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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 ought thereof: for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God. 9 Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour therein; and let them not regard vain words.

10 ¶ 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.

11 Go ye, get you straw where ye can find it yet not ought of your work shall be diminished.

12 So the people 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 tasks, as when there was straw.


Moses complaineth to God

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 ought 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 1 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

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1 God reneweth his promise by his name JEHOVAH. 14 The genealogy of Reuben, 15 of Simeon, 16 of Levi, of whom came Moses and Aaron. [Before christ 1491.]

THEN the LORD said unto Moses, Now


shalt thou see what I will do to Pha14 And the officers of the children of raoh for with a strong hand shall he let Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasters had them go, and with a strong hand shall he set over them, were beaten, and demand-drive them out of his land.


ed, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your 2 And God spake unto Moses, and said task in making brick both yesterday and to unto him, I am " the LORD: 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?

16 There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick: und, 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.

f ch. 1. 7, 9. g ch. 1. 11. b Heb. Let the work be heavy upon the men. c Heb. a matter of a day in his day. h ch. 6.9. d Heb. to stink. Gen. 34. 30. 1 Sam. 13. 4. & 27. 12. 2 Sam. 10. 6. 1 Chron. 194 * fleb. delivering thou hast not delivered

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.

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a ch. 3. 19. b ch. 11. 1. & 12, 31, 33, 39. a Or, JEHOVAH. e Gen. 17 1. & 35. 11. & 48. 3. d ch. 3. 14. Ps. 68. 4. & 83. 18. John 8. 58. Rev. 1. 4. & 17. 4, 7. fGen. 17. 8, & 28. 4. g ch. 2. 24.

The genealogy of Reuben,



Simeon, and Levi. 6 Wherefore say unto the children of Is-tions; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari rael, I am the LORD, and I will bring you and the years of the life of Levi were an out from under the burdens of the Egyp- hundred thirty and seven years. 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 bringeth you out" from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

17 The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, according to their families.


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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 genera

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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.

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19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali and Mushi: these are the families of Levi according to their generations.

20 Anda 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 Zithri.


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, 1to 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 LORD spake unto Moses in the land of Egypt,

29 That the LORD spake unto Moses,

k ch. 15. 13. 3. 17. 1 Chron. 6. 1, 16.

ver 2, 8, 29 ich. 3. 17. & 7. 4. Deut. 26, 8. Ps. 81. 6. & 136. 11, 12. Det 7.1 Chron. 17. 21. Neh. 1. 10. 1 Deut. 4. 20. & 7. 6. & 14. 2. & 26. 18. 2 Sam. 7. Gen. 17, 7, 8, ch. 29. 45, 46. Dent. 29. 13. Rev. 21. 7. n ch. 5. 4, 5. Psal. 81. 6. He lift up my hand. See Gen. 14. 22 Deut. 32. 40. 12 ch.5.21. Heb. shortness, or, straitness. q ver. 9. 16 Gen. 46. 9. 1 Chron. 5, 3. 11 Chron. 4. 24. Gen. 46, 10. u Gen, 46. 11, Num.

FOLL Nos 7 & 8

o Gen. 15. 18. & 26. 3. & 28. 13.
r ver. 30, ch. 4. 10.

z 1 Chron. 6. 19. & 23. 21.

x 1 Chron. 6. 17. & 23. 7. y Numb. 26. 57. 1 Chron. 6 2, 18 a ch. 2. 1, 2. Num. 26. 59. b Num. 16. 1. 1 Chron. 6. 37. c Lev. 10. 4. Num. 3. 30. d Ruth 4. 19, 20. 1 Chron. 2. 10. Matt. 1. 4. e Lev. 10. 1. Nuin. 3 2. & 26, 60. 1 Chron. 6, 3. & 24. 1. f Num. 26. 11. g Num. 25. 7, 11. Josh. 24. 33. h ver 13. i ch. 7. 4. & 12. 17, 51. Num. 33. 1, k ch. 5. 1, 3. & 7 10 1 ver. 13. ch, 32. 7. & 33, 1. 1's


Moses goeth to Pharaoh.

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God's message to Pharaoh. saying, "I am the LORD: speak thou un-his rod before Pharaoh, and before his serto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say vants, and it became a serpent. unto thee.

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11 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, 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

AND the LORD said unto Moses, See, I Lord had said.


have made thee a god to Pharaoh and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.


14 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses, * Pharaoh's heart is hardened, he refuseth to let the people go.

2 Thou shalt speak all that I com15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the mornmand thee and Aaron thy brother shall ing; lo, he goeth out unto the water; and speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the chil- thou shalt stand by the river's brink dren of Israel out of his land. against he come; and the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thine hand.


