A (15a) Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread;
B (15b) even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.
C (16) And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.
D (17a) And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread;
E (17b) for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt:
D’ (17c) therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever.
C’ (18) In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.
B’ (19-20a) Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land. Ye shall eat nothing leavened;
A’ (20b) in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.
One thought on “Exodus 12:15-20”
The middle of the chiasm has the word עֶצֶם ‘eṣem (S:06106) which is also found in the middle of the next chiasm … Ex12 v41-51. This also links with Genesis2 and Ephesians 5. Just as the woman was taken out of the man, we see God and His people, also Christ and his bride.