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The plague of lice.

CHAP. VIII. Pharaoh yet is hardened. is pone like unto the LORD our God. I dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be

11 And the frogs shall depart from there; to the end thou mayest thee, and from thy houses, and from know that I am the LORD in the midst thy servants, and from thy people ;, of the earth. they shall remain in the river only. 23 And I will put a division between

12 And Moses and Aaron went out my people and thy people: to morfrom Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto row shall this sign be. the LORD, because of the frogs which 24 And the Lord did so: and there he had brought against Pharaoh. came a grievous swarm of flies into the

13 And the LORD did according to house of Pharaoh, and into his serthe word of Moses: and the frogs vants' houses, and into all the land of died out of the houses, out of the Egypt: the land was corrupted by villages, and out of the ficlds.

reason of the swarm of flies. 14 And they gathered them together 25 | And Pharaoh called for Moapon heaps: and the land stank. ses, and for Aaron, and said, Go ye,

15 But when Pharaoh saw that sacrifice to your God in the land. there was respite, he hardened his 26 And Moses said, It is not meet heart, and hearkened not unto them; so to do; for we shall sacrifice the as the Lord had said.

abomination of the Egyptians to the 16 And the LORD said unto Moses, LORD our God: Lo, shall we sacriSay unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, fice the abomination of the Egyptians and smite the dust of the land, that it before their eyes, and will they not may become lice throughout all the stone us ? land of Egypt.

27 We will go three days' journey 17 And they did so; for Aaron into the wilderness, and sacrifice to stretched out his hand with his rod, the LORD our God, as he shall comand smote the dust of the earth, and mand us. it became lice in man and in beast : 28 And Pharaoh said, I will let you all the dust of the land became lice go, that ye may sacrifice to the LORD throughout all the land of Egypt. your God in the wilderness; only ye

18 And the magicians did so with shall not go very far away: entreat for their enchantments to bring forth lice, me. but they could not: so there were lice 29 And Moses said, Behold, I go out upon man, and upon beast.

from thee, and I willentreat the Lord 19 Then the magicians said unto that the swarms of flies may depart Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: from Pharaoh, from his servants, and and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, from his people, to morrow: but let and he hearkened not unto them; as not Pharaoh deal deceitfully any more, the Lord had said.

in not letting the people go to sacri20 And the LORD said unto Moses, fice to the LORD. Rise up early in the morning, and 30 And Moses went out from Phastand before Pharaoh; (lo, he cometh raoh, and entreated the LORD: forth to the water;) and say unto him, 31 And the LORD did according to Thus saith the Lord, Let my people the word of Moses ; and he removed 50, that they may serve me.

the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, 21 Else, if thou wilt not let my peo- from his servants, and from his people go, behold, I will send swarms of ple; there remained not one. fier upon thee, and upon thy servants, 32 And Pharaoh hardened his heart and upon thy people, and into thy at this time also, neither would he let houses: and the houses of the Egyp- the people go. tians shall be full of swarms of Hies,

CHAP. IX. and also the ground whereon they are. | The murrain of beasts. 8 The plague of boils 22 And I will sever in that day the

and blains. 13 His message about the hail land of Goshen, in which my people

22 The plague of hail. 27 Pharaoh sueth to

Moses, 35 but yet is hardened.

The murrain of beasts.


The plague of 1 Then the LORD said unto Moses, and stand before Pharaoh, and Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, unto him, Thus saith the Lord ( Thus saith the Lord God of the He- of the Hebrews, Let my people brews, Let my people go, that they that they may serve me. may serve me.

