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EXODUS , 1
Jacob's household

1 :1     Now these are the names of the sons of Israel who came into Egypt ; every man and his family came with Jacob. 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah ; 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin ; 4 Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. 5 All the offspring of Jacob were seventy persons : and Joseph had come to Egypt before them. 6 Then Joseph came to his end, and all his brothers, and all that generation. 7 And the children of Israel were fertile, increasing very greatly in numbers and in power ; and the land was full of them.
1:8     Now a new king came to power in Egypt, who had no knowledge of Joseph. 9 And he said to his people, See, the people of Israel are greater in number and in power than we are: 10 Let us take care for fear that their numbers may become even greater, and if there is a war, they may be joined with those who are against us, and make an attack on us, and go up out of the land. 11 So they put overseers of forced work over them, in order to make their strength less by the weight of their work. And they made store-towns for Pharaoh, Pithom and Raamses. 12 But the more cruel they were to them, the more their number increased, till all the land was full of them. And the children of Israel were hated by the Egyptians. 13 And they gave the children of Israel even harder work to do : 14 And made their lives bitter with hard work, making building-material and bricks, and doing all sorts of work in the fields under the hardest conditions.
1:15     And the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew women who gave help at the time of childbirth (the name of the one was Shiphrah and the name of the other Puah), 16 When you are looking after the Hebrew women in childbirth, if it is a son you are to put him to death; but if it is a daughter, she may go on living. 17 But the women had the fear of God, and did not do as the king of Egypt said, but let the male children go on living. 18 And the king of Egypt sent for the women, and said to them, Why have you done this, and let the male children go on living ? 19 And they said to Pharaoh, Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women, for they are strong, and the birth takes place before we come to them. 20 And the blessing of God was on these women : and the people were increased in number and became very strong. 21 And because the women who took care of the Hebrew mothers had the fear of God, he gave them families. 22 And Pharaoh gave orders to all his people, saying, Every son who comes to birth is to be put into the river, but every daughter may go on living.

EXODUS , 2
The burning bush


2:1     Now a man of the house of Levi took as his wife a daughter of Levi. 2 And she became with child and gave birth to a Son; and when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she kept him secretly for three months. 3 And when she was no longer able to keep him secret, she made him a basket out of the stems of water-plants, pasting sticky earth over it to keep the water out ; and placing the baby in it she put it among the plants by the edge of the Nile. 4 And his sister took her place at a distance to see what would become of him. 5 Now Pharaoh's daughter came down to the Nile to take a bath, while her women were walking by the riverside; and she saw the basket among the river-plants, and sent her servant-girl to get it. 6 And opening it, she saw the child, and he was crying. And she had pity on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children. 7 Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, May I go and get you one of the Hebrew women to give him the breast? 8 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Go. And the girl went and got the child's mother. 9 And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, Take the child away and give it milk for me, and I will give you payment. And the woman took the child and gave it milk at her breast. 10 And when the child was older, she took him to Pharaoh's daughter and he became her son, and she gave him the name Moses, Because, she said, I took him out of the water.
2:11     Now when Moses had become a man, one day he went out to his people and saw how hard their work was ; and he saw an Egyptian giving blows to a Hebrew, one of his people. 12 And turning this way and that, and seeing no one, he put the Egyptian to death, covering his body with sand. 13 And he went out the day after and saw two of the Hebrews fighting : and he said to him who was in the wrong, Why are you fighting your brother ? 14 And he said, Who made you a ruler and a judge over us ? are you going to put me to death as you did the Egyptian ? And Moses was in fear, and said, It is clear that the thing has come to light. 15 Now when Pharaoh had news of this, he would have put Moses to death.     But Moses went in flight from Pharaoh into the land of Midian : and he took his seat by a water-spring. 16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters : and they came to get water for their father's flock. 17 And the keepers of the sheep came up and were driving them away; but Moses got up and came to their help, watering their flock for them. 18 And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that you have come back so quickly today? 19 And they said, An Egyptian came to our help against the keepers of sheep and got water for us and gave it to the flock. 20 And he said to his daughters, Where is he ? why have you let the man go ? make him come in and give him a meal. 21 And Moses was happy to go on living with the man ; and he gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses. 22 And she gave birth to a son, to whom he gave the name Gershom : for he said, I have been living in a strange land.
2:23     Now after a long time the king of Egypt came to his end : and the children of Israel were crying in their grief under the weight of their work, and their cry for help came to the ears of God. 24 And at the sound of their weeping the agreement which God had made with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob came to his mind. 25 And God's eyes were turned to the children of Israel and he gave them the knowledge of himself.

