And the Lord said to Moses, Go in to Pharao, and thou shalt say to him, These things saith the Lord God of the Hebrews; Send my people away that they may serve me. 2If however thou wilt not send my people away, but yet detainest them: 3behold the hand of the Lord shall be upon thy cattle in the fields, both on the horses and on the asses, and on the camels and oxen and sheep, and a very great 1 mortality. 4And I will make a marvellous distinction in that time between the cattle of the Egyptians and the cattle of the children of Israel: 2 nothing shall die of all that is of the children's of Israel. 5And God fixed a limit, saying, To-morrow the Lord will do this thing on the land. 6And the Lord did this thing on the next day, and all the cattle of the Egyptians died but of the cattle of the children of Israel there died not one. 7And when Pharao saw, that of all the cattle of the children of Israel there died not one, the heart of Pharao was hardened, and he did not let the people go. 8And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, Take you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses scatter it toward heaven before Pharao, and before his servants. 9And let it become dust over all the land of Egypt, and there shall be upon men and upon beasts 3 sore blains breaking forth both on men and on beasts in all the land. of Egypt. 10So he took of the ashes of the furnace before Pharao, and Moses scattered it toward heaven and it became sore blains breaking forth both on men and on beasts.
And the Lord said to Moses, Stretch out thine hand to heaven and there shall be hail on all the land of Egypt, both on the men and on the cattle and on all the herbage on the land. 23And Moses stretched forth his hand to heaven, and the Lord sent thunderings 6 and hail; and the fire ran along upon the ground, and the Lord rained hail on.all the land, of Egypt. 24So there was hail and flaming fire mingled with hail; and the hail.was very great, such as was not in Egypt from the time there was a nation upon it. 25And the hail smote in all the land of Egypt both man and beast and the hail smote all the grass in the field, and the hail broke in pieces all the trees in the field. 26Only in the land of Gesem where the children of Israel were the hail was not. 27And Pharao sent and called Moses and Aaron, and said to them, I have sinned this time: the Lord is righteous and I and my people are wicked. 28Pray then for me to the Lord, and let him cause the thunderings of God to 7 cease, and the hail and. the fire, and I will send you forth and ye shall remain no longer. 29And Moses said to him, When I shall have departed from the city, I will stretch out, my hands to the Lord, and the thunder shall cease, and the hail and the rain shall be no longer, that thou mayest know that the earth is the Lord's. 30But, as for thee and thy servants I know that ye have not yet feared the Lord. 31And the flax and the barley were smitten, for the barley was 8 advanced, and the flax
1 Or, death.
2 Gr. ┐jton Heb.rbd .
3 Gr. sores, blains.
4 Lit. occurrences.
7 Gr. cease from being.
8 Gr. in the ear.
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