Pharaoh quickly summoned1 Moses and Aaron and said, "I have sinned2 against the LORD your God and against you.
Now forgive3 my sin once more and pray4 to the LORD your God to take this deadly plague away from me."
Moses then left Pharaoh and prayed to the LORD.519
And the LORD changed the wind to a very strong west wind, which caught up the locusts and carried them into the Red Sea.a Not a locust was left anywhere in Egypt.
But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart,6 and he would not let the Israelites go.
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward the sky so that darkness7 will spread over Egypt--darkness that can be felt."
So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and total darkness8 covered all Egypt for three days.
No one could see anyone else or leave his place for three days. Yet all the Israelites had light in the places where they lived.924
Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and said, "Go,10 worship the LORD. Even your women and children11 may go with you; only leave your flocks and herds behind."1225
But Moses said, "You must allow us to have sacrifices and burnt offerings13 to present to the LORD our God.
Our livestock too must go with us; not a hoof is to be left behind. We have to use some of them in worshiping the LORD our God, and until we get there we will not know what we are to use to worship the LORD."