14 For I will at this time send 2 For if thou refuse to let them go, my plagues upon thine heart, and up and wilt hold them still,

thy servants, and upon thy peop 3 Behold, the hand of the Lord is that thou mayest know that there upon thy cattle which is in the field, none like me in all the earth. apon the horses, upon the asses, upon 15 For now I will stretch out the camels, upon the oxen, and upon hand, that I may smite thee and the sheep: there shall be a very griev- people with pestilence; and thou sl ous murrain.

be cut off from the earth. 4 And the LORD shall sever between 16 And in very deed for this ca the cattle of Israel, and the cattle of have I raised thee up, for to shew Egypt: and there shall nothing die of thee my power; and that my name i all that is the children's of Israel. be declared throughout all the ear

5 And the Lord appointed a set 17 As yet exaltest thou thy time, saying, To morrow the LORD against my people, that thou wilt shall do this thing in the land.

let them go? 6 And the Lord did that thing on 18 Behold, to morrow about 1 the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt time I will cause it to rain av died: but of the cattle of the children grievous hail, such as hath not b of Israel died not one.

in Egypt since the foundation thei 7 And Pharaoh sent, and behold, even until now. there was not one of the cattle of the 19 Send therefore now, and gat Israelites dead. And the heart of thy cattle, and all that thou hast in Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not field: for upon every man and be let the people go.

which shall be found in the field, 8 | And the LORD said unto Moses shall not be brought home, the and unto Aaron, Take to you hand shall come down upon them, and t fuls of ashes of the furnace, and let shall die. Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven 20 He that feared the word of in the sight of Pharaoh.

Lord among

the servants of Phar 9 And it shall become small dust in made his servants and his cattle all the land of Egypt, and shall be a into the houses : boil breaking forth with blains upon 21 And he that regarded not man, and upon beast, throughout all word of the Lord left his serv: the land of Egypt.

and his cattle in the field. 10 And they took ashes of the fur 22 | And the Lord said unto I nace, and stood before Pharaohı ; and ses, Stretch forth thine hand tow Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven: heaven, that there may be hail in and it became a boil breaking forth the land of Egypt, upon man, and u with blains upon man, and upon beast. beast, and upon every herb of the fi

11 And the magicians could not throughout the land of Egypt. stand before Moses, because of the 23 And Moses stretched forth boils; for the boil was upon the ma- rod toward heaven, and the La gicians, and upon all the Egyptians. sent thunder and hail, and the fire

12 And the LORD hardened the along upon the ground; and the La heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened rained hail upon the land of Egyi not unto them; as the Lord had spo 24 So there was hail, and fire n ken unto Moses.

gled with the hail, very grievous, s 13 | And the Lord said unto as there was none like it in all the l Moses, Rise up early in the morning, of Egypt since it became a natior

Pharaoh sueth to Moses.


Locusts are threatened. 25 And the hail smote throughout his heart, and the heart of his servants; all the land of Egypt all that was in the that I might shew these my signs befield, both man and beast and the hail fore him : smote every herb of the field, and brake 2 And that thou mayest tell in the every tree of the field.

ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, 26 Only in the land of Goshen, what things I have wrought in Egypt, where the children of Israel were, was and my signs which I have done there no hail.

among them; that ye may know how 27 | And Pharaoh sent and called that I am the LORD. for Moses and Aaron, and said unto 3 And Moses and Aaron came in them, I have sinned this time: the unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus Lord is righteous, and I and my saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, people are wicked.

How long wilt thou refuse to humble 28 Entreat the LORD (for it is t'iyself before me? let my people go, enough) that there be no more mighty that they may serve me. thunderings and hail; and I will let 4 Else, if thou refuse to let my peoyou go, and ye shall stay no longer. ple go, behold, to morrow will I bring

29 And Moses said unto him, As the locusts into thy coast : soon as I am gone out of the city, I 5 And they shall cover the face of will spread abroad my hands unto the the earth, that one cannot be able to LORD; and the thunder shall cease, see the earth : and they shall eat the neither shall there be any more hail; residue of that which is escaped, that thou mayest know how that the which remaineth unto you from the earth is the Lord's.

hail, and shall eat every tree which 30 But as for thee and thy servants, groweth for you out of the field : I know that ye will not yet fear the 6 And they shall fill thy houses, and LORD God.

