Then the LORDsaid to Moses, "1Rise up early in the morning and standbeforePharaoh and say to him, 'Thussays the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, "2Let My peoplego, that they may serve Me.
"For thistime I will sendall My plaguesaon you and your servants and your people, so that 3you may know that there is noonelike Me in all the earth.
"For if by now I had putforth My hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, you would then have been cutoff from the earth.
"But, indeed, 4for thisreason I have allowed you to bremain, in order to show you My power and in order to proclaim My name through all the earth.
17"Still you exalt yourself against My peoplecby not letting them go.
18"Behold, about this timetomorrow, 5I will dsend a veryheavyhail, such as has not been seen in Egypt from the day it was foundedeuntilnow.
19"Now therefore send, bring6your livestock and whatever you have in the field to safety. 7Everyman and beast that is found in the field and is not broughthome, when the hailcomesdown on them, will die.""'
208The one among the servants of Pharaoh who ffeared the word of the LORD made his servants and his livestockflee into the houses;
but he whogpaidnoregard to the word of the LORDhleft his servants and his livestock in the field.
Now the LORDsaid to Moses, "Stretch out your handtoward the sky, that i9hail may fall on all the land of Egypt, on man and on beast and on everyplant of the field, throughout the land of Egypt."
23Mosesstretched out his stafftoward the sky, and the LORDjsentkthunder and 10hail, and fireran down to the earth. And the LORDrainedhail on the land of Egypt.
So there was hail, and firelflashing continually in the midst of the hail, verysevere, such as had not been in all the land of Egyptsince it became a nation.
2511The hailstruckall that was in the field through all the land of Egypt, bothman and beast; the hail also struckeveryplant of the field and shatteredeverytree of the field.
2612Only in the land of Goshen, where the sons of Israel were, there was nohail.
Then Pharaohm13sent for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, "14I have sinnedthistime; the LORD is the righteousone, and I and my people are the wickedones.
"15Makesupplication to the LORD, for there has been enough of God'snthunder and hail; and 16I will let you go, and you shall staynolonger."
29Mosessaid to him, "As soon as I go out of the city, I will 17spread out my ohands to the LORD; the pthunder will cease and there will be hailnolonger, that you may know that 18the earth is the LORD'S.
"19But as for you and your servants, I know that 20you do not yetqfearrthe LORDGod."
(Now the flax and the 21barley were sruined, for the barley was in the ear and the flax was in bud.
But the wheat and the spelt were not truined, for they ripen late.)
3322So Moseswent out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread out his uhands to the LORD; and the vthunder and the hailceased, and rainwno longer poured on the earth.
But when Pharaohsaw that the rain and the hail and the xthunder had ceased, he sinnedagain and yhardened his heart, he and his servants.
35Pharaoh'sheart was zhardened, and he did not let the sons of Israelgo, just as the 23LORD had spokenthroughMoses.