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die Lord who had sent him, and all the signs Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy sét which he had commanded him.

valits? 9 And Moses and Aaron went and

ga- 16 There is no straw given unto ihy ser. thered together all the elders of the children vants, and they say to 13, Make brick: nud, of Israel.

behold, ty servants are beaten; but the fault SO And Aaron spake all the words which is in thine own people. the Lord had spoken unto Moses, and did 17 But he said, 'Ye are idle, yje are idle ; the signs in the sight or the people. therefore ye say, Let us 60, au io sacrifice

31 And the people believed : and when to the LORI:. they leard that the LORD had visited the 13 Go therefore now and work : for there children of Israel, and that he had looked shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye die upon their affliction, then they bowed their liver the tale of bricks. heads and worshipped.

19 And the officers of the children of Isreel CHAP. V.

did see that they were in evil case, after it

, ought from and tola Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD your bricks of your daily task. God of Isritei, Let my people go, that they 20 F And they met Moses and Aaron, who may nold a feast unto me in the wilderness. stood in the way, as they came forth from

2 And Pharaoh said, Who is tlie Lord), that Pharaoh : I shouli obey his voice to let Israelgo? I know 2 And they said unto them, The Lor: at the Lord, neither will I let Israel go. look upon you, and judge ; because ye have

3 And they saitd, The Gori of the Hebrews made our savour to be abhorred in ile eves hath inet with us : lti us go, we pray thee, of Pharaob, and in the eyes of liis servants, three days' journey into Vie desert, and sacri- to put a sword in their band tu slay us. tiee unto the LORD our God, lest he tall upon

w Aud Moses relurned unto the LORD, us with pestilence, or with the sword. and suid, Lord, wheretire hust thou so evil.

4 And the king of Egypt said unto thein, entreated this people ? wliy is it that thou Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aarcu, let the bast sent me? people from their works? ge: you unto your 23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak burdens.

in thy name, he hath done evil to this peo5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of ple; neither liast thou delivered thy peuple the land now are many, and ye niake them in ali. rest from their burdens.

CHAP. VI. 6 | And Pharaoh coinmanded the same


THEN the LORD said wzio Moses, Now day the taskmasters of the people, aid their shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: nificers, saying,

for with a strong hand shall be let them go, 7 Ye shall s10 more give the people straw and with a strong hand shail he drive ihem to make brick, as lieretofore : ici iliem go out of liis kind. and gather straw for themselves.

2 And God spake unto Moses, and said 8 And the tale of the bricks, which they unto him, I am the LORD : dið make heretofore, ya shullas upon then; 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unio ye shall not diminishi rughi dilereol : for they Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God go and sacrifice to our God.

was I not known to them. 9 Let there more work be laid upon the 4. And I have also established my covenant Inen, that they may labour therein ; and let vitli then, to give them the land of Canaan, them not regard vain words.

the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they 10 ° And the taskmasters of the peoplejuere strangers. went ou!, and their officers, and they spake 5 And i have also heard the groaning of the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, I the children of Israel, whom the Egyptions will not give you straw.

keep in bondage ; and I have remenubereu 11 Go ye, get you straw where ye can find iny covenant. : yet not oughii of your work shall be di- 6 Wherefore say unto the children of ls. miaislied.

rael, I am the Lord, and I will bring you 12 So the people were scatiered abroad out from milerine harviens of the Egyptians, throughout all the land of Egypt to gailer and I will rid you out of their boudige, ané Hubble instead of straw.

I will redeem Vou with a stretclied-out arın, 13 And the laskmasters lasted them, say, and with great judgments. Ing, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, as 7 And I will take you to ine for a people #hen there was straw.

and I will be to you a God; and ye shal 14 And the officers of the children of Israel, know that I am the LORD your Girl, woich which Pharaoh's laskmasters had set over bringeth you out from under the burdens or thern, were beaten, and demanded, Where- the Egyptians. fore have ye not fulfilled your task in ma- 9 And I will bring you in into the land, king brick both yesterday and 10-dzy, as concerning the which I did swear to give it hereinfore.

to Abrabain, to Isaac.und to Jacob; and I will 15 Then the officers of the children of Is. give it you for an lieritage: I am the LORD.

