The Fifth Plague: Livestock Diseased
1Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews: Let my people go, so that they may worship me.2For if you refuse to let them go and still hold them,3the hand of the Lord will strike with a deadly pestilence your livestock in the field: the horses, the donkeys, the camels, the herds, and the flocks.4But the Lord will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt, so that nothing shall die of all that belongs to the Israelites.’ ”5The Lord set a time, saying, “Tomorrow the Lord will do this thing in the land.”6And on the next day the Lord did so; all the livestock of the Egyptians died, but of the livestock of the Israelites not one died.7Pharaoh inquired and found that not one of the livestock of the Israelites was dead. But the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he would not let the people go.The Sixth Plague: Boils
8Then the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Take handfuls of soot from the kiln, and let Moses throw it in the air in the sight of Pharaoh.9It shall become fine dust all over the land of Egypt, and shall cause festering boils on humans and animals throughout the whole land of Egypt.”10So they took soot from the kiln, and stood before Pharaoh, and Moses threw it in the air, and it caused festering boils on humans and animals.11The magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for the boils afflicted the magicians as well as all the Egyptians.12But the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he would not listen to them, just as the Lord had spoken to Moses.The Seventh Plague: Thunder and Hail
13Then the Lord said to Moses, “Rise up early in the morning and present yourself before Pharaoh, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews: Let my people go, so that they may worship me.14For this time I will send all my plagues upon you yourself, and upon your officials, and upon your people, so that you may know that there is no one like me in all the earth.15For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, and you would have been cut off from the earth.16But this is why I have let you live: to show you my power, and to make my name resound through all the earth.17You are still exalting yourself against my people, and will not let them go.18Tomorrow at this time I will cause the heaviest hail to fall that has ever fallen in Egypt from the day it was founded until now.19Send, therefore, and have your livestock and everything that you have in the open field brought to a secure place; every human or animal that is in the open field and is not brought under shelter will die when the hail comes down upon them.’ ”20Those officials of Pharaoh who feared the word of the Lord hurried their slaves and livestock off to a secure place.21Those who did not regard the word of the Lord left their slaves and livestock in the open field.22The Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven so that hail may fall on the whole land of Egypt, on humans and animals and all the plants of the field in the land of Egypt.”23Then Moses stretched out his staff toward heaven, and the Lord sent thunder and hail, and fire came down on the earth. And the Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt;24there was hail with fire flashing continually in the midst of it, such heavy hail as had never fallen in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.25The hail struck down everything that was in the open field throughout all the land of Egypt, both human and animal; the hail also struck down all the plants of the field, and shattered every tree in the field.26Only in the land of Goshen, where the Israelites were, there was no hail.27Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron, and said to them, “This time I have sinned; the Lord is in the right, and I and my people are in the wrong.28Pray to the Lord! Enough of God's thunder and hail! I will let you go; you need stay no longer.”29Moses said to him, “As soon as I have gone out of the city, I will stretch out my hands to the Lord; the thunder will cease, and there will be no more hail, so that you may know that the earth is the Lord's.30But as for you and your officials, I know that you do not yet fear the Lord God.”31(Now the flax and the barley were ruined, for the barley was in the ear and the flax was in bud.32But the wheat and the spelt were not ruined, for they are late in coming up.)33So Moses left Pharaoh, went out of the city, and stretched out his hands to the Lord; then the thunder and the hail ceased, and the rain no longer poured down on the earth.34But when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunder had ceased, he sinned once more and hardened his heart, he and his officials.35So the heart of Pharaoh was hardened, and he would not let the Israelites go, just as the Lord had spoken through Moses.Chapter 10The Eighth Plague: Locusts
1Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his officials, in order that I may show these signs of mine among them,2and that you may tell your children and grandchildren how I have made fools of the Egyptians and what signs I have done among them—so that you may know that I am the Lord.”3So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh, and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go, so that they may worship me.4For if you refuse to let my people go, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your country.5They shall cover the surface of the land, so that no one will be able to see the land. They shall devour the last remnant left you after the hail, and they shall devour every tree of yours that grows in the field.6They shall fill your houses, and the houses of all your officials and of all the Egyptians—something that neither your parents nor your grandparents have seen, from the day they came on earth to this day.’ ” Then he turned and went out from Pharaoh.7Pharaoh's officials said to him, “How long shall this fellow be a snare to us? Let the people go, so that they may worship the Lord their God; do you not yet understand that Egypt is ruined?”8So Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh, and he said to them, “Go, worship the Lord your God! But which ones are to go?”9Moses said, “We will go with our young and our old; we will go with our sons and daughters and with our flocks and herds, because we have the Lord's festival to celebrate.”10He said to them, “The Lord indeed will be with you, if ever I let your little ones go with you! Plainly, you have some evil purpose in mind.11No, never! Your men may go and worship the Lord, for that is what you are asking.” And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.12Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt, so that the locusts may come upon it and eat every plant in the land, all that the hail has left.”13So Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the Lord brought an east wind upon the land all that day and all that night; when morning came, the east wind had brought the locusts.14The locusts came upon all the land of Egypt and settled on the whole country of Egypt, such a dense swarm of locusts as had never been before, nor ever shall be again.15They covered the surface of the whole land, so that the land was black; and they ate all the plants in the land and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left; nothing green was left, no tree, no plant in the field, in all the land of Egypt.16Pharaoh hurriedly summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “I have sinned against the Lord your God, and against you.17Do forgive my sin just this once, and pray to the Lord your God that at the least he remove this deadly thing from me.”18So he went out from Pharaoh and prayed to the Lord.19The Lord changed the wind into a very strong west wind, which lifted the locusts and drove them into the Red Sea; not a single locust was left in all the country of Egypt.20But the Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he would not let the Israelites go.The Ninth Plague: Darkness
21Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven so that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, a darkness that can be felt.”22So Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and there was dense darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days.23People could not see one another, and for three days they could not move from where they were; but all the Israelites had light where they lived.24Then Pharaoh summoned Moses, and said, “Go, worship the Lord. Only your flocks and your herds shall remain behind. Even your children may go with you.”25But Moses said, “You must also let us have sacrifices and burnt offerings to sacrifice to the Lord our God.26Our livestock also must go with us; not a hoof shall be left behind, for we must choose some of them for the worship of the Lord our God, and we will not know what to use to worship the Lord until we arrive there.”27But the Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he was unwilling to let them go.28Then Pharaoh said to him, “Get away from me! Take care that you do not see my face again, for on the day you see my face you shall die.”29Moses said, “Just as you say! I will never see your face again.”Chapter 11Warning of the Final Plague
1The Lord said to Moses, “I will bring one more plague upon Pharaoh and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go from here; indeed, when he lets you go, he will drive you away.