the houses of all thy servants, and the 31 And the flax and the barley was houses of ali the Egyptians; which smitten : for the barley was in the ear, neither thy fathers, nor thy fathers' and the flax was bolled.

fathers have seen, since the day that 32 But the wheat and the rye they were upon the earth unto this were not smitten: for they were not day. And he turned himself, and grown up.

went out from Pharaoh. 33 And Moses went out of the city 7 And Pharaoh's servants said unto from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his him, How long shall this man be a hands unto the LORD: and the thun snare unto us ? Let the men go, that ders and hail ceased, and the rain was they may serve the Lord) their God: not poured upon the earth.

knowest thou not yet that Egypt is 34 And when Pharaoh saw that the destroyed ? rain and the hail and the thunders were 8 And Moses and Aaron ceased, he sinned yet more, and harden- brought again unto Pharaoh : and he ed his heart, he and his servants. said unto them, Go, serve the LORD 35 And the heart of Pharaoh was

your God: but who are they that hardened, neither would he let the shall go? children of Israel go; as the LORD 9 And Moses said, We will go with had spoken by Moses.


and with our old, with our CHAP. X.

sons and with our daughters, with our God threateneth to send locusts. 7 Pharaoh, flocks and with our herds will we go: moved by his servants, inclineth to let the Isra

for we must hold a feast unto the Lord. go. 12 The plague of the locusts. Pharaoh sueth to Moses. 21 The plague of

10 And he said unto them, Let the darkness. 24 Pharaoh sueth Mo- | Lord be so with you, as I will let 1527 but yet is hardened.

you go,

little ones: look to And the Lord said unto Moses, Go it; for evil is before you. in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened 11 Not so: go now ye that are men,






and your

with us;

The plague of the locusts. EXODUS,

Pharaoh yet is hardened. and serve the LORD; for that ye did | thick darkness in all the land of Egypt desire. And they were driven out three days. from Pharaoh's presence.

23 They saw not one another, nei12 | And the LORD said unto Mo- ther rose any from his place for three ses, Stretch out thine hand over the days: but all the children of Israel had land of Egypt for the locusts, that light in their dwellings. they may come up upon the land of 24 And Pharaoh called unto MoEgypt, and eat every herb of the land, ses, and said, Go ye, serve the LORD: even all that the hail hath left. only let your flocks and your herds be

13 And Moses stretched forth his stayed : 'let your little ones also go rod .

the 25 land all that day, and all that night, us also sacrifices, and burnt offerings, and when it was morning, the east that we may sacrifice unto the LORD wind brought the locusts.

our God. 14 And the locusts went up over all 26 Our cattle also shall

go the land of Egypt, and rested in all there shall not an hoof be left behind; the coasts of Egypt: very grievous for thereof must we take to serve the were ihey; before them there were LORD our God; and we know not no such locusts as they, neither after with what we must serve the LORD, them shall be such.

until we come thither. 15 For they covered the face of the 27,9 But the Lord hardened Phawhole earth, so that the land was dark- raoh's heart, and he would not let ened; and they did eat every herb of them go. the land, and all the fruit of the trees 28 And Pharaoh said unto him, Get which the hail had left: and there re thee from me, take heed to thyself, see mained not any green thing in the my face no more: for in that day thou trees, or in the herbs of the field, seest my face, thou shalt die. through all the land of Egypt.

29 And Moses said, Thou hast spoken 16 | Then Pharaoh called for Mo- well, I will see thy face again no more. ses and Aaron in haste; and he said,

CHAP. XI. I have sinned against the LORD your 1 God's message to the Israelites to borrow jewels God, and against you.

of their neighbours. 4 Moses threateneth Pha17 Now therefore forgive, I

raoh with the death of the firstborn.

pray thee, my sin only this once, andentreat And the LORD said unto Moses, the LORD your God that he may take Yet will I bring one plague more upon away from me this death only. Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards

18 And Ite went out from Pharaoh, he will let you go hence : when he and entreated the Lord.

shall let you go, he shall surely thrust 19 And the Lord turned a mighty you out hence altogether. strong west wind which took


the 2 Speak now in the ears of the peolocusts, and cast them into the Red ple, and let every man borrow of his sea : there remained not one locust in neighbour, and every woman of her all the coasts of Egypt.

neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels 20 But the LORD hardened Pha- of gold. aoh's heart, so that he would not let 3 And the LORD gave the people the children of Israel go.

favour in the sight of the Egyptians, 21 | And the LORD said unto Mo- Moreover the man Moses was very ses, Stretch out thine hand toward great in the land of Egypt, in the sight heaven, that there may be darkness of Pharaoh's servants, and in the sight over the land of Egypt, even darkness of the people. which may be felt.

4 And Moses said, Thus saith the 22 And Moses stretched forth his Lorn, About midnight will I go out hand toward heaven: and there was a l into the midst of Egypt:

The death of the firstborn threatened. CHAP. XII. The passover is instituted.

5 And all the firstborn in the land | every man according to his eating of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn shall make your count for the lamb. of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, 5 Your lamb shall be without bleeven unto the firstborn of the maid- mish, a male of the first year: ye shall servant that is behind the mill; and all take it out from the sheep, or from the firstborn of beasts.

the goats : 6 And there shall be a great cry 6 And ye shall keep it up until the throughout all the land of Egypt, such fourteenth day of the same month: and as there was none like it, nor shall be the whole assembly of the congregation like it any more.

of Israel shall kill it in the evening. 7 But against any of the children of 7 And they shall take of the blood Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, and strike it on the two side posts against man or beast: that ye may and on the upper door post of the know how that the LORD doth put a houses, wherein they shall eat it. difference between the Egyptians and 8 And they shall eat the flesh in Israel.

that night, roast with fire, and un8 And all these thy servants shall | leavened bread; and with bitter herbs come down unto me, and bow down they shall eat it. themselves unto me, saying, Get thee 9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at out, and all the people that follow all with water, but roast with fire; his thee; and after that I will go out. head with his legs, and with the purAnd he went out from Pharaoh in a tenance thereof. great anger.

10 And ye shall let nothing of it 9 And the LORD said unto Moses, remain until the morning: and that Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you; which remaineth of it until the mornthat my wonders may be multiplied in ing ye shall burn with fire. the land of Egypt.

11 | And thus shall ye eat it; with 10 And Moses and Aaron did all your loins girded, your shoes on your these wonders before Pharaoh ; and feet, and your staff in your hand : and the Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart, ye shall eat it in haste; it is the so that he would not let the children Lord's passover. of Israel go out of his land.

12 For I will pass through the land

of Egypt this night, and will smite all CHAP. XII.

the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I The beginning of the year is changed. 3 The both man and beast; and against all passover as instituted. The rite of the pass the gods of Egypt I will execute born are slain. 31 The Israelites are driven judgment: I am the Lord. out of the land. 37 They come to Succoth. 13 And the blood shall be to you 43 The ordinance of the passover.

for a token upon the houses where ye And the Lord spake unto Moses are: and when I see the blood, I will and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, pass over you, and the plague shall

2 This month shall be unto you the not be upon you to destroy you, when beginning of months : it shall be the I smite the land of Egypt. first month of the year to you.

14 And this day shall be unto you 3 Speak ye unto all the congrega- for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a tion of Israel, saying, In the tenth day feast to the LORD throughout your of this month they shall take to them generations: ye shall keep it a feast every man a lamb according to the by an ordinance for ever. house of their fathers, a lamb for an 15 Seven days shall ye eat unleavenhouse:

ed bread; even the first day ye shall 4 And if the household be too little put away leaven out of your houses : for for the lamb, let him and his neigh- whosoever eateth leavened bread from bour next unto his house take it ac- the first day until the seventh day, that cording to the number of the souls; soul shall be cut off from Israel.

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