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God's message to Pharaoh.

comed blood upon the dry land.
10 And Moses said unto the LORD,
O my Lord, I am not 2 eloquent,
neither 3 heretofore, nor since thou
hast spoken unto thy servant: but
I am slow of speech, and of a slow

11 And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? é or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?

12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what ƒ thou shalt say.

13 And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou 4 wilt send.

17 And thou shalt take this rod k in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.

B. C. 1491.

19 And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian, Go, return into Egypt: for all the men are dead which sought thy life.

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g ver.27.

De. 18.18.
Jer. 1.9.

11 And the anger of the LORD wash
kindled against Moses; and he said,
Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother?
I know that he can speak well.
And also, Behold, he cometh forth
to meet thee; and when he seeth
thee, y he will be glad in his heart.
15 And thou shalt speak unto him, k ver.2.
and put words h in his mouth: ands Jether.
I will be with thy mouth, and with 1 ch.2.15,23.
his mouth, and will teach you what Mat.2.20.
ye shall do.
m ch.17.9.
n ch.3.20.

i ch.7.1.

16 And he shall be thy spokesman
unto the people: and he shall be,
ever he shall be to thee instead of o ch.7.3,&c.
a mouth, and thou shalt be to him
instead i of God.

63.17. Jno. 12.40. Rom.9.18.

18 And Moses went, and return-p
ed to Jethro his father-in-law, and
said unto him, Let me go, I pray
thee, and return unto my brethren
which are in Egypt, and see whether q ch.11.5.
they be yet alive. And Jethro said
to Moses, Go in peace.

Jer. 31.9.

went in, and told Pharaoh, Thus Deut.14.1. saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast a unto me in the wilderness. 2 And Pharaoh said, b Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.


3 And they said, The God of the c Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, d or with the sword.

r Nu.22.22.
Ge. 17, 14.

6 or, knife.

t Jos.5.2.3.

7 made it

20 And Moses took his wife and
lus sons, and set them upon an ass,
and he returned to the land of u ch.3.1.
Egypt: and Moses took the rod m of
God in his hand.

v ver. 16.
w ch.3.18.

21 And the LORD said unto Moses,
When thou goest to return into x Ge, 17.3.
Egypt, see that thou do all those n
wonders before Pharaoh, which I
have put in thine hand: but I will
harden o his heart, that he shall not
let the people go.

ch. 12.27.
1 Ch.29.20.
2 Ch.20.18.
(CHAP. 5.)
a ch.19.9.

22 And thou shalt say unto Pha-
raoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel
18 my son, p even my firstborn:
23 And I say unto thee, Let my son
go, that he may serve me: and if
thou refuse to let him go, behold,
I will slay q thy son, even thy first-

b 2ki. 18.35.
Job 21.16.
Ps. 12.4.

Aaron sent to meet Moses.

24 T And it came to pass, by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought to kill s him.

25 Then Zipporah took a sharp 6 stone, and t cut off the foreskin of her son, and 7 cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.

c ch.3.18.

d De.28.21.


26 So he let him go: then she said. A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision.

27 And the LORD said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. And he went, and met him in the mount u of God, and kissed him.

28 And Moses told Aaron all the words of the LORD who had sent him, and all the signs which he had commanded him.

29 T And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel:

30 And Aaron spake v all the words which the LORD had spoken unto Moses, and did the signs in the sight of the people.

31 And the people believed: w and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped.


1 Pharaoh chideth Moses and Aaron: 5 he increaseth the Israelites' task.

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Moses complains to God.

EXODUS, VI. lay e upon them; ye shall not dimin-| B. C. 1491. ish aught thereof: for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God.

91 Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour therein and let them not regard vain f words.

10 And the task-masters 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 aught of your work shall be diminished.

12 So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt, to gather stubble instead of


13 And the task-masters hasted them, saying, Fulfil your works, 2 your daily tasks, as when there

was straw.

14 And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick, both yesterday and to day, as heretofore?

15 T 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 and, hehold, 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.

18 Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.

22 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil-entreated i this people? why is it that thou hast sent me?

23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done

e Ps. 106.41.
1 Let the
work be

1 God reneweth his promise by his

upon the THEN the LORD said unto Moses,

men. f2Ki. 18.20.

Now shalt thou see what a will do to Pharaoh for with a strong hand b shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them c out of his land.

2 a matter
of a day in
his day.
g De.32.26.
to stink.
h Ge.34.30.
1Sam. 13.4.
2Sam. 10.6.




i Jer. 20.7. Hab.2.3.