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, 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 ¶ And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down

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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

2. 18. & 6. 30. o ch. 4. 2, 17. p ver. 9. q ch. 4. 3. r Gen. 41. 8. s 2 Tim. 3. 8. t ver 29
ch. 8. 7, 18. u ch. 4. 21. ver. 4. x ch. 8. 15. & 10. 1, 20, 27. y ch. 4. 2, 3. & ver. 10. z ch
3. 18. a ch. 3. 12, 18. & 5. 1, 3. h ch. 5. 2. ver. 5. c ch. 4. 9. d Rev. 16. 4, 6.
f ch. 8. 5, 6, 16. & 9,22. & 10. 12, 21. & 14. 21, 26. a Heb. gathering of their waters

e ver. 24

The plagues of frogs and lice.



The dust is turned into lice. with thy rod over the streams, over the ri vers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up upon the land of Egypt.

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 Egyp- 7 And the magicians did so with their tians' could not drink of the water of the enchantments, and brought up frogs upon river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt. the land of Egypt.

6 And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt; and 'the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt.

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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. CHAP. VIII.

1 Frogs are sent. 8 Pharaoh sueth to Moses, 12 and Moses by prayer removeth them away. 16 The dust is turned into lice, which the magicians could not do. 20 The swarms of flies. 25 Pharaoh inclineth to let the people go, 32 but yet is hardened. [BEFORE CHRIST 1491.]


8 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, " Intreat 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 LORD. 9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I intreat 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 only?

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10 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 servants, and from thy people; they shall re main in the river only.


AND the LORD spake unto Moses, Go 12 And Moses and Aaron went out from unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus Pharaoh : and Moses * cried unto the LORD saith the LORD, Let my people go, that because of the frogs which he had brought they may serve me.


2 And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy, borders with 'frogs:

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3 And the river shall bring forth frogs

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.

abundantly; which shall go up and come 14 And they gathered them together into thine house, and into thy bedcham-upon heaps: and the land stank. ber, and upon thy bed, and into the house

15 But when Pharaoh saw that there

of thy servants, and upon thy people, and was 1 respite," he hardened his heart, and into thine ovens, and into thy kneading- hearkened not unto them; as the LORD troughs:

4 And the frogs shall come up both on thee, and upon thy people, and upon all

thy servants.

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17,5h P. 78. 44. & 105, 29. i ver. 18. k ver. 11. Wisd. 17. 7. 1 ver. 3. CHAP. VIIL a ch. 3, 12, 18. beh. 7. 14. & 9. 2. e Rev. 16. 13. d Ps. 105. 30. 4.7.19. [P.78. 45. & 105. 30. g ch. 7. 11. Wisd. 17. 7. a Or, h ch. 9. 28. & 10. Nato 21.7. 1 Kings 13. 6. Acts &. 24. Or, Have this honour over me, &c. c Or,

had said.

16 ¶ 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 stretchagainst when. d Heb. to cut off. e Or, Against to morrow. 2 Sam. 7. 22. 1 Chron. 17. 20. Ps. 86. 8. Isai. 46. 9. Jer. 10. 6, 7. 10. 18. & 32. 11. Jam. 5. 16, 17, 18. 1 Eccles. 8. 11. m ch. 7. 14.


i ch. 9. 14 Deut. 33. 2€ k ver. 30 b 9. 33. &

The plague of flies.



ed 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 Egypt.

18 And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they P 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.

The murrain of beasts.

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27 We will go three days' journey into the wilderness, and sacrifice to the LORD our God, as he shall command us.


28 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: intreat for me. 29 And Moses said, Behold, I go out from thee, and I will intreat the LORD that the swarms of flies may depart from Pha20 ¶ And the LORD said unto Moses, raoh, from his servants, and from his peo"Rise up early in the morning, and stand ple, to morrow: but let not Pharaoh deal before Pharaoh; lo, he cometh forth to deceitfully any more in not letting the peothe water; and say unto him, Thus saith ple go to sacrifice to the LORD. the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me.


21 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.

22 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.


23 And I will put a division between my people and thy people: to morrow shall this sign be.


24 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 of flies.

25 ¶ And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land.

26 And Moses said, It is not meet so to do; for we shall sacrifice the abomina

n Ps. 105. 31. o ch. 7. 11. p Luke 10. 18. Wisd. 17. 7. 2 Tim. 3. 8, 9. q 1 Sam. 6. 3, 9. 8. 3. Matt. 12. 28. Luke 11. 20. r ver. 15. s ch. 7. 15. t ver. 1. ƒ Or, a mixture of roisome beasts, &c. u ch. 9. 4, 6, 26. & 10. 23. & 11. 6, 7. & 12. 13. g Heb. a redemphOr, by to morrow x Ps. 78. 45 & 105. 31 Wisd. 16. 9. i Or, destroyed. y Gen.



30 And Moses went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the LORD.

31 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.

32 And Pharaoh hardened his heart at this time also, neither would he let the people go.

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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,

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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

43. 32. & 46. 34. Deut. 7. 25, 26. & 12. 31. z ch. 3. 18. a ch. 3. 12.
1 Kings 13. 6. c ver. 15. d ver. 12. e ver. 15. ch. 4. 21.
CHAP. IX. a ch. 8. 1. b ch. 8. 2. c ch. 7. 1. d ch 8.22

b ver. & ch. 9.

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