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It will be like a sign[a] on your hand and a reminder on your forehead,(A) so that the teaching of the Lord will be on your lips: with a strong hand the Lord brought you out of Egypt.

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  1. 13:9 Sign: while here observance of the feast of Unleavened Bread is likened only metaphorically to a physical sign of one’s piety that can be worn as a kind of badge in commemoration of the exodus, from ancient times Jews have seen in this verse also the basis for the wearing of phylacteries. These are small receptacles for copies of biblical verses which Jewish men bind to the arms and forehead as a kind of mnemonic device for the observance of the Law.

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