4 delivering

thou hast not delivered. (CHAP. 6.) a 2Ch.20.17. Ps. 12.5.


c ch.11.1. 1 or, JEHOVAH. d Ge. 17.1.


e ch.3.14.



Is.42.8. Jno.8.58.


ch.2.24. f Ge. 17.7,8.

Ps. 106.44.

h Ps. 105.8. i Deut.26.8.

19 And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in evil g case, after it was said, Yel shall not minish aught from your bricks of your daily task.

Ps.$1.6. k ch. 15. 13. Deut.7.8. 1Ch.17.21. Neh. 1.10. / Deut.4.20. 7.6. 2S1.7.21. Jer.31,33. Ho. 1.10. Rev.21.3,7. lift up my

20 T 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 ye have made our savour m ch.5.21. 3 to be abhorred h in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us.

3 shortness,

or, strait

God reneweth his promise.

evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at all. CHAPTER VI.

Jer.9.26. Acts 7.51. p Nu.27.19, 23. De.31.14.

2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD: 3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of Godd Almighty; but by my name e JEHOVAH was I not known to them.

4 And I have also established my covenant fwith them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.

5 And I have also heard the g groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have h remembered my


6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you outi from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will k redeem you with a stretched-out arm, and with great judgments:

7 And I will take you to mel 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 2 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 Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not m unto Moses for 3 anguish of spirit, and for cruel bond


10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

of Egypt, that he let the children 11 Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king

of Israel go out of his land.

12 And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, Behold, the children of Israel haven not hearkened unto me: how then shall Pharaoh hear over.30., who am of o uncircumcised

ness. n ver.9.


13 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them a p charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king lof Egypt, to bring the children of

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Moses receives authority.

Israel out of the land of Egypt.
14 These be the heads of their
fathers' houses: q the sons of Reu-
ben, the firstborn of Israel: Ha-
noch, and Pallu, Hezron,and Carmi:
these be the families of Reuben.
15 Andr the sons of Simeon; Je-r 1Ch.4.24.
muel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and
Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul, the s Nu.3.17.
son of a Canaanitish woman: these 1Ch.6.1.
are the families of Simeon.


B. C. 1491.

u Nu. 16. 1.

16 And these are the names of the t Nu.26.57.
sons of's Levi, according to their ge-
nerations; Gershon, and Kohath,
and Merari. And the years of the
life of Levi were an hundred thirty v Lev. 10.4.
and seven years.

17 The sons of Gershon; Libni, and w Ru.4. 19.
Shimi, according to their famílies.


18 And the sons of Kohath; t Amx 1Ch.6.3.
ram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and
Uzziel. And the years of the life
of Kohath were an hundred thirty y Jos.24.33.
and three years.


19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali, z ch.5.1. and Mushi: these are the families of Levi, according to their generations. 20 And 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 b Jer. 1.7,8,17

and seven years.

21 And the sons of Izhar; u Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri.

23 28. 26.2. Eze.2.6,7. 3.11.


22 And the sons of Uzziel; " Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Zithri. 23 And Aaron took him Elisheba, daughter of w Amminadab, sister of Naashon, to wife; and she bare himz Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

28 And it came to pass, on the day when the LORD spake unto Moses in the land of Egypt,

q Ge.46.9,&c.

29 That the LORD spake unto Moses, saying. I am the LORD: speak thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all b that I say unto thee.

30 And Moses said before the LORD, Behold, I am of uncircumcisede lips, and how shall Pharaoh |

a ch.33.1.



ver. 12.

8 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle e for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent.

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
hurn one of the daughters of Putiel
to wife; and she bare him Phine-
has: y these are the heads of the b ch.6.29.
fathers of the Levites, according to
their families.

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.

c ch.11.9.

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

26 These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom the LORD said, bring out d ch.14.4,18. did in like manner with their en



the children of Israel from the land
of Egypt, according to their armies.

27 The are they which spake to ze Mat. 12.39.
Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out
the children of Israel a from Egypt:
these are that Moses and Aaron.


(CHAP. 7.)

a Ps.82.6.
Jno. 10.35.

Magicians of Egypt.

f Dan.2.2.

hearken unto me?



Moses is encouraged to go to Pharaoh 10 the rod is turned to a serpent. 13 Pharaoh's heart is hardened. 19 The river is turned to blood. ND the LORD said unto Moses,



to Pharaoh; and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.

2 Thou shalt speak all b that I command thee; and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land.

3 And 1 willc 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,d 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.

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 LORDg had said.

g ver.4.

