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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Passover Blessings

This Passover blessing to all those of the Jewish faith:


Moses called all the elders of Israel and said to them, ``Go and procure lambs for your families, and slaughter them as Passover victims. Then take a bunch of hyssop, and dipping it in the blood that is in the basin, sprinkle the lintel and two doorposts with this blood. But none of you shall go outdoors until morning. For the LORD will go by, striking down the Egyptians. Seeing the blood on the lintel and two doorposts, the LORD will pass over that door and not let the destroyer come into that house and strike you down.
``You shall observe this as a perpetual ordinance for yourselves and your descendents. Thus you must also observe this rite when you have entered the land which the LORD will give you as promised. When your children ask you ``what does this rite of yours mean?`` you shall reply ``this is the Passover Sacrifice of the LORD, who passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt; when He struck down the Egyptians He spared our houses.``
Then the people bowed down in worship, and the people went and did as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron.

At midnight the LORD slew every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharoah on the throne to the firstborn of prisoners in the dungeon, as well as all the firstborn of the animals...


Wishing all a blessed Passover.

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