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Moses leaveth Midian. CHAP. V. God's message to Pharaok was kindled against Moses, and he words of the LORD who had sent said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy him, and all the signs which he had brother? I know that he can speak commanded him. well. And also, behold, he cometh 29 1 And Moses and Aaron forth to meet thee: and when he went, and gathered together all seeth thee, he will be glad in his the elders of the children of Israel. heart.

30 And Aaron spake all the 15 And thou shalt speak unto words which the LORD had spoken him, and put words in his mouth: unto Moses, and did the signs in and I will be with thy mouth, and the sight of the people. with his mouth, and will teach you 31 | And the people believed: what ye shall do.

and when they heard that the 16 And he shall be thy spokes- LORD had visited the children of man unto the people: and he shall Israel, and that he had looked be, even he shall be to thee in- upon their affliction, then they stead of a mouth,

and thou shalt be bowed their heads and worshipped. to him instead of God.

CHAP. V. 17 And thou shalt take this rod Pharaoh chides Moses. in thy hand, wherewith thou shalt A'Paroni went in, and told Pha

Moses and do signs.

18 | And Moses went, and re- raoh, Thus saith the LORD God of turned to Jethro his father-in-law, Israel, Let my people go, that they and said unto him, Let me go, I may hold a feast unto me in the pray thee, and return unto my bre- wilderness. thren which are in Egypt, and see 2 And Pharaoh said, Who is whether they be yet alive. And the LORD, that I should obey his Jethro said to Moses, Go in voice to let Israel go? I know not peace.

the LORD, neither will I let Israel 19 And the LORD said unto go. Moses in Midian, Go, return into 3 And they said, The God of the Egypt: for all the men are dead Hebrews hath met with us : let us which sought thy life.

go, we pray thee, three days' jour 20 And Moses took his wife, and ney into the desert, and sacrifice his sons, and set them upon an ass, unto the LORD our God; lest he and he returned to the land of fall upon us with pestilence, or Egypt., And Moses took the rod of with the sword. God in his hand.

4 And the king of Egypt said 21 [ And the LORD said unto unto them, Wherefore do ye, MoMoses, When thou goest to return ses and Aaron, let the people from into Egypt, see that thou do all their works ? get you unto your those wonders before Pharaoh burdens. which I have put in thy hand: but 5 11 And Pharaoh said, Behold, I will harden his heart, that he shall the people of the land now are not let the people go.

many, and ye make them rest from 22 And thou shalt say unto Pha- their burdens. raoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel 6 And Pharaoh commanded the is my son, even my first-born. same day the taskmasters of the

23 And I say unto thee, Let my people, and their officers, saying, son go, that he may serve me: and 7 Yé shall no more give the peoif thou refuse to let him go, behold, ple straw to make brick, as hereI will slay thy son, even thy first-tofore: let them go and gather barn.

straw for themselves. 24 And it came to pass by the 8 And the tale of the bricks way in the inn, that the LORD met which they did make heretofore, him, and sought to kill him. ye shall lay upon them; ye shali

25 Then Zipporah took a sharp not diminish aught thereof: for stone, and cut off the foreskin of they be idle ; therefore they cry, her son, and cast it at his feet, and saying, Let us go and sacrifice to said, Surely a bloody husband art our God. thou to me.

9 Let there more work be laid 26 So he let him go: then she upon the men, that they may lasaid, A bloody husband thou art, bour therein: and let them not rebecause of the circumcision. gard vain words.

27 | And the LORD said to Aaron, 10 And the taskmasters of the Go into the wilderness to meet people went out, and their officers, Moses. And he went, and met and they spake to the people, say. him in the mount of God, and kiss- ing, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not ed him.

give you straw. 28 And Moses told Aaron all the

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Israel s oppression increased. EXODUS, The promise renewed
ye can find it: yet not aught of, 3 And I appeared unto Abra-
your work shall be diminished. ham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob

12 So the people were scattered by the name of God Almighty, but
abroad throughout all the land of by my name JEHOVAH was I not
Egypt, to gather stubble instead of known to them.

4 And I have also established 13 And the taskmasters hasted my covenant with them, to give them,

saying, Fulfil your works, them the land of Canaan, the land your daily tasks, as when

there was of their pilgrimage, wherein they straw.

were strangers. 14 And the officers of the chil 5 And I have also heard the dren of Israel, which Pharaoh's groaning of the children of Israel, taskmasters had set over them, whom the Egyptians keep in bondwere beaten, and demanded, age: and I have remembered my Wherefore have ye not fulfilled covenant. your task in making brick, both 6 Wherefore say unto the chilyesterday and to-day, as hereto-dren of Israel, I am the LORD, and fore?

