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The plague of darkness. EXODUS. Great sorrow foretold.
20 But the Lord hardened Pha- of his neighbour, and every woman
raoh's heart, so that he would not of her neighbour, jewels of silver,
let the children of Israel go. and jewels of gold.
21 And the Lord said unto Mo 3 And the LORD gave the people
ses, Stretch out thine hand toward favour in the sight of the Egyptians.
heaven, that there may be darkness Moreover, the man Moses was very
over the land of Egypt, even dark- great in the land of Egypt, in the
ness which may be felt.

sight of Pharaoh's servants, and in
22 And Moses stretched forth his the sight of the people.
hand toward heaven; and there was 4 And Moses said, Thus saith the
a thick darkness in all the land of LORD, About midnight will I go out
Egypt three days:

into the midst of Egypt: 23 They saw not one another, 5 And all the firstborn in the neither rose any from his place for land of Egypt shall die, from the three days: but all the children of firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth Israel had light in their dwellings. upon his throne, even unto the first24 And Pharaoh called unto Mo- born of the maidservant that is beses, and said, Go ye, serve the LORD; hind the mill; and all the firstborn only let your flocks and your herds of beasts. be stayed: let your little ones also go with you.

throughout all the land of Egypt, 25 And Moses said, Thou must such as there was none like it, nor give us also sacrifices and burnt of- shall be like it any more. ferings, that we may sacrifice unto 7 But against any of the children the Lord our God.

of Israel shall not a dog move his 26 Our cattle also shall go with us; tongue, against man or beast : that there shall not a hoof be left behind; ye may know how that the LORD for thereof must we take to serve doth put a difference between the the LORD our God; and we know Egyptians and Israel. not with what we must serve the 8 And all these thy servants shall Lord, until we come thither. come down unto me, and bow down 27 But the Lord hardened Pha- themselves unto me, saying, Get raoh's heart, and he would not let thee out, and all the people that fol

low thee: and after that I will go 28 And Pharaoh said unto him, out. And he went out from PhaGet thce from me, take heed to thy- raoh in a great anger. self, see my face no more; for in that 9 And the LORD said unto Moses, day thou seest my face thou shalt Pharaoh shall not hearken unto die.

you; that my wonders may be mul29 And Moses said, Thou hast tiplied in the land of Egypt. spoken well, I will see thy face again io And Moses and Aaron did all no more.

these wonders before Pharaoh : and CHAPTER XI.

the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart,
God's messa ze to the Israelites to borrow jewels of so that he would not let the children
their neighbours 4 Moses threateneth Pharaoh of Israel go out of his land.
with the death of the firstborn.

CHAPTER XII.
Yet will I bring one plague

The beginning of the year is changed. 3 The

passover is instituted. 11 The rite of the more upon Pharaoh, and upon

15 The seren days of unearenede Prensa Egypt; afterwards he will let you

29 The firstborn are slain. 31 The Israelites

are driven out of the land. 37 They come to go hence: when he shall let you go,

Succoth. 43 The ordinance of the passover. he shall surely thrust you out hence A and Aaron in the land of Egypt,

ND the LORD spake unto Moses altogether. 2 Speak now in the ears of the saying, people, and let every man borrow 2. This month shall be unto you the

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The passover instituted. EXODUS. Days of unleavened bread. beginning of months: it shall be the shall not be upon you to destroy you. first month of the year to you.

when I smite the land of Egypt. 3 | Speak ye unto all the congre 14 And this day shall be unto you gation of Israel, saying, In the tenth for a memorial; and ye shall keep day of this month they shall take to it a feast to the LORD throughout them every man a lamb, according your generations : ye shall keep it to the house of their fathers, a lamb a feast by an ordinance for ever. for a house:

15 Seven days shall ye eat un4 And if the household be too lit- leavened bread; even the first day tle for the lamb, let him and his ye shall put away leaven out of neighbour next unto his house take your houses: for whosoever eateth it according to the number of the leavened bread from the first day souls; every man according to his until the seventh day, that soul shall eating shall make your count for be cut off from Israel. the lamb.

16 And in the first day there shall 5 Your lamb shall be without blem- be a holy convocation, and in the ish, a male of the first year: ye shall seventh day there shall be a holy take it out from the sheep, or from convocation to you; no manner of the goats:

work shall be done in them, save 6 And ye shall keep it up until the that which every man must eat, that fourteenth day of the same month : only may be done of you. and the whole assembly of the con 17 And ye shall observe the feast gregation of Israel shall kill it in of unleavened bread; for in this selfthe evening.

same day have I brought your ar7 And they shall take of the blood, mies out of the land of Egypt: and strike it on the two side posts therefore shall ye observe this day and on the upper doorpost of the in your generations by an ordinance houses, wherein they shall eat it. for ever.

