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Exodus 10
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A Plague of Locusts

10Then the LORD said to Moses, "Return to Pharaoh and make your demands again. I have made him and his officials stubborn so I can display my miraculous signs among them.H3068H559H4872H935H6547H3513H3820H3820H5650H7896H226H7130 2I've also done it so you can tell your children and grandchildren about how I made a mockery of the Egyptians and about the signs I displayed among them - and so you will know that I am the LORD."H5608H241H1121H1121H1121H5953H4714H226H7760H3045H3068 3So Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, "This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: How long will you refuse to submit to me? Let my people go, so they can worship me.H4872H175H935H6547H559H559H3068H430H5680H4970H3985H6031H6440H5971H7971H5647 4If you refuse, watch out! For tomorrow I will bring a swarm of locusts on your country.H3588H3986H5971H7971H4279H935H697H1366 5They will cover the land so that you won't be able to see the ground. They will devour what little is left of your crops after the hailstorm, including all the trees growing in the fields.H3680H5869H776H3201H7200H776H398H3499H6413H7604H1259H398H6086H6779H7704 6They will overrun your palaces and the homes of your officials and all the houses in Egypt. Never in the history of Egypt have your ancestors seen a plague like this one!" And with that, Moses turned and left Pharaoh.H4390H1004H1004H5650H1004H4714H1H1H1H7200H3117H127H3117H6437H3318H6547 7Pharaoh's officials now came to Pharaoh and appealed to him. "How long will you let this man hold us hostage? Let the men go to worship the LORD their God! Don't you realize that Egypt lies in ruins?"H6547H5650H559H4170H582H7971H5647H3068H430H3045H2962H4714H6 8So Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh. "All right," he told them, "go and worship the LORD your God. But who exactly will be going with you?"H4872H175H7725H6547H559H3212H5647H3068H430H1980 9Moses replied, "We will all go - young and old, our sons and daughters, and our flocks and herds. We must all join together in celebrating a festival to the LORD."H4872H559H3212H5288H2205H1121H1323H6629H1241H3212H2282H3068 10Pharaoh retorted, "The LORD will certainly need to be with you if I let you take your little ones! I can see through your evil plan.H559H3068H7971H2945H7200H7451H6440 11Never! Only the men may go and worship the LORD, since that is what you requested." And Pharaoh threw them out of the palace.H3212H1397H5647H3068H1245H1644H6547H6440 12Then the LORD said to Moses, "Raise your hand over the land of Egypt to bring on the locusts. Let them cover the land and devour every plant that survived the hailstorm."H3068H559H4872H5186H3027H776H4714H697H5927H776H4714H398H6212H776H1259H7604 13So Moses raised his staff over Egypt, and the LORD caused an east wind to blow over the land all that day and through the night. When morning arrived, the east wind had brought the locusts.H4872H5186H4294H776H4714H3068H5090H6921H7307H776H3117H3915H1242H6921H7307H5375H697 14And the locusts swarmed over the whole land of Egypt, settling in dense swarms from one end of the country to the other. It was the worst locust plague in Egyptian history, and there has never been another one like it.H697H5927H776H4714H5117H1366H4714H3966H3515H6440H3651H697H310 15For the locusts covered the whole country and darkened the land. They devoured every plant in the fields and all the fruit on the trees that had survived the hailstorm. Not a single leaf was left on the trees and plants throughout the land of Egypt.H3680H5869H776H776H2821H398H6212H776H6529H6086H1259H3498H3498H3418H6086H6212H7704H776H4714 16Pharaoh quickly summoned Moses and Aaron. "I have sinned against the LORD your God and against you," he confessed.H6547H7121H4872H175H4116H559H2398H3068H430 17"Forgive my sin, just this once, and plead with the LORD your God to take away this death from me."H5375H2403H6471H6279H3068H430H5493H4194 18So Moses left Pharaoh's court and pleaded with the LORD.H3318H6547H6279H3068 19The LORD responded by shifting the wind, and the strong west wind blew the locusts into the Red Sea. Not a single locust remained in all the land of Egypt.H3068H2015H3966H2389H3220H7307H5375H697H8628H5488H3220H7604H259H697H1366H4714 20But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart again, so he refused to let the people go.H3068H2388H6547H3820H1121H3478H7971

A Plague of Darkness

21Then the LORD said to Moses, "Lift your hand toward heaven, and the land of Egypt will be covered with a darkness so thick you can feel it."H3068H559H4872H5186H3027H8064H2822H776H4714H2822H4959 22So Moses lifted his hand to the sky, and a deep darkness covered the entire land of Egypt for three days.H4872H5186H3027H8064H653H2822H776H4714H7969H3117 23During all that time the people could not see each other, and no one moved. But there was light as usual where the people of Israel lived.H7200H376H251H6965H376H7969H3117H1121H3478H216H4186 24Finally, Pharaoh called for Moses. "Go and worship the LORD," he said. "But leave your flocks and herds here. You may even take your little ones with you."H6547H7121H4872H559H3212H5647H3068H6629H1241H3322H2945H3212 25"No," Moses said, "you must provide us with animals for sacrifices and burnt offerings to the LORD our God.H4872H559H5414H3027H2077H5930H6213H3068H430 26All our livestock must go with us, too; not a hoof can be left behind. We must choose our sacrifices for the LORD our God from among these animals. And we won't know how we are to worship the LORD until we get there."H4735H3212H6541H7604H3947H5647H3068H430H3045H5647H3068H935 27But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart once more, and he would not let them go.H3068H2388H6547H3820H14H7971 28"Get out of here!" Pharaoh shouted at Moses. "I'm warning you. Never come back to see me again! The day you see my face, you will die!"H6547H559H3212H8104H7200H6440H3254H3117H7200H6440H4191 29"Very well," Moses replied. "I will never see your face again."H4872H559H1696H3651H7200H6440H3254


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