Exodus 8

Frogs over the Land

Ch 7:26 in Heb
Then the  Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus says the  Lord b Let My people go, that they may serve Me.
But if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite your whole territory with frogs. The Nile will c swarm with frogs, which will come up and go into your house and into your bedroom and on your bed, and into the houses of your servants and on your people, and into your ovens and into your kneading bowls. So the frogs will come up on you and your people and all your servants.”’”
Ch 8:1 in Heb
Then the  Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘ e Stretch out your hand with your staff over the rivers, over the
Or canals
streams and over the pools, and make frogs come up on the land of Egypt.’”
So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the
Lit frog
,
h frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt.
i The
Or soothsayer priests
magicians did
Lit thus
the same with their secret arts
Lit and made
making frogs come up on the land of Egypt.

Then Pharaoh m called for Moses and Aaron and said n Entreat the  Lord that He remove the frogs from me and from my people; and o I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to the  Lord.” Moses said to Pharaoh
Lit Glory over me
The honor is yours to tell me: when shall I entreat for you and your servants and your people, that the frogs be
Lit cut off
destroyed from you and your houses, that they may be left only in the Nile?”

10 Then he said, “Tomorrow.” So he said, “May it be according to your word, that you may know that there is r no one like the  Lord our God. 11 “The s frogs will depart from you and your houses and your servants and your people; they will be left only in the Nile.” 12 Then Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh, and t Moses cried to the  Lord concerning the frogs which He had
Lit placed
inflicted upon Pharaoh.
13 The  Lord did according to the word of Moses, and the frogs died out of the houses, the courts, and the fields. 14 So they piled them in heaps, and the land
I.e. had a bad smell
became foul.
15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he
Lit made heavy
hardened his heart and x did not listen to them, as the  Lord had said.

The Plague of Insects

16 Then the  Lord said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the earth, that it may become
Or lice
gnats through all the land of Egypt.’”
17 They did so; and Aaron stretched out his hand with his staff, and struck the dust of the earth, and there were
Or lice
gnats on man and beast. All the dust of the earth became
Or lice
,
ab gnats through all the land of Egypt.
18 The
Or soothsayer priests
magicians tried with their secret arts to bring forth
Or lice
gnats, but ae they could not; so there were
Or lice
gnats on man and beast.
19 Then the
Or soothsayer priests
magicians said to Pharaoh, ah This is the finger of God.” But Pharaoh’s heart was
Lit strong
hardened, and he did not listen to them, as the  Lord had said.

20 Now the  Lord said to Moses, aj Rise early in the morning and present yourself before Pharaoh,
Lit behold
as al he comes out to the water, and say to him, ‘Thus says the  Lord, am Let My people go, that they may serve Me.
21 For if you do not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you and on your servants and on your people and into your houses; and the houses of the Egyptians will be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground on which they dwell. 22  an But on that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, where My people are
Lit standing
living, so that no swarms of flies will be there, in order that you may know that
Or I am the  Lord in the midst of the earth
,
aq I, the  Lord, am in the midst of the land.
23 “I will
Lit set a ransom
put a division between My people and your people. Tomorrow this sign will occur.”’”
24 Then the  Lord did so. And there came
Lit heavy
great swarms of flies into the house of Pharaoh and the houses of his servants and the land was at laid waste because of the swarms of flies in all the land of Egypt.

25 Pharaoh au called for Moses and Aaron and said av Go, sacrifice to your God within the land.” 26 But Moses said, “It is not right to do so, for we will sacrifice to the  Lord our God
Lit the abomination of Egypt
what is ax an abomination to the Egyptians. If we sacrifice
Lit the abomination of Egypt
what is an abomination to the Egyptians before their eyes, will they not then stone us?
27 We must go a az three days’ journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to the  Lord our God as He
Lit says to us
commands us.”
28 Pharaoh said bb I will let you go, that you may sacrifice to the  Lord your God in the wilderness; only you shall not go very far away. bc Make supplication for me.” 29 Then Moses said, “Behold, I am going out from you, and I shall make supplication to the  Lord that the swarms of flies may depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people tomorrow; only do not let Pharaoh bd deal deceitfully again in not letting the people go to sacrifice to the  Lord.”

30 So be Moses went out from Pharaoh and made supplication to the  Lord. 31 The  Lord did
Lit according to the word of Moses
as Moses asked, and removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants and from his people; not one remained.
32 But Pharaoh
Lit made heavy
hardened his heart this time also, and bh he did not let the people go.
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