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Exodus 10 :: New English Translation (NET)

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The Plague of Locusts

(Joe 1:2–4 )
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:1 - The LORD said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, in order to display these signs of mine before him,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:2 - and in order that in the hearing of your son and your grandson you may tell how I made fools of the Egyptians and about my signs that I displayed among them, so that you may know that I am the LORD."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:3 - So Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh and told him, "Thus says the LORD, the God of the Hebrews: 'How long do you refuse to humble yourself before me? Release my people so that they may serve me!
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:4 - But if you refuse to release my people, I am going to bring locusts into your territory tomorrow.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:5 - They will cover the surface of the earth, so that you will be unable to see the ground. They will eat the remainder of what escaped - what is left over for you - from the hail, and they will eat every tree that grows for you from the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:6 - They will fill your houses, the houses of your servants, and all the houses of Egypt, such as neither your fathers nor your grandfathers have seen since they have been in the land until this day!'" Then Moses turned and went out from Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:7 - Pharaoh's servants said to him, "How long will this man be a menace to us? Release the people so that they may serve the LORD their God. Do you not know that Egypt is destroyed?"
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:8 - So Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh, and he said to them, "Go, serve the LORD your God. Exactly who is going with you?"
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:9 - Moses said, "We will go with our young and our old, with our sons and our daughters, and with our sheep and our cattle we will go, because we are to hold a pilgrim feast for the LORD."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:10 - He said to them, "The LORD will need to be with you if I release you and your dependents! Watch out! Trouble is right in front of you!
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:11 - No! Go, you men only, and serve the LORD, for that is what you want." Then Moses and Aaron were driven out of Pharaoh's presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:12 - The LORD said to Moses, "Extend your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up over the land of Egypt and eat everything that grows in the ground, everything that the hail has left."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:13 - So Moses extended his staff over the land of Egypt, and then the LORD brought an east wind on the land all that day and all night. The morning came, and the east wind had brought up the locusts!
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:14 - The locusts went up over all the land of Egypt and settled down in all the territory of Egypt. It was very severe; there had been no locusts like them before, nor will there be such ever again.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:15 - They covered the surface of all the ground, so that the ground became dark with them, and they ate all the vegetation of the ground and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Nothing green remained on the trees or on anything that grew in the fields throughout the whole land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:16 - Then Pharaoh quickly summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "I have sinned against the LORD your God and against you!
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:17 - So now, forgive my sin this time only, and pray to the LORD your God that he would only take this death away from me."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:18 - Moses went out from Pharaoh and prayed to the LORD,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:19 - and the LORD turned a very strong west wind, and it picked up the locusts and blew them into the Red Sea. Not one locust remained in all the territory of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:20 - But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he did not release the Israelites.

Darkness over the Land

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:21 - The LORD said to Moses, "Extend your hand toward heaven so that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, a darkness so thick it can be felt."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:22 - So Moses extended his hand toward heaven, and there was absolute darkness throughout the land of Egypt for three days.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:23 - No one could see another person, and no one could rise from his place for three days. But the Israelites had light in the places where they lived.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:24 - Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and said, "Go, serve the LORD - only your flocks and herds will be detained. Even your families may go with you."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:25 - But Moses said, "Will you also provide us with sacrifices and burnt offerings that we may present them to the LORD our God?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:26 - Our livestock must also go with us! Not a hoof is to be left behind! For we must take these animals to serve the LORD our God. Until we arrive there, we do not know what we must use to serve the LORD."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:27 - But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he was not willing to release them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:28 - Pharaoh said to him, "Go from me! Watch out for yourself! Do not appear before me again, for when you see my face you will die!"
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:29 - Moses said, "As you wish! I will not see your face again."

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