EXODUS , 3
God commissions Moses

3:1     Now Moses was looking after the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law, the priest of Midian : and he took the flock to the back of the waste land and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 And the angel of the Lord was seen by him in a flame of fire coming out of a thorn-tree : and he saw that the tree was on fire, but it was not burned up. 3 And Moses said, I will go and see this strange thing, why the tree is not burned up, 4 And when the Lord saw him turning to one side to see, God said his name out of the tree, crying, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I. 5 And he said, Do not come near : take off your shoes from your feet, for the place where you are is holy. 6 And he said, I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses kept his face covered for fear of looking on God.
3:7     And God said, Truly, I have seen the grief of my people in Egypt, and their cry because of their cruel masters has come to my ears ; for I have knowledge of their sorrows ; 8 And I have come down to take them out of the hands of the Egyptians, guiding them out of that land into a good land and wide, into a land flowing with milk and honey ; into the place of the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Amorite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite. 9 For now, truly, the cry of the children of Israel has come to me, and I have seen the cruel behaviour of the Egyptians to them. 10 Come, then, and I will send you to Pharaoh, so that you may take my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt. 11 And Moses said to God, Who am I to go to Pharaoh and take the children of Israel out of Egypt? 12 And he said, Truly I will be with you ; and this will be the sign to you that I have sent you : when you have taken the children of Israel out of Egypt, you will give worship to God on this mountain.
3:13     And Moses said to God, When I come to the children of Israel and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you : and they say to me, What is his name ? what am I to say to them? 14 And God said to him, I AM WHAT I AM : and he said, Say to the children of Israel, I AM has sent me to you. 15 And God went on to say to Moses, Say to the children of Israel, The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has sent me to you : this is my name for ever, and this is my sign to all generations. 16 Go and get together the chiefs of the children of Israel, and say to them, The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has been seen by me, and has said, Truly I have taken up your cause, because of what is done to you in Egypt ; 17 And I have said, I will take you up out of the sorrows of Egypt into the land of the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Amorite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite, into a land flowing with milk and honey. 18 And they will give ear to your voice : and you, with the chiefs of Israel, will go to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, and say to him, The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has come to us : let us then go three days' journey into the waste land to make an offering to the Lord our God. 19 And I am certain that the king of Egypt will not let you go without being forced. 20 But I will put out my hand and overcome Egypt with all the wonders which I will do among them : and after that he will let you go. 21 And I will give this people grace in the eyes of the Egyptians, so that when you go out you will go out with your hands full. 22 For every woman will get from her neighbour and from the woman living in her house, ornaments of silver and gold, and clothing ; and you will put them on your sons and your daughters ; you will take the best of their goods from the Egyptians.

