This Passover, celebrate your freedom by reading these Bible verses about God’s great love and redemption. Through these verses, you will be inspired to reflect on God’s powerful hand in history and His promise of a future free from bondage. As you read and reflect on these verses, may you be filled with the hope and joy of Passover!
Passover Bible Verses
- Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb  for his family, one for each household.
- The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt,
- This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year.
- Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs.
- That same night they are to eat the meat roasted over the fire, along with bitter herbs, and bread made without yeast.
- If any household is too small for a whole lamb, they must share one with their nearest neighbor, having taken into account the number of people there are. You are to determine the amount of lamb needed in accordance with what each person will eat.
- The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect, and you may take them from the sheep or the goats.
- Do not eat the meat raw or cooked in water, but roast it over the fire–head, legs and inner parts.
- Do not leave any of it till morning; if some is left till morning, you must burn it.
- Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the people of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight.
Passover Lamb Bible Verse
Passover is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt. It is celebrated for 8 days, beginning on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan. One of the most important symbols of Passover is the lamb. A special Passover Bible verse references this symbol.
- Exodus 12:13
The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.
- Exodus 12:6
You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it at twilight.
- Exodus 12:5
Your lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats.
- Exodus 12:7
Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.
- Mark 14:12
On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was being sacrificed, His disciples *said to Him, “Where do You want us to go and prepare for You to eat the Passover?”
- 1 Peter 1:19
but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.
- Matthew 26:2
“You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man is to be handed over for crucifixion.”
- Revelation 13:8
All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.
Passover Meal Bible Verse
Passover is a Jewish holiday that celebrates the Israelites’ liberation from slavery in Egypt. It is observed in the spring, usually in April or May. One of the most important rituals of Passover is the Seder, a ceremonial meal that commemorates the Exodus. The Seder is traditionally held on the first night of Passover and includes specific foods and prayers.
- Exodus 12:11
Now you shall eat it in this manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste—it is the Lord’s Passover.
- 2 Chronicles 30:15
Then they slaughtered the Passover lambs on the fourteenth of the second month. And the priests and Levites were ashamed of themselves, and consecrated themselves and brought burnt offerings to the house of the Lord.
- 2 Chronicles 35:11
They slaughtered the Passover animals, and while the priests sprinkled the blood received from their hand, the Levites skinned them.
- Exodus 12:21
Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go and take for yourselves lambs according to your families, and slay the Passover lamb.
- Exodus 12:46
It is to be eaten in a single house; you are not to bring forth any of the flesh outside of the house, nor are you to break any bone of it.
- 2 Chronicles 35:6
Now slaughter the Passover animals, sanctify yourselves and prepare for your brethren to do according to the word of the Lord by Moses.”
- 2 Chronicles 35:13
So they roasted the Passover animals on the fire according to the ordinance, and they boiled the holy things in pots, in kettles, in pans, and carried them speedily to all the lay people.
- Psalm 34:20
He keeps all his bones,
Not one of them is broken.
- Matthew 26:26
While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”
- John 18:28
Then they *led Jesus from Caiaphas into the Praetorium, and it was early; and they themselves did not enter into the Praetorium so that they would not be defiled, but might eat the Passover.
- 1 Peter 1:18-19
knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.
- Exodus 29:38
“Now this is what you shall offer on the altar: two one year old lambs each day, continuously.
- Luke 22:7
Then came the first day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.
- Matthew 26:17
Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?”
- Genesis 22:8
Abraham said, “God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” So the two of them walked on together.
- Ezra 6:19
The exiles observed the Passover on the fourteenth of the first month.
Passover Bible Verse Exodus
The Bible verse from Exodus that is read during the Passover Seder is one of the most well-known and well-loved verses in all of scripture. This verse speaks of God’s deliverance of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, and is a reminder of the great things that God has done for His people. The Passover Seder is a time to reflect on God’s faithfulness and to celebrate our freedom in Him.
- They were to take of the blood of the lamb and sprinkle it upon the doorposts of their houses, having this promise as a result: ‘And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you,’ signifying that the blood of Christ, which should fall as drops in Gethsemane and flow in a stream from a pierced side as he hung on the cross, would cleanse and save the faithful; and that, as those in Israel were saved temporally because the blood of a sacrificial lamb was sprinkled on the doorposts of their houses, so the faithful of all ages would wash their garments in the blood of the Eternal Lamb and from him receive an eternal salvation. And may we say that as the angel of death passed by the families of Israel because of their faith—as Paul said of Moses, ‘through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them’ (Heb. 11:28)—even so shall the Angel of Life give eternal life to all those who rely on the blood of the Lamb.
- As ‘the Lord smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt’ because they believed not the word of the Lord delivered to them by Moses and Aaron, even so should the Firstborn of the Father, who brings life to all who believe in his holy name, destroy worldly people at the last day, destroy all those who are in the Egypt of darkness, whose hearts are hardened as were those of Pharaoh and his minions.
- ‘Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year,’ signifying that the Lamb of God, pure and perfect, without spot or blemish, in the prime of his life, as the Paschal Lamb, would be slain for the sins of the world.
- As to the sacrifice of the lamb, the decree was, ‘Neither shall ye break a bone thereof,’ signifying that when the Lamb of God was sacrificed on the cross, though they broke the legs of the two thieves to induce death, yet they brake not the bones of the Crucified One ‘that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.’ (John 19:31–36.)
- As to the eating the flesh of the sacrificial lamb, the divine word was, ‘No uncircumcised person shall eat thereof,’ signifying that the blessings of the gospel are reserved for those who come into the fold of Israel, who join the Church, who carry their part of the burden in bearing off the kingdom; signifying also that those who eat his flesh and drink his blood, as he said, shall have eternal life and he will raise them up at the last day. (John 6:54.)
Passover Bible Verses New Testament
Passover is one of the oldest and most important Jewish holidays. It commemorates the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt, as described in the Hebrew Bible. The New Testament also mentions Passover, and Jesus celebrated it with his disciples. Here are some Bible verses about Passover from both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.
- Numbers 9:10
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If any man of you or of your posterity shall be unclean by reason of a dead body, or [be] in a journey afar off, yet he shall keep the passover unto the LORD.
- Numbers 9:12
They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall keep it.
- Numbers 9:2
Let the children of Israel also keep the passover at his appointed season.
- Numbers 9:4
And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, that they should keep the passover.
- Numbers 9:5
And they kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at even in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel.
- Numbers 9:13
But the man that [is] clean, and is not in a journey, and forbeareth to keep the passover, even the same soul shall be cut off from among his people: because he brought not the offering of the LORD in his appointed season, that man shall bear his sin.
- Numbers 9:14
And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the passover unto the LORD; according to the ordinance of the passover, and according to the manner thereof, so shall he do: ye shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him that was born in the land.
- Exodus 12:27
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.
- Exodus 12:43
And the LORD said unto Moses and Aaron, This [is] the ordinance of the passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof:
- Exodus 12:11
And thus shall ye eat it; [with] your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it [is] the LORD’S passover.
- Exodus 34:25
Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the passover be left unto the morning.
- Leviticus 23:5
In the fourteenth [day] of the first month at even [is] the LORD’s passover.
- Exodus 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.
- Exodus 12:48
And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.
- Numbers 9:6
And there were certain men, who were defiled by the dead body of a man, that they could not keep the passover on that day: and they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day:
The Passover story is one of liberation and redemption. It is a story of hope and courage in the face of oppression. As we celebrate Passover this year, may we be inspired by these powerful Bible verses to stand up against injustice and oppression and proclaim freedom for all. Let us remember that we are all children of God and that we are called to love and care for one another. Happy Passover!