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of Israel but they hearkened not unto Moseslthe LORD spake unto Moses in the land of for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage: F.gypt,

10 ? And the Lord spake unio Meses, i. That the LORD spake unto Moses, my saying,

ling, I am the LORD : speak thou unto Pha U Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of ruoli king of Egypt all that I say unto thee, Egypt, that he let the children of Israel gol. 30 And Moses said before the LORD), Be cut of his land.

liold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how 1.? And Moses spake before the Lord, say- shall Pharaoli liearken unto me? ing, Behold. the children of Israel lave not

CHAP. VII. hearkened untome how them chell Pharaob Avelino de Besaid unto Moses. See on

me, who am of uncircumcised lips have made thee god ; and 13 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron thy brother shall be tny prophet. unio Aaron. and gave them a charge unto % Thou shalt speak all that I command the children of Israel.:2 ne!!!!o Pharaoh king thee; and Aaroa thy brother shall speak of Egvil. In bring the children of Israel cui unto Pharaoli, that bé seud the children of of the land of Egypl.,

Israel cui of liis land 14 ! These he the heads of their fadiers' 3 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and housez : The sons of Reuben, the first-born multiply my signs and my wup lers in the of Israel ; Hanor). and Pallu, Hezron, and land of Egypt. (armi : these be the families of Reuben. 43:11 Bharaoh shall not hearken unto

your 1541 Awl the sous of Simeon; Jemuel, and that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and lamin, and Ohad. and Jachin, and Zohar, bring fortli mine armies, aru my people the and Shaxnl, the son of a (anamnitih wo- children of Israel, out of the land of fizypk mun: there are the families of Simeon. by great judgments.

Th And these are the names of the song 5 And the Egyptians shall know that I am of Levi, according to their generations :the Lel), when I stretch forth mine hand Gershon anil Krbarh, and Merari. And the upon Egypt, and bring on the coildren of years of the life of Leri were ap hundred Israel from among them. Cirty and seven years.

0 And Moses and Aaron did as the LORD 17 The sons of Gerslon: Libni, and Shin commanded them, so did they. mi, acording to their families.

7 And Moses wils fourscore years old, and 13 And the sons of Khat'; Amrain, and Aaron fourscure and three years old, when Izhar, and Hebron, an. Uzziel. And the they spake unto Pharaoh. years of the life of Kohalı were an liundred 8 And the LORD spake unto Moses and ibirte and tiree years.

uno Aaron, saying, 19 And the sons of Merari ; Malli, and 9 When l'harauli shall speak unto you, sny, Muslii : these are the families of Levi, ac-ing, Shew a miracle for you ; then dou shall cording t their generations.

say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it be 20 And Amrum took him Jochehed l;is la- tore Pharaoli, and it shan become a serpent. ther's sister to wife; and she bare lim Aaron 10 1 Aud Moses and Aaron went in unto and Moses. And the years of the life of Amn- Pharaoh, and they did so as the Lord had ram were an hundred and thirty and seven commanded: and Aarun cast down liis rod years.

before Pliaraoh, and before his servants, and 21 ! And the sons of Izhar; Korah, anusit became a serpent. Neplieg, and Ziciri.

11 Then Pharaoli also called the wise men 22 Anel the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and and the sorcerers : now the magicials of Elzaphan. and Zitri.

Egypl, they also did in like planner wille 23 ina Aaron took him Elisheba, daugh- their enchantments. ter of Amminadab, sister of Naas., to 12 For they cast down every man nis rod, wife ; and she birre bin Nalab and Abilu, and they became serpents : but Aaron's rod Eleazar and Ithamar.

swallowed up their rods. 1 And the sons of Korah ; Axir, anıl Ej. 13 And he hardened Pharaoh's heart, that kanah. ard Abiasaplı : these are the families he learkened not unto them; as the LORD of the Koulites.

had said 25 And Eleazar, Aaron's son, took him one 14 land the LORD said unto Moses, Pha of the daugliters of Putiel to wife; and she raoh's heart is hardened, he refusech to let bare liim Phinehas: these are the heads of the people go the fathers of the Levites, according to their

15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morpfamilies.

ing ; lo, he goeth out urlo the water; and 20 These are that Aaron and Moses, to thou shall stand by the river's hrink againee whom the Lord said, Bring out the children lie come ; and the rod wnich was turned to) of Israel from the land of Egypt, according a serpent shall thou take in thine hand. to their armies.

