Bnei Yisrael were then given another Mitzvah from HaShem.
“On the eve of Passover, the 14th day of Nissan, each head of the family must sacrifice to Me a male lamb. Four days prior to the sacrifice, on the 10th day of Nisan, take this lamb, tie it to your bedposts, and keep it there for 4 days. Examine it every day and make sure it remains in perfect condition to be offered as a sacrifice.”
“Oh my god!” cried the shocked Egyptians when they saw the lamb tied to the beds.
“What do you think you are doing?” they shouted in dismay.
“We are about to offer your precious, holy lamb to HaShem – the One and only Creator of the world,” answered Bnei Yisrael.
“What?! These sheep are our Gods! The nerve of you people!” cried out the horrified Egyptians.
“We’re not afraid of you or your idols!” answered the courageous Jews. “We’re preparing the lamb for a special offering, called Korban Pesach. Soon, the G-d of Israel will strike dead all firstborn in Egypt, but will PASS OVER our homes.”
Despite the Egyptian’s shock and frustration at seeing their gods being prepared as sacrifices, they did not dare to harm even one single Jew.