I will bring you out from under the 15 1 Then the officers of the burdens of the Egyptians, and I children of Israel came and cried will rid you out of their bondage, unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore and I will redeem you with a dealest thou thus with thy servants ? stretched-out arm, and with great

16 There is no straw given unto judgments : thy servants, and they say to us, 7 And I will take you to me for Make brick: and behold, thy ser- a people, and I will be to you a vants are beaten; but the fault is God: and ye shall know that I am in thine own people,

the LORD your God, which bring17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye eth you out from under the burdens are idle : therefore ye say, Let us of the Egyptians. go, and do sacrifice to the LORD. 8 And I will bring you in unty

18 Go therefore now, and work: the land, concerning the which I for there shall no straw be given did swear to give it to Abraham, yet shall ye deliver the tale of to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will

give it you for a heritage: I am the 19 IT And the officers of the chil- LORD. dren of Israel did see that they

9 And Moses spake so unto the were in evil case, after it was said, children of Israel but they hearkYe shall not minish aught from ened not unto Moses, for anguish your bricks of your daily task.

of spirit, and for cruel bondage. 20 And they met Moses and

10 And the LORD spake unto
Aaron, who stood in the way, as Moses, saying,
they came forth from Pharaoh : 11 Goin, speak unto Pharaola

21 And they said unto them, The king of Egypt, that he let the chil-
LORD look upon you, and judge; dren of Israel go out of his
because ye have made our savour land.
to be abhorred in the eyes of Pha 12 And Moses spake before the
raoh, and in the eyes of his ser- LORD, saying, Behold, the children
vants, to put a sword in their hand of Israel have not hearkened untu
to slay us.

me; how then shall Pharaoh hear
22 ir And Moses returned unto me, who am of uncircumcised
the LORD, and said, Lord, where lips?
fore hast thou so evil-entreated

this 13 T And the LORD spake unto people? why is it that thou hast Moses, and unto Aaron, and gave sent me ?

them a charge unto the children of 23 For since I came to Pharaoh Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of to speak in thy name, he hath done Egypt, to bring the children of Isevil to this people: neither hast rael out of the land of Egypt. thou delivered thy people at all. 14 These be the heads of their CHAP.VI.

fathers' houses: The sons of ReuGod reneweth his Promise. ben the first-born of Israel; Ha

: ses, Now shalt thou see what mi: these be the families of Reuben. I will do to Pharaoh: for with 15 I And the sons of Simeon;

strong hand shall he let Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and them go, and with a strong hand Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the shall the drive them out of his son of a Canaanitish woman: these land.

are the families of Simeon. 2 And God spake unto Moses, 16 | And these are the names of and said unto him, I am the LORD I the sons of Levi, according to their

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Levi's genealogy.

CHAP. VII. Moses's signs to Pharaoh generations; Gershon, and Kohath, brother shall speak upto Pharaoh, and Merari. And the years of the that he send the children of Israel life of Levi were a hundred thirty out of

his land. and seven years.

3 And I will harden Pharaoh's 17 The sons of Gershon; Libni, heart, and multiply my signs and and Shimi, according to their fa- my wonders in the land of Egypt. milies.

4 But Pharaoh shall not hearken 18 And the sons of Kohath; Am- unto you, that I may lay my hand ram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and upon Egypt, and bring forth mine Uzziel: and the years of the life of armies, and my people the children Kohath were a hundred thirty and of Israel, out of the land of Egypt, three years.

by great judgments. 19 And the sons of Merari; 5 And the Egyptians shall know Mahali

and Mushi: these are thé that I am the LORD, when I stretch families of Levi, according to their forth my hand upon Egypt, and generations.

bring out the children of Israel 20 And Amram took him Joche- from among them. bed his father's sister to wife; and 6 And Moses and Aaron did as she bare him Aaron and Moses. the LORD commanded them, so And the years of the life of Amram did they. were a hundred and thirty and 7 T And Moses was fourscore seven years.

years old, and Aaron fourscore and 21 And the sons of Izhar; Ko- three years old, when they spake rah, and Nepheg, and Zichri. unto Pharaoh.

