The LORD said to Moshe, "Yet one plague more will I bring on Par`oh, and on Mitzrayim; afterwards he will let you go. When he lets you go, he will surely thrust you out altogether.
Speak now in the ears of the people, and let them ask every man of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold."
The LORD gave the people favor in the sight of the Mitzrim. Moreover the man Moshe was very great in the land of Mitzrayim, in the sight of Par`oh's servants, and in the sight of the people.
Moshe said, "This is what the LORD says: 'About midnight I will go out into the midst of Mitzrayim,
and all the firstborn in the land of Mitzrayim shall die, from the firstborn of Par`oh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the maid-servant who is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of cattle.
There shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Mitzrayim, such as there has not been, nor shall be any more.
But against any of the children of Yisra'el a dog won't even bark or move its tongue, against man or animal; that you may know that the LORD makes a distinction between the Mitzrim and Yisra'el.
All these your servants shall come down to me, and bow down themselves to me, saying, 'Get out, and all the people who follow you; and after that I will go out.'" He went out from Par`oh in hot anger.
The LORD said to Moshe, "Par`oh won't listen to you, that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Mitzrayim."
Moshe and Aharon did all these wonders before Par`oh, and the LORD hardened Par`oh's heart, and he didn't let the children of Yisra'el go out of his land.