16' And thou shall say unto him, 'The LORD 27 These are they, which epake w Pharaoh God of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, king of Egypt, to bring out the children of saying, Let my peopie go, that liey may Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and serve ine in the wilderness : and, behold, Aaron.

hitherto thou wouldest rot bear. 28 1 And it came to pais, on the day coher. 17 Thus saith the Lord, In this thou shall

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EXODUS. now that I am the LORD : behold, I will my people ; and I will let the people go, tra mite with the rod that is in mine hand wey may do sacrifice unto the LORD. upon the waters which are in the river, and g And Moses said un!o Pharaoh, Glory hey shall be turned to blood.

over me : wlien shall I entreal for thee, and 18 And the fish that is in the river, shall for thy servants, and for thy people, to dedie, and ulie river sliall stink ; and the Egyp-stroy the frogs from thice and ilvv houses, that Lians shall loathe to drink of the water of the they may remein in the river only? river.

1o And he said, To-morrow. And he said, 19 1 And the Lord spake unto Moses, Say Be it arcording to thy word ; that thou may unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out est know that it'ere is none like unto the Lond thine liand upon the waters of Egypt, upon our God. their streams, upon their rivers, and upon 11 And the frogs shall depart from thee, uzeir ponds, and upon all their pools of and from they lwuses, and from thy servants, water, that they may become blood ; and and from thy people ; they shall remain iv that there may be blood throughout all the the river only. land of Egypi, both in vessels of wood, and 12 And Mc res and Aaron went out frome in vessels of stone.

Pharaoli : an Moses cried ur'o the Lord 20 And Moses and Aaron did so, as the because of the frogs which lie ad brought LORD commanded and he lified up the rod, against Pharaoh. and smote the waters that were in the river, '13 And the LORD did according to the in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the his servants; and all the waters that were houses, out of the villages and out of the fields. in the river were turned to blood.

14 And t:ey gathered them together upon 21 And the fish that was in the river died ; heaps, and the land stank. and the river stank, and the Egyptians could 15 But w!en Pharaoh saw that there was not drink of the water of the river: and there respite, he hardened his heart, and hearken was blood througliout all the land of Egypt. ed not unto them; as the Lord had said.

22 And the magicians of Egypt did so with! 16 1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Say their enchantments: and Pharaoh's heart wasjunto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smita hardened, neither did he learken unto them; the dast of the land, that it may become lico as the Lorp had said.

throughout all the land of Egypt. 23 And Pharaoh turnell and went into his 17 And they did so : for Varon stretched bouse, neither did ho set his heart to this also fout his hand with bis rod, and smote the dus

24 And all the Egyptians digged round of die earth, and it became lice in man and about the river for water to drink ; for they in beast; all the dust of the land became lico could not drink of the water of the river. throughout all tive land of Egypt.

25 And seven days were fulfilled, after 18 And the niagicians did so with their that the Lord had siiuen die river. enchantments to bring forth lice, but they CHAP. VIII.

could not : so there were lice upon man and
ND the Lord spake unto Moses, Go im- upon beast.

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saith the LORD, Let iny people go, that they
may serve me.

heart was hardened, and he hearkened no
And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, unto them; as the Lord had said.
will smite all thy borders with frugs: 20 And the LORD said unto Moses Ris
3 And the river shall bring forth frogs abun-up early in the morning, and stand before

which shall go up and come into thine Flaraell, (lo, he cometii forth to the water,
louse, and into thiy bect-clumber, and upon und say unto lim, Thus saith the Lord, Le
thy bed, and into ihe livuse of thy servants, my people, go, that they may serve me
and upon thy people, and into dine ovens, i Else, it thou wilt not let my people go
and into thy kneading-troughs:

behold, I will send swarms of flies upon the
4 And the frogs shall come up, both on and upon thy servants, and up, iliy peopste
thee, and upon thy people, am upon all thy and into thy houses ; and die houses of the

Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, ang
5! And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say also ihe ground whereon they are.
anto Aaron, Stretch forth thrine hand with 22 And I will sever in thai day the land ol
thy, rou over the streams, over the rivers, Goslien, in which my people dwell

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6 And Aaron stretched out his liand over midst of the earth.
die waters of Egypt; and the frogs came up, 23 And I will put a division between my
and covered the land of Egypt.

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land of Egypt.

