Yahweh gives instructions to Moses and Aaron for the Israelites to prepare a meal and mark their houses with blood. He kills all the firstborn humans and livestock in Egypt, passing over the homes marked with blood. The Israelites prepare to leave Egypt, collecting gold, silver and clothing from their neighbors and preparing unleavened dough. Yahweh gives instructions to for future generations to celebrate this festival in remembrance.
The generation of Joseph dies. The Israelites grow into a large population under successive Pharaohs. Becoming too large of a population, Pharaoh commands all the Hebrew boys drowned in the Nile at birth.