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God renews his promise, CHAP. V.

end encourages Moscs. thein go, and with a strong band shall be 17 The sons of Gershon ; Libni, and drive them out of his land.

Shimi, according to their families. 2 And God spake unto Moses, and said 18 And the sons of Kohath ; Amram, unto him, I am the LORD :

and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel; and 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto the years of the life of Kohath were Isaac, and unto Jacob by the name of God hundred thirty and three years. Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH 19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali was not known to them.

and Mushi : these are the families of Levi, 4 And I have also established my cove-according to their generations. nant with them, to give them the land of 20 And Amram took him Jochebed his Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, father's sister to wife; and she bare him wherein they were strangers.

Aaron and Moses. And the years of the 5 And I have also beard the groaning life of Amram were a hundred and thirty of the children of Israel, whom the Egyp- and seven years. tians keep in bondage: and I have re- 21 And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and membered my covenant.

Nepheg, and Zichri. 6 Wherefore say unto the children of 22 And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring and Elzaphan, and Zithri. you out from under the burdens of the 23 And Aaron took bim Elisheba daughEgyptians, and I will rid you out of their ter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon to bondage, and I will redeem you with a wife ; and she bare him Nadab and Abihu, stretched-out arin, and with great judg- Eleazar and Ithamar. ments :

24 And the sons of Korah ; Assir, and 7 And I will take you to me for a peo- Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these are the faple, and I will be to you a God : and ye milies of the Korhites. shall know that I am the LORD your God, 25 And Eleazar, Aaron's son, took him which bringeth you out from under the one of the daughters of Putiel to wife; and burdens of the Egyptians.

she bare him Phinehas: these are the 8 And I will bring you in unto the land, heads of the fathers of the Levites, accord. concerning the which I did swear to give ing to their families. it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; 26 These are that Aaron and Moses, to and I will give it you for a heritage: I am whom the LORD said, Bring out the chilthe LORD.

dren of Israel from the land of Egypt ac9 And Moses spake so unto the children cording to their armies. of Israel: but they hearkened not unto 27 These are they which spake to PhaMoses, for anguish of spirit, and for cruel raoh king of Egypt, to bring out the chil. bondage.

dren of Israel from Egypt: these are that 10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Moses and Aaron. saying,

28 And it came to pass on the day when '11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of the LORD spake unto Moses in the land of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go Egypt, out of his land.

29 That the LORD spake unto Moses, 12 And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, I am the LORD: speak thou unto saying, Behold, the children of Israel have Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto not hearkened unto me; how then shall thee. Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircum- 30 And Moses said before the LORD, cised lips?

Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and 13 [ And the LORD spake unto Moses, how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me? and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge

CHAP. VII. unto of

ND the unto I of Israel out of the land of Egypt. and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.

14 These be the heads of their fathers' 2 Thou shalt speak all that I command houses : The sons of Reuben the first-born thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of and Carmi: these be the families of Reuben. Israel out of his land.

15 | And the sons of Simeon ; Jemuel, 3 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and Jamin,

and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zo- and multiply my signs and my wonders in har, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish the land of Egypt. woman: these are the families of Simeon. 4 But Pharaoh shall not hearken unto

16 And these are the names of the you, that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, sons of Levi, according to their genera- and bring forth mine armies, and my peo, tions ; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari. ple the children of Israel, out of the land And the years of the life of Levi were a of Egypt, by great judgments, bundred thirty and seven years,

5 And the Egyptians shall know that I

rach king of Egypt, to bring the childrenA have made thee angod to Pharaoh!

Aaron's rod becomes a serpent. EXODUS.

The plague of frogs; am the Lord, when I stretch forth my sight of his servants; and all the waters hand pon Egypt, and bring out the chil- that were in the river were turned into blood. dren of Israel from among them.

21 And the fish that was in the river 6 And Moses and Aaron did as the Lord died; and the river stank, and the Egypcommanded them, so did they.

tians could not drink of the water of the 7 And Moses was fourscore years old, river; and there was blood throughout all and Aaron fourscore and three years old, the land of Egypt. when they spake unto Pharaoh.

22 And the magicians of Egypt did so 8 And the LORD spake unto Moses, and with their enchantments: and Pharaoh's unto Aaron, saying,

heart was hardened, neitherdid he hearken 9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, unto them; as the Lord had said. saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou 23 And Pharaoh turned and went into shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and his house, neither did he set his heart to cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become this also. a serpent.

24 And all the Egyptians digged round 10 T And Moses and Aaron went in unto about the river for water to drink; for they Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had could not drink of the water of the river. commanded: And Aaron cast down his rod 25 And seven days were fulfilled after before Pharaoh, and before his servants, that the Lord had smitten the river. and it became a serpent.

