The murrain of beasts. The plague of boils and blains. The plague of hail is threatened, and sent. Pharaoh entreateth Moses, but is still hardened.
1 THEN the LORD said unto aMoses, 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 bthou refuse to let them go, and wilt hold them still,
3 Behold, the chand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the dcamels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous *murrain.
4 And the LORD shall esever 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 fset time, saying, To morrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land.
6 And the LORD did that thing on the *morrow, and gall 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 hthe heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he did not let the people go.
8 ¶And the LORD said unto Moses and unto Aaron, iTake 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 jboil 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.
- *: blains-boils.
11 And the magicians kcould not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.
12 And the LORD lhardened 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 mearly 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 nthine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou omayest 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 pcut off from the earth.
16 And in very deed for qthis cause have I 1raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
17 As yet rexaltest 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 sSend 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.
- s: Exodus 14
20 He that tfeared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses:
21 And he that 2regarded 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 uhail in all the land of Egypt, vupon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.
23 And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent wthunder 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 xsince 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 yin 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, zI have sinned this time: athe LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.
28 bIntreat the LORD (for it is enough) that there be no more 3mighty 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 cwill *spread abroad my hands unto the LORD; and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that dthou mayest know how that the eearth is the LORD's.
30 But as for thee and thy servants, I know that ye will fnot 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.
- *: bolled-full of seed pods.
32 But the wheat and the *rie were not smitten: for they were 4not grown up.
- *: rie-rye, spelt, a cereal like wheat.
- 4: Heb. hidden. Or, dark.
33 And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and *spread abroad his hands unto the LORD: and the thunders and hail gceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth.
34 And hwhen 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.