Now it came about in those days, when Moses had grown up, that he went out to his brethren and looked on their hard labors ; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren.
So he looked this way and that, and when he saw there was no one around, he struck down the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
He went out the next day, and behold, two Hebrews were fighting with each other; and he said to the offender, "Why are you striking your companion ?"
Moreover, the foremen of the sons of Israel, whom Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten and were asked, "Why have you not completed your required amount either yesterday or today in making brick as previously ?"
So Moses and Aaron did even as the LORD had commanded. And he lifted up the staff and struck the water that was in the Nile, in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants, and all the water that was in the Nile was turned to blood.
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Say to Aaron, 'Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the earth, that it may become gnats through all the land of Egypt.' "
They did so ; and Aaron stretched out his hand with his staff, and struck the dust of the earth, and there were gnats on man and beast. All the dust of the earth became gnats through all the land of Egypt.
'For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast ; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments -I am the LORD.
'The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.
Now it came about at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle.
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Pass before the people and take with you some of the elders of Israel ; and take in your hand your staff with which you struck the Nile, and go.
"Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb ; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink." And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
"If men have a quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone or with his fist, and he does not die but remains in bed,
if he gets up and walks around outside on his staff, then he who struck him shall go unpunished ; he shall only pay for his loss of time, and shall take care of him until he is completely healed.
"If a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod and he dies at his hand, he shall be punished.