EXODUS , 4
Rod and serpent

1     And Moses, answering, said, It is certain that they will not have faith in me or give ear to my voice; for they will say, You have not seen the Lord. 2 And the Lord said to him, What is that in your hand ? And he said, A rod. 3 And he said, Put it down on the earth. And he put it down on the earth and it became a snake; and Moses went running from it. 4 And the Lord said to Moses, Put out your hand and take it by the tail : (and he put out his hand and took a grip of it and it became a rod in his hand: ) 5 So that they may be certain that the Lord, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has been seen by you. 6 Then the Lord said to him again, Put your hand inside your clothing. And he put his hand inside his robe : and when he took it out it was like the hand of a leper, as white as snow. 7 And he said, Put your hand inside your robe again. (And he put his hand into his robe again, and when he took it out he saw that it had become like his other flesh.) 8 And if they do not have faith in you or give ear to the voice of the first sign, they will have faith in the second sign. 9 And if they have no faith even in these two signs and will not give ear to your voice, then you are to take the water of the Nile and put it on the dry land : and the water you take out of the river will become blood on the dry land.
4:10     And Moses said to the Lord, O Lord, I am not a man of words ; I have never been so, and am not now, even after what you have said to your servant : for talking is hard for me, and I am slow of tongue. 11 And the Lord said to him, Who has made man's mouth ? who takes away a man's voice or hearing, or makes him seeing or blind ? Is it not I, the Lord ? 12 So go now, and I will be with your mouth, teaching you what to say. 13 And he said, O Lord, send, if you will, by the hand of anyone whom it seems good to you to send. 14 And the Lord was angry with Moses, and said, Is there not Aaron, your brother, the Levite ? To my knowledge he is good at talking. And now he is coming out to you : and when he sees you he will be glad in his heart. 15 Let him give ear to your voice, and you will put my words in his mouth ; and I will be with your mouth and with his, teaching you what you have to do. 16 And he will do the talking for you to the people : he will be to you as a mouth and you will be to him as God. 17 And take in your hand this rod with which you will do the signs.
4:18     And Moses went back to Jethro, his father-in-law, and said to him, Let me go back now to my relations in Egypt and see if they are still living. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace. 19 And the Lord said to Moses in Midian, Go back to Egypt, for all the men are dead who were attempting to take your life. 20 And Moses took his wife and his sons and put them on an ass and went back to the land of Egypt : and he took the rod of God in his hand. 21 And the Lord said to Moses, When you go back to Egypt, see that you do before Pharaoh all the wonders which I have given you power to do : but I will make his heart hard and he will not let the people go.
4:22     And you are to say to Pharaoh, The Lord says, Israel is the first of my sons: 23 And I said to you, Let my son go, so that he may give me worship ; and you did not let him go : so now I will put the first of your sons to death.
4:24     Now on the journey, at the night's resting-place, the Lord came in his way and would have put him to death. 25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cutting off the skin of her son's private parts, and touching his feet with it, she said, Truly you are a husband of blood to me. 26 So he let him go. Then she said, You are a husband of blood because of the circumcision.
4:27     And the Lord said to Aaron, Go into the waste land and you will see Moses. So he went and came across Moses at the mountain of God, and gave him a kiss. 28 And Moses gave Aaron an account of all the words of the Lord which he had sent him to say, and of all the signs which he had given him orders to do. 29 Then Moses and Aaron went and got together all the chiefs of the children of Israel : 30 And Aaron said to them all the words the Lord had said to Moses, and did the signs before all the people. 31 And the people had faith in them; and hearing that the Lord had taken up the cause of the children of Israel and had seen their troubles, with bent heads they gave him worship.

