1 Now these are the names of the children of Israel,
which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.
2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah,
3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin,
4 Dan, and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.
5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of
Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt already.
6 And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that
7 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and
increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and
the land was filled with them.
8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew
9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of
the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:
10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they
multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war,
they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them
up out of the land.
11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to
afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure
cities, Pithom and Raamses.
12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they
multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of
13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to
serve with rigour:
14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage,
in mortar, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all
their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.
15 And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives,
of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other
16 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to
the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye
shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.
17 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king
of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men children alive.
18 And the king of Egypt called for the midwives, and
said unto them, Why have ye done this thing, and have saved the men
19 And the midwives said unto Pharaoh, Because the
Hebrew women are not as the Egyptian women; for they are lively, and are
delivered ere the midwives come in unto them.
20 Therefore God dealt well with the midwives: and the
people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.
21 And it came to pass, because the midwives feared
God, that he made them houses.
22 And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every
son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye
shall save alive.
1 And there went a man of the house of Levi, and took
to wife a daughter of Levi.
2 And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when
she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.
3 And when she could not longer hide him, she took for
him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and
put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river's
4 And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be
done to him.
5 And the daughter of Pharaoh came down to wash
herself at the river; and her maidens walked along by the river's side;
and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.
6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and,
behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, This is
one of the Hebrews' children.
7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall I
go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the
child for thee?
8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the maid
went and called the child's mother.
9 And Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, Take this
child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages. And the
woman took the child, and nursed it.
10 And the child grew, and she brought him unto
Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name
Moses: and she said, Because I drew him out of the water.
11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was
grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens:
and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.
12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw
that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
13 And when he went out the second day, behold, two men
of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong,
Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?
14 And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over
us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses
feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.
15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay
Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of
Midian: and he sat down by a well.
16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and
they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's
17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but
Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said,
How is it that ye are come so soon to day?
19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the
hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered
20 And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why
is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.
21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he
gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.
22 And she bare him a son, and he called his name
Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.
23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the
king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the
bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the
24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his
covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God
had respect unto them.
Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in
law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the
desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.
And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a
flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold,
the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this
great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see,
God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses,
Moses. And he said, Here am I.
And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes
from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the
God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid
his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction
of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of
their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand
of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land
and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of
the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites,
and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of
Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith
the Egyptians oppress them.
Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto
Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel
out of Egypt.
And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go
unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out
And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this
shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast
brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this
And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto
the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers
hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what
shall I say unto them?
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he
said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me
And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou
say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God
of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto
you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all
Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and
say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of
Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited
you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:
And I have said, I will bring you up out of the
affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites,
and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites,
unto a land flowing with milk and honey.
And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt
come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye
shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and
now let us go, we beseech thee, three days' journey into the wilderness,
that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.
And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let
you go, no, not by a mighty hand.
And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with
all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he
will let you go.
And I will give this people favour in the sight of
the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not
But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and
of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of
gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your
daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.
1 And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will
not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The LORD
hath not appeared unto thee.
2 And the LORD said unto him, What is that in thine
hand? And he said, A rod.
3 And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it
on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it.
4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand,
and take it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and
it became a rod in his hand:
5 That they may believe that the LORD God of their
fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,
hath appeared unto thee.
6 And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now
thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when
he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow.
7 And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom again.
And he put his hand into his bosom again; and plucked it out of his
bosom, and, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.
8 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe
thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will
believe the voice of the latter sign.
9 And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe
also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt
take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the
water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry
10 And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not
eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy
servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
11 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's
mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind?
have not I the LORD?
12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and
teach thee what thou shalt say.
13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the
hand of him whom thou wilt send.
14 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses,
and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can
speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he
seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.
15 And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his
mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach
you what ye shall do.
16 And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and
he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt
be to him instead of God.
17 And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand,
wherewith thou shalt do signs.
18 And Moses went and returned to Jethro his father in
law, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my
brethren which are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. And
Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace.
19 And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return
into Egypt: for all the men are dead which sought thy life.
20 And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them
upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the
rod of God in his hand.
21 And the LORD said unto Moses, When thou goest to
return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh,
which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he
shall not let the people go.
22 And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the
LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:
23 And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may
serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son,
even thy firstborn.
24 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
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 LORD had
spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people.
31 And the people believed: and when they heard that
the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon
their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.
And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told
Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they
may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.
And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should
obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let
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 LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence,
or with the sword.
And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do
ye, Moses and Aaron, let the people from their works? get you unto your
And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now
are many, and ye make them rest from their burdens.
And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters
of the people, and their officers, saying,
Ye shall no more give the people straw to make
brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.
And the tale of the bricks, which they did make
heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish ought thereof:
for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to
Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they
may labour therein; and let them not regard vain words.
And the taskmasters of the people went out, and
their officers, and they spake to the people, saying, Thus saith
Pharaoh, I will not give you straw.
Go ye, get you straw where ye can find it: yet not
ought of your work shall be diminished.
So the people were scattered abroad throughout all
the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.
And the taskmasters hasted them, saying, Fulfil your
works, your daily tasks, as when there was straw.
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?
Then the officers of the children of Israel came and
cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy
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.
But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: therefore ye
say, Let us go and do sacrifice to the LORD.
Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw
be given you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.
And the officers of the children of Israel did see
that they were in evil case, after it was said, Ye shall not minish
ought from your bricks of your daily task.
