The blood on the door marked God’s covenant (promise) to save the people. Jesus’ blood-stained cross also reminds us of His promise to save us.

BibleGateway: Exodus 12:21-30

ESV Text: Exodus 12:21-30


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 12

     21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover. 22 And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. 23 For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you. 24 And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever. 25 And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the LORD will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this service. 26 And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service? 27 That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD’S passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped. 28 And the children of Israel went away, and did as the LORD had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.

     29 And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle. 30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 164:
‘Twas on that Dark, that Doleful Night

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. ‘Twas on that dark, that doleful night 
When powers of earth and hell arose 
Against the Son of God’s delight 
And friends betrayed Him to His foes. 

2. Before the mournful scene began, 
He took the bread and blessed and brake. 
What love through all His actions ran! 
What wondrous words of grace He spake! 

3. “This Is My body, broke for sin; 
Receive and eat the living food”; 
Then took the cup and blessed the wine: 
“‘Tis the new covenant in My blood.” 

4. “Do this,” He said, “till time shall end, 
In memory of your dying Friend. 
Meet at My table and record 
The love of your departed Lord.” 

5. Jesus, Thy feast we celebrate; 
We show Thy death, we sing Thy name, 
Till Thou return and we shall eat 
The marriage supper of the Lamb. 


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