Exodus 12:24
New International Version
"Obey these instructions as a lasting ordinance for you and your descendants.

New Living Translation
“Remember, these instructions are a permanent law that you and your descendants must observe forever.

English Standard Version
You shall observe this rite as a statute for you and for your sons forever.

Berean Study Bible
And you are to keep this command as a permanent statute for you and your descendants.

King James Bible
And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.

New King James Version
And you shall observe this thing as an ordinance for you and your sons forever.

New American Standard Bible
And you shall keep this event as an ordinance for you and your children forever.

NASB 1995
"And you shall observe this event as an ordinance for you and your children forever.

NASB 1977
“And you shall observe this event as an ordinance for you and your children forever.

Amplified Bible
You shall observe this event [concerning Passover] as an ordinance for you and for your children forever.

Christian Standard Bible
“Keep this command permanently as a statute for you and your descendants.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Keep this command permanently as a statute for you and your descendants.

American Standard Version
And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you shall keep this statement and this Law for yourselves and for your children until eternity.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And keep ye this thing as an ordinance for thyself and for thy children for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt keep this thing as a law for thee and thy children for ever.

English Revised Version
And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.

Good News Translation
You and your children must obey these rules forever.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"You must follow these instructions. They are a permanent law for you and your children.

International Standard Version
You are to observe this event as a perpetual ordinance for you and your children forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.

Literal Standard Version
And you have observed this thing for a statute to you and to your sons for all time;

NET Bible
You must observe this event as an ordinance for you and for your children forever.

New Heart English Bible
You shall observe this thing for an ordinance to you and to your sons forever.

World English Bible
You shall observe this thing for an ordinance to you and to your sons forever.

Young's Literal Translation
'And ye have observed this thing, for a statute to thee, and to thy sons -- unto the age;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Feast of Unleavened Bread
23When the LORD passes through to strike down the Egyptians, He will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway; so He will not allow the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down. 24And you are to keep this command as a permanent statute for you and your descendants. 25When you enter the land that the LORD will give you as He promised, you are to keep this service.…

Cross References
Exodus 12:14
And this day will be a memorial for you, and you are to celebrate it as a feast to the LORD, as a permanent statute for the generations to come.

Exodus 12:17
So you are to keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this very day I brought your divisions out of the land of Egypt. You must keep this day as a permanent statute for the generations to come.

Exodus 12:25
When you enter the land that the LORD will give you as He promised, you are to keep this service.

Exodus 13:5
And when the LORD brings you into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Hivites, and Jebusites--the land He swore to your fathers that He would give you, a land flowing with milk and honey--you shall keep this service in this month.

Exodus 13:10
Therefore you shall keep this statute at the appointed time year after year.


Treasury of Scripture

And you shall observe this thing for an ordinance to you and to your sons for ever.

Exodus 12:14
And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.

Genesis 17:8-10
And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God…









(24) This thing.--Not the sprinkling of the blood, which was never repeated after the first occasion, but the sacrifice of the lamb, commanded in Exodus 12:21.

Verse 24. To thee and to thy children. The change from the plural to the singular is curious, Perhaps, we are to understand that Moses insisted on the perpetuity of the ordinance to each of the elders severally.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And you are to keep
וּשְׁמַרְתֶּ֖ם (ū·šə·mar·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

this
הַזֶּ֑ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

command
הַדָּבָ֣ר (had·dā·ḇār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

as a perpetual
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

ordinance
לְחָק־ (lə·ḥāq-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2706: Something prescribed or owed, a statute

for you
לְךָ֥ (lə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

and your descendants.
וּלְבָנֶ֖יךָ (ū·lə·ḇā·ne·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son


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