CHAP. VIII. 11 | Then Pharaoh also called the wise


ND the LORD spake unto Moses, Go men, and the sorcerers : now the magi- unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus cians of Egypt, they also did in like man- saith the Lord, Let my people go that they ner with their enchantments.

may serve me. 12 For they.cast down every man his 2 And if thou refuse to let them go, berod, and they became serpents: but hold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs: Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. 3 And the river shall bring forth frogs

13 1 And he hardened Pharaoh's heart abundantly, which shall go up and come that he hearkened not unto them; as the into thy house, and into thy bed-chamLord had said.

ber, and upon thy bed, and into the house 14 | And the LORD said unto Moses, of thy servants, and upon thy people, and Pharaoh's heart is hardened, he refuseth into thine ovens, and into thy kneading to let the people go.

troughs : 15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morn- 4 And the frogs shall come up both on ing; lo, he goeth out unto the water, and thee, and upon thy people, and upon all thou shalt stand by the river's brink against thy servants. he come: and the rod which was turned 5. And the LORD spake unto Moses, to a serpent shalt thou take in thy hand. Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thy hand

16 And thou shalt say unto him, The with thy rod over the streams, over the LORD God of the Hebrews hath sent me rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs unto thee, saying, Let my people go, that to come up upon the land of Egypt. they may serve me in the wilderness: and 6 And Aaron stretched out his hand behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear. over the waters of Egypt; and the frogs

17 Thus saith the LORD, In this thou came up, and covered the land of Egypt. shalt know that I am the LORD: behold, I 7. And the magicians did so with their will smite with the rod that is in my hand enchantments, and brought up frogs upon upon the waters which are in the river, the land of Egypt. and they shall be turned to blood.

8 | Then Pharaoh called for Moses and '18 And the fish that is in the river shall Aaron, and said, Entreat the LORD that die, and the river shall stink : and the he may take away the frogs from me, and Egyptians shall loathe to drink of the wa- from my people : and I will let the peoter of the river.

ple go, that they may do sacrifice unto the 19 T And the LORD spake unto Moses, LORD. Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch 9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory out thy hand upon the waters of Egypt, over me: when shall I entreat for thee upon their streams, upon their rivers, and and for thy servants, and for thy people, upon their ponds, and upon all their pools to destroy the frogs from thee, and thy of water, that they may become blood: and houses, that they may remain in the river that there may be blood throughout all the only ? land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, 1o And he said, To-morrow. And he and in vessels of stone.

said, Be it according to thy word : that 20 And Moses and Aaron did so, as the thou mayest know that there is none like LORD commanded; and he lifted up the unto the Lord our God. rod and smote the waters that were in the 11 And the frogs shall depart from thee, river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the and from thy houses, and from thy ser. Of lice, and swarms of fies CHAP. IX. The murrain of beasts. vants, and from thy people; they shall of the Egyptians to the Lord our God : remain in the river only.

Lo, shall we sacrifice the abomination of 12 And Moses and Aaron went out the Egyptians before their eyes, and will from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto the they not stone us? LORD, because of the frogs which he had 27 We will go three days' journey into brought against Pharaoh.

the wilderness, and sacrifice to the LORD 13 And the LORD did according to the our God, as he shall command us. word of Moses: and the frogs died out of 28 And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, the houses, out of the villages, and out of that ye may sacrifice to the LORD your the fields.

God in the wilderness; only ye shall not 14 And they gathered them together go very far away : entreat for me. upon heaps : and the land stank.

29 Ånd Moses said, Behold, I go out 15 But when Pharaoh saw that there from thee, and I will entreat the Lord was respite, he hardened his heart, and that the swarms of flies may depart from hearkened not unto them; as the LORD Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his had said,

people, to-morrow : but let not Pharaoh 16 | And the LORD said unto Moses, deal deceitfully any more, in not letting Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and the people go to sacrifice to the Lord. smite the dust of the land, that it may be- 30 And Moses went out from Pharaoh, come lice throughout all the land of Egypt. and entreated the LORD:

17 And they did so; for Aaron stretch- 31 And the LORD did according to the ed out his hand with his rod, and smote word of Moses ; and he removed the the dust of the earth, and it became lice in swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his man and in beast: all the dust of the land be- servants, and from his people ; there recame lice throughout all the land of Egypt. mained not one.

18 And the magicians did so with their 32 And Pharaoh hardened his heart at enchantments to bring forth lice, but they this time alsu, neither would he let the could not: so there were lice upon man, people go. and upon beast.

CHAP. IX. 19 Then the magicians said unto Pha: THEN the Lord said unto Moses, Go raob's heart was hardened, and he heark- saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let ened not unto them; as the Lord had said. my people go, that they may serve me.

