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54 Moses seni to deliver Israel: EXODUS. Ilis rod turned into a serpent. put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for || Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land the place whereon thou standest is holy | flowing with milk and honey. ground.

18 And they shall hearken to thy voice; 6 Moreover he said, I am the God of | and thou shalt come, thou and the elders thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Moses hid his face : for he was afraid to Hebrews hath met with us ; and now let look upon God.

us go, (we beseech thee) three days jour7 And the LORD said, I have surely ney into the wilderness, that we may saseen the affliction of my people which are crifice to the LORD our God. in Egypt, and have heard their cry by rea- 19 | And I am sure that the king of son of their task-masters; for I know their Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a sorrows;

I mighty hand. 8. And I am come down to deliver them 20 And I will stretch out my hand, and out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to smite Egypt with all my wonders which bring them up out of that land, unto a good I will do in the midst thereof : and after land, and a large, unto a land flowing with that he will let you go milk and honey ; unto the place of the 21 And I will give this people favour in Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Am- the sight of the Egyptians : and it shall

vites, and the Jebusites.

not go empty: 9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of 22 But every woman shall borrow of the children of Israel is come unto me: || her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth and I have also seen the oppression where in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels with the Egyptians oppressed them. of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them

10 Come now therefore, and I will send || upon your sons, and upon your daughthee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest | ters: and ye shall spoil the Egyptians. bring forth my people the children of Is

CHAP. IV. rael out of Egypt.

|| 1 Moses' rod is turned into a serpent. 11 I And Moses said unto God; Who I 6 His hand is leprous. 21 God's mesam I, that I should go unto Pharoah, and l sage to Pharaoh. that I should bring forth the children of AND Moses answered and said, But Israel out of Egypt?

A behold, they will not believe me, nor 12 And he said, Certainly I will be with hearken unto my voice: for they will say, thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, | The LORD hath not appeared unto thee. that I have sent thee: When thou hast 2 And the LORD said unto him, What brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye is that in thine hand? And he said, A shall serve God upon this mountain.

rod. 13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, 3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. svhen I come unto the children of Israel, And he cast it on the ground, and it beand shall say unto them, The Gocl of your came a serpent: and Moses fled from befathers hath sent me unto you ; and they || fore it. shall say to me, What is his name? What 4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Put shall I say unto them?

forth thine hand, and take it by the tail. 14 And God said unto Moses, I AM And he put forth his hand, and caught it, THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt | and it became a rod in his hand : thou say unto the children of Israel, I 5 That they may believe that the LORD AM hath sent me unto you.

God of their fathers, the God of Abra15 And God said moreover unto Moses, ham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee. . Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, | 6 | And the LORD said furthermore the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, l unto him, Put now thine hand into thy and the God of Jacob hath sent me unto || bosom. And he put his hand into his boyou: this s my name for ever, and this som : and when he took it out, behold, is my memorial unto all generations. his hand was leprous as snow. "

16 Go and gather the elders of Israel 1 7 And he said, Put thine hand into thy together, and say unto them, The LORD | bosom again. And he put his hand into God of your fathers, the God of Abra- || his bosom again, and plucked it out of ham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared un | his bosom, and behold, it was turned ato me, saying, I have surely visited you, gain as his other flesh. and seen that which is done to you in il 8 And it shall come to pass, if they will Egypt:

not believe thee, neither hearken to the 17 And I have said, I will bring you up voice of the first sign, that they will beout of the affliction of Egypt, unto the land || lieve the voice of the latter sign. of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and il 9 And it shall come to pass, if they the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the will not believe also these two signs, nei,

God's message to Pharaoh. CHAP. y. The Israelites bondage increased. 55 ther hearken unto thy voice, that thou and cut off the foreskin of her son, and shalt take of the water of the river, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody pour it upon the dry land : and the water husband art thou to me. which thou takest out of the river shall 26 So he let him go: then she said, A become blood upon the dry land.

bloody husband thou art, because of the 10 s And Moses said unto the LORD, circumcision. O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither 27 | And the LORD said to Aaron, Go heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken un- into the wilderness to meet Moses. And to thy servant: but I am slow of speech, he went, and met him in the mount of and of a slow tongue.

God, and kissed him. 11 And the LORD said unto him, Who 28 And Moses told Aaron all the words hath made man's mouth or who mak of the LORD who had sent him, and all the eth the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or signs which he had commanded him. the blind ? have not I the LORD?

29 And Moses and Aaron went, and 12 Now therefore go, and I will be with gathered together all the elders of the thy mouth, and teach thee what thou children of Israel: shalt say.

SO And Aaron spake all the words 13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I which the Lord had spoken unto Moses, pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou and did the signs in the sight of the people. wilt send.

31 And the people believed: and when 14 And the anger of the LORD was 1 they heard that the Lord had visited the kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not children of Israel, and that he had Icoked Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know upon their affliction, then they bowed that he can speak well. And also behold, || their heads and worshipped. he cometh forth to meet thee : and when

CHAP. V. he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart. || 1 Pharaoh chideth Moses and Aaron. 5

15 And thou shalt speak unto him, and He increaseth the Israelites task. 22 put words in his mouth : and I will be Moses complaineth to God. with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and AND afterward Moses and Aaron will teach you what ye shall do

A went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus 16 And he shall be thy spokesman un- saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my to the people: and he shall be, even he people go, that they may hold a feast unshall be to thee instead of a mouth, and il to me in the wilderness. thou shalt be to him instead of God.

2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the 17 And thou shalt take this rod in thine LORD, that I should obey his voice to hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs. let Israel go? I know not the LORD, nei

18 F And Moses went and returned to ther will I let Israel go. Jethm his father-in-law, and said unto 3 And they said, The God of the Hehim, Let me go, I pray thee, and return brews hath met with us : let us go, we into my brethren which are in Egypt, || pray thee, three days journey into the and see whether they be yet alive. And desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD our Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace.

| Gol; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, 19 And the LORD said unto Moses in or with the sword. Midian, Go, return into Egypt : for all 4 And the king of Egypt said unto the men are dead which sought thy life. them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aa

20 And Moses took his wife, and his ron, let the people froin their works? get Sons, and set them upon an ass, and he you unto your burdens. returned to the land of Egypt. And Mo 5 And Pharaoh said, Bchold, the ses took the rod of God in his hand. people of the land now are many, and ye

21 [ And the LORD said unto Moses, || make them rest from their burdens. When thou goest to return into Egypt, 6 And Pharaoh commanded the same see that thou do all those wonders before | day the task-masters of the people, and Pharaoh which I have put in thine hand: their officers, saying, but I will harden his heart, that he shall 7 Ye shall no more give the people not let the people go.

straw to make brick, as heretofore ; let 22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, them go and gather straw for themselves. Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, 8 And the tale of the bricks which they even my first-porn.

did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon 23 And I say unto thee, Let my son go them: ye shall not diminish aught thereof: that he may serve me: and if thou refuse for they be idle ; therefore they cry, sayto let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, ing, Let us go and sacrifice to our God. Even thy first-born.

9 Let there more work be laid upon 24 [ And it came to pass by the way che men, that they may labour therein: in the im, that the LORD met him, and and let them not regard vain words. sought to kill him.

10 And the task-masters of the people ~ Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, I went out, and their officers, and they

56 Pharaoh's severity.

EXODUS. The genealogy of Reuben, &c. spake to the people, saying, Thus saith || Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH Pharaoh, I will not give you straw. was I not known to them.

11 Goye, get you straw where ye can 4 And I have also established my covfind it: yet not aught of your work shall enant with them, to give them the land be diminished.

of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, 12 So the people were scattered abroad wherein they were strangers. throughout all the land of Egypt, to gath 5 And I have also heard the groaning er stubble instead of straw.

of the children of Israel, whom the Egyp13 And the task-masters hasted them, tians keep in bondage : and I have resaying, Fulfil your works, your daily || membered my covenant. tasks, as when there was straw.

6 Wherefore say unto the children of 14 And the officers of the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring Israel, which Pharaoh's task-masters had you out from under the burdens of the set over them, were beaten, and demand Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their ed, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your || bondage, and I will redeem you with a task in making brick, both yesterday and stretched out arm, and with great judgto-day, as heretofore?

ments : 15 | Then the officers of the children 7 And I will take you to me for a peoof Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, ple, and I will be to you a God : and ye saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with shall know that I am the LORD your God, thy servants?

which bringeth you out from under the 16 There is no straw given unto thy burdens of the Egyptians. servants, and they say to us, Make brick: 8 And I will bring you in unto the land, and behold, thy servants are beaten; but concerning the which I did swear to give the fault is in thine own people.

it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; 17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: || and I will give it you for an heritage: I therefore ye say, Let us go, and do sacri am the LORD. fice to the LORD.

9 And Moses spake so unto the chil18 Go therefore now, and work : for | dren of Israel : but they hearkened not there shall no straw be given you, yet | unto Moses, for anguish of spirit, and for shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.

cruel bondage 19 s And the officers of the children of 10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Israel did see that they were in evil case, saying, after it was said, Ye shall not minish | 11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of aught from your bricks of your daily | Egypt, that he let the children of Israel task.

go out of his land. 20 And they met Moses and Aaron, 12 And Moses spake before the LORD, who stood in the way, as they came saying, Behold, the children of Israel have forth from Pharaoh: *

not hearkened unto me; how then shall 21. And they said unto them, The | Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumLORD look upon you, and judge ; be- || cised lips? cause ye have made our savour to be ab 13 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, horred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in unto the children of Israel, and unto Phatheir hands to slay us.

raoh king of Egypt, to bring the children 22 | And Moses returned unto the l of Israel out of the land of Egypt. LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore hast 14 These be the heads of their father's thou so evil-entreated this people? why I houses : The sons of Reuben the firstis it that thou hast sent me?

born of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hez23 For since I came to Pharaoh toron, and Carmi : these be the families of speak in thy name, he hath done evil to || Reuben. this people; neither hast thou delivered 15 | And the sons of Simeon ; Jemuel, thy people at all.

and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and * CHAP. VI.

Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish 1 God renesveth his promise by his name woman : these are the families of Simeon.

JEHOVAH. 14 The genealogy of 16 | And these are the names of the

Reuben, 15 of Simeon, 16 of Levi. sons of Levi, according to their generaTHEN the LORD said unto Moses, tions ; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari:

1 Now shalt thou see what I will do and the years of the life of Levi were an to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall hundred thirty and seven years. he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land. Shimi, according to their families.

2 And God spake unto Moses, and said 18 And the sons of Kohath ; Amram, unto him, I am the Lord :

and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel ; and 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto the years of the life of Kohath were ang Isaac, and unto Jacob by the name of Gol "hundred thirty and three years.

Moses is encouraged.

CHAP. VII. Pharaoh's heart is hardened. 57' 19 And the sons of Merari ; Mahali, the children of Israel from among them. and Mushi: these are the families of Levi, | 6 And Moses and Aaron did as the according to their generations.

LORD commanded them, so did they. 20 And Amram took him Jochebed 7 And Moses was fourscore years his father's sister to wife ; and she bare | old, and Aaron fourscore and three years him Aaron and Moses : and the years of old, when they spake unto Pharaoh. the life of Amram were an hundred and 8 And the LORD spake unto Moses, thirty and seven years.

and unto Aaron, saying, 21 And the sons of Izhar ; Korah, and 9 When Pharaoh' shall speak unto you, Nepheg, and Zichri.

saying, Shew a miracle for you : then 12 And the sons of Uzziel ; Mishael, thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rol, and Elzaphan, and Zithri.

and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall 23 And Aaron took him Elisheba become a serpent. daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naa 10 9 And Moses and Aaron went in shan to wife ; and she bare him Nadab unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

LORD had commanded : And Aaron cast 24 And the sons of Korah; Assir, and down his rod before Pharaoh, and before Elkanah, and Abiasaph : these are the his servants, and it became a serpent. families of the Korhites.

11 1 Then Pharaoh also called the wise 25 And Eleazar Aaron's son took him men, and the Sorcerers : now the magione of the daughters of Putiel to wife ; cians of Egypt, they also did in like and she bare him Phinehas : these are manner with their enchantments. the heads of the fathers of the Levites, 12 For they cast down every man his according to their families.

rod, and they became serpents : but Aa26 These are that Aaron and Moses, ron's rod swallowed up their rods. to whom the LORD said, Bring out the 13 | And he hardened Pharaoh's heart children of Israel from the land of Egypt | that he hearkened not unto them; as according to their armies.

the Lord had said. 27 These are they which spake to 14 | And the Lord said unto Moses, Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the || Pharaoh's heart is hardened, he refuseth children of Israel from Egypt : these are to let the people go that Moses and Aaron.

15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morn28 And it came to pass on the day | ing; lo, he goeth out unto the water, Tchen the LORD spake unto Moses in the and thou shalt stand by the river's brink land of Egypt,

Hagainst he come: and the rod which was 29 That the LORD spake unto Moses, l turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thine saying, I am the LORD : speak thou un hand. to Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say 16 And thou shalt say unto him, The uito thee.

LORD God of the Hebrews hath sent 30 And Moses said before the LORD, | me unto thee, saying, Let my people go, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and that they may serve me in the wilderhow shall Pharaoh hearken unto me? ness : and behold, hitherto thou wouldest CHAP. VII.

not hear. 1 Moses is encouraged to go to Pharaoh. W 17 Thus saith the LORD, In this thou

10 His rod is turned into a serpent. shalt know that I am the Lord: behold, 13 Pharaoh's heart is hardened. 19 | I will smite with the rod that is in mine The river is turned into blood.

hand upon the waters which are in the AND the LORD said unto Moses, See, river, and they shall be turned to blood A Thave made thee a god to Pharaoh : 18 And the fish that is in the river and Aaron thy brother shall be thy shall die, and the river shall stink; and prophet.

the Egyptians shall loathe to drink of the 2 Thou shalt speak all that I command water of the river. thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak | 19 |And the LORD spake unto Moses, unto Pharaoh, that he send the children Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and Israel out of his land.

stretch out thine hand upon the waters and I will harden Pharaoh's heart, l of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their and multiply my signs and my wonders rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon in the land of Egypt.

all their pools of water, that they may be4 But Pharaon shall not hearken unto come blood : and that there may be blood you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, throughout all the land of Egypt, both and bring forth mine armies, and my in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone. people the children of Israel, out of the il 20 And Moses and Aaron did so, as land of Egypt, by great judgments. the LORD commanded ; and he lifted up

5 And the Egyptians shall know that the rol and smote the waters that were I am the LORD, when I stretch forth in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out " in ihe sight of his servants ; and all the


58 The plague of frogs,


of lice, and flies. waters that were in the river were turned || thou mayest know that there is none like into blood.

unto the LORD our God. 21 And the fish that was in the river 11 And the frogs shall depart from died; and the river stank, and the Egyp- thee, and from thy houses, and from tians could not drink of the water of the | thy servants, and from thy people; they river ; and there was blood throughout shall remain in the river only. .. all the land of Egypt.

12 { And Moses and Aaron went out 22 And the magicians of Egypt did || from Pharaoh : and Moses cried unto so with their enchantments : and Pha- || the Lord, because of the frogs which he raoh's heart was hardened, neither did had brought against Pharaoh. he hearken unto them; as the Lord had 13 And the LORD did according to the

word of Moses : and the frogs died out 23 And Pharaoh turned and went into of the houses, out of the villages, and out his house, neither did he set his heart to of the fields. this also

14 And they gathered them together 24 And all the Egyptians digged round upon heaps : and the land stank. about the river for water to drink ; for 15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was they could not drink of the water of the respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkriver.

ened not unto them; as the Lord had said. 25 And seven days were fulfilled after 1 16 | And the LORD said unto Moses, that the LORD had smitten the river. Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, CHAP. VIII.

and sinite the dust of the land, that it 1 Frogs are sent. 16 The dust turned | | may become lice throughout all the land into lice. 20 The swarms of flies. 32 |

of Egypt. Pharaoh is hardened.

17 And they did so; for Aaron stretchAND the LORD spake unto Moses, ed out his hand with his rod, and smote 11 Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, the dust of the earth, and it became Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go lice in man and in beast : all the dust of that they may serve me.

the land became lice throughout all the 2 And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, land of Egypt. I will smite all thy borders with frogs: 18 And the magicians did so with their

3 And the river shall bring forth frogs | enchantments to bring forth lice, but they abundantly, which shall go up and come could not : so tiiere were lice upon man, into thine house, and into thy bed-cham and upon beast. ber, and upon thy bed, and into the 19 Then the magicians said unto Phahouse of thy servants, and upon thy peo|| raoh, This is the finger of God: and ple, and into thine ovens, and into thy | Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he kneading troughs:

hearkened not unto them; as the LORD 4 And the frogs shall come up both had said. on thee, and upon thy people, and upon 20 | And the LORD said unto Moses, all thy servants.

Rise up early in the morning, and stand 5 And the LORD spake unto Moses, ll before Pharaoh ; (lo, he cometh forth to Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand | the water) and say unto him, Thus saith with thy rod over the streams, over the the LORD, Let my people go, that they rivers, and over the ponds, and cause | may serve me. frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt. 21 Else, if thou wilt not let my people

6 And Aaron stretched out his hand go, behold, I will send swarms of flies over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs upon thee, and upon thy servants, and came up, and covered the land of Egypt. upon thy people, and into thy houses :

7 And the magicians did so with their and the houses of the Egyptians shall be enchantments, and brought up frogs up full of swarms of flies, and also the ground on the land of Egypt.

whereon they are. 81 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and 22 And I will sever in that day the Aaron, and said, Entreat the LORD that land of Goshen, in which my people he may take away the frogs from me, I dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be and from my people : and I will let the there ; to the end thou mayest know that people go, that they may do sacrifice unto I am the LORD in the midst of the earth. the LORD.

23 And I will put a division between 9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glo- | my people and thy people : to-morrow ry over me : when shall I entreat for shall this sign be. thee, and for thy servants, and for thy 24 And the Lord did so: and there people, to destroy the frogs from thee, came a grievous swarm of flies into the and thy houses, that they may remain in house of Pharaoh, and into his servants the river only?

houses, and into all the land of Egypt : 10 And he said, To-morrow. And he || the land was corrupted by reason of the said, Be it according to thy word ; that I swarm of flies.

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