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Exodus 13 - NIV

Consecration of the Firstborn

1 The Lord said to Moses,

2 “Consecrate to me every firstborn male. The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to me, whether human or animal.”

3 Then Moses said to the people, “Commemorate this day, the day you came out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery, because the Lord brought you out of it with a mighty hand. Eat nothing containing yeast.

4 Today, in the month of Aviv, you are leaving.

5 When the Lord brings you into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Hivites and Jebusites—the land he swore to your ancestors to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey—you are to observe this ceremony in this month:

6 For seven days eat bread made without yeast and on the seventh day hold a festival to the Lord.

7 Eat unleavened bread during those seven days; nothing with yeast in it is to be seen among you, nor shall any yeast be seen anywhere within your borders.

8 On that day tell your son, ‘I do this because of what the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.’

9 This observance will be for you like a sign on your hand and a reminder on your forehead that this law of the Lord is to be on your lips. For the Lord brought you out of Egypt with his mighty hand.

10 You must keep this ordinance at the appointed time year after year.

11 “After the Lord brings you into the land of the Canaanites and gives it to you, as he promised on oath to you and your ancestors,

12 you are to give over to the Lord the first offspring of every womb. All the firstborn males of your livestock belong to the Lord.

13 Redeem with a lamb every firstborn donkey, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. Redeem every firstborn among your sons.

14 “In days to come, when your son asks you, ‘What does this mean?’ say to him, ‘With a mighty hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

15 When Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let us go, the Lord killed the firstborn of both people and animals in Egypt. This is why I sacrifice to the Lord the first male offspring of every womb and redeem each of my firstborn sons.’

16 And it will be like a sign on your hand and a symbol on your forehead that the Lord brought us out of Egypt with his mighty hand.”

Crossing the Sea

17 When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, “If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.”

18 So God led the people around by the desert road toward the Red Sea.[a] The Israelites went up out of Egypt ready for battle.

19 Moses took the bones of Joseph with him because Joseph had made the Israelites swear an oath. He had said, “God will surely come to your aid, and then you must carry my bones up with you from this place.”[b]

20 After leaving Sukkoth they camped at Etham on the edge of the desert.

21 By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.

22 Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.


a. Exodus 13:18 Or the Sea of Reeds
b. Exodus 13:19 See Gen. 50:25.

