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9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when Thall 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 ?

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 remain in the River only.

12 And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh : and Moses CRIED unto the LORD, because of the Frogs which he had brought 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.

14 And they gathered them together upon Heaps : and the Land ftank.

15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was Respite, he hardened his Heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.

16 And the LORD said unto Mofes, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy Rod, and smite the Dust of the Land, that it may become Lice thoughout all the Land of Egypt.

17 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 Egypt.

18 And the Magicians did so with their Inchantments to bring forth Lice, but they 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.

20 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 faith 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 fo : 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 Swarms of FLIES.

25 And Pharaoh called for Mofes, and for Aaron, and faid, Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the Land.

26 And Moses said, It is not meet so to do; for we shall facrifice 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?

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 Gon in the Wilderness ; only you 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 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 Lord.

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 bis HEART at this Time also, neither would he let the People go.

CH A P. IX.

The Murrain of Beasts. 8 The Plague of Boils and Blains,

22 The Plague of Hail, Ver.

*HEN the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto of the Hebrews, Let my People go, that they may serve me,

2 For

2 For if thou refuse to let them go, and wilt hold them still,

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 Childrens of Israel.

5 And the LORD appointed a set Time, saying, Tomorrow 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 onė.

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 towards the Heaven in the Sight of Pharaoh.

9 And it shall become small Dust in all the Land of Egypt, and shall be a Boyl 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 Mofes sprinkled it up toward Heaven: and it became a Boyl breaking forth with Blains upon Man and upon Beast.

11 And the Magicians could not stand before Moses, because of the Boyl: for the Boyl was upon the Magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.

12 And the LORD hardened the Heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had spoken unto Mofes.

13 And the LORD said unto Mofes, Rise up early in the Morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus faith 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 Earth.

16 » And in very Deed for Rom. ix. 17 The SCRIPTURE faith this Cause have I RAISED PURPOSE, have I RAISED thee up, that

unto Pharaoh, Even for this same thee up, for to shew in i might Show my Power in thee, and thee my POWER; and that that my Name may be DECLARED

throughout all the EARTH. my Name may be DECLARED

18 Therefore hath hc MERCY ON throughout all the Earth.

whom he will have MERCY, and whom 17 As yet exaltest thou he will he HARDENETH. 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 fee into the Houses.

21 And he that ŘEGARDED 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 Egypt.

23 And Moses stretched forth his Rod toward Heaven, and the Lord sent THUNDER and Hall, 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.

26 Only in the Land of Goshen, where the Children of Israel were, was there no HAIL.

27 And Pharaoh sent, and called for Mofes and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this Time : the Lord is RIGHTEOUS, and I and my People are wicked,

28 INTREAT 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 no longer.

29 And Mofes faid 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 ĠOD.

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.

CH A P. X.

1 The Plague of Locusts, 21 and Darkness. 27 Pharaoh's

Heart is yet hardened.

Ver. 1

raoh : for I have hardened his Heart, and the Heart of his Servants; that I might fhew 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 amongst 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 faith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to HUMBLE thyself before me? Let my People go, that they may serve me.

4 Else if thou refuse to let my People go, behold, Tomorrow 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.

6 And they shall fill thy Houses, 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 Pharaoh.

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