22 And the song of Uzziel; 8 And the LORD spake unto MoMishael, and Elzaphan, and Zithri. ses, and unto Aaron, saying,

23 And Aaron took him Elisheba 9 When Pharaoh shall' speak daughter of Amminadab, sister of unto you, saying, Shew a miracle Naashon to wife; and 'she bare for you:

then thou shalt say unto him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it and Ithamar.

before Pharaoh, and it shall be24 And the sons of Korah; As come a serpent. sir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: 10 TT And Moses and Aaron went these are the families of the Kor- in unto Pharaoh, and they did so hites.

as the Lord had commanded: And 25 And Eleazar, Aaron's son, Aaron cast down his rod before took him one of the daughters of Pharaoh, and before his servants, Putiel to wife; and she bare him and it became a serpent. Phinehas: these are the heads of 11 1 Then Pharaoh also called the fathers of the Levites, accord- the wise men, and the sorcerers: ing to their families.

now the magicians of Egypt, they 26 These are that Aaron and also did in like manner with their Moses, to whom the LORD said, enchantments. Bring out the children of Israel 12 For they cast down every man from the land of Egypt according his rod, and they became serpents: to their armies.

but Aaron's rod swallowed up 27 These are they which spake to their rods. Pharaoh

king of Egypt, to bring out 13 1 And he hardened Pharaoh's the children of Israel from Egypt: heart that he hearkened not unto these are that Moses and Aaron. them; as the LORD had said.

28 And it came to pass on the 14 ! And the LORD said unto day when the LORD spake unto Moses, Pharaoh's heart is hardMoses in the land of Egypt, ened, he refuseth to let the people

29 That the LORD spake unto go. Moses, saying, I am the LORD 15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the speak thou unto Pharaoh king of morning; lo, he goeth out unto the Egypt all that I say unto thee. water, and thou shalt stand by the

30 And Moses said before the river's brink against he come: and LORD, Behold, I am of uncircum- the rod which was turned to a sercised lips, and how shall Pharaoh pent shalt thou take in thy hand, hearken unto me?

16 And thou shalt say unto him, CHAP. VII.

The LORD God of the Hebrews Moses sent unto Pharaoh. hath sent me unto thee, saying,

ND the LORD said unto Moses, Let my people go, that they may to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy bro- behold, hitherto thou wouldest not ther shall be thy prophet.

hear. 2 Thou shalt speak all that I 17 Thus saith the LORD, In this command thee: and Aaron thy I thou shalt know that I am the



The river turned into blood. EXODUS, The plague of frogs. LORD : behold, I will smite with both on thee, and upon thy people, The rod that is in my hand upon and upon all thy servants. the waters which are in the 5 And the LORD spake unto river, and they shall be turned to Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch blood.

forth thy hand with thy, rod over 18 And the fish that is in the the streams, over the rivers, and river shall die, and the river shall over the ponds, and cause frogs stink: and the Egyptians shall to come up upon the land of loathe to drink of the water of the Egypt. river.

6 And Aaron stretched out his 19 And the LORD spake unto hand over the waters of Egypt; Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy and the frogs came up, and covered rod, and stretch out thy hand upon the land of Egypt. the waters of Egypt, upon their 7 And the magicians did so with streams,, upon their rivers, and their enchantments, and brought upon their ponds, and upon all their up frogs upon the land of Egypt. pools of water, that they may be 81 Then Pharaoh called for Mocome blood: and that there may ses and Aaron, and said, Entreat be blood throughout all the land of the LORD that he may take away Egypt, both in vessels of wood, the frogs from me, and from my and in vessels of stone.

people: and I will let the people 20 And Moses and Aaron did go, that they may do sacrifice unto so, as the LORD commanded, and the LORD. he lifted up the rod and smote the

9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, waters that were in the river, in Glory over me: when shall I enthe sight of Pharaoh, and in the treat for thee and for thy servants, sight of his servants; and all the and for thy people, to destroy the waters that were in the river were frogs from thee, and thy houses, turned into blood.

that they may remain in the river 21 And the fish that was in the only ? river died; and the river stank, and 10 And he said, To-morrow. the Egyptians could not drink of And he said, Be it according to the water of the river; and there thy word: that thou mayest know was blood throughout all the land that there is none like unto the of Egypt,

LORD our God. 22 And the magicians of Egypt 11 And the frogs shall depart did so with their enchantments : from thee, and from thy houses, and Pharaoh's heart was harden- and from thy servants, and from ed, neither did he hearken unto thy people; they shall remain in them; as the LORD had said. the river only.

23 And Pharaoh turned and went 12 1 And Moses and Aaron went into his house, neither did he set out from Pharaoh: and Moses his heart to this also.

cried unto the LORD, because of 24 And all the Egyptians digged the frogs which he had brought round about the river for water to against

Pharaoh. drink; for they could not drink of 13 And the LORD did according the water of the river.

to the word of Moses: and the 25 And seven days were fulfilled frogs died out of the houses, out of after that the LORD had smitten the villages, and out of the fields. the river.

14 And they gathered them toCHAP. VIII.

gether upon heaps: and the land The Plague

of Frogs. stank. ND LORD spake

15 But when Pharaoh saw that say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, heart, and hearkened not unto Let my people go that they may them; as the LORD had said. serve me.

