Monday, April 14, 2014

Poem of the Day: Exodus 13: 14-16

In honor of Passover and all the firstborn males out there such as I who are fasting today, The Songs of Eretz Poem of the Day is Exodus 13: 14-16.  This translation was taken from the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Sacred Bible http://www.sacredbible.org/catholic/OT-02_Exodus.htm.

{13:14} And when your son will question you tomorrow, saying, ‘What is this?’ you will respond, ‘With a strong hand the Lord led us away from the land of Egypt, from the house of servitude.

{13:15} For when Pharaoh had been hardened and was unwilling to release us, the Lord killed every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of man, even to the firstborn of beasts. For this reason, I immolate to the Lord all of the male sex that opens the womb, and all the firstborn of my sons I redeem.’

{13:16} Therefore, it will be like a sign in your hand and like something hanging between your eyes as a remembrance, because with a strong hand the Lord has led us away from Egypt.”

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