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 bread.
13:4 This day came ye out in the month c
(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 (Exodus
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
(e) When you celebrate the feast of unleavened
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
(f) You will constantly remember it, as you would
of a thing that is in your hand, or before your eyes.
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
(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; (Leviticus
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.
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:
(l) To defend them from the heat of the sun.