The LORD said to Moshe, "Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be darkness over the land of Mitzrayim, even darkness which may be felt."
Moshe stretched forth his hand toward the sky, and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Mitzrayim three days.
They didn't see one another, neither did anyone rise from his place for three days; but all the children of Yisra'el had light in their dwellings.
Par`oh called to Moshe, and said, "Go, serve the LORD. Only let your flocks and your herds stay behind. Let your little ones also go with you."
Moshe said, "You must also give into our hand sacrifices and burnt-offerings, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.
Our cattle also shall go with us. There shall not a hoof be left behind, for of it we must take to serve the LORD our God; and we don't know with what we must serve the LORD, until we come there."
But the LORD hardened Par`oh's heart, and he wouldn't let them go.
Par`oh said to him, "Get away from me! Be careful to see my face no more; for in the day you see my face you shall die!"
Moshe said, "You have spoken well. I will see your face again no more."