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The plague of locusts.

EXODUS. The plague of darkness.

and with our herds will we go; for we must hold a feast unto the LORD.

10 And he said unto them, Let the LORD be so with you, as I will let you go, and your little ones: look to it; for evil is before you.

11 Not so: go now ye that are men, and serve the LORD; for that ye did desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence.

12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the land of Egypt for 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.

13 And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

19 And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the coasts of Egypt.

14 And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.

20 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go.

21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.

15 For they covered the 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.

22 And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days:

16 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you.

23 They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.

17 Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only.

18 And he went out from Pharaoh, and intreated the LORD.

24 ¶ And Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said, Go ye, serve the LORD; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed: let your little ones also go with you.

25 And Moses said, Thou must give us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God. 26 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 with what we must serve the LORD, until we come thither.

27¶ But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he would not let them go.

28 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 shalt die.

29 And Moses said, Thou hast spoken well, I will see thy face again no more.

CHAP. XI.

1 God's message to the Israelites to borrow jewels of their neighbours. 4 Moses threateneth Pharaoh with the death of the firstborn.

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The firstborn threatened. CHAP. XI, XII. The passover instituted..

ND the LORD said unto
Moses, Yet will I bring
teplague more upon Pharaoh,
and upon Egypt; afterwards he
will let you go hence: when he
shall let you go, he shall surely
thrust you out hence altogether.
? Speak now in the ears of the
people, and let every man bor-
row of his neighbour, and every
woman of her neighbour, jewels
of silver, and jewels of gold.
3 And the LORD

gave the

people favour in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's servants, and in the sight of the people.

raoh: and the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go out of his land.

4 And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight vill I go out into the midst of Egypt:

CHAP. XII.

1 The beginning of the year is chang ed. 3 The passover is instituted. 11 The rite of the passover. 15 Unleavened bread. 29 The firstborn are slain. 31 The Israelites are driven out of the land. 37 They come to Succoth. 43 The ordinance of the passover.

AND the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,

2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the

$ And all the firstborn in the
land of Egypt shall die, from
the firstborn of Pharaoh that
sitteth upon his throne, even
unto the firstborn of the maid-
servant that is behind the mill;
and all the firstborn of beasts.
6 And there shall be a great
gry throughout all the land of
Egypt, such as there was none
ke it, nor shall be like it any

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year to you.

gregation of Israel, saying, In 3 Speak ye unto all the conthe tenth day of this month man a lamb, according to the they shall take to them every house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:

7 But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog

little for the lamb, let him and 4 And if the houshold be too his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his cating shall make your count for the lamb.

blemish, a male of the first 5 Your lamb shall be without year: ye shall take it out from more his tongue, against man the sheep, or from the goats: or beast: that ye may know 6 And ye shall keep it up un

how that the LORD doth put a til the fourteenth day of the difference between the Egyp- same month: and the whole And all these thy servants of Israel shall kill it in the assembly of the congregation

tans and Israel.

shall come down unto me, and evening.

bow down themselves unto me,
sarine, Get thee out, and all blood, and strike it on the two
7 And they shall take of the
the people that follow thee: and side posts and on the upper door
after that I will go out. And post of the houses, wherein they

he went out from Pharaoh in a shall eat it.

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And the LORD said unto in that night, roast with fire, Moses, Pharaoh shall not and unleavened bread; and hearken unto you; that my with bitter herbs they shall wonders may be multiplied in eat it.

8 And they shall eat the flesh

the land of Egypt.

in And Moses and Aaron did den at all with water, but roast all these wonders before Pha- with fire; his head with his 9 Eat not of it raw, nor sod

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14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.

19 Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land. 20 Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.

15 Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.

21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.

22 And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.

16 And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you. 17 And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for

ever.

23 For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.

24 And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.

25 And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the LORD will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this service.

26 And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service?

27 That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD's passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.

23 And the children of Israel

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CHAP. XII. Ordinance of the passover.

The firstborn are slain.
went away, and did as the
LORD had commanded Mo-
ses and Aaron, so did they.
And it came to pass, that
at midnight the LORD smote
all the firstborn in the land of
Egypt, from the firstborn of
Pharaoh that sat on his throne
unto the firstborn of the cap-

tire that was in the dungeon;

ed cakes of the dough which
39 And they baked unleaven-
they brought forth out of E-
gypt, for it was not leavened;
because they were thrust out
of Egypt, and could not tarry,
neither had they prepared for
themselves any victual.

the children of Israel, who
40 Now the sojourning of
dred and thirty years.
dwelt in Egypt, was four hun-

end of the four hundred and 41 And it came to pass at the thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt. observed unto the LORD for 42 It is a night to be much bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the LORD to be ob served of all the children of Israel in their generations.

and all the firstborn of cattle.
And Pharaoh rose up in
the night, he, and all his ser-
Tants, and all the Egyptians;
at there was a great cry in E-
for there was not a house
where there was not one dead.
And he called for Moses
and Aaron by night, and said,
Rise up, and get you forth from
my people, both ye and
the children of Israel; and go,
serve the LORD, as ye have said.
22 Also take your flocks and
your herds, as ye have said,
and be gone; and bless me also.
And the Egyptians were
gent upon the people, that
they might send them out of
the land in haste; for they said, thereof:

We be all dead men.

Moses and Aaron, This is the
43 And the LORD said unto
ordinance of the passover:
There shall no stranger eat

dough before it was leavened, thou hast circumcised him, then
And the people took their that is bought for money, when
44 But every man's servant
their kneadingtroughs being shall he eat thereof.
bound up in their clothes upon
their shoulders.

35 And the children of Israel

45 A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof. 46 In one house shall it be

did according to the word of eaten; thou shalt not carry
Moses; and they borrowed of forth ought of the flesh abroad
the Fayptians jewels of silver, out of the house; neither shall
and jewels of gold, and rai- ye break a bone thereof.

36 And the LORD gave the rael shall keep it.
47 All the congregation of Is-

people favour in the sight of

the Egyptians, so that they lent sojourn with thee, and will keep to them such things as they the passover to the LORD, let required. And they spoiled the all his males be circumcised, Egyptians

48 And when a stranger shall

And the children of Is- and keep it; and he shall be and then let him coine near to Soccoth, about six hundred for no uncircumcised person rael journeyed from Rameses as one that is born in the land: thousand on foot that were men, shall eat thereof.

beside children.

vent up also with them; and stranger that sojourneth among And a mixed multitude that is homeborn, and unto the

49 One law shall be to him

flocks, and herds, even very you.

mach cattle.

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50 Thus did all the children

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3¶ And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten.

4 This day came ye out in the month Abib.

10 Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season from year to year.

11 And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, as he sware unto thee and to thy fathers, and shall give it thee,

5 And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in this month.

12 That thou shalt set apart unto the LORD all that openeth the matrix, and every firstling that cometh of a beast which thou hast; the males shall be the LORD'S.

6 Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to the LORD.

13 And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck: and all the firstborn of man among thy children shalt thou redeem.

7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters.

8And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which

14¶ And it shall be when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What is this? that thou shalt say unto him, By strength of hand the LORD brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage:

15 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the LORD slew all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of beast: therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all that openeth the matrix, being males; but all the firstborn of my children I redeem.

16 And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes: for by strength of hand the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt.

17 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near;

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