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shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and with their enchantments: and Pharaoh's cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become heart was hardened, neither did he hearken a serpent.

unto them; as the LORD had said. 10. And Moses and Aaron went in unto 23. And Pharaoh turned, and went into his Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had house, neither did he set his heart to this also. commanded : and Aaron cast down his rod 24. And all the Egyptians digged round before Pharaoh, and before his servants, about the river for water to drink; for they and it became a serpent.

could not drink of the water of the river. 11. Then Pharaoh also called the wise 25. And seven days were fulfilled, after men and the sorcerers: now the magicians that the LORD had smitten the river. of Egypt, they also did in like manner with

CHAP. VIII. their enchantments:

1 Frogs are sent. 25 Pharaoh inclineth to let the people go, 12. For they cast down every man his

32 But yet is hardened.

1. ND the , rod swallowed up their rods.

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, 13. And he hardened Pharaoh's heart, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that he hearkened not unto them; as the that they may serve me. Lord had said.

2. And if thou refuse to let them go, be14. 1 And the LORD said unto Moses, hold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs: Pharaoh's heart is hardened, he refuseth to 3. And the river shall bring forth frogs let the people go.

abundantly, which shall go up and come 15. Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morn-into thine house, and into thy bed-chamber, ing; lo, he goeth out unto the water; and and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy thou shalt stand by the river's brink against servants, and upon thy people, and into thine he come; and the rod which was turned to ovens, and into thy kneading-troughs: a serpent shalt thou take in thine hand. 4. And the frogs shall come up, both on

16. And thou shalt say unto him, the thee, and upon thy people, and upon all thy LORD God of the Hebrews hath sent me servants. unto thee, saying, Let my people go, that 5. And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say they may serve me in the wilderness: and, unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand with behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear. thy rod over the streams, over the rivers,

17. Thus saith the LORD, In this thou and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come shalt know that I am the LORD: behold, I up upon the land of Egypt. will smite with the rod that is in my hand 6. And Aaron stretched out his hand over upon the waters which are in the river, and the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came they shall be turned to blood.

up, and covered the land of Egypt. 18. And the fish that is in the river 7. And the magicians did so with their shall die, and the river shall stink; and enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the Egyptians shall loathe to drink of the the land of Egypt. water of the river.

8. I Then Pharaoh called for Moses and 19. And the LORD spake unto Moses, Aaron, and said, Entreat the LORD, that he Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch may take away the frogs from me, and out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, from my people; and I will let the people upon their streams, upon their rivers, and go, that they may do sacrifice unto the upon their ponds, and upon all their pools LORD. of water, that they may become blood; and 9. And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory that there may be blood throughout all the over me: when shall I entreat for thee, and land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to dein vessels of stone.

stroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, 20. And Moses and Aaron did so, as the that they may remain in the river only? LORD commanded; and he lift

up
the rod,

10. And he said, To-morrow. And he and smote the waters that were in the river, said, Be it according to thy word ; that thou in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of mayest know that there is none like unto his servants; and all the waters that were the LORD our God. in the river were turned to blood.

11. And the frogs shall depart from thee, * 21. And the fish that was in the river died; and from thy houses, and from thy servants, and the river stank, and the Egyptians could and from thy people; they shall remain in not drink of the water of the river: and there the river only. was blood throughout all the land of Egypt. 12. And Moses and Aaron went out

22. And the magicians of Egypt did so l from Pharaoh : and Moses cried unto the LORD, because of the frogs which he had | Egyptians before their eyes, and will they brought against Pharaoh.

not stone us? 13. And the LORD did according to the 27. We will go three days' journey into word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the wilderness, and sacrifice to the LORD the houses, out of the villages, and out of our God, as he shall command us. the fields.

