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22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my first-born. 23 And I say unto thee, Let my songo, that he may serve me : and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy first-born. 24 's And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LoRD met him, and sought to kill him.' 25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, , and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me. 26 So he let him go : then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision. 27 || And the Lord said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mount of God, and kissed him. 28 And Moses told Aaron all the words of the LoRD who had sent him, and all the signs which he had commanded him. 29 || And Moses and Aaron went, and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel. 30 And Aaron spake all the words which the Lond had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people. 31 T And the people believed: and when they heard that the Lond had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and hood. CHAP. V.
ND afterward Moses and Aaron went * in, and told Pharaoh, Thus saith the LoRn God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness. 2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord that should obey his voice to let is aei so I know not the Lond, neither will I et Israel go. 3 And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days’ journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the Lond our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword. 4 And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the people from their works? get you unto your burdens. 5 And I’haraoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many, and ye make them rest from their burdens. * 6 And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying, 7 Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore : let them go and gather straw for themselves. 8 And the tale of the bricks which they
did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish aught thereof: for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go qmd sacrifice to our God. 9 Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they ...} labour therein: and let them not regard vain words. 10 And the taskmasters of the people wentout, and their officers, and they spake to the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not give you straw. 11 Goye, get you straw where ye can find it: yet not aught of your work shall be diminished. 12 So the jo', were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt, to gather stubble instead of straw. 13 And the taskmasters hasted them, saying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, as when there was straw. 14 And-the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh’s taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick, both yesterday and to-day, as heretofore ? 15"| Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy servants 7 16 There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and behold, thy servants are beaten; but the fault is in thine own people. 17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle : therefore ye say, Let us go, and do sacrifice to the Lord. 18 Go therefore now, and work: for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks. 19 || And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in evil case, after it was said, Ye shall not minish aught from your bricks of your daily task. 20 And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh: 21 And they said unto them, The Lord look upon you, and judge ; , because ye have made our savour to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us. 22 || And Moses returned unto the Lord, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil-entreated this people 7 why is it that thou hast sent me ! 23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done evil to this people: neither hast thou delivered thy peo
ple at all. CHAP. VI. HEN the Lord said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pha
raoh: for with a strong hand shall he let God renews his promise,
them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land. 2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him. I am the Lord : 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. 4 And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers. 5 And I have also heard the groaning cf the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage: and I have remembered my covenant. 6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the Lord, and I will bring ou out from under the burdens of the ; tians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched-out arm, and with great judgments : 7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God, which too you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. 8 And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob: and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the Lond. 9 And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses, for anguish of spirit, and for cruel
age. 19 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Ij. out of his land. 12 And Moses spake before the Lord, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips ? 13 T And the LoRD spake unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of o to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt. 14 These be the heads of their fathers' s: The sons of Reuben the first-born of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi: these be the families of Reuben. 15." And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zoo har, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman: these are the families of Simeon. 16 T And these are the names of the sons of Levi, according to their generations; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari. And the years of the life of Levi were a
17. The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, according to their families. 18 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel : and the years of the life of Kohath were a hundred thirty and three years. 19_And the sons of Merari; Mahali and Mushi: these are the families of Levi, according to their generations. 20 And Amram took him Jochebed his father's sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses. And the years of the life of Amram were a hundred and thirty and seven years. 21 And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri. 22 And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Zithri. 23 And Aaron took him Elisheba daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon to wife; and she bare him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 24 And the sons of Korah; Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph : these are the families of the Korhites. 25 And Eleazar Aaron's son took him one of the daughters of Putiel to wife; and she bare him Phinehas: these are the heads of the fathers of the Levites, according to their families. 26 These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom the Lord said, Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies. 27 These are they which spake to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: these are that
Moses and Aaron. 28 And it came to pass on the day when the Lond spake unto Moses in the land of Egypt, 39 That the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, I am the Lord : speak thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto thee. 30 And Moses said before the Lord, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me? CHAP. VII. ND the Load said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a i. to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet: 2 Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land. 3 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and o: my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt. 4 But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my i. ple the Children of Israel, out of the land
bundred thirty and seven years.
Aaron's rod becomes a serpent.