EXODUS , 5
Let my people go

5:1     And after that, Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and said, The Lord, the God of Israel, says, Let my people go so that they may keep a feast to me in the waste land. 2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, to whose voice I am to give ear and let Israel go ? I have no knowledge of the Lord and I will not let Israel go. 3 And they said, The God of the Hebrews has come to us : let us then go three days' journey into the waste land to make an offering to the Lord our God, so that he may not send death on us by disease or the sword. 4 And the king of Egypt said to them, Why do you, Moses and Aaron, take the people away from their work ? get back to your work. 5 And Pharaoh said, Truly, the people of the land are increasing in number, and you are keeping them back from their work. 6 The same day Pharaoh gave orders to the overseers and those who were responsible for the work, saying, 7 Give these men no more dry stems for their brick-making as you have been doing; let them go and get the material for themselves. 8 But see that they make the same number of bricks as before, and no less : for they have no love for work ; and so they are crying out and saying, Let us go and make an offering to our God. 9 Give the men harder work, and see that they do it ; let them not give attention to false words.
5:10     And the overseers of the people and their responsible men went out and said to the people, Pharaoh says, I will give you no more dry stems. 11 Go yourselves and get dry stems wherever you are able; for your work is not to be any less. 12 So the people were sent in all directions through the land of Egypt to get dry grass for stems. 13 And the overseers went on driving them and saying, Do your full day's work as before when there were dry stems for you. 14 And the responsible men of the children of Israel, whom Pharaoh's overseers had put over them, were given blows, and they said to them, Why have you not done your regular work, in making bricks as before?
5:15     Then the responsible men of the children of Israel came to Pharaoh, protesting and saying, Why are you acting in this way to your servants ? 16 They give us no dry stems and they say to us, Make bricks : and they give your servants blows ; but it is your people who are in the wrong. 17 But he said, You have no love for work : that is why you say, Let us go and make an offering to the Lord. 18 Go now, get back to your work; no dry stems will be given to you, but you are to make the full number of bricks. 19 Then the responsible men of the children of Israel saw that they were purposing evil when they said, The number of bricks which you have to make every day will be no less than before. 20 And they came face to face with Moses and Aaron, who were in their way when they came out from Pharaoh : 21 And they said to them, May the Lord take note of you and be your judge ; for you have given Pharaoh and his servants a bad opinion of us, putting a sword in their hands for our destruction.
5:22     And Moses went back to the Lord and said, Lord, why have you done evil to this people ? why have you sent me ? 23 For from the time when I came to Pharaoh to put your words before him, he has done evil to this people, and you have given them no help.

EXODUS , 6
Plight of the people

6:1     And the Lord said to Moses, Now you will see what I am about to do to Pharaoh; for by a strong hand he will be forced to let them go, driving them out of his land because of my outstretched arm.
6:2     And God said to Moses, I am Yahweh: 3 I let myself be seen by Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as God, the Ruler of all ; but they had no knowledge of my name Yahweh. 4 And I made an agreement with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their wanderings. 5 And truly my ears are open to the cry of the children of Israel whom the Egyptians keep under their yoke; and I have kept in mind my agreement. 6 Say then to the children of Israel, I am Yahweh, and I will take you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians, and make you safe from their power, and will make you free by the strength of my arm after great punishments. 7 And I will take you to be my people and I will be your God ; and you will be certain that I am the Lord your God, who takes you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. 8 And I will be your guide into the land which I made an oath to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it to you for your heritage : I am Yahweh. 9 And Moses said these words to the children of Israel, but they gave no attention to him, because of the grief of their spirit and the cruel weight of their work.
6:10     And the Lord said to Moses, 11 Go in and say to Pharaoh, king of Egypt, that he is to let the children of Israel go out of his land. 12 And Moses, answering the Lord, said, See, the children of Israel will not give ear to me; how then will Pharaoh give ear to me, whose lips are unclean ? 13 And the word of the Lord came to Moses and Aaron, with orders for the children of Israel and for Pharaoh, king of Egypt, to take the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
6:14     These are the heads of their fathers' families : the sons of Reuben the oldest son of Israel : Hanoch and Pallu, Hezron and Carmi : these are the families of Reuben. 15 And the sons of Simeon : Jemuel and Jamin and Ohad and Jachin and Zohar and Shaul, the son of a woman of Canaan : these are the families of Simeon. 16 And these are the names of the sons of Levi in the order of their generations : Gershon and Kohath and Merari : and the years of Levi's life were a hundred and thirty-seven. 17 The sons of Gershon : Libni and Shimei, in the order of their families. 18 And the sons of Kohath : Amram and Izhar and Hebron and Uzziel : and the years of Kohath's life were a hundred and thirty-three. 19 And the sons of Merari : Mahli and Mushi : these are the families of the Levites, in the order of their generations. 20 And Amram took Jochebed, his father's sister, as wife; and she gave birth to Aaron and Moses : and the years of Amram's life were a hundred and thirty-seven. 21 And the sons of Izhar : Korah and Nepheg and Zichri. 22 And the sons of Uzziel : Mishael and Elzaphan and Sithri. 23 And Aaron took as his wife Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab, the sister of Nahshon ; and she gave birth to Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 24 And the sons of Korah : Assir and Elkanah and Abiasaph : these are the families of the Korahites. 25 And Eleazar, Aaron's son, took as his wife one of the daughters of Putiel ; and she gave birth to Phinehas. These are the heads of the families of the Levites, in the order of their families.
6:26     These are the same Aaron and Moses to whom the Lord said, Take the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt in their armies. 27 These are the men who gave orders to Pharaoh to let the children of Israel go out of Egypt : these are the same Moses and Aaron.
6:28     And on the day when the word of the Lord came to Moses in the land of Egypt, 29 The Lord said to Moses, I am the Lord : say to Pharaoh, king of Egypt, everything I am saying to you. 30 And Moses said to the Lord, My lips are unclean; how is it possible that Pharaoh will give me a hearing ?