20 f And the LORD said unto Moses, 2 For if thou refuse to let them go, and Rise up early in the morning, and stand wilt hold them still, before Pharaoh ; (lo, he cometh forth to 3 Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon the water;)and say unto bim, Thus saith thy cattle which is in the field, upon the the LORD, Let my people go, that they horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, may serve me:

upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there 21 Else, if thou wilt not let my people shall be a very grievous murrain. go, bebold, I will send swarms of flies 4 And the LORD shall sever between upon thee, and upon thy servants, and up- the cattle of Israel, and the cattle of Egypt: on thy people, and into thy houses : and and there shall nothing die of all that is the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of the children's of Israel. swarms of fies, and also the ground 5 And the LORD appointed a set time, whereon they are.

saying, To-morrow the Lord shall do this 22 And I will sever in that day the land thing in the land. of Goshen, in which my people dwell, 6 And the LORD did that thing on the that no swarms of flies shall be there ; tomorrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: the end thou mayest know that I am the but of the cattle of the children of Israel LORD in the midst of the earth.

died not one. 23 And I will put a division between my 7 And Pharaoh sent, and behold, there people and thy people: to-morrow shall was not one of the cattle of the Israelites this sign be.

dead. And the beart of Pharaoh was 24 And the LORD did so: and there hardened, and he did not let the people go. care a grievous swarm of Aies into the 8 | And the Lord said unto Moses and house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes houses, and into all the land of Egypt: the of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it land was corrupted by reason of the toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh. swarm of fies.

9 And it shall become small dust in all 25 And Pharaoh called for Moses, and the land of Egypt, and shall be a bile breakfor Aaron, and said, Go ye, sacrifice to ing forth with blains upon man, and upon your God in the land.

beast, throughout all the land of Egypt. 26 And Moses said, It is not meet so to 10 And they took ashes of the furnace, do; for we shall sacrifice the abomination and stood before Pharaoh ; and Moses

The piague of biles and blains : EXODUS.

Of fire and hail. sprinkled it up toward heaven: and it be- every herb of the field and brake every came a bile breaking forth with blains tree of the field. upon man, and upon beast.

26 Only in the land of Goshen, where the 11 And the magicians could not stand children of Israel were, was there no hail. before Moses, because of the bile : for the 27 | And Pharaoh sent and called for bile was upon the magicians, and upon all Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I the Egyptians.

have sinned this time: the LORD is right12 And the LORD hardened the heart eous, and I and my people are wicked. of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto 28 Entreat the LORD (for it is enough) them; as the LORD had spoken unto that there be no more mighty thunderings Moses.

and hail; and I will let you go, and ye 13 | And the LORD said unto Moses, shall stay no longer. Rise up early in the morning, and stand 29 And Moses said unto him, As soon before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus as I am gone out of the city, I will spread saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let abroad my hands unto the LORD ; and the my people go, that they may serve me. thunder shall cease, neither shall 'there be

14 For I will at this time send all my any more bail; that thou mayest know plagues upon thy heart, and upon thy how that the earth is the Lord's. servants, and upon thy people: that thou 30 But as for thee and thy servants, I mayest know that there is none like me in know that ye will

not yet fearthe LORD God. all the earth.

31 And the flax and the barley was 15 For now I will stretch out my hand, smitten : for the barley was in the ear, and that I may smite thee and thy people with the flax was bolled. pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from 32 But the wheat and the rye were not the earth.

smitten : for they were not grown up: 16 And in very deed for this cause bave 33 And Moses went out of the city from I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands power; and that my name may be de- unto the LORD: and the thunders and hail clared throughout all the earth.

ceased, and the rain was not poured upon 17 As yet exaltest thou thyself against the earth. my people, that thou wilt not let them go? 34 And when Pharaoh saw that the rain

“18 Behold, to-morrow about this time and the bail and the thunders were ceasI will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, ed, he sinned yet more, and hardened his such as hath not been in Egypt since the beart, he and his servants. foundation thereof even until now.

35 And the heart of Pharaoh was hard19 Send therefore now, and gather thy ened, neither would he let the childrenofls. cattle, and all that thou hast in the field: rael go; as the Lord had spoken by Moses. for upon every man and beast which shall

CHAP. X. Doen found in the field, and shall not be A uptoheharaoh: for

I have hardened

ND the said brought home, the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die.

his heart, and the heart of his servants ; 20 He that feared the word of the LORD that I might shew these my signs before him: among the servants of Pharaoh made his 2 And that thou mayest tell in the ears servants and his cattle flee into the houses: of thy son, and of thy son's son, what

21 And he that regarded not the word of things I have wrought in Egypt, and my the Lord left bis servants and bis cattle in signs which I have done among them; the field.

that yemay know how that I am the Lord. 22 | And the LORD said unto Moses, 3 And Moses and Aaron came in unto Stretch forth thy hand toward heaven, Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith that there may be hail in all the land of the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long Egypt, upon 'man, and upon beast, and wilt thou refuse to humble thyselfbefore me? upon every herb of the field, throughout Let my people go, that they may serve me. the land of Egypt.

