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14 And the Officers of the Children of Israel, which Pharaoh's Talk-masters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your Talk in making Brick, both Yesterday and To-day, as heretofore?
15 Then the Officers of the Children of Israel, came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealeft thou thus with thy Servants ?
16 There is no Straw given unto thy Servants, and they say to us, Make Brick: and behold thy Servants are REATEN, but the Fault is in thy own People.
17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle : therefore ye say, Let us go, and do Sacrifice to the LORD.
18 Go therefore now and work : for there shall no Straw be given, 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 And they said unto them, The Lord look upon you, and judge; because you have made our Savour to be abhorred in the Eyes of Pharaoh, and in the Eyes of his Servants, to put a Sword into their Hands to slay us.
22 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore haft thou so evil intreated this People? why is it that thou hast sent me ?
23 For fince I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy Name, he hath done Evil to this People ; neither haft thou delivered thy People at all.
C H A P. VÌ.
i God reneweth his Promise by the Name of JEHOV A H.
14 The Genealogy of Reuben, 15 of Simeon, 16 and of Levi.
'HEN the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt
a strong Hand shall he let them go, and with a strong Hand shall he drive them out of this Land.
2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I AM the LORD.
3 And I appeared unto • Rev. xxii. 13 I am Alpha, and ABRAHAM, unto Isaac, and OMEGA, the BEGINNING and the End,
the First and the LAST. unto Jacob, by the Name of
2 Cor. i. 20 All the Promises of GOD ALMIGHTY, but by God in CHR IST JEsus are in him yea, my Name * JEHOVAH and in him Amen, unto the GLOXY
of , was I not known to them.
4 And I have also established my Covenant with them, to give them the Land of Canaan, the Land of their PilGRIMAGE, wherein they were Strangers.
5 And I have also heard the Groaning of the Children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in Bondage : and I have remembred my Covenant.
6 Wherefore say unto the Children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the Burdens of the Egyptians, 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.
8 And I will bring you in unto the Land concerning the which I did swear to give it, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an HERITAGE : I AM the LORD.
9 And Mofes spake so unto the Children of Israel: but they HEARKNED not unto Moses, for Anguish of Spirit, and for cruel BONDAGE.
10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
1 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh King of Egypt, that he let the Children of Israel go out of his Land.
12 And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, Behold, the Children of Israel have not HEARKNED unto me; how then shall Pharaoh HEAR me, who am of UNCIRCUMCISED Lips?
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 Ilrael out of the Land of Egypt.
* Note, The Jews never pronounced tbis glorions Name JEHOVAH but in their religion, Worship : Which fignifies God's being in, and of Himself, and being faithful in all bis Words and Promises.
CH A P. VII.
i Mofes is encouraged to go to Pharaoh : 8 His Rod is turned
into a Serpent. 13 Pharaoh's Heart is hardened. 19 The River is turned into Blood.
thee God to Pharaoh : and Aaron thy Brother thall be thy Prophet.
2 And thou fhalt speak all that I command thee : and Aaron thy Brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the Children of Ifracl out of his Land.
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 Mofes 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 Mofes and 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 his Rod before Pharaoh, and before his Servants, and it became a SERPENT.
11 Then Pharaoh also called the Wise-men, and the Sorccrers : now the Magicians of Egypt, they also did in like Manner with their Inchantments.
12 For they cast down every Man his Rod, and they became Serpents : but Aaron's Roo swallowed up their Rods,
13 And he hardened Pharaoh's Heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had faid.
14 And the LORD said unto Mofes, Pharaoh's Heart is hardened, he refuseth to let the People go.
15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the Morning, lo, he goeth out unto the Water, and thou shalt stand by the River's Brink against he come : and the Rod which was turned to a Serpent shalt thou take in thine Hand.
16 And thou shalt say unto him, The Lord God of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, saying, Let my People go, that they may serve me in the Wilderness: and behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear.
17 Thus faith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD : behold, I will smite with the Rod that is in mine Hand, upon the Waters which are in the River, and they shall be turned to Blood.
18 And the Fish that is in the River shall die, and the River shall stink; and the Egyptians will loath to drink of the Water of the River.
19 And the LORD spake unto Mofes, 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 Vellels of Stone.
20 w And Moses and Aaron * Psal. ev. 26 He sent Moses his did so, as the Lord command- Servant, and Aaron whom he had
chosen. ed : and he lift up the Rod, 27 They shewed his Signs among and smote the Waters that them, and WONDERS in the Land of
HAM. were in the River, in the Sight
28 He sent DARKNESS, and made of Pharaoh, and in the Sight it dark: and they rebelled not against of his Servants : and all the his Word. Waters that were in the Ri
29 He turned their Waters into
BLOOD, and sew their Fish. ver, were turned to Blood.
30 Their Land brought forth FROGS 21 And the Fish that was in abundance, in the Chambers of
their Kings. in the River, died : and the
31 He Tpake, and there came diRiver stank, and the Egyp- vers forts of Flies, and Lice in all tians could not drink of the their Coafts. Water of the River : and and faming Fire in their Land.
32 He gave them Hail for Rain: there was Blood throughout 33 He fmote their VINES also and all the Land of Egypt.
their Fig-trees : and brake the Trees
of their Coasts. 22 And the Magicians of
Egypt did so with their In 34 He spake, and the Locusts chantments : and Pharaoh's came : and Caterpillers, and that
without Number, Heart was hardened, neither
35 And did car up all the Herbs in did he hearken unto them; their Land : and devoured the Fruit as the LORD had said.
of their Ground.
36 He smore also all the First23 And Pharaoh turned Born in their Land : the chief of all and went into his House, nei- their STRENGTH. ther 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.
CH A P. VIII.
1 Frogs are sent. 16 The Dust turned into Lice.
Swarms of Flies. 32 Pharaoh is hardened.
ND the Lord spake unto Mofes, Go unto Pha
Let my People go, that they may serve me.
2 And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy Borders with FROGS.
3 And the River shall bring forth Frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine House, and into thy Bed-chamber, and upon thy Bed, and into the House of thy Servants, and upon thy People, and into thine Ovens, and into thy Kneading-troughs.
4 And the Frogs Thall come up both on thee, and upon thy People, and upon all thy Servants.
5 And the LORD spake unto Mofes, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine Hand with thy Rod over the Streams, over the Rivers, and over the Ponds, and cause FROGS to come up upon 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.
7 And the Magicians did so with their Inchantments, and brought up Frogs upon the Land of Egypt.
8 Then Pharaoh called for Mofes 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,