11 And the LORD said unto Moses,
Pharaoh's heart is hardened, h he
refuseth i to let the people go.

h ch.8.15.
10. 1,27.
i Jer.8.5.

15 Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto Heb. 12.25. the water; and thou shalt stand by the river's brink against he come; and the rod which was

Plaques of Egypt.

EXODUS, VII. turned to a serpentk shalt thou B. C. 1491. take in thine hand.

16 And thou shalt say unto him, k ver. 10.
The LORD God of the Hebrews
hath sent me unto thee, saying, Let
my people go, m that they may serve
me in the wilderness: and, behold,
hitherto thou wouldest not hear.

m ch.8.1,&c.

n ver.5.

17 Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am n 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 o to blood. 18 And the fish that is in the river o Ps.78.44. shall die, and the river shall stink; and the Egyptians shall loath to drink of the water of the river.

105.29. Rev.8.8. 16.4-6.

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 1 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 LORD commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smotep 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.

23 And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither did he set hiss 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.

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1 Frogs are sent. 25 Pharaoh inclineth to let the people go, 32 but yet is hardened.

21 And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and b the Egyptians could not drink g of the water of the river: and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.

22 And the magicians of Egypt didr so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, neither did he hearken unto them;

as the LORD had said.

p ch.17.5.
9 ver. 18.
ŕ 2Ti.3.8.
s Is.26.11.

1Sa. 17.46.



(CHAP. 8.)
or, dough.

of their

a Ps.78.45.


9 And Moses said unto Pharaoh 2 Glory over me: 3 when shall } entreat for thee, and for thy ser vants, and for thy people, 4 to destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the river only?

10 And he said, 5 To-morrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word; that thou mayest know that c 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. from Pharaoh: and Moses d cried 12 And Moses and Aaron went out unto the LORD because of the frogs which he had brought against Pharaoh.

to cut off. or, against


c Deut.32.31.
2 Sam.7.22.

13 And the LORD dide according
to the word of Moses; and the
frogs died out of the houses, out of
the villages, and out of the fields.
1 Ch. 17.20. 14 And they gathered them together
Ps.83.18. upon heaps; and the land stank.

15 But when Pharaoh saw tha there was respite, hef hardened his heart, and hearkened not unte them; as the LORD had said. g

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 bee throughout all the land of Egypt.



105.30. Rev. 16.13.

IKI. 13.6.
Acts 8.24.

or, have
this honour

over me.

or, against


Jer. 10.6,7. d Ja. 5. 16,18. e Deut.34.10


Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me. f Ec.8.11. 2 And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy bor-5 ch.7.4. ders with frogs:

Frogs brought forth. 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 into thine ovens, and into thy servants, and upon thy people, and 1 kneading-troughs;


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

5 And the LORD spake unto Moses, 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 a came up, and covered the land of Egypt.

7 And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brough up frogs upon the land of Egypt. 8 T Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, b Entreat 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.

17 And they did so: for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the

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Swarms of flies.

earth, and it became h lice in man | B. C. 1491.
and in beast; all the dust of the
land became lice throughout all
the land of Egypt.

h Ps. 105.31.

18 And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: i so there were lice upon man, and upon beast. 19 Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the k finger of God: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said. 20 T 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 saith 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

i Ge.41.8.

k 18a.6.3,9.
Mat. 12.28.

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: p entreat for me.

Is. 19.12.

6 or, a mix-
ture of

beasts, &c.

I ch.9.4.&c.



swarms of flies upon thee, and
upon thy servants, and upon thy a redemp-
people, and into thy houses; and
the houses of the Egyptians shall
be full of swarms of flies, and also 8 or, by to-
the ground whereon they are.



22 And I will sever in that day!
the land of Goshen, in which my 9 or, de-
people dwell, that no swarms of
fies 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 be-
tween my people and thy people:
8to-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 theo land of Egypt: the land was 9 corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies.

m Ge.43.32.


n ch.3.18.

25 T And Pharaoh called for p
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 Ps.
abomination m 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 n three days' jour-
ney into the wilderness, and sacri-
fice to the LORD our God, as he
shall o command us.

Lev. 10.1.

ch.9 28.
Iki. 13.6.

29 And Moses said, Behold, I go out from thee, and I will entreat the c LORD that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people, to morrow: but let not Pharaoh deal q de


r ver.15.

(CHAP. 9.) a Ps.78.50.

b De.28.27.
Job 2.7.


d Ps.81.11.

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And the LORD said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh.

9 And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil b 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 Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast.

il And the magicians could not c stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians. 12 And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkenedd not unto them; as the LORD

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