EXODUS , 7
Plague of blood

7:1     And the Lord said to Moses, See I have made you a god to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother will be your prophet. 2 Say whatever I give you orders to say : and Aaron your brother will give word to Pharaoh to let the children of Israel go out of his land. 3 And I will make Pharaoh's heart hard, and my signs and wonders will be increased in the land of Egypt. 4 But Pharaoh will not give ear to you, and I will put my hand on Egypt, and take my armies, my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt, after great punishments. 5 And the Egyptians will see that I am the Lord, when my hand is stretched out over Egypt, and I take the children of Israel out from among them. 6 And Moses and Aaron did so : as the Lord gave them orders, so they did. 7 And Moses was eighty years old, and Aaron eighty-three years old, when they gave the Lord's word to Pharaoh.
7:8     And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 9 If Pharaoh says to you, Let me see a wonder : then say to Aaron, Take your rod and put it down on the earth before Pharaoh so that it may become a snake. 10 Then Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh and they did as the Lord had said : and Aaron put his rod down on the earth before Pharaoh and his servants, and it became a snake. 11 Then Pharaoh sent for the wise men and the wonder-workers, and they, the wonder-workers of Egypt, did the same with their secret arts. 12 For every one of them put down his rod on the earth, and they became snakes : but Aaron's rod made a meal of their rods. 13 But Pharaoh's heart was made hard, and he did not give ear to them, as the Lord had said.
7:14     And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, Pharaoh's heart is unchanged ; he will not let the people go. 15 Go to Pharaoh in the morning ; when he goes out to the water, you will be waiting for him by the edge of the Nile, with the rod which was turned into a snake in your hand ; 16 And say to him, The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has sent me to you, saying, Let my people go so that they may give me worship in the waste land ; but up to now you have not given ear to his words. 17 So the Lord says, By this you may be certain that I am the Lord ; see, by the touch of this rod in my hand the waters of the Nile will be turned to blood ; 18 And the fish in the Nile will come to destruction, and the river will send up a bad smell, and the Egyptians will not be able, for disgust, to make use of the water of the Nile for drinking. 19 And the Lord said, Say to Aaron, Let the rod in your hand be stretched out over the waters of Egypt, and over the rivers and the streams and the pools, and over every stretch of water, so that they may be turned to blood ; and there will be blood through all the land of Egypt, in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone. 7:
20     And Moses and Aaron did as the Lord had said ; and when his rod had been lifted up and stretched out over the waters of the Nile before the eyes of Pharaoh and his servants, all the water in the Nile was turned to blood ; 21 And the fish in the Nile came to destruction, and a bad smell went up from the river, and the Egyptians were not able to make use of the water of the Nile for drinking ; and there was blood through all the land of Egypt. 22 And the wonder-workers of Egypt did the same with their secret arts : but Pharaoh's heart was made hard, and he would not give ear to them, as the Lord had said. 23 Then Pharaoh went into his house, and did not take even this to heart. 24 And all the Egyptians made holes round about the Nile to get drinking-water, for they were not able to make use of the Nile water. 25 And seven days went past, after the Lord had put his hand on the Nile.