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25 And Pharach called for Moses and for 11 And the magicians could not stand before Aaron, and said, Go ye, sacrifice to your God Moses because of the boil;

for the boil was upin the land.

on the magicians and upon all the Egyptians 26 And Moses said, It is not meet so to do; 12 And the LORD hardened the heart of for we shall sacrifice the abomination of the Pharaoh, and he learkened not unto thiem ; Egyp:ians to elie LORD our Goal:lo, sliall we as the Lord bad spoken into Moses. sacrifice the aboinination of the Egyptians 13 11 And the Lord said unto Moses, Rise hefore their eyes, and wiil they not stone us: up early in the morning, and stand before

27 We will go three days' jouruey into the Pharaoli, and say unto Lim, Thus saith the wilderness, and sacrifice to the LORD our LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people God, as he shall cornmand us.

go, that they may serve me. 28 And Pharaoli said, I will let you go, 14 For I will at this time send all my thal ve may sacrifice to the LORD your God plagues upon thine lieart, and upon thiy ier in the wilderness; only ye shall not go very vanis, and upon thy people : that thou mayfar away: entreal for me.

est know that there is none like me in all the 29 And Moses said, Behold, I go out from earth. thee, and I will entreat the LORN 1!'at the 15 For now I will stretch out my hand, swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, that I may smite thee and thy people with from his servants, and froin liis people, to- pestilence; and thion shalt bé cut off from morrow : bu le: not Pheraob deal deceitful- tie eartlı. ly any more in noi letting the people go to 16 And in very deed for this cause liave 1 sacrifice to the Lord).

raised ibee up, for to slew in thee my power; 30 And Moses weni out from Pharaoh, and and that iny name may be declared through: entreated the Lord).

out all be enrtlı, 31 And the LORD did according to the word 17 As yet exaltest thou thyself igainst my of Mres; and lie reinored the swarms of people, that thou wilt not let them go?. flies from Pharaoh, from luis servants, and 18 Behold, to-morrow about this time I from his people: there remained not one. will cause it to rain a very grievous liail, such

32 And Pharaoli liardened liis heart it this as hath not been in Egypt since the founda time also, neither would lie let the prople go. tion thereof even until now. CHAP. IX.

19 Send therefore now, and gailer thy unto Pharaoh, and tell liim, Tbus saith won every man and best which shall he

Ga in the Lord God of the Hebrews, Let my peo- found in the field, and shall not be brought ple go, that they may serve jne.

home, the hail shall come down upon them, 2 For if thou refuse to let them go, and and they shall die. wilt buld them still,

20 He that feared the word of the LORD 3 Behold, the hand of the Lorv is upon among the servants of Pharaoli made his ser thy calle wbich is in the field, upon the vants and his cattle flee into the houses : borses, upon the asses, upon the camels, up- 21 Anille that regarder not the word of on the oxen, and upon the sleep : there shall the Lord lest his servarts and his cattle in be a very grievous murrain.

the field. 4 And the LORD shall sever between the 22 9 And the LORD said unto Moses, cattle of Israel and the caule of Egypt: and Stretch fortli tline hand toward beaven, that there shall nothing die of all that is the chil there may be fail in all the land of Egypt, dren's of Israel.

upon man, and upon beast, and upon every 5 And the Lord appointeil a set :ime, say. herb) of the field,throughout the landof Egypt ing, To-morrow the Lord shall do this thing 23 And Moses stretched forth ! is rod ioin the land.

ward beaven : and the LORD sent thunder 6 And the Lord did that thing on the mor- and bal, and the fire ran along upon the row, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of ground; and the LORD rained liail upon the the cattle of the children of Israel died :ot one. and of Egypt.

7 And Pharaoh sent, and behold, there was 24 So there was hail, and fire mingled with Rut one of the cattle of the Israelites dead, the hai), very grievous, such as there was And the heat of Prarach was hardened, and none like it in all the land of Egypt since it be did not let the people go.

became a nation. 811 And the LORD said unto Moses and un- 25 And the wil smole thronghout all the to Aaron, Take to you liandfuls of ashes of land of Egypt all that does in the fiell, boude the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward man and beast ; and the hail :mcte every the heaven in the sight of Pharaolt. herb of the field, and brake every tree of the

9 And it shall become small dust in all the field. land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking 26 Only in the land of Goshen, where the forth with blains upon man, and upon beast, children of Israel were, was there no til. Biroughout all the land of Egypt.