28. And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, 14. And they gathered them together that ye may sacrifice to the LORD your God upon heaps; and the land stank.

in the wilderness; only ye shall not go very 15. But when Pharaoh saw that there was far away : entreat for me. respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened 29. And Moses said, Behold, I go out not unto them; as the Lord had said. from thee, and I will entreat the Lord that

16. And the Lord said unto Moses, Say the swarms of flies may depart from Phaunto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite raoh, from bis servants, and from bis people, the dust of the land, that it may become lice to-morrow: but let not Pharaoh deal dethroughout all the land of Egypt.

ceitfully any more in not letting the people 17. And they did so: for Aaron stretched go to sacrifice to the Lord. out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust 30. And Moses went out from Pharaoh, of the earth, and it became lice in man and entreated the Lord. and in beast; all the dust of the land be- 31. And the LORD did according to the came lice throughout all the land of Egypt. word of Moses ; and he removed the swarms

13. And the magicians did so with their of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, enchantments to bring forth lice, but they and from his people: there remained not one. could not: so there were lice upon man and 32. And Pharaoh hardened his heart at upon beast.

this time also, neither would he let the 19. Then the magicians said unto Pha- people go. raoh, This is the finger of God:and Pharaoh's

CHAP. IX. heart was hardened, and he hearkened not 1 The murrain of beasts. 27 Pharaoh sueth to Moses, 35 unto them; as the Lord had said.

but yet is hardened. 20. [ And the LORD said unto Moses, 1. THEN the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, before Pharaoh ; lo, he cometh forth to Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, the water; and say unto him, Thus saith | Let my people go, that they may serve me. the LORD, Let my people go, that they may 2. For if thou refuse to let them go, and serve me :

wilt hold them still, 21. Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, 3. Behold, the hand of the Lord is upon behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, people, and into thy houses ; and the houses upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of shall be a very grievous murrain. flies, and also the ground whereupon they are.

4. And the LORD shall sever between 29. And I will sever in that day the the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, and there shall nothing die of all that is the that no swarms of flies shall be there ; to children's of Israel. the end thou mayest know that I am the 5. And the Lord appointed a set time, LORD in the midst of the earth.

saying, Tomorrow the Lord shall do this 23. And I will put a division between thing in the land. my people and thy people: to-morrow shall 6. And the Lord did that thing on the this sign be.

morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died : 24. And the LORD did so: and there came but of the cattle of the children of Israel a grievous swarm of flies into the house of died not one. Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses, and 7. And Pharaoh sent, and, behold, there into all the land of Egypt; the land was cor- was not one of the cattle of the Israelites rupted by reason of the swarms of flies. dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was har

25. 1 And Pharaoh called for Moses and dened, and he did not let the people go. for Aaron, and said, Go ye, sacrifice to your 8. And the LORD said unto Moses and God in the land.

unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes 26. And Moses said, It is not meet so to of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it todo; for we shall sacrifice the abomination ward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh. of the Egyptians to the LORD our God: lo, 9. And it shall become small dust in all shall we sacrifice the abomination of the the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil

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breaking forth with blains upon man and 24. So there was hail, and fire mingled upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt. with the hail, very grievous, such as there

10. And they took ashes of the furnace, was none like it in all the land of Egypt and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses since it became a nation. sprinkled it up toward heaven : and it be- 25. And the hail smote throughout all the came a boil breaking forth with blains upon land of Egypt all that was in the field, both upon beast.

man and beast, and the hail smote every 11. And the magicians could not stand herb of the field, and brake every tree of before Moses because of the boils; for the the field. boil was upon the magicians, and upon all 26. Only in the land of Goshen, where the Egyptians.

the children of Israel were was there no hail. 12. And the LORD hardened the heart of 27. 1 And Pharaoh sent, and called for Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them; Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I as the LORD had spoken unto Moses. have sinned this time: the LORD is righteous,

13.1 And the Lord said unto Moses, Rise and I and my people are wicked. up early in the morning, and stand before 28. Entreat the LORD (for it is enough) Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the that there be no more mighty thunderings LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people and hail; and I will let you go, and ye go, that they may serve me.

shall stay no longer. 14. For I will at this time send all my 29. And Moses said unto him, As soon as plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy ser. I am gone out of the city I will spread vants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest abroad my hands unto the Lord; and the know that there is none like me in all the earth. thunder shall cease, neither shall there be

15. For now I will stretch out my hand, any more hail; that thou mayest know how that I may smite thee and thy people with that the earth is the LORD's. pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from 30. But as for thee and thy servants, I the earth.

know that ye will not yet fear the LORD God. 16. And in very deed for this cause have I 31. And the flax and the barley was raised thee

up, for to show in thee my pow. smitten; for the barley was in the ear, and er; and that my name may be declared the flax was bolled. throughout all the earth.