16 And the LORD 8 Punto 2 And if thou refuse to let them Moses, Say unto Aaron, wtretch go, behold, I will smite all thy bor- out thy rod, and smite the dust of ders with frogs:

the land, that it may become lice 3 And the river shall bring forth throughout all the land of Egypt. frogs abundantly, which shall go 17 And they did so; for Aaron up and come into thy house, and stretched out his hand with his rod, into thy bed-chamber, and upon and smote the dust of the earth, thy bed, and into the house of thy and it became lice in man and in servants, and upon thy people, and beast: all the dust of the land beinto thine ovens, and into thy came lice throughout all the land kneading troughs:

of Egypt. 4 And the frogs shall come up 18 And the magicians did so


A Poses,

Junto Pharaoh, and there was respite, han har dened that

lice, and flies.

CHAP. IX. Murrain among cattle with their enchantments to bring 30 And Moses went out from forth lice, but they could not: 80 Pharaoh, and entreated the LORD: there were lice upon man, and up 31 And the LORD did according on beast.

to the word of Moses; and he re19 Then the magicians said unto moved the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, This is the finger of Pharaoh, from his servants, and God: and Pharaoh's heart was from his people; there remained hardened, and he hearkened not not one. unto them; as the LORD had said. 32 And Pharaoh hardened his

20 T And the LORD said unto heart at this time also, neither Moses, Rise up early in the morn- would he let the people go. ing, and stand before Pharaoh

CHAP. IX. (lo, he cometh forth to the water ;) The Murrain of Beasts. and say unto him, Thus saith the THEN the LORD said unto Moj

, may serve me:

tell him, Thus saith the LORD God 21 Else, if thou wilt not let my of the Hebrews, Let my people go, people go, behold, I will send that they may serve me. swarms of flies upon thee, and up 2 For if thou refuse to let them on thy servants, and upon thy peo- goz and wilt hold them still,

3 Behold, the hand of the LORD kouses of the Egyptians shall be is upon thy cattle which is in the full of swarms of flies, and also field, upon the horses, upon the the ground whereon they are. asses, upon the camels, upon the

22 And I will sever in that day oxen, and upon the sheep: there the land of Goshen, in which my shall be a very grievous murrain. people dwell, that no swarms of 4 And the LORD shall sever beKies shall be there; to the end thou tween the cattle of Israel, and the mayest know that I am the LORD caule of Egypt: and there shall in the midst of the earth.

nothing die of all that is the chil23 And I will put a division be- dren's of Israel. tween my people and thy people: 5 And the LORD appointed a set to-morrow shall this sign be. time, saying, To-morrow the

24 And the LORD did so: and LORD shall do this thing in the there came a grievous swarm of land. flies into the house of Pharaoh, 6 And the LORD did that thing and into his servants' houses, and on the morrow, and all the cattle into all the land of Egypt: the of Egypt died: but of the cattle of land was corrupted by reason of the children of Israel died not the swarm of flies.

one. 25 And Pharaoh called for Mo 7 And Pharaoh sent, and behold, ses, and for Aaron, and said, Go there was not one of the cattle of ye, sacrifice to your God in the the Israelites dead. And the heart land.

of Pharaoh was hardened, and he 26 And Moses said, It is not did not let the people go, meet so to do; for we shall sacri 81 And the LORD said unto Mofice the abomination of the Egyp- ses and unto Aaron, Take to you tians to the LORD our God: Lo, handfuls of ashes of the furnace, shall we sacrifice the abomination and let Moses sprinkle it toward of the Egyptians before their eyes, the heaven in the sight of Phaand will they not stone us?

raoh. 27. We will go three days' jour 9 And it shall become small dust ney into the wilderness, and sacri- in all the land of Egypt, and shall fice to the LORD our God, as he be a bile breaking forth with blaing shall command us.

upon man, and upon

beast, 2 And Pharaoh said, I will let throughout all the land of Egypt. you go, tlaat ye may sacrifice to the 10 And they took ashes of the LORD your God in the wilderness ; furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; only ye shall not go very far away and Moses sprinkled it up toward entreat for me.

heaven: and it became a bile 29 And Moses said, Behold, I go breaking, forth with blains upon out from thee, and I will entreat man, and upon beast. the LORD that the swarms of flies 11 And the magicians could not may depart from Pharaoh, from stand before Moses, because of the his servants, and from his people, bile: for the bile was upon the mato-morrow: but let not Pharaoh gicians, and upon all the Egypdeal deceitfully any more, in not tians. letting the people go to sacrifice to 12 And the LORD hardened the the LORD.

heart of Pharaoh, and he hearke


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