27 | Aud Pharaohi sent, and called for Mo 10 And they took ashes of the furnace, and scs and Aaron, and said unto them, I havo stood before Pharaoh, and Moses sprinkled it sinned this time: the LORD is riglicous, and uptoward beaven; and it became a boil break. I and my people are wicked. ing forth with blains upon mccand upon beasl. 28 Entreat' the LORD (for it is cnough)


that there be no more mighty tirunderings | 9 And Moses said, We will go with our and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall young and with our old, with our sons and slay no longer.

with our daughters, will our flocks and with 29 And Moses said unto him, As soon as I our herds will we go: for we must hold a am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad feast unto the LORD. my hands unto the Lord; and the thunder 10 And he said unto them, Let the Lord be shall cease, neither shall there be any more so with you, as I will let you go, and your hail; that thou mayest know how that the little ones : look to it ; for evil is before you. earth is the Lord's.

11 Not so: go now ye thai are men, and 30 But as for thee and thy servants, I know serve the Lord; for that ye did desire. And that ye will no! yet fear the LORD God. they were driven out from Pharaoli's presence.

31 And the flax and the barley was smit- | 12 11 And the LORD said unto Moses,Stretch len; for the barley was in the ear, and the out thine hand over the land of Egyp: for the fax rus bolled.

locusts, that they may come up upon the land 32 But the wheat and the rye were not of Egypt, and eat every herb of ile land, smillen ; for they were nol grown up.

even all that the hail hatli leti. 33 And Moses went out of the city from 13 And Moses stretchied forth his rod over Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought the LORD ; and the thunders and hail ceas- an east wind upon the land all that day, and ed, and the rain was not poured upon the all that night; and when it was morning; the earth.

east wind brought the locusts. 31 And when Pharaoh saw that the rain. 14 And the localsts went up over all the and the bail, and ilie thunders, were ceased, land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of re sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, Egypt : very grievous were they; befine he and his servants.

them there were no such locusts as they, nei. 33 And the heart of Pharaoh was liarden-ther after them shall be suchi. ed, neither would be let the child en of Israel 15 For they covered the face of the whole go; as the Lord had spoken by Moses. earth, so thai the land was darkened ; and CHAP. X.

they did cat every herb of the land, and al unto Pharaoli: for I have hardened his and there remained not any green thing is heart, and the heart of his servants, that the trees, or in the herbs of the field, thrugte miglit shiew these my signs before him : all the land of Egypt.

And that thou mayest tell in the ears of 16 1 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and tly son, and of try son's son, what things I Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned save wrouglit in Egypt, and my signs which against the Lord your God, and against you I have clone among them; that ye may know

'17 Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my how that I am the LORD.

sin only this one, and entreat the Lord your 3 Ard Moses and Aaron came in unlo God, that he may lake away from me thi. Pharaohs, and said unto him, Thus saith the death only. LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt 18 And he went out from Pharaoh, and thou refuse to humble thyself before me ? entrealed the LORD. Let my people go, that they may serve me.

19 And the Lord turned a mighty strong 4 Else, it'thou refuse to let my people go, west wind, which took away the locusts, and ehold, to-morrow will I bring the locusts cast them into the Red Sea ; there remained into thy coast :

not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt. 5 And they shall cover the face of the 20 But the Lord bardemeel Pharaoh's earth, that one cannot be able to see the heart, so that he would not let the children of earth': and they shall eat the residue of that Israe which is escaped, which remaineth unto you 21 And the Lord said unto Moses from the bail, and shall eat every trce which Stretch our thine hand toward heaven, thias groweth for you out of the firld.

there may be darkness over the land of 6 and they shall fill thy houses, and the Egypi, even darkness which may be felt. houses of all thy servants, and the houses of 2 And Moses stretched forth Luis hand toall the Egyptians; whicli neither thy fathers, ward heaven ; and there was a thick dark. nor thy fathers' fathers liave seen, since the ness in all the land of Egyp three days. day that they were upon the earth unto tiis 23 They saw not one another, neither rose daj. And he turned himself, and went out any from luis place for three days: but all the from Pharaoh.

children of Israel had liglit in their dwellings. 7 And Pharaoh's servants said unto liim, 211 And Pharaoh called unto Moses, and How long shall this man be a spare unto us? said, Go ye, serve the LORD ; only let your Let the men 50, that they may serve the rocks and your herd: be stayed ? let your Lord their God: knowest llwu not yet that liile ones also go with you Egypt is destroyed ?

25 And Moses said, Thou must give us al. & And Muses and Aaron were brought so sacrifices and burnt-offerings, that we may again unto Pharaoh : and he said unto them, sacrifice unto the Lord our God. Gro, serve the LORD your Got: but who are 26 Our cattle also shall go with us ; there they that shall go?

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