The LORD made his people very fruitful; he made them too numerous1 for their foes,
whose hearts he turned2 to hate his people, to conspire3 against his servants.
He sent Moses4 his servant, and Aaron,5 whom he had chosen.627
They performed7 his miraculous signs8 among them, his wonders9 in the land of Ham.
He sent darkness10 and made the land dark-- for had they not rebelled against11 his words?
He turned their waters into blood,12 causing their fish to die.1330
Their land teemed with frogs,14 which went up into the bedrooms of their rulers.
He spoke,15 and there came swarms of flies,16 and gnats17 throughout their country.
He turned their rain into hail,18 with lightning throughout their land;
he struck down their vines19 and fig trees20 and shattered the trees of their country.
He spoke,21 and the locusts came,22 grasshoppers23 without number;2435
they ate up every green thing in their land, ate up the produce of their soil.
Then he struck down all the firstborn25 in their land, the firstfruits of all their manhood.
He brought out Israel, laden with silver and gold,26 and from among their tribes no one faltered.
Egypt was glad when they left, because dread of Israel27 had fallen on them.
He spread out a cloud28 as a covering, and a fire to give light at night.2940
They asked,30 and he brought them quail31 and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.3241
He opened the rock,33 and water gushed out; like a river it flowed in the desert.
For he remembered his holy promise34 given to his servant Abraham.
He brought out his people with rejoicing,35 his chosen ones with shouts of joy;
he gave them the lands of the nations,36 and they fell heir to what others had toiled37 for--
that they might keep his precepts and observe his laws.38 Praise the LORD.a39