32. But the wheat and the rye were not 17. As yet exaltest thou thyself against smitten; for they were not grown up. my people, that thou wilt not let them go? 33. And Moses went out of the city from

18. Behold, to-morrow about this time, Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, the LORD; and the thunders and hail ceassuch as hath not been in Egypt since the ed, and the rain was not poured upon the foundation thereof even until now.

earth. 19. Send therefore now, and gather thy 34. And when Pharaoh saw that the rain cattle, and all that thou hast in the field; and the hail and the thunders were ceased, for upon every man and beast which shall he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, be found in the field, and shall not be he and his servants. brought home, the hail shall come down 35. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardenupon them, and they shall die.

ed, neither would he let the children of Is20. He that feared the word of the LORD rael go; as the LORD had spoken by Moses. among the servants of Pharaoh made his

CHAP. X. servants and his cattle flee into the houses : 7 Pharaoh, moved by his servants, inclineth to let the 21. And he that regarded not the word

Israelites go. 12 The plague of the locusts. . 24 Pharaoh

sueth to Moses. of the LORD left his servants and his cattle 1. ND the LORD said unto Moses, Go in the field.

in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened 22. And the LORD said unto Moses, his heart, and the heart of his servants, that Stretch forth thine hand toward heaven, I might show these my signs before him: that there may be hail in all the land of 2. And that thou mayest tell in the ears Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things upon every herb of the field, throughout I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs the land of Egypt.

which I have done among them; that ye 23. And Moses stretched forth his rod may know how that I am the LORD. toward heaven; and the LORD sent thunder 3. And Moses and Aaron came in unto and hail, and the fire ran along upon the Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the ground: and the LORD rained hail upon the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt land of Egypt.

thou refuse to humble thyself before me?

Let my people go, that they may serve me. pin the trees, or in the herbs of the field, 4. Else

, if thou refuse to let my people go, through all the land of Egypt. behold, to-morrow will I bring the locusts 16. 1 Then Pharaoh called for Moses into thy coast :

and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have 5. And they shall cover the face of the sinned against the LORD your God, and earth, that one cannot be able to see the against you. earth: and they shall eat the residue of 17. Now, therefore, forgive, I pray thee, that which is escaped, which remaineth my sin only this once, and entreat the LORD unto you from the hail, and shall eat every your God, that he may take away from me tree which groweth for you out of the field: ihis death only.

6. And they shall fill thy houses, and the 18. And he went out from Pharaoh, and houses of all thy servants, and the houses entreated the LORD. of all the Egypuans; which neither thy fa- 19. And the LORD tumed a mighty strong thers, nor thy fathers' fathers have seen, west wind, which took away the locusts, and since the day that they were upon the earth cast them into the Red Sea ; there remained unto this day. And he turned himself, and not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt. went out from Pharaoh.

20. But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's 7. | And Pharaoh's servants said unto heart, so that he would not let the children him, How long shall this man be a snare of Israel go. unto us! Let the men go, that they may 21. And the LORD said unto Moses, serve the LORD their God: Knowest thou Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that not yet that Egypt is destroyed?

there may be darkness over the land of 3. And Moses and Aaron were brought Egypt, even darkness which may be felt. again unto Pharaoh: and he said unto 22. And Moses stretched forth his hand them, Go, serve the LORD your God: but toward heaven; and there was a thick who are they that shall go?

darkness in all the land of Egypt three days. 9. And Moses said, We will go with our 23. They saw not one another, neither young and with our old, with our sons and rose any from his place for three days: but with our daughters, with our flocks and all the children of Israel had light in their with our herds will we go: for we must dwellings. hold a feast unto the LORD.

24. | And Pharaoh called unto Moses, 10. And he said unto them, Let the Lord and said, Go ye, serve the LORD; only let be so with you, as I will let you go, and your flocks and your herds be stayed: let your little ones: look to it; for evil is be- your little ones also go with you.

