The magicians1 could not stand before Moses because of the boils that were on them and on all the Egyptians.
But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart2 and he would not listen3 to Moses and Aaron, just as the LORD had said to Moses.
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Get up early in the morning, confront Pharaoh and say to him, 'This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: Let my people go, so that they may worship4 me,
or this time I will send the full force of my plagues against you and against your officials and your people, so you may know5 that there is no one like6 me in all the earth.
For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people7 with a plague that would have wiped you off the earth.
But I have raised you upa for this very purpose,8 that I might show you my power9 and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.
You still set yourself against my people and will not let them go.
Therefore, at this time tomorrow I will send the worst hailstorm10 that has ever fallen on Egypt, from the day it was founded till now.1119
Give an order now to bring your livestock and everything you have in the field to a place of shelter, because the hail will fall on every man and animal that has not been brought in and is still out in the field, and they will die.' "
Those officials of Pharaoh who feared12 the word of the LORD hurried to bring their slaves and their livestock inside.
But those who ignored13 the word of the LORD left their slaves and livestock in the field.