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31Then Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron that night and said, "Get up! Get away from my people, both you and the Israelites! Go! Worship the LORD, as you said! 32You can even take your flocks and herds, as you asked. Just go! And bring a blessing on me as well!"
Israel set free
33The Egyptians urged the people to hurry and leave the land because they thought, We’ll all be dead. 34So the people picked up their bread dough before the yeast made it rise, with their bread pans wrapped in their robes on their shoulders. 35The Israelites did as Moses had told them and asked the Egyptians for their silver and gold jewelry as well as their clothing. 36The LORD made sure that the Egyptians were kind to the people so that they let them have whatever they asked for. And so they robbed the Egyptians.
37The Israelites traveled from Rameses to Succoth. They numbered about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children. 38A diverse crowd also went up with them along with a huge number of livestock, both flocks and herds. 39They baked unleavened cakes from the dough they had brought out of Egypt. The dough didn’t rise because they were driven out of Egypt and they couldn’t wait. In fact, they didn’t have time to prepare any food for themselves.
40The length of time that the Israelites had lived in Egypt was four hundred thirty years. 41At the end of four hundred thirty years, on that precise day, all the LORD’s people in military formation left the land of Egypt. 42For the LORD, that was a night of intent watching, to bring them out of the land of Egypt. For all Israelites in every generation, this same night is a time of intent watching to honor the LORD.
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