25. And Moses said, Thou must give 11. Not so: go now ye that are men, and us also sacrifices and burnt-offerings, that serve the LORD; for that you did desire. we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's 26. Our cattle also shall go with us; presence.

there shall not a hoof be left behind: for 12. I And the LORD said unto Moses, thereof must we take to serve the LORD Stretch out thine hand over the land of our God; and we know not with what Egypt for the locusts, that they may come we must serve the LORD until we come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every thither. herb of the land, even all that the hail hath 27. But the Lord hardened Pharaoh's left.

heart, and he would not let them go. 13. And Moses stretched forth his rod 28. And Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee over the land of Egypt, and the LORD from me, take heed to thyself, see my face brought an east wind upon the land all that no more: for in that day thou seest my day, and all that night; and when it was face thou shalt die. morning, the east wind brought the locusts. 29. And Moses said, Thou hast spoken

14. And the locusts went up over all the well; I will see thy face again no more. land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts

CHAP. XI. of Egypt: very grievous were they ; before 1 God's message to the Israelites to borrow jewels of their

neighbours.°4 Moses threateneth Pharaoh with the death them there were no such locusts as they, of the first-born. neither after them shall be such :

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ND the LORD said unto Moses, Yet 15. For they covered the face of the will I bring one plague more upon whole earth, so that the land was darkened ; Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he and they did eat every herb of the land, and will let you go hence: when he shall let you all the fruit of the trees which the hail had go, he shall surely thrust you out hence altoleft: and there remained not any green thing I gether.

fore you.

more.

2. Speak now in the ears of the people, 5. Your lamb shall be without blemish, and let every man borrow of his neighbour, a male of the first year; ye shall take it out and every woman of her neighbour, jewels from the sheep, or from the goats : of silver, and jewels of gold.

6. And ye shall keep it up until the four3. And the LORD gave the people favour teenth day of the same month: and the in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover, whole assembly of the congregation of Isthe man Moses was very great in the land rael shall kill it in the evening. of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants, 7. And they shall take of the blood, and and in the sight of the people.

strike it on the two side-posts and on the 4. | And Moses said, Thus saith the upper door-post of the houses wherein they LORD, About midnight will I go out into shall eat it. the midst of Egypt:

8. And they shall eat the flesh in that 5. And all the first-born in the land of night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; Egypt shall die, from the first-born' of Pha- and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. raoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto 9. Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all the first-born of the maid-servant that is be- with water, but roast with fire; bis head with hind the mill; and all the first-born of beasts. his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

6. And there shall be a great cry through- 10. And ye shall let nothing of it remain out all the land of Egypt, such as there until the morning; and that which remainwas none like it, nor shall be like it any eth of it until the morning ye shall burn

with fire. 7. But against any of the children of Is- 11. And thus shall ye eat it; with your rael shall not a dog move his tongue, against | loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and man or beast; that ye may know how that your staff in your hand: and ye shall eat the LORD doth put a difference between the it in haste; it is the LORD's passover. Egyptians and Israel.

12. For I will pass through the land of 8. And all these thy servants shall come Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstdown unto me, and bow down themselves born in the land of Egypt, both man and unto me, saying, Get thee out, and all the beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I people that follow thee: and after that I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. will go out. And he went out from Pha- 13. And the blood shall be to you for a raoh in a great anger.

token upon the houses where you are: and 9. And the LORD said unto Moses, Pha- | when I see the blood, I will pass over you, raoh shall not hearken unto you; that my and the plague shall not be upon you to de

be multiplied in the land of stroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. Egypt.

14. And this day shall be unto you 10. And Moses and Aaron did all these memorial, and you shall keep it a feast wonders before Pharaoh : and the LORD to the Lord throughout your generations ; hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance not let the children of Israel go out of his for ever.

15. Seven days shall ye eat un.eavened CHAP. XII.

bread; even the first day ye shall put away The beginning of the year is changed: 3 The passover is leaven out of your houses: for whosoever are driven out of the land. 43 The ordinance of the passover: eateth leavened bread from the first day 1. ND the LORD spake unto Moses and until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut

Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, off from Israel. 2. This month shall be unto you the be- 16. And in the first day there shall be a ginning of months: it shall be the first month holy convocation, and in the seventh day of the year to you.

there shall be a holy convocation to you; no 3. Speak ye unto all the congregation of manner of work shall be done in them, Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month save that which every man must eat, that they shall take to them every man a lamb, || only may be done of you. according to the house of their fathers, a 17. And ye shall observe the feast of unlamb for a house:

leavened bread; for in this self-same day 4. And if the household be too little for have I brought your armies out of the land the lamb, let him and his neighbour next of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this unto his house take it, according to the day in your generations by an ordinance number of the souls: every man, according for ever. to his eating, shall make your count for the 18. In the first month, on the fourteenth lamb.

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