And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way,
as they came forth from Pharaoh:
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.
And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Lord,
wherefore hast thou so evil entreated this people? why is it that thou
hast sent me?
For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he
hath done evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at
1 Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see
what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let 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
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 of the children
of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my
6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the
LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians,
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
bringeth 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 LORD.
9 And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but
they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel
10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let
the children of Israel go 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 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and
gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of
Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
14 These be the heads of their fathers' houses: The
sons of Reuben the firstborn 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 Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman: these
are the families of Simeon.
16 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 an hundred thirty and seven years.
17 The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, according to
18 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, and Izhar, and
Hebron, and Uzziel: and the years of the life of Kohath were an 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 an 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
23 And Aaron took him Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab,
sister of Naashon, to wife; and she bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar,
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
28 And it came to pass on the day when the LORD spake
unto Moses in the land of Egypt,
29 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?
Exodus: Chapter 7
1 And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee
a god 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 multiply 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 people the
children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments.
5 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD,
when I stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt, 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,
9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Show 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 And Moses and Aaron went in 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 Egypt, they also did in like manner with
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 LORD 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
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
17 Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I
am the LORD: 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 river shall 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 Pharaoh, and in the 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 Egypt did so with their
enchantments: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, neither did 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 LORD
had smitten the river.
And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and
say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve
And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will
smite all thy borders with frogs:
And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly,
which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber, and
upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy people, and
into thine ovens, and into thy kneadingtroughs:
And the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy
people, and upon all thy servants.
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.
And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of
Egypt; and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.
And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and
brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.
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 people go, that they may do sacrifice unto the
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 houses, that they may remain in the river
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
And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy
houses, and from thy servants, and from thy people; they shall remain in
the river only.
And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses
cried unto the LORD because of the frogs which he had brought against
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
And they gathered them together upon heaps: and the
But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he
hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
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.
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 dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of
And the magicians did so with their enchantments to
bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man, and
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.
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 LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve
Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I
will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy
people, and into thy houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full
of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are.
And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in
which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end
thou mayest know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth.
And I will put a division between my people and thy
people: to morrow shall this sign be.
And the LORD did so; and there came a grievous swarm
of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses, and
into all the land of Egypt: the land was corrupted by reason of the swarm
And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said,
Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land.
And Moses said, It is not meet so to do; for we shall
sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians to the LORD our God: lo, shall
we sacrifice the abomination of the Egyptians before their eyes, and will
they not stone us?
We will go three days' journey into the wilderness,
and sacrifice to the LORD our God, as he shall command us.
And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that ye may
sacrifice to the LORD your God in the wilderness; only ye shall not go
very far away: entreat for me.
And Moses said, Behold, I go out from thee, and I will
entreat the LORD that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from
his servants, and from his people, to morrow: but let not Pharaoh deal
deceitfully any more in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the
And Moses went out from Pharaoh, and entreated the
And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and
he removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from
his people; there remained not one.
And Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also,
neither would he let the people go.
Exodus: Chapter 9
1 Then 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
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
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 people go.
8 And the LORD said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to
you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let 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 be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon
beast, throughout all the land of Egypt.
10 And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before
Pharaoh; and Moses 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 boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the
12 And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he
hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had spoken unto Moses.
13 And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the
morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD
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
16 And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up,
for to show 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?
18 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; for upon every man and beast which shall be
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 LORD 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 And the LORD 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
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 Egypt.
24 So there 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 Egypt
all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote 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 LORD (for it is enough) that there be no
more mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay
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
not yet fear the LORD God.
31 And the flax and the barley was smitten: for the
barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled.
32 But the wheat and the rie 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 Israel go; as the LORD had spoken by Moses.
1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for
I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might
show these my signs before him:
2 And 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 LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou
refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve
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
every tree which groweth for you out of the field:
6 And they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all
thy servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which neither thy
fathers, nor thy fathers' fathers have seen, since the day that they were
upon the earth unto this day. And he turned himself, and went out from
7 And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, How long shall
this man be a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the LORD
their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed?
8 And Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh:
and he said unto them, Go, serve the LORD your God: but who are they that
9 And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our
old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our
herds will we go; for we must hold a feast unto the LORD.
10 And he said unto them, Let the LORD be so with you, as
I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before
11 Not so: go now ye that are men, and serve the LORD;
for that ye did desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.
12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand
over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the
land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail hath
13 And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of
Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and
all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the
14 And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt,
and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before
them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.
15 For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that
the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all
the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any
green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the
land of Egypt.
16 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and
he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you.
17 Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this
once, and entreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this
18 And he went out from Pharaoh, and entreated the LORD.
19 And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which
took away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not
one locust in all the coasts of Egypt.
20 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he
would not let the children of Israel go.
21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand
toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even
darkness which may be felt.
22 And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and
there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:
23 They saw not one another, neither rose any from his
place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their
24 And Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said, Go ye, serve
the LORD; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed: let your little
ones also go with you.
25 And Moses said, Thou must give us also sacrifices and
burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God.
26 Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not an
hoof be left behind; for thereof must we take to serve the LORD our God;
and we know not with what we must serve the LORD, until we come thither.
27 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he would
not let them go.
28 And Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee from me, take heed
to thyself, see my face no more; for in that day thou seest my face thou
29 And Moses said, Thou hast spoken well, I will see thy
face again no more.