month c Abib.
(c) Containing part of March and part of April, when corn
began to ripen in that country.
13:6 Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the d
seventh day [shall be] a feast to the LORD.
(d) Both the seventh and the first day were holy, as in
13:8 And thou shalt shew thy son e in that day, saying, [This
is done] because of that [which] the LORD did unto me when
I came forth out of Egypt.
(e) When you celebrate the feast of unleavened bread.
13:9 And it shall be for a sign unto thee f 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.
(f) You will constantly remember it, as you would of a
thing that is in your hand, or before your eyes.
13:13 And every firstling of an g 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 h redeem.
(g) This is also understood about the horse and other
beasts which were not offered in sacrifice.
(h) By offering a clean beast in sacrifice; (Le 12:6).
13:17 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 i see war, and
they return to Egypt:
(i) Which the Philistines would have made against them by
blocking their passage.
13:18 But God led the people about, [through] the way of the
wilderness of the Red sea: and the children of Israel went
up k harnessed out of the land of Egypt.
(k) That is, not secretly but openly and as the word
signifies, set in order by five and five.
13:21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a l
cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of
fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: