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Moses' hand is leprous.

EXODUS, He departeth from Jell CHAP. IV.

spoken unto thy servant: but í i Moses' rod is turned into a serpent. 6 His slow of speech, and of a slow tong hand is leprous. 10 He is loth to be sent. 11 And the LORD said unto hi Aaron is appointed to assist him. 18 Moses Who hath made man's mouth? or w deparleth from Jethro. 21 God's message to Pharaoh. 24 Zipporah circumciseth her son.

maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the s 27 Aaron is sent to meet Moses. 31 The peo- ing, or the blind ? have not I ple beiieveth them.

LORD? And Moses answered and said, But, 12 Now therefore go, and I behold, they will not believe me, nor be with thy mouth, and teacht hearken unto my voice: for they will what thou shalt say. say, The LORD hath not appeared 13 And he said, O my Lord, se anto thee.


pray thee, by the hand of him wl 2 And the LORD said unto him, thou wilt send. What is that in thine hand? And he 14 And the anger of the LORD said, A rod.

kindled against Moses, and he s 3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. Is not Aaron the Levite thy broth And he cast it on the ground, and it I know that he can speak well. became a serpent: and Moses fled also, behold, he cometh forth to m from before it.

thee: and when he seeth thee, he 4 And the LORD said unto Moses, be glad in his heart. Put forth thine hand, and take it by 15 And thou shalt speak unto h the tail. And he put forth his hand, and put words in his mouth : ar and caught it, and it became a rod in will be with thy mouth, and with his hand :

mouth, and will teach you what| 5 That they may believe that the shall do. LORD God of their fathers, the God of 16 And he shall be thy spokesr Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the unto the people: and he shall be, God of Jacob, hath appeared unto he shall be to thee instead of a mou thee.

and thou shalt be to him instead of G 6 | And the Lord said furthermore 17 And thou shalt take this ro unto him, Put now thine hand into thy thine hand, wherewith thou shalt bosom. And he put his hand into his signs. bosom: and when he took it out, be 18 | And Moses went, and retur hold, his hand was leprous as snow. to Jethro his father in law, and

7 And he said, Put thine hand into unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, thy bosom again. And he put his return unto my brethren which ar hand into his bosom again, and pluck- Egypt, and see whether they be ed it out of his bosom, and behold, it alive. And Jethro said to Mo was turned again as his other flesh.

8 And it shall come to pass, if they 19 And the LORD said unto M will not believe thee, neither hearken in Midian, Go, return into Egypt: to the voice of the first sign, that they all the men are dead which sou will believe the voice of the latter sign. thy life.

9 And it shall come to pass, if they 20 And Moses took his wife,and will not believe also these two signs, sons, and set them upon an ass, and neither hearken unto thy voice, that returned to the land of Egypt. thou shalt take of the water of the Moses took the rod of God in his h: river, and pour it upon the dry land : 21 And the LORD said unto Md and the water which thou takest out When thou goest to return into Eg! of the river shall become blood upon see that thou do all those wonders the dry land.

fore Pharaoh which I have pul 10 | And Moses said unto the thine hand: but I will harden his he LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, that he shall not let the people g neither heretofore, nor since thou hast 22 And thou shalt say unto Phar:

Go in peace.

God's message to Pharaoh. CHAP. V. The Israelites' task increased. Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my the desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD son, eren my firstborn:

our God; lest he fall upon us with 23 And I say unto thee, Let my son pestilence, or with the sword. go, that he may serve me: and if thou 4 And the king of Egypt said unto refuse to let him go, Behold, I will them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and slay thy son, even thy firstborn. Aaron, let the people from their works?

24 | And it came to pass by the get you unto your burdens. way in the inn, that the Lord met 5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the him, and sought to kill him.

people of the land now are many, and 25 Then Zipporah took a sharp ye make them rest from their burdens. stone, and cut off the foreskin of her 6 And Pharaoh commanded the son, and cast it at his feet, and said, same day the taskmasters of the peoSurely a bloody husband art thou to me. ple, and their officers, saying,

26 So he let him go: then she said, 7 Ye shall no more give the people A bloody husband thou art, because straw to make brick, as heretofore: let of the circumcision.

them go and gather straw for them27 And the LORD said to Aaron, selves. Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. 8 And the tale of the bricks which And he went, and met him in the they did make heretofore, ye shall lay mount of God, and kissed him.

upon them; ye shall not diminish 28 And Moses told Aaron all the aught thereof: for they be idle; therewords of the LORD who had sent him, fore they cry, saying, Let us go and and all the signs which he had com- sacrifice to our God. manded him.

9 Let there more work be laid upon 29 | And Moses and Aaron went, the men, that they may labour therein: and gathered together all the elders of and let them not regard vain words. the children of Israel.

10 | And the taskmasters of the 30 And Aaron spake all the words people went out, and their officers, which the LORD had spoken unto and they spake to the people, saying, Moses, and did the signs in the sight Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not give of the people.

31 And the people believed : and 11 Go ye, get you straw where ye when they heard that the Lord had can find it: yet not aught of your visited the children of Israel, and that work shall be diminished. he had looked upon their affliction, 12 So the people were scattered then they bowed their heads and wor- abroad throughout all the land of shipped.

Egypt, to gather stubble instead of CHAP. V.

straw. I Pharaoh chideth Moses and Aaron for their 13 And the taskmasters hasted them,

message. 5 He increaseth the Israelites' task. 15 He checketh their complaints. 19 They

saying, Fulfil your works, your daily cry out upon Moses and Aaron. 22 Moses tasks, as when there was straw. complaineth to God.

14 And the officers of the children And afterward Moses and Aaron of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasters went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith had set over them, were beaten, and dethe LORD God of Israel, Let my peo- manded, Wherefore have ye not fulple go, that they may hold a feast unto filled your task in making brick, both me in the wilderness.

yesterday and to day, as heretofore ? 2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the 15 Then the officers of the childLORD, that I should obey his voice to ren of Israel came and cried unto let Israel go? I know not the LORD, Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest neither will I let Israel go.

thou thus with thy servants ? 3 And they said, The God of the 16 There is no straw given unto thy Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, servants, and they say to us, Make we pray thee, three days' journey into brick: and behold, thy servants are

you straw.

God reneweth his promise. EXODUS. The genealogy of Reuben, beaten; but the fault is in thine own 6 Wherefore say unto the children people.

of Israel, I am the Lord, and I will 17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are bring you out from under the buridle: therefore ye say, Let us go, and dens of the Egyptians, and I will rid do sacrifice to the Lord.

you out of their bondage, and I will 18 Go therefore now, and work: for redeem you with a stretched-out arm, there shall no straw be given you, yet and with great judgments : shall ye deliver the tale of bricks. 7 And I will take you to me for a

19 And the officers of the children people, and I will be to you a God: of Israel did see that they were in evil and ye shall know that I am the LORD case, after it was said, Ye shall not your God, which bringeth you out from minish aught from your bricks of your under the burdens of the Egyptians. daily task.

8 And I will bring you in unto the 20 q And they met Moses and land, concerning the which I did swear Aaron, who stood in the way, as they to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to came forth from Pharaoh :

Jacob; and I will give it you for an 21 And they said unto them, The heritage: I am the LORD. Lord look upon you, and judge; be 9 | And Moses spake so unto the cause ye have made our savour to be children of Israel: but they hearkened abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and not unto Moses, for anguish of spirit, in the eyes of his servants, to put a and for cruel bondage. sword in their hand to slay us.

10 And the LORD spake unto Mo22 And Moses returned unto the ses, saying, LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore hast 11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king thou so evil entreated this people? of Egypt, that he let the children of why is it that thou hast sent me? Israel go out of his land.

23 For since I came to Pharaoh to 12 And Moses spake before the speak in thy name, he hath done evil LORD, saying, Behold, the children to this people: neither hast thou de- of Israel have not hearkened unto me; livered thy people at all.

how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who CHAP. VI.

am of uncircumcised lips?

13 And the Lord spake unto Mo1 God reneweth his promise by his name JEHOVAH. 14 T'he genealogy of Reuben, 15 ses, and unto Aaron, and


them a of Simeon, 16 of Levi, of whom came Moses charge unto the children of Israel,

and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to Then the Lord said unto Moses, bring the children of Israel out of the Now shalt thou see what I will do to land of Egypt. Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall 14 I These be the heads of their he let them go, and with a strong hand fathers' houses : The sons of Reuben shall he drive them out of his land. the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and

2 And God spake unto Moses, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi : these be said unto him, I am the LORD: the families of Reuben.

3 And I appeared unto Abraham, 15 And the sons of Simeon ; Jeunto Isaac, and unto Jacob by the name muel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jaof God Almighty, but by my name chin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of JEHOVAH was I not known to them. a Canaanitish woman : these are the

4 And I have also established my families of Simeon. covenant with them, to give them the 16 | And these are the names of the land of Canaan, the land of their pil- sons of Levi, according to their genegrimage, wherein they were strangers. rations ; Gershon, and Kohath, and

5 And I have also heard the groan- Merari. And the years of the life of ing of the children of Israel, whom the Levi were an hundred thirty and seved Egyptians keep in bondage: and I years. have remembered my covenant. 17 The sons of Gershon; Libni,

and Aaron.

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Simeon and Levi.

CHAP. VII. Pharaoh's heart is hardened. and Shimi, according to their families. and Aaron thy brother shall be thy

18 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, prophet. and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel : 2 Thou shalt speak all that I comand the years of the life of Kohath were mand thee: and Aaron thy brother an hundred thirty and three years. shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send

19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali the children of Israel out of his land. and Mushi: these are the families of 3 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, Levi according to their generations. and multiply my signs and my wonders

20 And Amram took him Jochebed in the land of Egypt. his father's sister to wife; and she bare 4 But Pharaoh shall not hearken him Aaron and Moses. And the years unto you, that I may lay my hand upon of the life of Amram were an hundred Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and thirty and seven years.

and my people the children of Israel, 21 [ And the sons of Izhar; Ko- out of the land of Egypt, by great rah, and Nepheg, and Zichri. judgments.

22 And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, 5 And the Egyptians shall know and Elzaphan, and Zithri.

that I am the LORD, when I stretch 23 And Aaron took him Elisheba, forth mine hand upon Egypt, and daughter of Amminadah, sister of Na- bring out the children of Israel from ashon, to wife; and she bare him Na- among them. dab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. 6 And Moses and Aaron did as the

24 And the sons of Korah; Assir, LORD commanded them, so did they. and Elkanah, and Abiasaph : these 7 And Moses was fourscore years are the families of the Korhites. old, and Aaron fourscore and three

25 And Eleazar, Aaron's son, took years old, when they spake unto Phahim one of the daughters of Putiel to raoh. wife; and she bare him Phinehas: 8 | And the LORD spake unto Mothese are the heads of the fathers of the ses, and unto Aaron, saying, Levites, according to their families. 9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto

26 These are that Aaron and Moses, you, saying, Shew a miracle for you: to whom the Lord said, Bring out the then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take children of Israel from the land of thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, Egypt according to their armies. and it shall become a serpent.

27 These are they which spake to 10 | And Moses and Aaron went in Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the the children of Israel from Egypt: LORD had commanded : and Aaron these are that Moses and Aaron. cast down his rod before Pharaoh,

28 | And it came to pass on the day and before his servants, and it became when the LORD spake unto Moses in a serpent. the land of Egypt,

11 Then Pharaoh also called the 29 That the LORD spake unto Mo- wise men, and the sorcerers : now the ses, saying, I am the LORD: speak magicians of Egypt, they also did in thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all like manner with their enchantments. that I say unto thee.

12 For they cast down

every man

his 30 And Moses said before the LORD, rod, and they became serpents : but behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me? 13 And he hardened Pharaoh's heart, CHAP. VII.

that he hearkened not unto them; as 1 Mises is encouraged to go to Pharaoh. 7 His the Lord had said. age, 8 His rod is turned into a serpent. 11 The sorcerers do the like. 13 Pharaoh's heart

14 | And the LORD said unto Mois hardened. 14 God's message to Pharaoh.

ses, Pharaoh's heart is hardened, he 19 The river is turned into blood.

refuseth to let the people go. And the Lord said unto Moses, See, 15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the I have made thee a god to Pharaoh : I morning; lo, he goeth out unto the

The river is turned into blood. EXODUS.

The plague of frogs. water, and thou shalt stand by the l. 25 And seven days were fulfilled, river's brink against he come; and the after that the Lord had smitten the rod wliich was turned to a serpent river. shalt thou take in thine hand.

CHAP. VIII. 16 And thou shalt say unto him, 1 Frogs are sent. 8 Pharaoh sueth to Moses, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath 12 and Moses by prayer removeth them away.

16 The dust is turned into lice, which the sent me unto thee, saying, Let my

magicians could not do. 20 The swarms of people go, that they may serve me in flies. 25 Pharaoh inclineth to let the people the wilderness : and behold, hitherto go, 32 but yet is hardened. thou wouldest not hear.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, 17 Thus saith the LORD, In this Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, thou shalt know that I am the LORD: Thus saith the Lord, Let my people behold, I will smite with the rod that is go that they may serve me. in my


the waters which 2 And if thou refuse to let them go, are in the river, and they shall be turn- behold, I will smite all thy borders ed to blood.

with frogs: 18 And the fish that is in the river 3 And the river shall bring forth shall die, and the river shall stink: and frogs abundantly, which shall go up the Egyptians shall loathe to drink of and come into thine house, and into the water of the river.

thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed, 19 | And the LORD spake unto and into the house of thy servants, Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and upon thy people, and into thine and stretch out thine hand upon the ovens, and into thy kneadingtroughs: waters of Egypt, upon their streams, 4 And the frogs shall come up both upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, on thee, and upon thy people, and upand upon all their pools of water, that on all thy servants. they may become blood: and that 5 And the LORD spake unto there may be blood throughout all the Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, thine hand with thy rod over the and in vessels of stone.

streams, over the rivers, and over 20 And Moses and Aaron did so, as the ponds, and cause frogs to come the Lord commanded; and he lifted up upon the land of Egypt. up the rod and smote the waters that 6 And Aaron stretched out his hand were in the river, in the sight of Pha- over the waters of Egypt; and the raoh, and in the sight of his servants; frogs came up, and covered the land and all the waters that were in the of Egypt. river were turned into blood.

7 And the magicians did so with 21 And the fish that was in the river their enchantments, and brought up died; and the river stank, and the frogs upon the land of Egypt. Egyptians could not drink of the wa 8 | Then Pharaoh called for Moses ter of the river; and there was blood and Aaron, and said, Entreat the LORD throughout all the land of Egypt. that he may take away the frogs from

22 And the magicians of Egypt did me, and from my people: and I will so with their enchantments: and Pha- let the people go, that they may do raoh's heart was hardened, neither did sacrifice unto the Lord. he hearken unto them; as the LORD 9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, had said.

Glory over me: when shall I entreat; 23 And Pharaoh turned and went for thee and for thy servants, and for into his house, neither did he set his thy people, to destroy the frogs from heart to this also.

thee, and thy houses, that they may 24 And all the Egyptians digged remain in the river only ? round about the river for water to 10 And he said, To morrow. And drink; for they could not drink of he said, Be it according to thy word: he water of the river.

that thou mayest know that there

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