am the Lord, when I stretch forth mine hand upon pt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them. 6 And Moses and Aaron did as the LoRD commanded them, so did they. 7 || And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore and three years old, when they spake unto Pharaoh. 8 And the Lord spake unto Moses, and unto Aaron, saying, 9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent. 10's And Moses and Aaron wentin unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LoRD had commanded: And Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. 11 * Then Pharaoh also called the wise men, and the sorcerers: now the magicians of o they also did in like manner with their enchantments. 12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. 13 || And he hardened Pharaoh's heart that he hearkened not unto them; as the LoRD had said. 14 || And the Lond said unto Moses, Pharaoh’s heart is hardened, he refuseth to let the people go. 15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto the water, and thou shalt stand by the river's brink against he come: and the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thine hand. 16 And thou shalt say unto him, The LoRD God of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, saying, Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness: and behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear. 17 Thus saith the Lord, In this thou shalt know that I am the Lofto: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. 18 And the fish that is in the rivershall die, and the river shall stink: and the Egyptians shall loathe to drink of the water of the river. * 19 || And the LoRD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone. 20 And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LoRD commanded; and he lifted up the rod and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharach, and in the
The plague of frogs; sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood. 21 And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the
river; and there was blood throughout all
the land of Egypt. . . 22 And the magicians of o did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, neitherdid he hearken unto them; as the Lord had said. 23 And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither did he set his heart to this also. 24 And all the Egyptians digged round about the river for water to drink; for they could not drink of the water of the river. 25 And seven days were fulfilled after that the Lond had smitten the river. CHAP. VIII. A. the Lord spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, This saith the LoRD, Let my people go that they may serve me. 2 And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs: 3 And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bed-chamber, and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine ovens, and into thy kneading troughs: 4 And the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people, and upon all thy servants. 5 T. And the Lord spake unto. Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt. 6 And Aaron stretched out }. hand over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt. 7 And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt. 8 || Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, Entreat the Lord that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my people: and I will let the peoF. go, that they may do sacrifice unto the Orto. 9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I entreat for thee and for thy servants, and for thy people, to destroy the frogs from thee, and thy o that they may remain in the river only fo And he said, To-morrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the Lord our God. 11 And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy houses, and from thy ser3'2 ...}
Qf lice, and swarms of flies.
vants, and from thy people; they shall remain in the river only. 12" And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto the LoRD, because of the frogs which he had brought against Pharaoh. 13 And the Lord did according to the word of Moses: and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the fields. 14 And they gathered them together upon heaps: and the land stank. 15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said. 16 T And the Lord said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt. 17 And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man and in beast: all the dustofthe landbecame lice throughout all the land of Egypt. 18 And the magicians did so with §: enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not : so there were lice upon man, and upon beast. 19 Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh. This is the finger of God: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said. 20 " And the Lord said unto Moses Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh ; (lo, he cometh forth to the water;)and say unto him, Thus saith the Lond, Let my people go, that they may serve me: 21 Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms o: upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thy houses': and the houses of the Fgyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are. 22 And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which o eople dwell, that no swarms of flies s aft be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am the Lond in the midst of the earth. 23 And I will put a division between m people and thy people: to-morrow shall this sign be. 24 And the Lond did so : and there rame a grievous swarm of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses, and into all the land of Egypt: the was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies. 25 Añd Pharaoh called for Moses, and sor Aaron, and said, Go ye, sacrifice to Puur God in the land. 25 And Moses said, It is not meet so to
of the Egyptians to the Lord our God:
HEN the Lord said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me. 2. For if thou refuse to let them go, and wilt hold them still, 3 Behold, the hand of the LoRD is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain. . 4 And the Lord shall sever between the cattle of Israel, and the cattle of Egypt : and there shall nothing die of all that is the children’s of Israel. 5 And the LoRD appointed a set time, saying, To-morrow the LoRD shall do this thing in the land. 6 And the Lord did that thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one. 7 And Pharaoh sent, and behold, there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the §. go. 8 || And the Loko said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and set Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh: 9 And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall beaboil breaking fortin oBlains upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt. 10 And they took ashes of the surnace,
do; for we shall sacrifice the abomination
and stood before gunsh; and Moses 5
sprinkled it up toward heaven: and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast. 11 And the magicians could not stand before Moses, because of the boil : for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the ptians. 12 Ånd the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had spoken unto Moses. 13 T And the Lond said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lond God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me. 14 For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people: that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth. 15 For now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from the earth. 16 And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth. 17 As yet exaltest thou thyself against my people, that thou wilt not let them go! ić Behold, to-morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now. 19 Send therefore now, and gather thy cattle, and all that thou hast in the field: or upon every man and beast which shall e found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die. 20 He that feared the word of the Lond among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses: 21 And he that regarded not the word of the Lord left his servants and his cattle in the field. 22 T And the Load said unto Moses, Stretch forth thine hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout
the land of Fgypt. 23 And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven, and the Lord sent thunder and hail and the fire ran along upon the ground: and the LoRd rained hail upon the land of o: * . 24 Sothere was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. 25 And the hail smote throughout all the land of E all that was in the field,
Qf fire and hail,
every herb of the field and brake every tree of the field. 26 Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail. 27 || And Pharaoh sent and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: the LoRD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked. 28 Entreat the Lond (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer. 29 And Moses said unto him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto the Lord ; and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest know how that the earth is the Lord's. 30 But as for thee and thy servants, I know that ye will notyet fear the Lord God. 31 And the flax and the § was smitten : for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled. 32 But the wheat and the rye were not smitten: for they were not grown up. 33 And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto the Lord : and the thunders and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth. 34 And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants. 35 And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, neither would he let the children of Isracl go; as the Lord ho spoken by Moses.
ND the Loftd said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh : for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants ; that I might shew these my signs before him: 2 Aj that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them ; that ye may know how that I am the Lord. 3 And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lond God of the Hebrews. How long wilt thourefuse tohumblethyselfbeforeme'? Let my people go, that they may serve me. 4 Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to-morrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast: 5 And they shall cover the face of the earth, that one cannot be able to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remaineth unto you from the hail, and shall eat ever tree which groweth for you out of the fields: 6 And they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all thy servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which nei
t oth man an !. and the hail smote