4 Else, if thou refuse to let my people 23 And Moses stretched forth his rod go, behold, to-morrow will I bring the lotoward heaven, and the LORD sent thun-custs into thy coast : der and hail and the fire ran along upon 5 And they shall cover the face of the the ground : and the LORD rained bail earth, that one cannot be able to see upon the land of Egypt.

the earth : and they shall eat the residue 24 So there was hail, and fire mingled of that which is escaped, which remaineth with the hail, very grievous, such as there unto you from the hail, and shall eat every was none like it in all the land of Egypt tree which groweth for you out of the field: since it became a nation.

6 And they shall fill thy houses, and 25 And the hail smote throughout all the houses of all thy servants, and the the land of Egypt all that was in the field, houses of all the Egyptians; which neibotk man and beast, and the hail smote ther thy fathers, nor thy fathers' fathers

The plague of locusts,


and of darkness. have seen, since the day that they were heart, so that he would not let the children upon the earth unto this day. And he of Israel go. turned himself, and wentout from Pharaoh. 21 | And the Lord said unto Moses,

7 And Pharaoh's servants said unto him, Stretch out thy hand toward heaven, How long shall this man be a snare unto that there may be darkness over the land us? Let the men go, that they may serve of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt. the LORD their God: Knowest thou not) 22 And Moses stretched forth his hand yet that Egypt is destroyed ?

toward heaven: and there was a thick 8 And Moses and Aaron were brought darkness in all the landor Egypt three days: again unto Pharaoh : and he said unto 23 They saw not one another, neither them, Go, serve the LORD your God: but rose any from his place for three days : who are they that shall go?

but all the children of Israel bad light in 9 And Moses said, We will go with our their dwellings. young and with our old, with our sons and 24 | And Pharaoh called unto Moses, with our daughters, with our Aocks and and said, Go ye, serve the LORD: only with our herds will we go : for we must let your flocks and your herds be stayed: hold a feast unto the Lord.

let your little ones also go with you. 10 And he said unto them, Let the LORD 25 And Moses said, Thou must give us be so with you, as I will let you go, and also sacrifices, and burnt-offerings, that your little ones: look to it; for evil is be- we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God. fore you.

26 Our cattle also shall go with us; 11 Not so: go now ye that are men, there shall not a hoof be left behind; for and serve the LORD ; for that ye did de- thereof must we take to serve the LORD sire. And they were driven out from Pha- our God; and we know not with what we raoh's presence.

must serye the LORD, until we come thither. 12 And the LORD said unto Moses, 27 | But the Lord hardened Pharaoh's Stretch out thy hand over the land of heart, and he would not let them go. Egypt for the locusts, that they may come 28 And Pharaoh said unto him, Get up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every thee from me, take beed to thyself, see herb of the land, even all that the hail hath my face no more : for in that day thou left.

seest my face, thou shalt die. 13 And Moses stretched forth his rod 29 And Moses said, Thou hast spoken over the land of Egypt, and the LORD well, I will see thy face again no more. brought an east wind upon the land all

CHAP. XI. that day, and all that night: and whenie) A pillie bring one plague more upon

ND the Lord said unto Moses, Yet was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

Pharaoh, and upon Egyp?; afterwards he 14 And the locusts went up over all the will let you go hence : when he shall let land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts you go, he shall surely thrust you out of Egypt: very grievous were they ; be- hence altogether. fore them there were no such locusts as 2 Speak now in the ears of the people, they, neither after them shall be such. and let every man borrow of his neigh

15 For they covered the face of the bour, and every woman of her neighbour, whole earth, so that the land was darken- jewels of silver, and jewels of gold. ed; and they did eat every herb of the 3 And the LORD gave the people favour land, and all the fruit of the trees which in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover, the hail had left: and there remained not the man Moses was very great in the land any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of Egypt, in the sight of Pharach's serof the field, through all the land of Egypt. vants, and in the sight of the people.

16 | Then Pharaoh called for Moses 4 And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, and Aaron in haste ; and he said, I have About midnight will I go out into the sinned against the LORD your God, and midst of Egypt: against you.

5 And all the first-born in the land of 17 Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, Egypt shall die, from the first-born of my sin only this once, and entreat the Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even LORD your God that he may take away unto the first-born of the maid-servant that from me this death only:

is behind the mill; and all the first-born 18 And he went out from Pharaoh, and of beasts. entreated the Lord.

6 And there shall be a great cry 19 And the LORD turned a mighty throughout all the land of Egypt, such as strong west wind which took away the lo- there was none like it, nor shall be like it custs, and cast them into the Red sea : any more. there remained not one locust in all the ? But against any of the children of Is. coasts of Egypt.

rael shall not a dog move his tongue, against 20 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's man or beast: that ye may know how that

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