Exodus 9
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The Plague of Dying Egyptian Livestock

1Then Yahweh said to Moses, “Come to Pharaoh and speak to him, ‘Thus says Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, “Let My people go, that they may serve Me. 2For if you refuse to let them go and [†]continue to hold them, 3behold, the hand of Yahweh [†]will come with a very heavy pestilence on your livestock which are in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the herds, and on the flocks. 4But Yahweh will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt, so that nothing will die of all that belongs to the sons of Israel.”’” 5Yahweh also set a definite time, saying, “Tomorrow Yahweh will do this thing in the land.” 6So Yahweh did this thing on the next day, and all the livestock of Egypt died; but of the livestock of the sons of Israel, not one died. 7And Pharaoh sent, and behold, there was not even one of the livestock of Israel dead. But the heart of Pharaoh was [†]hardened with firmness, and he did not let the people go.

The Plague of Boils

8Then Yahweh said to Moses and Aaron, “Take for yourselves handfuls of soot from a kiln, and let Moses toss it toward the sky in the sight of Pharaoh. 9And it will become fine dust over all the land of Egypt, and it will become boils breaking out with sores on man and beast through all the land of Egypt.” 10So they took the soot from the kiln and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses tossed it toward the sky, and it became boils breaking out with sores on man and beast. 11And the [†]magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for the boils were on the magicians [†]as well as on all the Egyptians. 12And Yahweh [†]hardened Pharaoh’s heart with strength, and he did not listen to them, just as Yahweh had spoken to Moses.

The Plague of Hail

13And Yahweh said to Moses, “Rise up early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh, and you shall say to him, ‘Thus says Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, “Let My people go, that they may serve Me. 14For this time I will send all My plagues against your heart and amongst your servants and your people, so that you may know that there is no one like Me in all the earth. 15For if by now I had sent forth My hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, you would then have been wiped out from the earth. 16But, indeed, for this reason I have caused you to stand, in order to show you My power and in order to recount My name through all the earth. 17Still you [†]exalt yourself against My people [†]by not letting them go. 18Behold, about this time tomorrow, I will rain down very heavy hail, such as has not been seen in Egypt from the day it was founded [†]until now. 19So now, send, bring your livestock and whatever you have in the field to safety. Every man and beast that is found in the field and is not brought home, the hail will come down on them, and they will die.”’” 20The one among the servants of Pharaoh who [†]feared the word of Yahweh made his servants and his livestock flee into the houses; 21but he who did not [†]consider in his heart the word of Yahweh [†]left his servants and his livestock in the field.

22Now Yahweh said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be hail on all the land of Egypt, on man and on beast and on every plant of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.” 23So Moses stretched out his staff toward the sky, and Yahweh gave forth [†]thunder and hail, and fire went down to the earth. And Yahweh rained down hail on the land of Egypt. 24So there was hail, and fire [†]flashing continually in the midst of the hail, very heavy, such as had not been in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. 25And the hail struck all that was in the field through all the land of Egypt, from man to beast; the hail also struck every plant of the field and shattered every tree of the field. 26Only in the land of Goshen, where the sons of Israel were, there was no hail.

27Then Pharaoh sent and called for Moses and Aaron and said to them, “I have sinned this time; Yahweh is the righteous one, and I and my people are the wicked ones. 28Entreat Yahweh, for God’s [†]thunder and hail are too much; and I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer.” 29And Moses said to him, “As soon as I go out of the city, I will spread out my [†]hands to Yahweh; the [†]thunder will cease, and there will be hail no longer, that you may know that the earth is Yahweh’s. 30But as for you and your servants, I know that you do not yet [†]fear [†]Yahweh God.” 31(Now the flax and the barley were struck down, for the barley was in the ear and the flax was in bud. 32But the wheat and the spelt were not struck down, for they are late-ripening.) 33And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh and spread out his [†]hands to Yahweh; and the [†]thunder and the hail ceased, and rain [†]no longer poured on the earth. 34But Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the [†]thunder had ceased. So he sinned again and [†]hardened his heart with firmness, he and his servants. 35And Pharaoh’s heart was [†]hardened with strength, and he did not let the sons of Israel go, just as Yahweh had spoken by the hand of Moses.

2 Lit still hold
3 Lit will be
7 Or glorified, cf. 14:4; lit heavy
11 Or soothsayer priests
11 Lit and on all
12 Lit strengthened
17 Lit Or build up
17 Lit so as not to let
18 Lit and until now
20 Or reverenced
21 Lit set
21 Lit then left
23 Lit sounds
24 Lit taking hold of itself
28 Lit sounds
29 Lit palms
29 Lit sounds
30 Or reverence
30 Lit before Yahweh God
33 Lit palms
33 Lit sounds
33 Lit was not poured
34 Lit sounds
34 Or glorified, cf. 14:4; lit made heavy
35 Lit strengthened

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