The Plague of Locusts1 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh, for a I have ▼
▼ Lit made heavyhardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may ▼
▼ Lit putperform these signs of Mine ▼
▼ Lit in his midstamong them, 2 and e that you may tell in the ▼
▼ Lit earshearing of your son, and of your grandson, how I made a mockery of the Egyptians and how I ▼
▼ Lit putperformed My signs among them, h that you may know that I am the Lord.” 3 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 i humble yourself before Me? j Let My people go, that they may serve Me. 4 ‘For if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory. 5 ‘They shall cover the surface of the land, so that no one will be able to see the land. k They will also eat the rest of what has escaped— what is left to you from the hail— and they will eat every tree which sprouts for you out of the field. 6 ‘Then l your houses shall be filled and the houses of all your servants and the houses of all the Egyptians, something which neither your fathers nor your grandfathers have seen, from the day that they ▼
▼ Lit werecame upon the earth until this day.’” And he turned and went out from Pharaoh. 7 n Pharaoh’s servants said to him, “How long will this man be o a snare to us? Let the men go, that they may serve the Lord their God. Do you not ▼
▼ Lit knowrealize that Egypt is destroyed?” 8 So Moses and Aaron q were brought back to Pharaoh, and he said to them, r “Go, serve the Lord your God! ▼
▼ Lit Who and who areWho are the ones that are going?” 9 Moses said t “We shall go with our young and our old; with our sons and our daughters u with our flocks and our herds we shall go, for we ▼
▼ Lit have a feastmust hold a feast to the Lord.” 10 Then he said to them, “Thus may the Lord be with you, ▼
▼ Lit when Iif ever I let you and your little ones go! Take heed, for evil is ▼
▼ Lit before your facein your mind. 11 “Not so! Go now, the men among you, and serve the Lord, for ▼
▼ Lit you desire itthat is what you desire.” So z they were driven out from Pharaoh’s presence. 12 Then the Lord said to Moses, aa “Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up on the land of Egypt and ab eat every plant of the land, even all that the hail has left.” 13 So Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the Lord directed an east wind on the land all that day and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind ▼
▼ Lit carriedbrought the ad locusts. 14 ae The locusts came up over all the land of Egypt and settled in all the territory of Egypt; they were very ▼
▼ Lit heavynumerous. There had never been so many ▼
▼ Lit locusts like them before themlocusts, nor would there be so many ▼
▼ Lit after themagain. 15 For they covered the surface of the whole land, so that the land was darkened; and they ai ate every plant of the land and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Thus nothing green was left on tree or plant of the field through all the land of Egypt. 16 Then Pharaoh hurriedly aj called for Moses and Aaron, and he said ak “I have sinned against the Lord your God and against you. 17 “Now therefore, please forgive my sin only this once, and al make supplication to the Lord your God, that He would only remove this death from me.” 18 am He went out from Pharaoh and made supplication to the Lord. 19 So the Lord shifted the wind to a very strong west wind which took up the locusts and drove them into the ▼
▼ Lit Sea of ReedsRed Sea; not one locust was left in all the territory of Egypt. 20 But ao the Lord ▼
▼ Lit made stronghardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not let the sons of Israel go.
Darkness over the Land21 Then the Lord said to Moses, aq “Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even a darkness ar which may be felt.” 22 So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and there was as thick darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days. 23 They did not see one another, nor did anyone rise from his place for three days at but all the sons of Israel had light in their dwellings. 24 Then Pharaoh au called to Moses, and said, “Go, serve the Lord; only let your flocks and your herds be detained. Even av your little ones may go with you.” 25 But Moses said, “You must also ▼
▼ Lit give into our handlet us have sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may ▼
▼ Lit makesacrifice them to the Lord our God. 26 ay “Therefore, our livestock too shall go with us; not a hoof shall be left behind, for we shall take some of them to serve the Lord our God. And until we arrive there, we ourselves do not know with what we shall serve the Lord.” 27 But az the Lord ▼
▼ Lit made stronghardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he was not willing to let them go. 28 Then Pharaoh said to him, bb “Get away from me! ▼
▼ Lit Take heed to yourselfBeware, do not see my face again, for in the day you see my face you shall die!” 29 Moses said, “You are right; bd I shall never see your face again!”
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