8 And they shall eat the flesh in 18 In the first month, on the fourthat night, roast with fire, and un- teenth day of the month at even, ye leavened bread; and with bitter shall eat unleavened bread, until the herbs they shall eat it.

one and twentieth day of the month 9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at at even. all with water, but roast with fire; 19 Seven days shall there be no his head with his legs, and with the leaven found in your houses: for purtenance thereof.

whosoever eateth that which is 10 And ye shall let nothing of it leavened, even that soul shall be remain until the morning; and that cut off from the congregation of which remaineth of it until the Israel, whether he be a stranger, or morning ye shall burn with fire. born in the land.

11 And thus shall ye eat it; with 20 Ye shall eat nothing leavened; your loins girded, your shoes on your in all your habitations shall ye eat feet, and your staff in your hand; unleavened bread. and ye shall eat it in haste: it is 21 [ Then Moses called for all the the LORD's passover.

elders of Israel, and said unto them, 12 For 'I will pass through the land Draw out and take you a lamb acof Egypt this night, and will smite cording to your families, and kill the all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, passover. both man and beast; and against 22 And ye shall take a bunch of all the gods of Egypt I will execute hyssop, and dip it in the blood that judgment: I am the LORD.

is in the basin, and strike the lintel 13 And the blood shall be to you and the two side posts with the for a token upon the houses where blood that is in the basin; and ye are: and when I see the blood, 1 none of you shall go out at the will pass over you, and the plague door of his house until the morning.

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The firstborn slain.
EXODUS.

Israel leave Egypt.
23 For the Lord will pass through| 34 And the people took their dough
to smite the Egyptians; and when before it was leavened, their knead-
he seeth the blood upon the lintel, ingtroughs being bound up in their
and on the two side posts, the LORD clothes upon their shoulders.
will pass over the door, and will not 35 And the children of Israel did
suffer the destroyer to come in unto according to the word of Moses ;
your houses to smite you.

and they borrowed of the Egyp24 And ye shall observe this thing tians jewels of silver, and jewels for an ordinance to thee and to thy of gold, and raiment : sons for ever.

36 And the LORD gave the people 25 And it shall come to pass, when favour in the sight of the Egypye be come to the land which the tians, so that they lent unto them Lord will give you, according as he such things as they required : and hath promised, that ye shall keep they spoiled the Egyptians. this service.

37 And the children of Israel 26 And it shall come to pass, when journeyed from Rameses to Sucyour children shall say unto you, coth, about six hundred thousand What mean ye by this service? on foot that were men, beside chil

ye dren. rifice of the Lord's passover, who 138 And a mixed multitude went passed over the houses of the chil- up also with them; and flocks, and dren of Israel in Egypt, when he herds, even very much cattle. smote the Egyptians, and delivered 39 And they baked unleavened our houses. And the people bowed cakes of the dough which they the head and worshipped.

brought forth out of Egypt, for it 28 And the children of Israel went was not leavened ; because they away, and did as the LORD had com- were thrust out of Egypt, and could manded Moses and Aaron, so did not tarry, neither had they prepared they

for themselves any victuals. 29 And it came to pass, that at 40 | Now the sojourning of the midnight the Lord smote all the children of Israel, who dwelt in firstborn in the land of Egypt, from Egypt, was four hundred and thirty the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on years. his throne unto the firstborn of the 41 And it came to pass at the end captive that was in the dungeon ; of the four hundred and thirty years, and all the firstborn of cattle. even the selfsame day it came to

30 And Pharaoh rose up in the pass, that all the hosts of the LORD night

, be, and all his servants, and went out from the land of Egypt. all the Egyptians; and there was 42 It is a night to be much oba great cry in Egypt: for there was served unto the Lord for bringing not a house where there was not one them out from the land of Egypt: dead.

this is that night of the LORD to be 31 And he called for Moses and observed of all the children of IsraAaron by night, and said, Rise up, el in their generations. and get you forth from among my 43 T And the Lord said unto Mopeople, both

ye and the children of ses and Aaron, This is the ordinance Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as of the passover: there shall no stranye have said.

ger eat thereof : 32 Also take your flocks and your 44 But every man's servant that is berds, as ye have said, and be gone; bought for money, when thou hast and bless me also.

circumcised him, then shall he eat 33 And the Egyptians were urgent thereof. upon the people, that they might 45 A foreigner and a hired servsend them out of the land in haste; | ant shall not eat thereof. for they said, We be all dead men. 46 In one house shall it be eaten ;

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