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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:

linto 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 first-

24 And Pharaoh called unto Mo- born of the maidservant that is be-
ses, 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 6 And there shall be a great cry
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 folthem go.

low thee: and after that I will go 28 And Pharaoh said unto hím, 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 10 And Moses and Aaron did all no more.

these wonders before Pharaoh : and CHAPTER XI.

the Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart, God's message to the Israelites to borrow jerrels 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.
AND the Lord said unto Moses,

CHAPTER XII.
A Yet will I bring one plague

The beginning of the year is changed. 3 The

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

ver. 15 The seven days of unleavened bread.

29 The firstborn are slain. 31 The Israelites Egypt; afterwards he will let you 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 AND the LORD spake unto Moses altogether."

A and Aaron in the land of Egypt, 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 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 kneadhe 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 thou What mean ye by this service ? on foot that were men, beside chil.

27 That ye shall say, It is the sac- dren. rifice of the Lord's passover, who 38 And a mixed multitude went passed over the houses of the child 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, he, 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 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 herds, 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: 1 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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Law of the passover. EXODUS.

Firstlings of beasts. thou shalt not carry forth aught of 7 Unleavened bread shall be eatthe flesh abroad out of the house ; en seven days; and there shall no neither shall ye break a bone thereof. leavened bread be seen with thee,

47 All the congregation of Israel neither shall there be leaven seen shall keep it.

66 with thee in all thy quarters. 48 And when a stranger shall so- 8 And thou shalt shew thy son in journ with thee, and will keep the that day, saying, This is done be passover to the LORD, let all his cause of that which the LORD did males be circumcised, and then let unto me when I came forth out of him come near and keep it; and he Egypt. shall be as one that is born in the 9 And it shall be for a sign unto 1 land: for no uncircumcised person thee upon thine hand, and for a meshall eat thereof.

morial between thine eyes, that the 49 One law shall be to him that LORD's law may be in thy mouth: is homeborn, and unto the stranger for with a strong hand hath the that sojourneth among you.

LORD brought thee out of Egypt. 50 Thus did all the children of Is- 10 Thou shalt therefore keep this rael; as the LORD commanded Mo- ordinance in his season from year ses and Aaron, so did they.

to year. 51 And it came to pass the self- 11 And it shall be when the same day, that the LORD did bring | LORD shall bring thee into the land the children of Israel out of the land of the Canaanites, as he sware unto of Egypt by their armies.

thee and to thy fathers, and shall CHAPTER XIII.

give it thee, The firstborn are to be sanctifed to God. 3 The 12 That thou shalt set apart unto passover is commanded for a memorial. firstlings of beasts are to be set apart. 17 The Israelites go out of Egypl, and carry Joseph's trix, and every firstling that cometh bones with them. 20 They come to Etham. 21 of heast hinh than host the God guideth them by a pillar of a cloud, and a

of a beast which thou hast; the pillar of fire.

male shall be the LORD's. AND the LORD spake unto Moses, 13 And every firstling of an ass A saying,

| thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and 2 Sanctify unto me all the first if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou born, whatsoever openeth the womb shalt break his neck: and all the among the children of Israel, both of firstborn of man among thy children man and of beast: it is mine. shalt thou redeem.

3 And Moses said unto the people, 14 And it shall be when thy son Remember this day, in which ye asketh thee in time to come, saying, came out from Egypt, out of the What is this? - that thou shalt say house of bondage; for by strength unto him, By strength of hand the of hand the LORD brought you out LORD brought us out from Egypt, from this place : there shall no leav- from the house of bondage: ened bread be eaten.

15 And it came to pass, when Pha4 This day came ye out in the raoh would hardly let us go, that month Abib.

the LORD slew all the firstborn in 5 And it shall be when the LORD the land of Egypt, both the firstborn shall bring thee into the land of the of man, and the firstborn of beast : Canaanites, and the Hittites, and therefore I sacrifice to the LORD all the Amorites, and the Hivites, and that openeth the matrix, being males; the Jebusites, which he sware unto but all the firstborn of my children thy fathers to give thee, a land flow- I redeem. ing with milk and honey, that thou 16 And it shall be for a token upshalt keep this service in this month. on thine hand, and for frontlets be

6 Seven days thou shalt eat un-tween thine eyes: for by strength leavened bread, and in the seventh of hand the LORD brought us forth day shall be a feast to the Lord. Jout of Egypt.

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