THE SECOND BOOK OF
E X O D U S
Exodus 10 ©
God gives Moses to understand why He hardened the hearts of Pharaoh and his servants, vs. 1, etc. And threatens them with grasshoppers, 4. Pharaoh’s servants persuade him to let the Israelites go, 7. He is resigned as if he will do it, 8. But alters his mind, 10. The eighth plague, to wit, the grasshoppers, comes over Egypt, 12. Pharaoh confesses his sins, 16. Entreats Moses to pray for him, 17. Which Moses does, 18. And the grasshoppers are taken away, 19. Pharaoh remains hardened, 20. The ninth plague, to wit, darkness comes over Egypt, 21. Pharaoh would let Israel go, but without cattle, 24. Moses will not leave a claw behind, 25. Pharaoh remains hardened, 27. And charges Moses on pain of death never to appear in his sight anymore, 28. Which also comes to pass, 29.
AND the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: fora I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these my signs 1before him:
And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I am the LORD.
And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me.
Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts into thy 2coast:
And they shall cover 3the face of the earth, that one cannot be able to see the earth: and they shall eat 4the residue of that which is escaped, which remaineth unto you from the hail, and shall eat 5every tree which groweth for you out of the field:
And they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all thy servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which neither thy fathers, nor thy fathers' fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day. And he turned himself, and went out from Pharaoh.
And 6Pharaoh’s servants said unto him, How long shall this man be 7a snare unto us? let the men go, that they may serve the LORD their God: knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed8?
And Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh: and he said unto them, Go, serve the LORD your God: but 9who are they that shall go?
And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for 10we must hold a feast unto the LORD.
And he said unto them, 11Let the LORD be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; 12for evil is before you.
Not so: go now ye that are men, and serve the LORD; for that 13ye did desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.
¶And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the land of Egypt 14for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail hath left.
And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought 15an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east windb brought the locusts.
And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in 16all the coastsc of Egypt: 17very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.
For they covered 18the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt.
¶Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned 19against the LORD your God, and against you.
Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin 20only this once, and intreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me 21this death only.
And he went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the LORD.
And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and 22cast them into the 23Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt.
But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go.
¶And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even 24darkness which may be felt.
And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there wasd a 25thick darkness in all the land of Egypt 26three days:
27They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel 28had light 29in their dwellings.
¶ 30And Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said, Go ye, serve the LORD; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed: 31let your little ones also go with you.
And Moses said, Thou must 32give us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God.
Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not an hoof be left behind; for thereof must we take to serve the LORD our God; and we know not 33with what we must serve the LORD, until we come thither.
¶But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he would not let them go.
And Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no more; for in that day thou seest my face thou 34shalt die.
And Moses said, 35Thou hast spoken well, Ie will see thy face again no more.