EXODUS , 8
Plague of frogs ; of insects

8:1     And this is what the Lord said to Moses : Go to Pharaoh and say to him, The Lord says, Let my people go so that they may give me worship. 2 And if you will not let them go, see, I will send frogs into every part of your land : 3 The Nile will be full of frogs, and they will come up into your house and into your bedrooms and on your bed, and into the houses of your servants and your people, and into your ovens and into your bread-basins. 4 The frogs will come up over you and your people and all your servants. 5 And the Lord said to Moses, Say to Aaron, Let the rod in your hand be stretched out over the streams and the waterways and the pools, causing frogs to come up on the land of Egypt. 6 And when Aaron put out his hand over the waters of Egypt, the frogs came up and all the land of Egypt was covered with them. 7 And the wonder-workers did the same with their secret arts, making frogs come up over the land of Egypt.
8:8     Then Pharaoh sent for Moses and Aaron and said, Make prayer to the Lord that he will take away these frogs from me and my people ; and I will let the people go and make their offering to the Lord. 9 And Moses said, I will let you have the honour of saying when I am to make prayer for you and your servants and your people, that the frogs may be sent away from you and your houses, and be only in the Nile. 10 And he said, By tomorrow. And he said, Let it be as you say : so that you may see that there is no other like the Lord our God. 11 And the frogs will be gone from you and from your houses and from your servants and from your people and will be only in the Nile. 12 Then Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh ; and Moses made prayer to the Lord about the frogs which he had sent on Pharaoh. 13 And the Lord did as Moses said ; and there was an end of all the frogs in the houses and in the open spaces and in the fields. 14 And they put them together in masses, and a bad smell went up from the land. 15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was peace for a time, he made his heart hard and did not give ear to them, as the Lord had said.
8:16     And the Lord said to Moses, Say to Aaron, Let your rod be stretched out over the dust of the earth so that it may become insects through all the land of Egypt. 17 And they did so; and Aaron, stretching out the rod in his hand, gave a touch to the dust of the earth, and insects came on man and on beast ; all the dust of the earth was changed into insects through all the land of Egypt. 18 And the wonder-workers with their secret arts, attempting to make insects, were unable to do so : and there were insects on man and on beast. 19 Then the wonder-workers said to Pharaoh, This is the finger of God : but Pharaoh's heart was hard, and he did not give ear to them, as the Lord had said.
8:20     And the Lord said to Moses, Get up early in the morning and take your place before Pharaoh when he comes out to the water ; and say to him, This is what the Lord says : Let my people go to give me worship. 21 For if you do not let my people go, see, I will send clouds of flies on you and on your servants and on your people and into their houses ; and the houses of the Egyptians and the land where they are will be full of flies. 22 And at that time I will make a division between your land and the land of Goshen where my people are, and no flies will be there; so that you may see that I am the Lord over all the earth. 23 And I will put a division between my people and your people ; tomorrow this sign will be seen. 24 And the Lord did so; and great clouds of flies came into the house of Pharaoh and into his servants' houses, and all the land of Egypt was made waste because of the flies.
8:25     And Pharaoh sent for Moses and Aaron and said, Go and make your offering to your God here in the land. 26 And Moses said, It is not right to do so; for we make our offerings of that to which the Egyptians give worship; and if we do so before their eyes, certainly we will be stoned. 27 But we will go three days' journey into the waste land and make an offering to the Lord our God as he may give us orders. 28 Then Pharaoh said, I will let you go to make an offering to the Lord your God in the waste land ; but do not go very far away, and make prayer for me. 29 And Moses said, When I go out from you I will make prayer to the Lord that the cloud of flies may go away from Pharaoh and from his people and from his servants tomorrow : only let Pharaoh no longer by deceit keep back the people from making their offering to the Lord. 30 Then Moses went out from Pharaoh and made prayer to the Lord. 31 And the Lord did as Moses said, and took away the cloud of flies from Pharaoh and from his servants and from his people; not one was to be seen. 32 But again Pharaoh made his heart hard and did not let the people go.
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