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Chad Finch avatar
The Journey
Shared by: Chad Finch on Jan, 2017
Summary: Exodus 13:17 - 14:31. The Israelites were on a Journey with God. What was it like? Was it easy? Why did God take them the long way? These questions are often questions that we ask when considering the Journey that we are on with God.
Scripture: Exodus 13:17-14:31
Denomination: *other
Views: 80
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Be Set Apart
Shared by: Chad Finch on Jan, 2017
Summary: Exodus 12:50-13:16. As the people of Israel have just been freed from their bondage of slavery
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Give God Attention
Shared by: Oluwagbenga Adeniyi Johnson on Jan, 2017
Summary: To encourage brethren to give greater attention to God for the beginning of the year 2017 so that the blessings of might be established. Amen.
Series: Sermon
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Life and Death
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct, 2016
Summary: Passover: the blood of the lamb and unleavened bread signify God's sacrifice of the lamb and God's deliverance.
Series: Pentecost
Scripture: Exodus 12:1-13:8
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 45
Gordon Curley avatar
Things Worth Remembering!
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Sep, 2016
Summary: Things Worth Remembering - Exodus Chapter 13 vs 1-22 – sermon by Gordon Curley PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Scripture: Exodus 13:1-22
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 113
John Gaston avatar
The Road Less Traveled
Shared by: John Gaston on May, 2016
Summary: There were 2 ways from Egypt to Canaan: 1 straight & smooth direct to Canaan taking 4 or 5 days; the other was a crooked, winding, dry & difficult passage through the wilderness and that was the way God chose. Why?
Scripture: Exodus 13:17-22
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 506
Bob Marcaurelle avatar
Saying Good-bye to Egypt
Shared by: Bob Marcaurelle on Mar, 2016
Summary: Message 9 uses the day the Exodus began as an example of how God keeps his promises and how He leads us through the wilderness of temptation, trial and tears to make us strong. It also shows that Jesus is our cloud and fire to guide and guard us,.
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The Dark, Bright Night
Shared by: Bob Marcaurelle on Mar, 2016
Summary: Message 7 is the story of the Passover comparing it to the final judgments of God where lost and saved will have separate fates. This is not because of the goodness of the saved but because of the blood being applied.
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Jesus Our Passover Lamb
Shared by: Bob Marcaurelle on Mar, 2016
Summary: Message 8 - This message shows how the details of the Passover Meal by the Hebrews in Egypt pictures our salvation through Jesus our Passover Lamb
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Out In The Wilderness
Shared by: Gregory Thomas on Jan, 2016
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the LORD leads us all the time
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2015
Summary: To show that we are led by the LORD at all times, name it: night or day. He is our Divine Protection: Pillar of Cloud and Pillar of Fire for us to lead, guide and protect us.
Edward Hardee avatar
Beginning a New LIfe
Shared by: Edward Hardee on Jan, 2015
Summary: Message about beginning a new life after getting out of Egypt
Scripture: Exodus 13:1-14:25
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,130
Mark Opperman avatar
Putting God First
Shared by: Mark Opperman on Nov, 2014
Summary: Today we will talk about the priority of the tithe. Not only does it show who you trust, but it shows who is first in your life.
Scripture: Exodus 13:1-14
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,324
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Enjoy the spiritual journey
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Nov, 2014
Summary: To show that we need to live in godly contentment and enjoy the journey with JESUS.
Scripture: Exodus 13:17
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 804
Jeffrey Payne avatar
Faith Without and Faith Within
Shared by: Jeffrey Payne on May, 2014
Summary: A sermon encouraging a church to grow in faith, especially faith for bringing and inviting friends and family to attend.
Scripture: Exodus 13:17-14:29
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 752
Kraig Pullam avatar
When God Says Move
Shared by: Kraig Pullam on Feb, 2014
Summary: One of the hardest struggles is knowing what God is telling you to do, when God is saying to stay and when He instructs you to move foward. The life of Moses gives a clear example of navigating through this arduous dilemma of life.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 13:21-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 7,079
Sean Harder avatar
The First Passover
Shared by: Sean Harder on Jun, 2013
Summary: 9 chances to believe the Lord and let the people of Israel go. Continuous stubbornness on the part of Pharaoh, and eventually God passes judgment and here it finally comes in verse 4 of chapter 11…
Scripture: Exodus 13:1-14:31
Denomination: *other
Views: 676
Damian Phillips avatar
Remembering Our Freedom
Shared by: Damian Phillips on May, 2013
Summary: We must never forget our many soldiers who died for our freedom here in America; and most importantly, we must never forget our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave His own life on the cross that we might have eternal life.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Exodus 12:14-13:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,462
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The Blessing of First Things
Shared by: Denn Guptill on Apr, 2013
Summary: This the second message in our money month series "The Blessed Life". Looking at the commands for the First Born, the First Fruit and the First Tithe.
Scripture: Exodus 13:11-16
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 2,237
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Cloud and Fire
Shared by: Steven Simala Grant on Nov, 2012
Summary: God's glory in the Old Testament is often revealed as cloud and fire.
Scripture: Exodus 13:1-15:18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,103
Maurice McCarthy avatar
Shared by: Maurice McCarthy on Aug, 2012
Summary: Detours send us on unfamiliar routes that require us to trust the sign makers.
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 13:17-18
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 4,172
C. Philip Green avatar
Stand and See!
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Aug, 2012
Summary: When life gets complicated, make it simple. Just follow God, believe God, and walk with God in the direction He leads.
Series: moses
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 13:17-14:31
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,179
Gordon Curley avatar
Exploring Canaan
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Jul, 2012
Summary: Moses sends out the 12 spies into Canaan. (Powerpoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info)
Scripture: Exodus 13:1-33
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 2,678
Ty Tamasaka avatar
Running With a Limp
Shared by: Ty Tamasaka on Sep, 2011
Summary: 4 Points on learning how to deal with the "Wilderness Seasons" of our lives. 1. GOD WANTS TO DEVELOP A STEADFAST HEART WITHIN ME. 2. God leads us into seasons of growth and not gratification. 3. GOD WANTS TO DEVELOP THE COURAGE OF A WARRIOR. 4
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 13:17-18
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 9,344
David Owens avatar
Between the Devil and the Deep Red Sea
Shared by: David Owens on Jul, 2011
Summary: In this sermon, we learn some important things about what to do when we find ourselves in a predicament.
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Under the coverage of the most high
Shared by: Jose R. Hernandez on Apr, 2011
Summary: One of the most difficult things that people find to do is to trust. To trust is something that we find very difficult because through our life all of us have been disappointed or betrayed by people that we have trusted.
Scripture: Exodus 13:17-22
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 789
Patrick Nix avatar
Learning to Live in Liberty
Shared by: Patrick Nix on Feb, 2011
Summary: It was much easier to get Israel out of Egypt than to get Egypt out of Israel. This is a beautiful picture of the Christian's journey of faith. God saves us out of the world (Egypt) in an instant, yet the growing process of sanctification is the ongoing
Scripture: Exodus 13:1-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 592
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Conquering Fear
Shared by: Rick Pendleton on Nov, 2010
Summary: This sermon gives the recipe for conquering fear. It also has a radically new interpretation of the command, "Stand Still." I used it for Halloween but it is applicable any time.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 13:33-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 914
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When Your Flight Has Been Delayed
Shared by: Herman E. Wesley III on Sep, 2010
Summary: This is frustrating to us, because somewhere in our psyche we believe that if we do everything we’re supposed to do, everything is going to happen like it’s supposed to happen! This delay does not occur based on anything you may or may not have done.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 13:21
Views: 4,455
David Moore avatar
The Feast of Unleavened Bread
Shared by: David Moore on Jul, 2010
Summary: This sermon highlights the feast of unleavened bread showing how it relates to the burial of Christ, and how believers should seek to remove the leaven of sin from our lives.
based on 13 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 7,374